Greater Tampa Bay Area Council - NRA Instructor Training Series - Spring 2021

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NRA Instructor Training Series - Spring 2021

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Become a part of the team that helps deliver shooting sports to our Scouts!  

A current NRA instructor who is on the Council Approved Shooting Sports Instriuctor list and current NRA Range Safety Officers (RSO)s are required for a unit to open a shooting sports range at a council property.   For more details visit: https://tampabayscouting.org/camps/camp-facilities-usage.  

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 attitude needed to organize and teach others.  

All participants must agree to assist the Greater Tampa Bay Area Council, or their home council, by staffing at least 2 Council or District shooting sports events per year for the next 2 years.   

To become an NRA instructor, you must complete the following:

  • Basic Rifle and Shotgun Instruction
  • Basic Instructor Training (B.I.T) and Range Safety Officer Training (RSO)
  • Rifle and Shotgun Qualifications 
  • Rifle and Shotgun Instructor Training

You must successfully complete EVERY session of this series to become an NRA instructor.

Session Information:

Location: Sand Hill Scout Reservation

Time: Friday 7:00 PM - Sunday 4:30 PM 

Cost: $350 for GTBAC Scouters, $400 for out of council Scouters.  Registration cost goes up by $25 after April 7.
Includes all course materials and supplies, overnight camping space and meals during the trainings.

Session Dates:

Basic Rifle and Shotgun Instruction - May 7-9, 2021

NRA RSO and BIT Training - May 14-16, 2021
(requires completion of Basic Rifle and Shotgun Instruction)

NRA Pistol, Rifle and Shotgun Qualification - May 21-23, 2021
(you must qualify for accuracy on rifle and shotgun)

NRA Rifle and Shotgun Instructor Training - June 4-6, 2021
(requires completion of Basic Rifle and Shotgun Instruction, NRA RSO and BIT Training and qualification in rifle and shotgun)

NRA Pistol Basic and Pistol Instructor Training
This is a separate offering on June 11-13, 2021.  Please register separately for this course at https://scoutingevent.com/089-43581

Important Notes:

  • Registration deadline is two weeks before each course.  No walkups allowed.
  • Course size is limited, so register early to guarantee your space
  • All participants must be currently registered with the BSA
  • All firearms and ammunition are provided.  You may NOT bring your own firearms.
  • NRA Instructor Certification fees (currently $30 members/$50 non-members) are paid directly to the NRA via their online site by the candidate.  NRA membership is recommended but not required.

If you have any questions, please email GTBAC.ShootingSports@gmail.com

COVID Information

Council event attendees, including participants and staff, are required to comply with the Council's current COVID protocols. Failure to do so will result in removal from Council properties and/or events and forfeiture of event registration fees.

All participants must submit a pre-medical event checklist and waiver upon entry, All participants will be health screened upon entry.

All Participants must bring a current BSA Medical form (download here). 

The Greater Tampa Bay Area Council is committed to offer our Scouts fun and quality programs in a safe manner.  We are adhering to the CDC and ACA (American Camp Association) guidelines as well as working closely with local Health Departments to provide a layered mitigation COVID strategy.  Our COVID mitigation strategies are being overseen by the Council Health Supervisor, a board-certified pediatrician.  For a complete and up to date list of our COVID-19 mitigation procedures, please visit: https://tampabayscouting.org/covid-mitigation-procedures.

In the case of a positive COVID result among participants at an event, GTBAC will follow the guidance of the local Health Department, which may include cancellation or closure of the event or facility.

Contact
When & Where
Basic Rifle and Shotgun Instruction
Sand Hill Scout Reservation
Friday 05-07-2021 7:00 PM ET to
Sunday 05-09-2021 4:30 PM ET
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NRA RSO and BIT Training
Sand Hill Scout Reservation
Friday 05-14-2021 7:00 PM ET to
Sunday 05-16-2021 4:30 PM ET
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NRA Rifle and Shotgun Qualification Day
Sand Hill Scout Reservation
Friday 05-21-2021 7:00 PM ET to
Sunday 05-23-2021 4:30 PM ET
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NRA Rifle and Shotgun Instructor Training
Sand Hill Scout Reservation
Friday 06-04-2021 7:00 PM ET to
Sunday 06-06-2021 4:30 PM ET
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