The purpose of shooting sports is to introduce youth to shooting. The BSA shooting programs are based on age appropriateness and safety with the goal of developing a positive shooting experience for each youth. 

Shooting Sports Committee

The purpose of the council shooting sports committee is to manage and provide resources to the council, the camping committee, and the council camps for all activities involving shooting sports whether during summer camps or during year-round shooting opportunities. All shooting sports activities are coordinated through the shooting sports committee to verify that a safe and responsible program is planned and conducted by properly trained and currently certified personnel. 

Resources    Contacts    Shooting Sports Committee Sign-up


Rangemaster      Archery    Shooting Sports (rifle, shotgun, pistol)

Shooting Sports Manual

The Boy Scouts of America National Shooting Sports Manual (No 30931) contains specific guidelines for shooting sports. See the Guide to Safe Scouting: shooting sports section for additional information.

Training

In Scouting events and activities, the BSA’s primary consideration is the safety of its youth and adult members. To achieve that goal, the BSA, in consultation with other organizations, has created specific guidelines for shooting sports. These organizations also provide training and instructor certification by discipline-specific subject matter experts to prepare those individuals who will serve in a leadership or supervisory role in the various shooting sports activities.

Rangemaster Training      Archery Training     Shooting Training (rifle, shotgun, pistol, muzzleloader)

Rangemaster Training

In Scouting events and activities, the BSA’s primary consideration is the safety of its youth and adult members. To achieve that goal, the BSA, in consultation with other organizations, has created specific guidelines for shooting sports. These organizations also provide training and instructor certification by discipline-specific subject matter experts to prepare those individuals who will serve in a leadership or supervisory role in the various shooting sports activities.

Day Camp

BB Gun and Archery Range Master (Cub Scouts)

Cub Scouts can shoot BB-gun rifles, slingshots, and archery in a council or district event only and is not approved as a unit event. BSA requires all Cub Scout shooting sports to be supervised by a BSA certified range master. "Archery and BB gun shooting are restricted to day camps, Cub Scout/Webelos Scout resident camps, council-managed family camping programs, or for council activities where there are properly trained supervisors and all standards for BSA shooting sports are enforced. Archery and BB gun shooting are not to be done at the pack level." (Guide to Safe Scouting).

BSA requires one certified range master for every eight stations on the BB gun and archery range. See the National Shooting Sports Manual (No 30931) for additional information. Learn more about Cub Scout shooting sports and restrictions.

Register for Range Master Training        Request Shooting Sports Equipment      BB Gun Targets

   Cub Scout Shooting Sports     Cub Scout Shooting Sports Guide   

Summary

Course

Classroom Time

Range Time

Allows

Archery Rangemaster 4 hours 2 hours • Run a Cub Scout BB gun range at a district or council event. Ratio 1:8 Scouts
BB Gun Rangemaster 4 hours 2 hours • Run a Cub Scout archery range at a district or council event. Ratio 1:8 Scouts


Course Descriptions 

Archery Range Master

Description: Archery Range Master training covers setting up a range, safety, handling equipment, using a bow stringer, maintaining and storing equipment, and instructing Scouts.
Length: 4 hours classroom time plus 2 hours range time
Prerequisite: none
Certification Period: 2 years
Allows: Trained archery range masters can run a Cub Scout BB gun range at a district or council event. Ratio 1:8 Scouts 


BB Gun Range Master

Description: BB Gun Range Master training covers setting up a range, care and operation of BB guns, range etiquette and safety, and instructing Scouts.
Length: 4 hours classroom time plus 2 hours range time
Prerequisite: none
Certification Period: 2 years
Allows: Trained BB gun range masters can run a Cub Scout archery range at a district or council event. Ratio 1:8 Scouts

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Archery Training

In Scouting events and activities, the BSA’s primary consideration is the safety of its youth and adult members. To achieve that goal, the BSA, in consultation with other organizations, has created specific guidelines for shooting sports. These organizations also provide training and instructor certification by discipline-specific subject matter experts to prepare those individuals who will serve in a leadership or supervisory role in the various shooting sports activities.

Upcoming Shooting Sports Training Courses

USA Archery Certification (Cub Scouts, Scouts BSA, Venturing)

Archery is a fast-growing and popular shooting sport that helps attract and retain youth in the Scouting program. Archery requires concentration and effort to master, but can also be enjoyed by beginners and those with physical limitations. 

