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 email@example.com .
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
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, firstname.lastname@example.org ) 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, 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 02/28/17 & 03/01/17 at the Volunteer Center.
Cub Scout Range Master Training – Woodruff – 3/11/2017 – Archery Range, Cost: $12
NRA Pistol Instructor – Woodruff – 4/1/2017 & 4/2/2017 – Nunn Center and Rifle Range, Cost: $195
NRA Range Safety Officer – Volunteer Center – 4/11/2017 through 4/13/2017, Cost: $70
Cub Scout Range Master Training – Bert Adams – 9/16/2017 – Archery Range, Cost: $12
All Costs include related materials, any meals offered during a course, and associated ammunition costs
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