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Welcome to the homepage for the SHOOTING SPORTS COMMITTEE
of the Anthony Wayne Area Council!


Anthony Wayne Area Council (AWAC) has a long history of providing fun shooting sports events in a safe environment for Scouts of all ages. At Camp Chief Little Turtle (CCLT) there are shooting ranges for BB gun, Rifle, Shotgun, Archery and Tomahawk. These ranges are controlled by adult volunteers who have been trained to BSA National standards to make sure your Scouts are safe, learn about the sport and have fun!

The AWAC Shooting Sports Committee can also provide trained shooting sports volunteers for your next District event; i.e. Camporees, Cub-O-Rees, Day Camps, etc. The more notice we are given the better chance we can provide volunteers on the days and times you require, whether it be for your District event or an event at CCLT. Please use this link to email your request. In your request please include the following information:

·      Your name and contact information (unit, email address and phone number)

·      The name of the District

·      The name of the event

·      Where the event will be held

·      The date(s) and times you need assistance

·      What shooting sports activities you want to have

·      An estimate of how many Scouts of what ages will be participating


NOTE:  This is not a reservation for any facility at Anthony Wayne Reservation.  Click on this link to make reservation:

The Shooting Sports Committee is always looking for volunteers that are willing to take the training necessary to become Shooting Sports Range Masters, Instructors and Range Safety Officers. Most of these trainings take one Saturday to complete. The Committee strongly encourages each Pack to have two leaders trained as Cub Scout Range Masters and each Troop/Crew to have two leaders trained as NRA Instructors/Range Safety Officers. In this way you will have the supervision “built in” for your next shooting sports event! For more information about shooting sports training please send an email to this link.

 Shooting Sports Committee Members Donate to Improve CCLT Range

With the upcoming 100th anniversary of AWAC and 50th anniversary of CCLT a fund called, "Growing Future Leaders" has been established to improve our Council and camp. One of the initiates supported by your Shooting Sports Committee is to  add an extension to the rifle range blockhouse, and add electricity and lighting for the rifle, archery and shotgun ranges. To date $4,000 has been donated by members of the Shooting Sports Committee and earmarked for this project. If you are interested in donating money to the "Growing Future Leaders" fund please contact the AWAC Office and don't forget to mention what you want your donation used for.

Gun Auction Results 

The gun auction of used guns at Camp Chief Little Turtle was completed on August 3rd. The proceeds of approximately $1,600 will be put toward range improvements at the CCLT range complex!

Congratulations - Range Safety Officer Training - 16 New RSO's

16 new RSO's who completed their training on Aug. 20th!

From the BSA National Shooting Sports Manual: "A NRA range safety officer is required to provide live firing range supervision for all shooting activities involving Boy Scouts, Varsity Scouts, Venturers, and Sea Scouts. No other certification is accepted."

Plans are being made for NRA RSO Training in 2017.

Already Trained as NRA Instructor or Range Master?

We are updating our records to make certain we have current information on all our adult volunteers who have already gone through NRA and/or Range Master training. Please take a few minutes and fill-out the AWAC Shooting Sports Instructor Questionnaire 3-22-16.pdf and then email or Fax (260-436-1824) it to Nila Sink. Thank you!

Resources and Links

Link to Latest Guide to Safe ScoutingExternal Link

Link to BSA National Shooting Sports PageExternal Link, which includes:

  • BSA Shooting Sports Manual
  • Shooting Sports Manual Supplement
  • The five new shooting sports introduced in 2016!
  • Information about the new Cub Scout Shooting Sports Award Program
  • And a lot of other useful shooting sports information

Link to Merit Badge RequirementsExternal Link, which includes Archery, Rifle Shooting and Shotgun Shooting

BSA Shooting Sports (Rifle & Pistol) – What, With & Where

Planning a shooting sports activity for your unit but not sure what standards apply? Start here with the Shooting Sports Decision Tree from BSA's Shooting Sports Manual.

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