Troops, crews, and posts can conduct archery events at the unit level.  "Archery activities must be supervised by a BSA National Camping School–trained shooting sports director or USA Archery or National Field Archery Association instructor, or by someone who has been trained by one of the three; or alternatively, the activities may be supervised by someone with at least Level 1 training in the operation of an archery range from USA Archery, NFAA, or an equivalent." (BSA website). See the Guide to Safe Scouting: shooting sports section and the BSA National Shooting Sports Manual, for further details on shooting sports.

Candidates will learn to operate a safe and educational archery range. Certification is valid for three years. Request archery equipment for troops, crews and ships for district or council events.

Register for training through USA Archery or find a course near you.

Summary

Course

Prerequisite(s)

BIT Time

Classroom Time

Range Time

Allows

USA Archery Level 1 Instructor (USAA L1) None N/A 3 hours 2 hours • Run an archery range at a troop, crew, ship, district or council event. Ratio 1:8 Scouts
Serve as an archery range master for Cub Scouts at district or council events. 
USA Archery Level 2 Instructor (USAA L2) USAA L1 N/A 3 hours 2 hours  
USA Archery Level 2 Instructor Trainer (USAA L2-IT) USAA L2 N/A 4 hours 2 hours  

 

 

Course Description

USA Archery Level 1 Instructor (USAA L1)

Description: The USA Basic Archery Instructor Certification course is administered by USA Archery. Candidates for the basic instructor certification are primarily camp counselors and those working with entry-level students. The curriculum includes classroom and range activities, practice teaching, and testing. USA Archery/NFAA certified archery instructors may teach the Basic Archery course and the Archery merit badge. To serve as a merit badge counselor, they must hold a current BSA registration as a merit badge counselor. In addition, the certified instructor may serve as a range master for a Cub Scout archery activity." (National Shooting Sports Manual, No 30931, p67).  Renewals and other requirements are set by USA Archery.

This course and certification is required to run archery activities for troops and crews. In addition, activities required for the Archery Merit Badge will be addressed (e.g., string-making, arrow building, along with BSA policies).

The Level 1 Archery Instructor Certification Course provides graduates the necessary tools to maintain a high level of safety both on and off the archery range and ensures that minimum standards for archery instruction are consistently taught to provide for the safety and enjoyment of the participants, instructors and spectators. 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. (Source)
Length: 8 hours
Prerequisite: none. Minimum Age: 15 
Certification Period: 3 years
Allows: • Run an archery range at a troop, crew, ship, district or council event. Ratio 1:8 Scouts
              • Serve as an archery range master for Cub Scouts at district or council events. 

USA Archery Level 2 Instructor (USAA L2)

Description: The Level 2 Archery Instructor Certification Course includes the Level 1 Archery Instructor Certification Course and provides students with an introduction to the National Training System (NTS) Steps of Shooting for recurve and compound, equipment and accessory setup, athlete development and events as well as qualifies students to teach the Level 1 Archery Instructor Certification Course.

Graduates of the Level 2 Archery Instructor Certification Course are well prepared to serve as the lead instructor for long-term archery programs such as Junior Olympic Archery Development (JOAD), Adult Archery Program and Collegiate Archery Program clubs, as well as the Explore Archery Program. (Source)
Length: 12-16 hours
Prerequisite: USAA L1 Minimum Age: 18
Certification Period: 3 years

USA Archery Level 2 Instructor Trainer (USAA L2-IT)

Description: The Level 2 Instructor Trainer certification is an additional certification current USA Archery Level 2 instructor’s and higher-level coaches may apply for if they would like to be eligible to teach the Level 2 Instructor course. The goal of the Level 2 Instructor Trainer certification program ensures USA Archery Level 1 and Level 2 instructor certification courses are taught in a safe and consistent manner nationwide. (Source)
Length: Online exam
Prerequisite: USAA L2.  Minimum Age: 18
Certification Period: 3 years

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shooting Sports Training

In Scouting events and activities, the BSA’s primary consideration is the safety of its youth and adult members. To achieve that goal, the BSA, in consultation with other organizations, has created specific guidelines for shooting sports. These organizations also provide training and instructor certification by discipline-specific subject matter experts to prepare those individuals who will serve in a leadership or supervisory role in the various shooting sports activities.

