Scout Name: _________________________________________________ Unit #: _______________ Date: _______________
Requirements Last Revised: 1/1/02 Rifle Shooting - Page 1 of 13
Merit Badge Requirements
1) Do the following:
A) Explain why BB and pellet air guns must always be treated with the same respect as firearms.
B) Describe how you would react if a friend visiting your home asked to see your or your family's firearm(s).
C) Explain the need for, and use and types of, eye and hearing protection.
D) Give the main points of the laws for owning and using guns in your community and state.
E) Explain how hunting is related to the wise use of renewable wildlife resources.
F) Obtain a copy of the hunting laws for your state. Explain the main points of hunting laws in your state and give any
special laws on the use of guns or ammunition.
G) Identify and explain how you can join or be a part of shooting sports activities.
H) Explain to your counselor the proper hygienic guidelines used in shooting.
I) Give to your counselor a list of sources that you could contact for information on firearms and their uses.
2) Do ONE of the following options:
OPTION A - Rifle Shooting (Modern Cartridge Type)
A) Identify the three main parts of a rifle and tell how they function.
B) Identify and demonstrate the three fundamental rules for safe gun handling.
C) Identify two types of cartridges, their parts, and how they function.
D) Explain to your counselor what a misfire, hangfire, and squib fire are, and explain the procedures to follow in response to
E) Identify and demonstrate the five fundamentals of shooting a rifle safely.
F) Identify and explain each rule for safe shooting.
G) Demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and attitude necessary to safely shoot a rifle from the bench rest position or supported
prone position while using the five