BSA requires all Cub Scout shooting sports (including Cub Scout archery, BB guns, wrist rockets/slingshots, catapults or rockets) to be supervised by a BSA certified range master. At the Cub Scout level, BB guns and archery are only allowed at district and council-operated events, and may not be conducted at the pack or den level. Archery range masters may also conduct archery events at the troop, crew, and post level.
This training is a four-hour course that covers setting up a range, safety, handling equipment, using a bow stringer, maintaining and storing equipment, and instructing Scouts. This certification is valid for two years from the course completion date.
Pre-registration is strongly encouraged so enough trainers and handouts are available.
"Archery and bb gun shooting are restricted to day camps, Cub Scout/Webelos Scout resident camps, council-managed family camping programs, or for council activities where there are properly trained supervisors and all standards for BSA shooting sports are enforced. Archery and BB gun shooting are not to be done at the pack level." (Guide to Safe Scouting)
BSA requires one certified Range Master for every eight stations on the BB gun and archery range. See the National Shooting Sports Manual (No 30931) for additional information.