Atlanta Area Council  
   

Shooting Sports Training Program 

The Atlanta Area Council sponsors NRA & USA Archery training courses to help train Scout Leaders to enable Scouts, Scouters, and others to 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 AAC is adding two new courses for Scouters only (no dates yet). “Home Firearm Safety” and “Refuse To Be A Victim” will be added in the near future and will be taught at the Volunteer Center. If you wish to be notified for either of these courses, contact the Shooting Sports Committee Chair at shootingsports@comcast.net.

We Need Instructors

We need certified instructors to serve as Shooting Merit Badge Shooting Counselors, conduct Shooting Sports Merit Badge classes, and to help with Atlanta Area Council Events, Summer Camps, District Camporees, Troop / Unit Shooting Events, and other Level 2 shooting events.

How Do I Get Certified?

The NRA and USA Archery instructor training courses are designed to teach new instructors how to teach others. By learning to teach others, you will also increase your personal knowledge, skills and attitude of firearms and archery. As a plus, becoming an instructor will probably improve your personal shooting skills. Participants who successfully complete the NRA or USA Archery instructor training courses will be classified as a certified instructor for the respective organization.

Participants in the NRA Instructor Training Course must be at least 21 years of age and citizens of the United States.

Training Paths to Certified Instructor based on Shooting Sports Discipline:

Cub Scout Shooting Events Range Master

Complete the Range Master Training Course

Archery

Complete the Level 1 Archery Instructor Course

NRA Range Safety Officer

Complete the NRA Range Safety Officer (RSO) Training Course

NRA Rifle Instructor

Complete Rifle Skills and Knowledge Online Questionnaire, Complete Rifle Skills and Handling Pre-Qualification Range Session, Complete the NRA Basic Instructor Training Course (BIT - Cost included in the Rifle Instructor Course), Complete the NRA Rifle Instructor Training Course

NRA Shotgun Instructor

Complete Shotgun Skills and Knowledge Online Questionnaire, Complete Shotgun Skills and Handling Pre-Qualification Range Session, Complete the NRA Basic Instructor Training Course (BIT - Cost included in the Shotgun Instructor Course), Complete the NRA Shotgun Instructor Training Course

NRA Muzzle Loading Instructor

Complete Muzzle Loading Skills and Knowledge Online Questionnaire, Complete Muzzle Loading Skills and Handling Pre-Qualification Range Session, Complete the NRA Basic Instructor Course (BIT – Cost included in the Muzzle Loading Instructor Course}, Complete the NRA Muzzle Loading Instructor Training Course. (This course is not in the Spring 2017 schedule. If you would like to take this course contact the Shooting Sports Committee Chair, shootingsports@comcast.net) If we have enough interest we may add it to the Fall 2017 schedule.

NRA Pistol Instructor

Complete NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting Phase 1 online, Complete NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting Phase 2 on the range with NRA Basic Pistol Shooting Instructor, Complete the NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting ILT (Instructor Led Training). Shoot an Instructor pre-qualification target. Complete the NRA Basic Instructor Training Course (BIT - Cost included in the Pistol Instructor Course), Complete the NRA Pistol Instructor Training Course.

Note: The NRA Basic Instructor Training is the same for all NRA courses and need only be taken once regardless of the number of NRA Instructor classes you wish to take. The BIT class will be offered once per session and be open for all disciplines.

Upcoming Training Schedule

All Rifle, Shotgun, and Pistol Instructor Course Students will be automatically registered for the Basic Instructor Training course. The BIT course is a two night course 9/12/17 & 09/13/17 at the Volunteer Center.

Basic Instructor Training (BIT) – Volunteer Service Center – September 12th and 13th from 7:00 PM till 10:00 PM each night. Registration for BIT and cost for BIT included in your discipline specific registration.

Cub Scout Range Master Training – Bert Adams – 9/16/2017 – Archery Range, Cost: $12

Cub Scout Range Master Training - Canton, GA - 9/23/17 - Cost: $12

NRA Instructor Shotgun Shooting Course - Woodruff – pre-qualification Saturday August 26, 2017, 12:00 PM till 5:00 PM. $25.00 cash or check made out to the Atlanta Area Council. Upon successful completion of all pre-requisites the candidate will be given the URL to pay for the actual course. Course includes Basic Instructor Training (BIT) at the Volunteer Service Center 9/12/2017 and 9/13/2017 and Classroom Head Start 9/14/2017 from 7:00 PM till 10:00 PM. Range day September 16, 2017 at Woodruff from 9:00 AM till 5:00 PM. Total Cost $115. Training Counselor John Jenkins

NRA Instructor Pistol Shooting Course – Woodruff – pre-qualification if not done during the blended or ILT training, Saturday, August 26, 2017, 12 P00 AM till 2:00 PM. $10.00 cash or check made out to the Atlanta Area Council. Upon successful completion of all pre-requisites the candidate will be given the URL to pay for the actual course. Course includes Basic Instructor Training (BIT) at the Volunteer Service Center 9/12/2017 and 9/13/2017 and Classroom Head Start 9/14/2017 from 7:00 PM till 10:00 PM. Range day September 16, 2017 at Woodruff from 9:00 AM till 5:00 PM. Total Cost $100. Training Counselor Tim Shannon

NRA Instructor Rifle Shooting Course - Woodruff – pre-qualification Saturday August 26, 2017, 2:00 PM till 5:00 PM. $10.00 cash or check made out to the Atlanta Area Council. Upon successful completion of all pre-requisites the candidate will be given the URL to pay for the actual course. Course includes Basic Instructor Training (BIT) at the Volunteer Service Center 9/12/2017 and 9/13/2017 and ClassroomHead Start 9/14/2017 from 7:00 PM till 10:00 PM. Range day September 17, 2017 at Woodruff from 9:00 AM till 5:00 PM. Total Cost $100. Training Counselor David Ariail.

NRA Range Safety Officer Training – Volunteer Service Center – 9/26/2017 thru 9/28/2017. 7:00 PM till 10:00 PM all three nights. Cost $50. Senior Range Safety Officer Steve Logan.

USAA Archery Level 1 Instructor Training – Bert Adams – September 30, 2017 9:00 AM till 6:00 PM. Plan to arrive early for check in. Cost $60. USAA Level II Instructor David Ariail.

NRA Refuse To Be A Victim Seminar – Volunteer Service Center – Saturday, November 18, 2017 9:00 AM till 1:00 PM. Cost $15. For more information about this award winning seminar visit the Refuse To Be A Victim web site. RTBAV Instructor Tim Shannon.

All Costs include related materials, firearms and ammo are provided. For courses at Woodruff and Bert Adams please plan on bringing a brown bag lunch.

How Can I Volunteer?

Volunteers who complete their certifications should provide the Atlanta Area Council Boy Scout Shooting Sports Committee with their full contact information. As requests for facilities and services are made, all volunteers are contacted by the AAC Shootings Sports Activity Coordinator via e-mail and asked to provide support to all upcoming shooting sports activities. If you can volunteer, please respond to the e-mail with your availability for the events you can volunteer to cover

ATLANTA AREA COUNCIL
BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA

1800 Circle 75 Parkway SE
Atlanta, GA 30339

phone: 770.989.8820

Hours of Operation:
8:30am - 6:00pm (M-F) 
9:00am - 1:00pm (Sat.)
Closed (Sun.)

ATLANTA SCOUT SHOP

1800 Circle 75 Parkway SE
Atlanta, GA 30339

phone: 770.988.9912

Hours of Operation:
9:00 A.M. - 6:00 P.M. (M-F) 
9:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M. (Sat.)
Closed (Sun.)