Open to the public and Scouter, Adults 21 years of age . Since 1871, a major objective of the National Rifle Association has been to provide education and training in the safe and proper use of firearms. Knowing how to shoot is an important requirement for NRA instructors, but you will also need to know how to teach others to shoot. 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. You will have the opportunity, at the end of the weekend, to sign-up for the RSO course.
For any currently BSA registered adult leader - This course is open to Cub Scout Leaders, Boy Scout Leaders and Venturing Advisors. This training certifies you as an NRA instructor. Your certification does allow you to take a Boy Scout troop to a range and sign off as a merit badge counselor for rifle or shotgun merit badges as long as you register as a BSA Merit Badge Counselor. However, you must also have NRA Range Safety Officer certification or have an RSO supervise the range activity at the SWFC ranges. You will have the opportunity, at the end of the weekend, to sign-up for the RSO course.
BSA Shooting Sports and SWFL Council Camp Guidelines and Policy for Youth/Adult Participation
Cub Scouts - Archery and BB gun shooting are restricted to day camps, Cub Scout/Webelos Scout resident camps, council-managed family camping programs, or to council activities where there are properly trained and council approved supervisors. Must have Council Approved BB Range Master OR Archery Range Master AND a Line Instructor for respective ranges.
Boy Scouts/Venturers - .22 rifle and shotgun shooting on council property is restricted to supervision by properly trained and council approved supervisors. Must have Council Approved & Certified NRA Line Instructor & N.R.A. Range Safety Officer.
You may register online or by downloading the APPLICATION. You may pay with credit card online OR by mail with a check by clicking the “Offline/mailbox” button, please remember to scroll to the bottom of the page to click on the “Make Payment/Save” button to lock in your registration.
This course is held at the Price-Sanders Scout Reservation in Punta Gorda.
Cancellation Policy: Once registration fees have been paid, an individual may become ill or otherwise be unable to attend an event. Since the event has already incurred expenses related to the activity such as program supplies, food, patches, etc., event fees are non-refundable & non-transferrable. An exception will be made if a request is received in writing or email (not phone) and submitted to the Southwest Florida Council Office by the individual no less than 24 hrs. before the date of the event. In some cases, only a partial refund can be made. Refunds for inclement weather will be made only if the event is cancelled.