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Archery Merit Badge Workbook
This Scoutmaster Bucky Merit Badge Workbook is based off the 2020 Scouts BSA Requirements.
Type your work on this page or download the Archery Workbook PDF.

Consider also using the Archery merit badge class preparation page for clarification and expections when participating in a Scoutmaster Bucky merit badge opportunity (online or in-person).

https://scoutmasterbucky.com/merit-badges/archery/

Scout's Name:

IT MUST BE NOTED THAT DUE TO THE SAFETY LEVEL REQUIRED FOR THIS MERIT BADGE CLASS, SCOUTS NOT FOLLOWING DIRECTION OR FAILING TO ADHERE TO CLASS INSTRUCTIONS MAY BE REMOVED FROM THE CLASS AND FORFEIT PARTICIPATION FEES AND THE PRIVILEGE OF CONTINUING TO PARTICIPATE. PARENT OR GUARDIAN WILL BE ASKED TO COME AND REMOVE SCOUT FROM THE EVENT.

Requirement 1: Do the following:
Requirement 1a: State and explain the Range Safety Rules:
Requirement 1a1: Three safety rules when on the shooting line
Requirement 1a2: Three safety rules when retrieving arrows
Requirement 1a3: The four whistle commands used on a range and their related verbal commands
Requirement 1b: State and explain the general safety rules for archery. Demonstrate how to safely carry arrows in your hands.
Requirement 1c: Tell about your local and state laws for owning and using archery equipment.
Requirement 2: Do the following:
Requirement 2a: Name and point to the parts of an arrow.
Requirement 2b: Describe three or more different types of arrows.
Requirement 2c: Name the four principle materials for making arrow shafts.
Requirement 2d: Do ONE of the following: {{#note type="inPerson"}}Scouts will complete one of these requirement components as part of the class.{{/note}}
Requirement 2d1: Make a complete arrow from a bare shaft using appropriate equipment available to you.
Requirement 2d2: To demonstrate arrow repair, inspect the shafts and prepare and replace at least three vanes, one point, and one nock. You may use as many arrows as necessary to accomplish this. The repairs can be done on wood, fiberglass, or aluminum arrows.
Requirement 2e: Explain how to properly care for and store arrows.
Requirement 3: Do the following:
Requirement 3a: Explain the proper use, care, and storage of, as well as the reasons for using tabs, arm guards, shooting gloves, and quivers.
Requirement 3b: Explain the following terms: cast, draw weight, string height, aiming, spine, mechanical release, and barebow.
Requirement 3c: Make a bowstring using appropriate materials. {{#note type="inPerson"}}Scouts will complete 3c as part of the class.{{/note}}
Requirement 4: Explain the following:
Requirement 4a: The importance of obedience to a range officer or other person in charge of a range
Requirement 4b: The difference between an end and a round
Requirement 4c: The differences among field, target, and 3-D archery
Requirement 4d: How the five-color World Archery Federation target is scored.
Requirement 4e: How the National Field Archery Association (NFAA) black-and-white field targets and blue indoor targets are scored
Requirement 5: Do ONE of the following options.

Option A – Using a Recurve Bow or Longbow

This option will NOT be done in the class as the class will focus on the other option (Option B – compound bow) for this requirement.

Requirement 5a: Name and point to the parts of the recurve or longbow you are shooting.
Requirement 5b: Explain how to properly care for and store recurve bows and longbows.
Requirement 5c: Show the ten steps of good shooting for the bow you are shooting.
Requirement 5d: Demonstrate the proper way to string a recurve bow or longbow.
Requirement 5e: Using a bow square, locate and mark with dental floss, crimp-on, or other method, the nocking point on the bowstring of the bow you are using.
Requirement 5f: Do ONE of the following:
Requirement 5f1: Using a recurve bow or longbow and arrows with a finger release, shoot a single round of one of the following BSA, USA Archery, or NFAA rounds:
Requirement 5f1a: An NFAA field round of 14 targets and make a score of 60 points
Requirement 5f1b: A BSA Scout field round of 14 targets and make a score of 80 points
Requirement 5f1c: A Junior 900 round and make a score of 180 points
Requirement 5f1d: A World Archery/USA Archery indoor* round I and make a score of 80 points
Requirement 5f1e: An NFAA indoor* round and make a score of 50 points
Requirement 5f2: 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.
Requirement 5f3: As a member of the USA Archery Junior Olympic Archery Development program (JOAD), earn your indoor or outdoor green, purple, and gray achievement award pins using a recurve bow or longbow.
Requirement 5f4: As a member of the NFAA's Junior Division, earn a Cub or Youth 100-score Progression Patch.

Option B – Using a Compound Bow

Requirement 5a: Name and point to the parts of the compound bow you are shooting.
Requirement 5b: Explain how to properly care for and store compound bows.
Requirement 5c: Show the ten steps of good shooting for the compound bow you are shooting.
Requirement 5d: Explain why it is necessary to have the string or cable on a compound bow replaced at an archery shop.
Requirement 5e: Locate and mark with dental floss, crimp-on, or other method, the nocking point on the bowstring of the bow you are using.
Requirement 5f: Do ONE of the following:
Requirement 5f1: Using a compound bow and arrows with a finger release, shoot a single round of ONE of the following BSA, NAA,or NFAA rounds:
Requirement 5f1a: An NFAA field round of 14 targets and make a score of 70 points
Requirement 5f1b: A BSA Scout field round of 14 targets and make a score of 90 points
Requirement 5f1c: A Junior 900 round and make a score of 200 points
Requirement 5f1d: A World Archery/USA Archery indoor* round I and make a score of 90 points
Requirement 5f1e: An NFAA indoor* round and make a score of 60 points
Requirement 5f2: Shooting at an 80-centimeter (32-inch) five-color target using the 10 scoring regions, make a minimum score of 160. Accomplish this in the following manner:

Shoot 15 arrows in five-arrow ends, at a distance of 10 yards

AND

Shoot 15 arrows in five-arrow ends, at a distance of 15 yards.

Requirement 5f3: As a member of the USA Archery Junior Olympic Archery Development program (JOAD), earn your indoor or outdoor green, purple, and gray achievement award pins using a compound bow.
Requirement 5f4: As a member of the NFAA's Junior Division, earn a Cub or Youth 100-score Progression Patch.