As a former ASM and current SM I can tell you that having the equipment is just part of the story. Proper care and suitable storage becomes an issue as well. You may find it helpful to partner with a local archery shop or sporting goods outlet to get some price cuts and possibly even provide some range time. If your boys are willing a car wash or candy sale to pull in funds to buy some equipment it great as well. I bought an inexpensive fleching tool on clearance and another leader built a string jig. However some of those more detailed parts of the merit badge are better left for summer camp. We like to use our certified folks for weekend shoots at camp. Good luck in your search and kudos to you for supporting the last organization in this country that teaches boys to be men and good citizens.