NRA Rifle Instructor Course - (Boy Scout & Venture Leaders Only)

NRA Rifle Instructor Course - (Boy Scout & Venture Leaders Only)
Registration Begins
8/22/2018 12:00 PM
Last Day To Register
10/19/2018 12:00 PM
12500 North IH 35
Austin, TX 78753, US
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Start Date: 10/19/2018 End Date: 10/21/2018

Age Requirement21

Registration Begins:

Last Day to Register:

Contact E-mailPaul Lennous at:

Cost: $50.00

MUST BE 21 YEARS OR OLDER (See below for limited exception)

PRE-Course Qualification: Participants MUST also register for the NRA Basic Rifle Shooting Course, which is on October 5-6, and will be held at the Fickett Center

Description: This course includes the Basic Instructor Training, and discipline specific instructor training. 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 Trainer’s Guide, NRA Rifle Shooting Instructor Candidate Packet and NRA Basic Rifle Shooting course student packet.  Students will also receive a Council Shooting Sports polo shirt.  The NRA Rifle Instructor course is a 17 hour course and includes both classroom and range time.  

NOTE: This course is not for Cub Scout leaders who want to be certified as Cub BB gun range masters.

Limited Exception: Scouts under 21 who plan to work at summer camp in 2019 may attend and be certified as assistant or apprentice instructors, only with the prior approval of Mr. Agnell.

Dates: October 19-21

Times: Friday classes on Oct.19 will be from 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM at Wooten Lodge at Lost Pines Scout Reservation.  The class on October 20 will start at 8:30 AM and may end as late as 10:00 pm.  The class on October 21 will be at the rifle range at Lost Pines Scout Reservation and will start at 8:30 AM and end around 2:00 PM.

Meals: Meals will be provided on Saturday and Sunday

Camping: Camping is available for those who wish to camp over the week end.

Class Size: This course is open to the first 20 who register and pay the $50 course fee.


Course requirements to be certified as an NRA Rifle Instructor:

1. Be a registered Scouter age 21 or over;

2. Attend the entire course;

3. Pass a written test and demonstrate shooting ability

4. Each participant must commit to helping at least once each year with a Council, District, Troop or Venture shooting sports activity.

 There will be a $30 - $50 NRA certification fee at the end of the course, depending on whether you are an NRA member or not.

NRA Registration:  Prior to attending the course, also register online with the NRA at

Activity Location: Wooten Lodge at  Lost Pines Scout Reservation is at 785 FM 1441, Bastrop, TX 78602, US

For questions or additional information, please contact Paul Lennous at:    


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