Upcoming Shooting Sports Training Courses

NRA Certifications (Scouts BSA, Venturing)

NRA instructor trainings are designed to develop NRA certified instructors who possess the knowledge, skills, and attitude necessary to safely teach the NRA basic firearm training courses. Through the NRA training, adults that already have subject matter expertise, learn how to conduct a firearms class the NRA way so the candidates earn the NRA Instructor certification. Learn more about becoming an NRA instructor.

NRA instructor trainings are conducted in two parts. The NRA Basic Instructor Training (BIT) is the first part of the two-step process. BIT is about how to instruct a firearm class according the NRA procedures and guidelines. Part two, the candidate completes one or more discipline-specific instructor courses, i.e., rifle, shotgun, pistol, etc. The BIT class is a pre-request for any instructor level NRA course and is only required to be taken once. 

"An NRA range safety officer is required to provide live firing range supervision for all shooting activities involving Scouts BSA, Venturers, and Sea Scouts. No other certification is accepted. The NRA range safety officer is responsible for the range operation. (National Shooting Sports Manual, No 30931, p67)

Register for training through National Rifle Association (NRA) or find a course near you. Other firearms training classes can be arranged if requested.

Summary

Course

Prerequisite(s)

Classroom Time

Range Time

Allows

NRA Range Safety Officer (RSO) None 9 hours 0 • Run a shooting range at a troop, crew, ship, district or council event. One RSO is required at each range.
NRA Chief Range Safety Officer (CRSO) RSO 14 hours   • Run a shooting range at a troop, crew, ship, district or council event. One RSO is required at each range.
Part 1:
NRA Basic Instructor Training (BIT) None 6 hours 0 Prerequisite course of the Instructor Training Courses.
Part 2 (rifle)
NRA Basic Rifle Shooting (ILT-BRS) None 6 hours 2 hours Prerequisite course for NRA Basic Rifle Instructor (BRI)
NRA Basic Rifle Instructor (BRI) BIT, ILT-BRS 12 hours 2 hours • Run a Cub Scout BB gun range at a district or council event. Ratio 1:8 Scouts
• Run a rifle range at a troop, crew, ship, district or council event. Ratio 1:8 Scouts

Teach BSA 30 minute Rifle Briefing
Teach BSA Rifle Shooting merit badge
Teach NRA First Steps Rifle Orientation
Teach NRA Basic Rifle Shooting (ILT-BRS).
Part 2 (shotgun)
NRA Basic Shotgun Shooting (ILT-BSS) None 6 hours 2 hours Prerequisite course for NRA Basic Shotgun Instructor (BSI)
NRA Basic Shotgun Instructor (BSI) BIT, ILT-BSS 9 hours 2 hours • Run a shotgun range at a troop, crew, ship, district or council event. Ratio 1:1 Scouts
Teach BSA 30 minute Shotgun Briefing
Teach BSA Shotgun Shooting Merit Badge
Teach NRA First Steps Rifle Orientation
Teach NRA Basic Shotgun Shooting (ILT-BSS)
Part 2 (pistol)
NRA Basic Pistol Shooting (ILT-BPS) None 6 hours 2 hours Prerequisite course for NRA Basic Pistol Instructor (BPI)
NRA Basic Pistol Instructor (BPI) BIT, ILT-BPS 8 hours 2 hours • Run a pistol range at a troop, crew, ship, district or council event. Ratio 1:1 Scouts
Teach BSA 30 minute Pistol Briefing
Teach NRA First Steps Pistol Orientation
Teach NRA Basic Pistol Shooting (ILT-BPS)
Part 2 (muzzleloading)
NRA/BSA CO-OP Muzzleloading (rifle only) (ILT-M-C) None 6 hours 3 hours Prerequisite course for NRA/BSA CO-OP Muzzleloading (MI-C)
NRA/BSA CO-OP Muzzleloading Instructor (rifle only) (MI-C) BIT, ILT-M-C 8 hours 3 hours • Run a muzzleloader range at a troop, crew, ship, district or council event. Ratio 1:8 Scouts
• Teach NRA First Steps Muzzleloading Orientation
• Teach BSA Rifle Shooting merit badge using muzzleloading option merit badge.

