What is an MOU Agreement?
The CMP has Memoranda of Understanding (MOU) agreements with the Air Force, Army, Marine Corps, and Navy JROTC Commands, National 4-H Shooting Sports and the Boy Scouts of America to support the marksmanship programs of these organizations. These agreements automatically make all JROTC units with marksmanship programs, 4-H Shooting Sports Clubs and BSA/Venturing organizations with marksmanship affiliates of the CMP.
What does it mean to be an MOU Affiliate?
As an MOU Affiliate, JROTC units, 4-H Shooting Sports Clubs and BSA organizations do not pay annual CMP affiliation fees. Even though MOU’s are automatically affiliated with the CMP, these organizations must still enroll with the CMP by submitting an Affiliation Application so that the CMP will have contact information for them.
Every club, team or camp with a junior marksmanship program must have at least one qualified marksmanship instructor over 21 years of age who is responsible for the firearms safety and marksmanship training program of the organization. In some organizations, the marksmanship instructor may be the same person as the adult leader who completes the CMP Affiliation Application for the organization.
How to become an MOU Affiliate
First, download and fill out the CMP Affiliation Application Form. Before sending, attach any club documents (constitution, by-laws, other government documents). Mail your completed Affiliation Form and club documents to:
CMP Affiliate Relations
P.O. Box 576
Port Clinton, Ohio 43452
A Certificate of Affiliation and additional information will be forwarded to you as soon as your application is processed.
CMP MOU Annual Report
As an MOU Affiliate, JROTC units, 4-H Shooting Sports Clubs, youth camps and BSA organizations do not pay annual CMP affiliation fees. The CMP does, however, require that MOU affiliates submit a brief report on your marksmanship activity during the past year. The CMP uses this information to assess the status of youth marksmanship in the United States and to plan future program efforts.