Interested in becoming a merit badge counselor or taking your unit youth on a shooting outing? Get trained to meet National and Council guidelines. These formal NRA courses are available to Scouters at reduced prices.
Units that need help finding trained assistance or with questions can contact Chris Brown at email@example.com.
Basic Instructor Training (BIT)
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. 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.
Beaumont Scout Reservation
$30/$60 | Register
Basic Rifle Training
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
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.
Chief Range Safety Officer Training
This 14-hour course teaches the knowledge, skills and attitude essential to training and supervising NRA range safety officers and developing range standard operating procedures. Prerequisite: Must be an NRA Certified Range Safety Officer. Course is presented in two parts: Basic Instructor Training and NRA Chief Range Safety Officer training. Sessions include standard operating procedures, inspections, emergency procedures, firearm stoppages and malfunctions, safety briefings. Students demonstrate organizational and teaching skills via participation in practical exercises and complete an open book exam. Students will receive NRA Basic Range Safety Officer lesson plans, basic student packet and basic course presentation CD.
Cub Scout Rangemaster Training
Learn how to conduct a Cub Scout shooting sports range. Get your Rangemaster certification.
Saturday, May 12
Beaumont Scout Reservation
Free | Register
Pistol Instructor Training Phase 3
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.
S bar F Scout Ranch
$110/$250 | Register
Range Safety Officer Training
This course 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. Range Safety Officer candidates must be at least 21 years of age, demonstrate a solid background in firearm safety, and satisfactorily complete an NRA Range Safety Officer Course test with a score of 90 percent or better.
Rifle Instructor Training
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.
S bar F Scout Ranch or Beaumont Scout Reservation
$110/$275 | Register
Shotgun Instructor Training
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.
May 12 or May 26
S bar F Scout Ranch & Beaumont Scout Reservation
$110/$175 | Register
Super Training Weekend
Instructor candidates will participate in a Basic Instructor Training class, Rifle Instructor class, and Shotgun Instructor class.
$250/$350 | Register
Additional course dates may be added when 10 or more students can be signed up in advance.