Boy Scout Troops and Venturing Crews, as well as Districts, are welcome to reserve the archery, rifle, and/or shotgun ranges at Bert Adams or Woodruff. The Boy Scouts of America adheres to its longstanding policy of teaching its youth and adult members the safe, responsible, intelligent handling, care, and use of firearms and archery equipment in planned, carefully managed, and supervised programs. Experienced directors and instructors will be present to manage shooting events and to help improve individual skills to become more proficient.
No need to bring any equipment. All of the equipment needed for the shooting events is available. Scouts who already possess shooting skills will be given an opportunity to complete the shooting portion of the Archery, Rifle, or Shotgun Merit Badge requirements. For scouts participating in shotgun shooting, it is suggested that participants be at least age 13 and/or physically capable of safely handling a shotgun. Scout's participation in shotgun shooting is at the discretion of the Shotgun Director.
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Shooting Sports Training Program
The Atlanta Area Council is sponsoring NRA & USA Archery training courses to help train Scout Leaders to enable Scouts, Scouters and others improve their shooting skills and shooting knowledge. Successful completion of the training courses will help increase your unit’s chances of having a successful shooting sports weekend, increase your personal knowledge of shooting activities, shooting safety and marksmanship. The NRA and USA Archery instructor training courses are designed to teach you how to teach others. By learning to teach others you will also increase your personal knowledge of firearms, archery equipment and improve your shooting skills. Participants who successfully complete the NRA or USA Archery instructor training courses will be a certified instructor with the respective organization. Participants in the NRA Instructor Training Courses must be at least 21 years of age.
Instructor course graduates who provide the Atlanta Area Council Boy Scout Shooting Sports Program with their time and efforts to support the shooting sports merit badge program and year-round shooting sports program offered to Boy Scouts, Varsity Scouts, Venturers and Sea Scouts within the Atlanta Area Council may request a partial course fee rebate from the council. Assistance includes serving as a Merit Badge Shooting Counselor, conducting Shooting Sports Merit Badge classes, and helping with troop shoots and camporees, etc...
The following is a listing of future training activities. Refer to the individual flyers for additional information. All registration is accomplished online. To Register: Go to the Council Calendar and click on the date of the training you are interested in.
|Course Length |
NRA Basic Instructor Training
|Volunteer Service Center ||August 9-10, 2016 || |
|6 hours |
NRA Rifle Instructor Training*
|Woodruff Scout Camp ||August 13-14, 2016 ||$150.00 ||14 hours |
|NRA Pistol Instructor Training* ||Woodruff Scout Camp ||August 27-28, 2016 || |
|8 hours |
|USA Archery Level 1 Instructor ||Bert Adams Scout Camp ||September 10, 2016 || |
|8 hours |
|NRA Range Safety Officer Training ||Volunteeer Service Center ||August 29 - 30, 2015 || |
|9 hours |
* Must have completed the NRA Basic Instructor Training Course before taking.
** NRA Pistol Shooting Course is available only to registered Venturers and Adults (space available).