scouts shooting day

Youth will take to the range to learn how to properly and safely fire BB guns, bows and arrows and slingshots at targets.

Cub Scouts from seven Western North Carolina counties will take part in Shooting Sports Day from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 2.

The event is free to Cub Scouts, their leaders, their parents and those who want to join Cub Scouts. It is planned for American Legion Post 47, at 171 Legion Drive, Waynesville.

The first activity for the day will be a fitness/obstacle course where each Cub Scout will test their physical, mental and moral health while also learning about outdoor ethics.

In the afternoon, youth will hone their skills on the range which includes learning how to properly and safely fire BB guns, bows and arrows, and slingshots at targets. These activities will allow Scouts to qualify for the Shooting Sports patch and pin.

This event is being conducted by the Falling Waters District of the Daniel Boone Council, BSA. Lunch will be provided for all attendees.

Boys and girls ages 5 to 10 can join Cub Scouts. Youth ages 11 to 17 are eligible to join Scouts BSA, where they participate in more outdoor activities such as camping with their troop. More information is available at danielboonecouncil.org/join. Families in Jackson, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Macon and Swain counties can contact Brian Sullivan at 254-6189 or brian.sullivan@scouting.org with additional questions, including what Scouting Pack or Troop would be best for their youth.