Teach NRA CO-OP Muzzleloading (ILT-M-C)

 

Course Descriptions

NRA Range Safety Officer (RSO)

"Develops NRA Certified Range Safety Officers with the knowledge, skills, and attitude essential to organizing, conducting, and supervising safe shooting activities and range operations. 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 (SOPs); range inspection; range rules; range briefings; emergency procedures; and firearm stoppages and malfunctions. Each Range Safety Officer Candidate will receive an RSO Student Study Guide, a Basic Firearm Training Program brochure, an NRA Gun Safety Rules brochure and a Course Evaluation form." (Source
Length: 9 hours
Prerequisite: none
Certification Length: 

Certified NRA Range Safety Officer (CRSO)

This course teaches the knowledge, skills and attitude essential to training and supervising NRA range safety officers and developing range standard operating procedures. 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. (Source)
Length: 14 hours
Prerequisite: NRA Range Safety Officer (RSO).
Certification Length: 


Part 1: BIT

NRA Basic Instructor Training [Part 1] (BIT)

NRA instructor training is two-parts. NRA instructor trainings are designed to develop NRA certified instructors who possess the knowledge, skills, and attitude necessary to conduct the NRA basic firearm training courses. It is the NRA class that helps people who already have subject matter expertise learn how to hold a class the NRA way so that their students earn recognized NRA certification.

NRA Basic Instructor Training (BIT) is the first part of the two-part course to becoming an NRA Certified Instructor and covers lessons one to five of every course. BIT is the first part of every discipline-specific NRA instructor course and must be renewed every two years. Participants learn essential methods of conducting a formal NRA class in the use of firearms and concludes with "preparing to teach" followed by the trainers examination. 

Participants learn the essential methods to safely conduct a formal NRA class in the use of firearms. The student must complete the entire class and pass the trainers examination before moving to an instructor course. Learn more about becoming an NRA instructor.

The discipline-specific class is the second part of the two-part course and begins with lesson six. 

Description: "NRA Instructor Training Courses help you develop the additional knowledge, skills and techniques needed to organize and teach courses in the NRA Basic Firearm Training Program." (Source)
Length: 6 hours
Prerequisite: none 
Certification Length: Must be renewed every two years


Part 2: Rifle, Shotgun, Pistol, or Muzzleloading

 

NRA Basic Rifle Shooting (ILT-BRS)

Description: "Teaches the basic knowledge, skills, and attitude necessary for the safe use of a rifle in target shooting. This course includes classroom and range time learning to shoot rifles. Students learn NRA’s rules for safe gun handling; rifle parts and operation; ammunition; shooting fundamentals; range rules; shooting from the bench rest, prone, sitting, standing and kneeling positions; cleaning, and continued opportunities for skill development. Students will receive the Basics of Rifle Shooting handbook, NRA Gun Safety Rules brochure, Winchester/NRA Marksmanship Qualification booklet, take a Basics of Rifle Shooting Student Examination, and receive a course completion certificate." (Source)
Length: 14 hours
Prerequisite: none
Certification Length:

NRA Basic Rifle Instructor (BRI)

Description: Teaches the knowledge, skills and attitude essential to organizing, promoting and teaching NRA’s Basic Rifle Shooting course.
Length: 14 hours
Prerequisite: NRA Basic Instructor Training (BIT); NRA Basic Rifle Shooting (ILT-BRS); possession of basic firearm safety and shooting skills; pre-course questionnaire and demonstrate firearm background in pre-course assessment exercises. 
Certification Length: 


NRA Basic Shotgun Shooting (ILT-BSS)

Description: "Teaches the basic knowledge, skills, and attitude for the safe and proper use of a shotgun in shooting a moving target. This course includes classroom and range time learning how to shoot shotguns at moving targets. Students learn NRA’s rules for safe gun handling; shotgun parts and operation; shotgun shell components; shotgun shell malfunctions; shooting fundamentals; range rules; shooting at straight away and angled targets; cleaning; and continued opportunities for skill development. Students will receive the Basics of Shotgun Shooting handbook, NRA Gun Safety Rules brochure, Winchester/NRA Marksmanship Qualification booklet, take a Basics of Shotgun Shooting Student Examination, and receive a course completion certificate." (Source
Length: 10 hours
Prerequisite: none 
Certification Length:

