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Founded in 2008 as an augmentation of the Shooting Sports Committee of Greater New York Councils, Boy Scouts of America, by a dedicated group of Scouters to foster and promote shooting sports by educating the public, especially our youth, and promoting safety and ethics. And to foster and encourage the right of American Citizens to own and bear arms as provided by the Constitution of the United States of America.

The Association consists of unit leaders, who volunteer their time to train Scouts in the safe operation of firearms and archery equipment. Scouts also receive instruction related to earning Shooting Sports Merit Badges and awards.

All members are BSA and NRA Certified Range Safety Officers and or Firearms Instructors.

Spring Shooting Sports Invitational
April 21st – 23rd, April 28th – 30th & May 5th – 7th
**Registration Deadline December 1st**

Held in the Spring, the Shooting Sports Invitational is an annual competitive event held at Ten Mile River Scout Camps. This event features a variety of activities including .22, skeet, Western Action, archery and tomahawk competitions. Competitors of all levels, including beginners are welcome to attend and all activates are run by BSA and NRA Certified Range Safety Officers and or Firearms Instructors.

Units interested in attending our 2023 Shooting Sports Weekends should submit an application by December 1st. For more information and to download the event application please visit the GNYC Shooting Sports website at

Units attending are also welcome to camp at Ten Mile River Scout Camps. Tent site, lean-to and cabin reservations are available. More information can be found at