Scout Oath
On my honor I will do my best
To do my duty to God and my country
and to obey the Scout Law;
To help other people at all times;
To keep myself physically strong, mentally awake, and morally straight.

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Competitive Shooting Sports - Postal Matches

A Postal Match is a match in which competitors fire on their home ranges using targets which have been marked for identification. The fired targets are then sent to NRA for scoring and ranking for awards. The NRA conducts various postal matches, many of which are in cooperation with national and fraternal organizations. Others fill the need for specialized matches among groups that are unable to support their own separate competition. Listed below are brief descriptions of the current NRA sponsored or sanctioned postal series. A complete program and entry information (PDF format) is available for most of these matches and may be printed and mailed to NRA. For further information on these programs you may write to:

National Rifle Association
Competitive Shooting Division
11250 Waples Mill Rd.
Fairfax, VA 22030

You may also contact us by e-mail at   Please include your mailing address and indicate which postals you are interested in.

BSA Venturing Postal Matches are conducted annually, January through December. Open to all BSA Venturing crews. Competitions include .22 Pistol, Center Fire Pistol, 3-Position Air Rifle, 3-Position Smallbore Rifle, Muzzle Loading Rifle, Trapshooting, Sporting Clays and Skeet.

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