NRA Basic Shotgun Instructor (BSI)

Description: "This course teaches the knowledge, skills and attitude essential to organizing, promoting and teaching NRA’s Basic Shotgun Shooting Course. 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 Shotgun Instructor Candidate Packet, and NRA Basic Shotgun Shooting course student packet." (Source

NRA Instructor Shotgun Shooting Course is an instructor level course that can be taken after completing the BIT class. The Instructor Shotgun Shooting Course is eleven hours of instructions on safe gun handing, gun parts and their function, ammunition, shooting positions, and teaching methods. Candidates are expected to apply their lessons learned in BIT in giving lessons and presenting demonstrations. This is a “hands on” class taught by NRA Training Counselors in “Total Participation and Involvement” method. The instructor candidates will give classroom lessons and demonstrations and concludes with teaching those lessons learned to their classmates at the range.

An NRA certified shotgun instructor is required to provide instruction for BSA shotgun shooting activities involving Boy Scouts, Venturer, and Sea Scouts. It is essential to be a certified instructor if you want to be a Merit Badge Counselor in the BSA Shooting Sports for firearms. This is an NRA Certification, not BSA, and will be conducted according to the NRA’s requirements. (NRA Course Catalog)

"An NRA certified shotgun instructor is required to provide instruction for BSA shotgun shooting activities involving Boy Scouts, Venturers, and Sea Scouts. The NRA shotgun instructor may teach the BSA 30-Minute Shotgun Briefing, the NRA FIRST Steps Shotgun Orientation, the Shotgun Shooting merit badge using the BSA Shotgun Shooting Merit Badge Teaching Guide, and the eight-hour NRA Basic Shotgun Course. The NRA shotgun instructor course is 11 hours and includes classroom and range activities with student teaching, evaluation, and testing. The course is conducted by an NRA training counselor." (National Shooting Sports Manual, No 30931, p65)

Shotgun Shooting Merit Badge Counselor: "The merit badge counselor is responsible for ensuring that all instruction or other activities involving any handling of firearms or live ammunition is consistent with state and federal law and supervised by a certified NCS shooting sports director or NRA Shotgun Instructor or Coach. Instruction or other activities involving handling muzzle-loading shotguns must be supervised by an NCS shooting sports director or NRA/NMLRA certified muzzle-loading shotgun instructor. Shooting must be supervised by an NRA-certified Range Safety Officer. If instruction and shooting are to occur at the same time, both the RSO and qualified instructor must be present. They may not be the same person. Note that commercial shooting ranges may provide RSOs." (BSA website). See the Guide to Safe Scouting: shooting sports section and the BSA National Shooting Sports Manual, for further details on shooting sports.
Length: 11 hours
Prerequisite: NRA Basic Instructor Training (BIT); NRA Basic Shotgun Shooting (ILT-BSS); possession of basic firearm safety and shooting skills; pre-course questionnaire; demonstrate firearm background in pre-course assessment exercises. 
Certification Length:


NRA Basic Pistol Shooting (ILT-BPS)

Description: "The NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting is intended for all individuals regardless of previous shooting experience or NRA-affiliation and is available for delivery in two ways. One option is the traditional, instructor-led course where you will receive direct instruction from an NRA-certified instructor from beginning to end. The other option has two components: a self-study or “eLearning module” which is completed online in your own timeframe and a hands-on practical portion conducted in a classroom and shooting range with an Instructor....Course topics include: gun safety rules, proper operation of revolvers and semi-automatic pistols, ammunition knowledge and selection, pistol selection and storage, shooting fundamentals, pistol inspection and maintenance, marksmanship, and shooting range safety. Additionally, students will complete live fire training and a nationally standardized shooting qualification while on the range with an NRA Certified Instructor. Students will receive the NRA Guide: Basics of Pistol Shooting handbook, take a Basics of Pistol Shooting Student Examination and receive a course completion certificate bearing the signature of the NRA Secretary and your NRA Certified Instructor." (Source
Length: 
Prerequisite: none 
Certification Length:

