Shooting Sports

    Shooting Sports

    The Camp Wanocksett Shooting Sports program prides itself in teaching Scouts how to safely and responsibly handle firearms. Ranges are staffed by NRA and National Camping School certified instructors and operate the ranges in accordance with the strictest safety rules. 

    Rifle Range Scouts and adults use .22 caliber rifles on our range as they work towards awards or the merit badge. The range is open in the afternoon for Scouts who want to use a rifle for the first time or for those who want to practice their shooting skills to meet the badge requirements. As always the Scouts learn safe shooting practices.

    Shotgun Range Come to the shotgun range to enjoy the thrill of shooting a 20-gauge shotgun at clay targets. Challenge your friends to a friendly, safe competition.

    Archery Range The archery range offers the opportunity for instruction with standard target arrows and 20- 25lb bows. Enjoy the challenging sport in a safety oriented atmosphere. Test your skill against your friends or another troop.

    Personal EquipmentScouts and leaders may bring personal firearm equipment to camp. Immediately upon your arrival, please notify the staff so we may check in the equipment with our NRA certified instructors.

    Scoutmaster ShootAdult leaders are invited to the Shotgun range weekly to compete in a competition against the Camp Administration team. Test your stills against this formidable team. 

    Merit Badge Difficulty Cost Comments

    Archery Merit Badge

    Moderate  $4 Challenging skill requirements. Cost covers arrow kit to be purchased.

    Rifle Merit Badge
    Rifle Shooting


    Shotgun Merit Badge
    Shotgun Shooting

    Moderate  $10 Scouts must weigh 125lbs. Recommended age is 13. Cost covers ammunition and targets.