TROOP•444

Old Hickory Council - Hanging Rock District

Troop 444: Archery Merit Badge

 

Archery

 

 

Requirements

  1. Do the following:
        A. State and explain the Range Safety Rules.
            1. Three safety rules when on the shooting line.
            2. Three safety rules when retrieving arrows.
            3. The four whistle commands used on a range and their related verbal commands.
        B. State and explain the general safety rules for archery. Demonstrate how to safely carry arrows in
            your hands.
        C. Tell about your local and state laws for owning and using archery tackle.
  2. Do the following:
        A. Name and point out the parts of an arrow.
        B. Describe three or more different types of arrows.
        C. Name the four principle materials for making arrow shafts.
        D. Make a complete arrow from a bare shaft.
        E. Explain how to properly care for and store arrows.
  3. Do the following:
        A. Explain how to proper care for and store tabs, arm guards, shooting gloves, and quivers.
        B. Explain the following terms: cast, draw weight, string height (fistmele), aiming, spine, mechanical
            release, freestyle, and bare bow.
        C. Make a bowstring.
  4. Explain the following:
        A. The importance of obedience to a range officer or other person in charge of a range.
        B. The difference between an end and a round.
        C. The differences among field, target, and 3-D archery.
        D. How the five-color National Archery Association (NAA) or Federation Internationale de Tir a l'Arc
            (FITA) target is scored.
        E. How the National Field Archery Association (NFAA) black-and-white field targets and blue indoor
            targets are scored.
        F. The elimination system used in Olympic archery competition.
  5. Do ONE of the following options:
        o Option A - Using a Recurve Bow or Longbow
            A. Name and Point to the parts of the recurve or longbow you are shooting.
            B. Explain how to properly care for and store recurve bows and longbows.
            C. Show the nine steps of good shooting for the recurve bow or longbow you are shooting.
            D. Demonstrate the proper way to string a recurve bow or longbow.
            E. Locate and mark with dental floss, crimp-on, or other method, the nocking point on the bowstring
                 of the bow you are using.
            F. Do ONE of the following:
                1. Using a recurve or longbow and arrows with a finger release, shoot a single round of ONE of the
                    following BSA, NAA,or NFAA rounds:
                    A. An NFAA field round of 4 targets and make a score of 60 points.
                    B. A BSA Scout field round of 14 targets and make a score of 80 points.
                    C. A Junior 900 round and make a score of 180 points.
                    D. A FITA/NAA indoor* round I and make a score of 80 points.
                    E. An NFAA indoor* round and make a score of 50 points.

                2. Shooting 30 arrows in five-arrow ends at an 80-centimeter (32-inch) five-color target at 10 yards
                    and using the 10 scoring regions, make a score of 150.

                3. As a member of the NAA's Junior Olympic Development Program (JOAD), qualify as a
                    Yeoman, Junior Bowman, and Bowman.

                4. As a member of the NFAA's Junior Division, earn a Cub or Youth 100-score Progression patch.

        o Option B - Using a Compound Bow
              Name and point to the parts of the compound bow you are shooting.
            A. Explain how to properly care for and store compound bows.
            B. Show the nine steps of good shooting for the compound bow you are shooting.
            C. Explain why it is necessary to have the string on a compound bow replaced at an archery shop.
            D. Locate and mark with dental floss, crimp-on, or other method, the nocking point on the bowstring
                 of the bow you are using.
            E. Do ONE of the following:
                1. Using a compound bow and arrows with a finger release, shoot a single round of ONE of the
                     following BSA, NAA, or NFAA rounds:
                    A. An NFAA field round of 4 targets and make a score of 70 points.
                    B. A BSA Scout field round of 14 targets and make a score of 90 points.
                    C. A Junior 900 round and make a score of 200 points.
                    D. A FITA/NAA indoor* round and make a score of 90 points.
                    E. An NFAA indoor* round and make a score of 60 points.

                2. Shooting 30 arrows in five-arrow ends at an 80-centimeter (32-inch) five-color target at 10 yards
                    and using the 10 scoring regions, make a score of 170.

                3. As a member of the NAA's Junior Olympic Development Program (JOAD), qualify as a
                    Yeoman, Junior Bowman, and Bowman.

                4. As a member of the NFAA's Junior Division, earn a Cub or Youth 100-score Progression patch.

    * The indoor rounds may be shot outdoors if this is more convenient.

Archery Worksheets for use in working on these requirements

Boy Scout Oath

On my honor, I will do my best

To do my duty to God and my Country and to obey the Scout Law;

To help other people at all times;

To keep myself physically strong, mentally awake, and morally straight.

Boy Scout Law

A Scout Is...

A Scout tells the truth.
He keeps his promises.
Honesty is part of his code of conduct.
People can depend on him.
TRUSTWORTHY
A Scout is true to his family, Scout leaders, friends, school, and nation.LOYAL
A Scout is concerned about other people. He does things willingly for others without pay or reward.HELPFUL
A Scout is a friend to all.
He is a brother to other Scouts.
He seeks to understand others.
He respects those with ideas and customs other than his own.
FRIENDLY
A Scout is polite to everyone regardless of age or position.
He knows good manners make it easier for people to get along together.
COURTEOUS
A Scout understands there is strength in being gentle.
He treats others as he wants to be treated.
He does not hurt or kill harmless things without reason.
KIND
A Scout follows the rules of his family, school, and troop.
He obeys the laws of his community and country.
If he thinks these rules and laws are unfair, he tries to have them changed in an orderly manner rather than disobey them.
OBEDIENT
A Scout looks for the bright side of things.
He cheerfully does tasks that come his way. He tries to make others happy.
CHEERFUL
A Scout works to pay his way and to help others.
He saves for unforeseen needs.
He protects and conserves natural resources.
He carefully uses time and property.
THRIFTY
A Scout can face danger even if he is afraid.
He has the courage to stand for what he thinks is right even if others laugh at or threaten him.
BRAVE
A Scout keeps his body and mind fit and clean.
He goes around with those who believe in living by these same ideals.
He helps keep his home and community clean.
CLEAN
A Scout is reverent toward God.
He is faithful in his religious duties.
He respects the beliefs of others.
REVERENT