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Master At Arms Activity Badge

How to earn your badge

If you have completed the NSRA Youth Proficiency Scheme in Air Rifle or Air Pistol shooting you automatically earn this badge.

Otherwise, here’s what you need to do.

  1. Attend regular training sessions in a relevant activity like fencing, shooting or archery. Show how you’ve improved in technique. You should train for at least six sessions.
  2. Learn the safety rules associated with your activity and show how to follow them.
  3. Take part in your chosen activity at an officially supervised contest. Afterwards, talk to the instructor about your performance and how you can improve.

! Your leader must make sure you’re following the activity rules in Policy, Organisation and Rules relating to shooting and archery.





Each young person who participates in the Programme, including badges and awards, should face a similar degree of challenge, and requirements can be adapted according to each young person’s abilities. For more information and practical tips see our guidance on flexibility


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