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C) Prerequisites - Scouts
Work to be done prior to program start:

    Print Merit Badge Workbook
    While I've never seen anyone actually use the worksheet on this badge, if you are working this badge solo or need help - here is the link.
    One copy for each scout. And don't forget to have ready your Merit Badge Blue Card - (home printer version.)

    Upper Body Exercise
    Start doing lots of daily upper body exercises such as pushups and weight lighting. Strong shoulders and arms are very key to success in this sport.


Archery Merit Badge D) Study Hall

The purpose of this section is to facilitate an opportunity for scouts to research and learn about key concepts relevant to this subject. They need to be prepared to explain these to the counselor.

While some scouts may be adept at self-study, others may do better in a small group setting and taking notes on worksheets. You can facilitate discussion by asking them why each of the principles intruduced here would be relevant.

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E) Field Range Activity

    Req #5: Daily Target Qualification -
    Most scouts will need time each day on the practice range, both during class session and also free time in the later in the day.


H) Extra Credit


Camp Bowman - Virginia
Goshen's Original Summer Camp

Boy Scout Troops can participate in the Action archery course - shoot at aerial, moving ground, field and long distance targets. Camp Bowman has a rich history of teaching Scouting values for over forty years. It is located on 450-acre Lake Merriweather in the Virginia Appalachian Mountains.

Several scout camps and other organizations feature special patches for proficiency in the bow and arrow:

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J) Archery Famous Quotes:

    Paulo Coelho - I have been practicing archery for a long time; a bow and arrow helps me to unwind.
    Walter Cronkite - The perils of duck hunting are great especially for the duck.
    Milan Elot - Archery does not get difficult or hard to understand until the arrow misses.

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