Marksman Scout Interest Badge

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Badge requirements[edit]

Marksman Interest Badge
  1. Produce two targets fired by yourself within the previous four weeks for any ONE of the following tests, whether concurrently or preferably on different dates, showing that on each occasion you obtained not less than the minimum score indicated. The targets must be certified by your instructors. The edge of the shot-hole nearest to the centre of the target will decide the value of the hit.
    1. Test 1. Small bore rifle (.22): Any single-loading type, any sights except telescopic, position prone, sling may be used. Ten shots at the following range: Minimum score: 80 at 25m Target: .22 School target.
    2. Test 2. Air Rifle (4.5mm): Any single-loading type, any sights except telescopic, position standing or prone, sling may be used. Ten shots at following range: Minimum score: 80 at 10m Target : International Air Rifle NOTE: When using air rifles, care must be taken to position the targets so that pellets do not rebound to the danger of the marksman's eyes.
  2. List the usual safety rules for rifle shooting. Name the parts and explain the functions of the rifle. Demonstrate the care and cleaning of the rifle.
  3. Discuss with the examiner the local regulations dealing with the owning, carrying and use of a firearm.
  4. In discussion with the examiner, demonstrate that you understand the responsibility of owning a gun, particularly in regard to your own safety and that of others and its care and safe-keeping.
  5. Explain how guns are related to wildlife conservation.


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