(Cockrell Scout Center, 2225 North Loop West, Houston, 77008)
The shooting sports committee is a subcommittee of the camping and outdoor program committee. The purpose of the committee is to manage and provide resources to the council, the camping committee, and the council camps for all activities involving shooting sports whether during summer camps or during year-round shooting opportunities. All shooting sports activities should be coordinated through the shooting sports committee to verify that a safe and responsible program is planned and conducted by properly trained and currently certified personnel.
The committee advises the summer camp shooting sports director, accompanies the area camp assessment team on the tour of the shooting sports facilities ensures adequate training sessions are conducted annually to certify BB gun and archery instructors, ensures compliance with all BSA/NRA shooting sports standards, maintains a current inventory of all council shooting sports equipment and supplies, assists in developing and continuing review of range safety standard operating procedures, schedules range maintenance to ensure all shooting sports facilities and equipment meet BSA/NRA standards prior to all uses, maintains a current list of individuals with NRA certifications and National Camping School training, recommends fee structures for year-round use of shooting sports facilities and equipment, serves as a resource for shooting sports merit badges, makes recommendations to the Scout executive or his/her designee on procurement of guns, archery equipment, and supplies and applies for grants.