NRA Basic Pistol Instructor (BPI)

Description: This course teaches the knowledge, skills and attitude essential to organizing, promoting and teaching NRA’s Basic Pistol Shooting course. 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 Pistol Shooting Instructor Candidate Packet and NRA Basic Pistol Shooting course student packet. (Source)
Prerequisite: NRA Basic Instructor Training (BIT); NRA Basic Pistol Shooting (ILT-BPS); possession of basic firearm safety and shooting skills; pre-course questionnaire; demonstrate firearm background in pre-course assessment exercises. 
Length: 10 hours 
Certification Length:


NRA/BSA CO-OP Basic Muzzleloading (rifle only) (ILT-M-C)

Description: "Teaches the basic knowledge, skills, and attitude essential to the safe and efficient use of a muzzleloading guns. Instructors may focus the course on one specific discipline or a combination of disciplines. The course includes classroom instruction and time on a range shooting either muzzleloading rifle, muzzleloading shotgun, muzzleloading pistol, or a selected combination of these disciplines. (Source)
Length: 12 hours
Prerequisite: none
Certification Length:

NRA/BSA CO-OP Muzzleloading Instructor (rifle only) (MI-C)

Description: Teaches the knowledge, skills and attitude essential to organizing, promoting and teaching the NRA-NMLRA Basic Muzzleloading Rifle Shooting course.
Prerequisite: NRA Basic Instructor Training (BIT); NRA/BSA CO-OP Muzzleloading (rifle only) (ILT-M-C); possession of basic firearm safety and shooting skills; pre-course questionnaire; demonstrate firearm background in pre-course assessment exercises.
Length: 12 hours  
Certification Length:


Shooting Sports 101

Description: Shooting Sports 101 Training is typically held during the spring University of Scouting. Shooting sports is a popular activity in Scouts and there are many rules and regulations involved with the activity. This course introduces Scouters to the world of shooting sports in the BSA and provides participants with a better idea of how to incorporate shooting sports into the unit's program in compliance with the BSA Shooting Sports Manual.
Length: 1 hour
Prerequisite: none

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Shooting Merit Badge Fulfillment Class

Shooting Merit Badge Fulfillment Class is an opportunity for Scouts who have a partial merit badge in rifle or shotgun to complete the badge. Scouts typically receive a partial merit badge because they did not meet the minimum shooting score requirement, or did not clean a firearm. TThe Scout must bring documentation indicating the requirements already completed (e.g., blue card or documentation from the unit advancement or Scoutmaster). Instructors, RSOs, or other NRA members are needed to assist with the event. Please bring NRA credentials card. 

Merit Badge Fulfillment Classes

Conducting Shooting Sports on Private Land

The council camp shooting ranges can be reserved for district events (reserve through the district executive) and unit weekend programs. Units or districts that conduct shooting sports off council property must have the property inspected by the council's NRA Chief Range Safety Officer to determine if a public or private land is suitable for use as a shooting sports range. First the event's NRA range safety officer or range master must first evaluate the property to ensure that the meets all guidelines set forth in the Boy Scouts of America National Shooting Sports Manual and/or the NRA Range Source Book and then request a range inspection for rifle, shotgun, muzzleloading, pistol and archery ranges.

Request Range Inspection

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Contacts

Certified Volunteers

Find area certified range masters, archery instructors, range safety officers, and merit badge counselors (MBC).  Merit badge counselors can also be found in Scoutbook. Some volunteers are willing to help at unit, district or council events. This list is updated once a year, so some certifications may have expired.

Shooting Sports Contacts

Shooting Sports Communications

To keep up with the latest information, sign up to serve on the Shooting Sports Committee and follow the SHAC Shooting Sports Committee on Facebook.

Shooting Sports Committee Sign-up                 Facebook

Council Contacts

Royce Engler
Shooting Sports Event Registration
 shooting.chairman@gmail.com

Tony Franco
Cub Scout Shooting Sports Chair
 (713) 503-7373
 tvfranco@sbcglobal.net

 

Geno Aguilar
Shooting Sports Event Registration
 (713) 756-3304
 geno.aguilar@scouting.org

Brandon Lewis
Director of Support Service
 (713) 756-3319
 brandon.lewis@scouting.org

 

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