College Of Wilderness Knowledge

 

Archery Merit Badge

Saturday
8:00am - 8:30am
    Requirement 1
        a. State and explain the Range Rules:
            1. Three safety rules when on the shooting line
            2. Three safety rules when retrieving arrows
            3. The 4 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.

8:00am - 8:30am
    Requirement 5 - (Practice shooting with instruction)
           Option B2. Shooting 30 arrows in five-arrow ends at an 80-centimeter (32-inch) five-color target at 15 yards and using the 10 scoring regions,
           make a score of 160.

9:45am - 10:15am
    Requirement 2
        a. Name and point to the parts of an arrow
        b. Describe 3 or more different types of arrows.
        c. Name the four principal materials for making arrow shafts.
        e. Explain how to properly care for and store arrows

    Requirement 3
        a. Explain how to properly 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 barebow.

10:30am - 11:45am
    Requirement 2
        d. Make a complete arrow from a bare shaft.

    Requirement 3
        c. Make a bow string.

12:00pm - 1:00pm
    Lunch

1:15pm - 2:30pm
    Requirement 5 (Practice shooting with instruction)
        Option B2. Shooting 30 arrows in five-arrow ends at an 80-centimeter (32-inch) five-color target at 15 yards and using the 10 scoring regions,
        make a score of 160.

2:45pm - 4:45pm
    Requirement 2
        d. Make a complete arrow from a bare shaft.

    Requirement 3
        c. Make a bow string.

5:00pm - 6:00pm
    Dinner

6:15pm - 6:45pm
    Requirement 4
        a. The importance of obedience to the range officer or other person in charge of the range.
        b. The difference between an end and a round
        c. The difference among field, target, and 3-D archery
        d. How the five-color national Archery Association (NAA) or the Federation Internationale de Tir a l’Arc (FITA) target is scored.
        e. The eliminatin system used in Olympic archery competition

7:00pm - 8:00pm
    Requirement 5 (Practice shooting with instruction)
        Option B2. Shooting 30 arrows in five-arrow ends at an 80-centimeter (32-inch) five-color target at 15 yards and using the 10 scoring regions,
        make a score of 160.

Sunday
9:00am - 10:30am
    Requirement 5
        Option B2. Shooting 30 arrows in five-arrow ends at an 80-centimeter (32-inch) five-color target at 15 yards and using the 10 scoring regions,
        make a score of 160.