Shooting Sports

Units attending/holding a non-council shooting sports activity need to have the activity approved by the Shooting Sports Committee. Shooting sports activities held on council property can have access to the range and firearms ONLY if a trained individual is attending the event. Trained individuals will receive a “trained” card identifying their training and approval by the Shooting Sports Committee.

 

Units that need help finding trained assistance or with questions please contact Mike McDougald.

 

Cub Scout Archery Rangemaster Course (certifies you to run an archery range)

BSA requires all Cub Scout shooting sports (including Cub Scout archery, BB guns, wrist rockets/slingshots, catapults or rockets) to be supervised by a BSA certified range master. At the Cub Scout level, BB and archery is only allowed at district and council-operated events, and may not be conducted at the pack or den level. Archery range masters may also conduct archery events at the troop, team, crew, and post level. This training  covers setting up a range, safety, handling equipment, using a bow stringer, maintaining and storing equipment, and instructing Scouts. This certification is valid for two years from the course completion date.

 

Cub Scout BB Rangemaster Course (certifies you to run the BB range)

BSA requires all Cub Scout shooting sports (including Cub Scout archery, BB guns, wrist rockets/slingshots, catapults or rockets) to be supervised by a BSA certified range master. At the Cub Scout level, BB and archery is only allowed at district and council-operated events, and may not be conducted at the pack or den level. Archery range masters may also conduct archery events at the troop, team, crew, and post level. This training  covers setting up a range, safety, handling equipment, using a bow stringer, maintaining and storing equipment, and instructing Scouts. This certification is valid for two years from the course completion date.

 

Basic Rifle Training (learn how to use a rifle)

This course includes classroom and range time learning to shoot rifles. Students learn NRA’s rules for safe gun handling; rifle parts and operation; ammunition; shooting fundamentals; range rules; shooting from the bench rest, prone, sitting, standing and kneeling positions; cleaning, and continued opportunities for skill development. Students will receive the Basics of Rifle Shooting handbook, take a Basics of Rifle Shooting Student Examination, and receive a course completion certificate. Students will utilize the instructor’s firearms and ammunition.

 

Basic Shotgun Training (learning how to use a shotgun)

This course includes classroom and range time learning how to shoot shotguns at moving targets. Students learn NRA’s rules for safe gun handling; shotgun parts and operation; shotgun shell components; shotgun shell malfunctions; shooting fundamentals; range rules; shooting at straight away and angled targets; cleaning; and continued opportunities for skill development. Students will receive the Basics of Shotgun Shooting handbook, take a Basics of Shotgun Shooting Student Examination, and receive a course completion certificate.

 

Basic Instructor Training (BIT) (train the trainer course for any instructor level course)

During the 6-hour course, candidates will learn NRA policies and procedures, basic public speaking skills, training methodogy, use of a training team and training aids, organizing a course, building a budget, and finally preparing to teach. In addition, candidates will be provided the appropriate lesson plans and basic course student packets. NOTE: Instructors must take a BIT course every 24 months prior to taking another Instructor rated course. If an instuctor cannot provide documentation showing successful completion of a BIT course in that time period, this course must be completed. This course can be integrated into an Instructor course or taught as a seperate class.

 

NRA Range Safety Officer Training (1 of 2 required positions to open a firearm range)

This course is nine hours long and is conducted in a classroom and at a shooting facility. Range Safety Officer candidates will learn roles and responsibilities of an RSO; Range Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s); range inspection; range rules; range briefings; emergency procedures; and firearm stoppages and malfunctions. Each Range Safety Officer Candidate will receive an RSO Student Study Guide, a Basic Firearm Training Program brochure, an NRA Gun Safety Rules brochure and a Course Evaluation form.

 

Rifle Instructor Training (this position along with a Range Safety Officer allows you to open a rifle range)

This course teaches the knowledge, skills and attitude essential to organizing, promoting and teaching NRA’s Basic Rifle Shooting course. Prerequisite: Possession of basic firearm safety and shooting skills is a perquisite for certification as an NRA instructor. Prior to the instructor training, candidates complete a pre-course questionnaire and demonstrate their firearm background in pre-course assessment exercises.

 

Shotgun Instructor Training (this position along with a Range Safety Officer allows you to open a shotgun range)

This course teaches the knowledge, skills, and attitude essential to organizing, promoting, and teaching NRA’s Basic Shotgun Course. Prerequisite: Possession of basic firearm safety and shooting skills is a perquisite for certification as an NRA instructor. Prior to the instructor training, candidates complete a pre-course questionnaire and demonstrate their firearm background in pre-course assessment exercises.

 

Pistol Instructor Training PHASE 3 (this position along with a Range Safety Officer allows you to open a pistol range)

This course teaches the knowledge, skills, and attitude essential to organizing, promoting and teaching NRA’s Basics of Pistol Shooting course. This course is considered “Phase 3.” Prerequisite: Candidates must first complete Phase 1 online training through NRAtraining.org. Students demonstrate organizational and teaching skills via participation in practical exercises during the course, and complete an instructor certification examination. Students will receive the NRA Pistol Shooting Instructor Candidate Packet (electronically downloaded). It is suggested that students complete the Basic course (Phase 1, online and Phase 2, shooting qualification) prior to an Instructor class.

To participate in any of these COL Courses you must be a member of the BSA.

 

Cub Scout Archery Rangemaster Course – 18 or older

 

Cub Scout BB Rangemaster Course – 18 or older

 

Basic Rifle Training – Scout age or older

 

Basic Shotgun Training – Scout age or older

 

Basic Instructor Training (BIT) – 21 or older

 

NRA Range Safety Officer Training – 21 or older

 

Rifle Instructor Training – 21 or older

 

Shotgun Instructor Training – 21 or older

 

Pistol Instructor Training PHASE 3 – 21 or older

  • NRA Basic Rifle – Nelson Training Center – February 24, 2018
  • NRA “BIT” Basic Instructor Training- Nelson Training Center – February 25. 2018
  • NRA “RSO” Range Safety Officer – Council Service Center – March 3, 2018
  • NRA Rifle Instructor – Nelson Training Center – March 17, 2018
  • BSA BB/Archery Rangemaster – Camp Hart – March 17, 2018
  • NRA Basic Shotgun – Nelson Training Center – April 7, 2018
  • NRA Shotgun Instructor – Nelson Training Center – April 28, 2018
  • USA Archery Instructor Level 1  – Camp Hart – May 5, 2018
  • USA Archery Instructor Level 2 – Camp Hart – May 6, 2018
  • NRA Basic Pistol (Hybrid Course) – Nelson Training Center – May 19, 2018
  • NRA “BIT” Basic Instructor Training – Nelson Training Center – May 20, 2018
  • NRA Pistol Instructor – Nelson Training Center – June 2, 2018
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