Branch shooting events provide the ideal opportunity to introduce children to firearms on condition that their parents give consent. All safety rules, safe firearm handling, and range safety rules are taught to the children as a priority and must be adhered to throughout the event. Fun or informal shooting exercises should form a large part of these activities.
Junior shooting disciplines with air and 22 rimfire rifles for an under 9, under 13, under 16 and under 18 year age groups.
Cloth shooting badges in gold, silver, or bronze are available as acknowledgement in every standard shooting exercise. The qualifying criteria for shooting badges are included in the rules of every shooting exercise. Shottists can order the badge at a nominal fee from Inyathi Park through the branch office.
There are two exceptions where shooting badges are not applicable, i.e., the shooting tests for dedicated hunter status, and for any new shooting disciplines that are introduced on a trial basis.