Shooting Sports Training

Overview

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.

 

Training Types and Descriptions –

 

BSA 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.

BSA 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.

 NRA 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.

NRA 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.

NRA Basic Pistol Training Instructor-Led (learning how to use a pistol)

The course includes classroom and range time learning to shoot pistols.  The course is intended for all adults regardless of previous shooting experience or NRA affiliation. Students learn gun safety rules, proper operation of revolvers and semi-automatic pistols, ammunition knowledge and selection, selecting and storing a pistol, the fundamentals of shooting, and pistol inspection and maintenance.  Students will receive the Basics of Pistol Shooting handbook, take a Basics of Pistol Shooting Student Examination, and receive a course completion certificate.

NRA 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 methodology, 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. Final certification fee must be made through the NRA for two years at a cost of $30 for members and $50 for nonmembers. NOTE: Instructors must take a BIT course every 24 months prior to taking another Instructor rated course. If an instructor 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 separate class.

The Firestone Scouting Resource Center Summer Hours, Memorial Day to Labor Day.

Please visit colbsa.org/hours

The Firestone Scouting Resource Center and Valley Forge Scout Shop will be closed on Wednesday, June 19th, in observance of Juneteenth.