When preparing for an event as a Target Archery Marshal, I always seem to forget something. Even when I’m acting as Combat Archery Marshal, but thats for another day!
I was recently teaching a class when it struck me that we, as marshals, always brag about all the junk we have in our kits, but don’t really share this info with the world at large. Let’s be honest, nobody wants to hear a marshal drone about their bow scales, am I right?
But in this situation, I am going to do just that! Im going to lay out what I have in my kit, what is and isn’t essential, and what might be good to have! Now, be prepared… my list assumes space. I have a trailer so this is easier for me, your mileage may vary. Keep in mind this list does not relate to Society/Kingdom law, its my personal kit, and rules!
|yes||Paper and pencils – for sign in, notes, scores, etc|
|yes||stickers – for inspections, etc|
|no||gloves – every good worker has ’em|
|yes||hammer and stakes – those range lines wont hold themselves|
|yes||50′ – 100′ measuring tape – we need to measure distances|
|yes||twine or natural string – marking lanes, lines|
|no||bow stringer – variety if possible|
|no||loaner gear* – gloves, bows, etc|
|no||ground quivers – plant stakes, tubes, etc|
|maybe||IKCAC target and gear|
|yes||Royal Round targets|
|yes||prizes for shoots **|
|yes||range rules – physical or electronic|
|no||atl atl target – whether FITA or hay bails|
|yes||appropriate space for the shoot|
|definitely||positive mental attitude and willingness to help|
This is pretty off the cuff, if you have suggestions, please leave a comment!
* Now, loaner gear I think is a whole additional post, there is quite a lot to discuss there.
** this is a completely separate topic as well