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2011 revised requirements: Archery merit badge

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Archery merit badge has set its sights on two minor revisions to its requirements, effective Jan. 1, 2011. 

They affect requirement 5.

Change option A (recurve bow or longbow), subpoint F, sub-subpoint 2 to the following:

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 150.

Similarly, change option B (compound bow), subpoint F, sub-subpoint 2 to the following:

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 170.

The previous requirements said 10 yards in each instance.

5 Comments on 2011 revised requirements: Archery merit badge

  1. I’m kind of curious what drove this. Is it that bow and arrow construction had advanced so that scoring at 10 yards was too easy? I think the requirement was around 25 feet when I earned it but my memory may be off.
    I foresee a complication. Many ranges have their berm at only ten yards and don’t have room to push targets back. Sorry for presenting a problem without proposing a solution but this change will hurt a few camps that now need to rebuild their archery ranges.

  2. The boys allready have to spennd to much time at the range to receive the score they need. Pushing back the distance only makes them spend more time there and less time at other merit badge classes.

  3. Michael and Kirby both have good points that should have been realized before these changes were adopted.

  4. We had 6 boys attend summer camp this year and none of them qualified with these new requirements.

  5. I’ve been a Achery MB counselor for 20 years and I don’t understand any of the changes for the shooing requirement whatsoever!!!

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