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Interested in becoming a merit badge counselor or taking your Scouts on a shooting outing?  Get trained to meet National Boy Scouts of America and Greater St. Louis Area Council guidelines.  These formal NRA courses are available to Scouters at reduced prices.

Find the different trainings available below. If your Pack, Troop, or Crew needs help finding trained assistance, or if you have general questions, contact Chris Brown at c.brown285@sbcglobal.net.


CUB SCOUT RANGE-MASTER TRAINING

Learn how to conduct a Cub Scout shooting sports range. Get your Rangemaster certification.

Upcoming Courses

All sessions run from 9am – noon.

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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.

Upcoming Courses

All sessions are held at the Beaumont Scout Reservation and run from 4 – 10pm.

August 21, 2021
December 11, 2021
February 18, 2022
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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.

NRA RIFLE INSTRUCTOR TRAINING

This two-day course teaches the knowledge, skills and attitude essential to organizing, promoting and teaching NRA’s Basic Rifle Shooting course. 

Upcoming Courses

All sessions run from 8am – 5pm.

Sep. 18 – 19, 2021 | Camp Lewallen
Apr. 30 – May 1, 2022 | TBD
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NOTE: 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.

NRA SHOTGUN INSTRUCTOR TRAINING

This two-day course teaches the knowledge, skills, and attitude essential to organizing, promoting, and teaching NRA’s Basic Shotgun Course.

Upcoming Courses

All sessions run from 8am – 5pm.

Oct. 16 – 17, 2021 | Camp Lewallen
Feb. 5 – 6, 2022 | TBD
May 14 – 15, 2022 | TBD
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NOTE: 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.

NRA PISTOL INSTRUCTOR TRAINING

This two-day course includes classroom and range time covering the use of revolvers and semi-automatic pistols. Students learn NRAs rules for safe gun handling; pistol parts and operation; ammunition; shooting fundamentals; range rules; shooting from the bench rest and two handed standing positions; cleaning the pistol; and continued opportunities for skill development.

Upcoming Courses

All sessions run from 8am – 5pm.

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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.

Upcoming Courses

All sessions run form 8am – 5pm.

March 19, 2022 | Beaumont Scout Reservation
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NOTE: Additional course dates may be added when 10 or more students can be signed up in advance.

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.

Upcoming Courses

All sessions run from 8am – 5pm

March 19, 2022 | Beaumont Scout Reservation

Registration link will be available soon!

USA Archery Level 1 Training

Level 1 Instructors are well prepared to teach beginner archery programs to people of all ages and abilities in a variety of both indoor and outdoor settings in the disciplines of target, field or 3-D archery. The Level 1 Instructor will learn about range safety, range setup, the steps of shooting, equipment and repair, programs and lesson plans.

The Level 1 Instructor will learn about range safety, range setup, the steps of shooting, equipment and repair, programs and lesson plans.

Upcoming Courses

2021-2022 course schedule will be announced soon!

Scout participating in shootings sports.