Chester County Council - NRA Muzzleloading Instructor Course

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NRA Muzzleloading Instructor Course

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NRA Muzzleloading Instructor Course

A National Rifle Association(NRA)-National Muzzleloading Rifle Association(NMLRA) Muzzleloading Instructor course will be conducted the weekend of March 15, 16, and 17, 2024

Who: Scout Leaders, at least 21 years of age who are US Citizens or possess a Green Card.  Candidates must have a solid background in firearm safety and be able to demonstrate good muzzleloading shooting skills and safety.  

What:  On successful completion, candidates will receive an NRA Instructors Rating in Muzzleloading, which is required by BSA to supervise muzzleloading rifle shooting.  The course consists of 3 segments:  Basic Instructor Training, Basic Muzzleloading Training, and Muzzleloading Instructor Training. 

When:  The course will consist of about 23 - 24 hours of classroom and range training.  The course will begin sharply at 5pm Friday March 15th, and should conclude around noon on Sunday March 17th.  (Rough Schedule:  Friday, arrival and set up 4:30pm, with class instruction 5pm to 12pm, Saturday 8am to 6pm and Sunday 8am to noon)

Where:  The course will be held in Rothrock Lodge at Camp Horseshoe. Participants are welcome to camp overnight.  Meals will be provided for Saturday breakfast, lunch and dinner, and Sunday breakfast.  Snacks will be provided for Friday and Saturday nights.  Friday night dinner will not be provided, so you will need to eat first or pack your dinner.

Cost:  Cost for this training is $200.  The course fee includes lodging, training materials and supplies, meals and snacks.

Registration and Payment is on-line via the Council website and calendar.

Class size is limited, so only the first 12 qualified applicants can be accepted.  You must be present for and complete the entire course in order to be eligible for certification.

Refund policy:

100% refund if cancelled by February 9.

Refund after February 9, only if a qualified replacement is found to take your place.

NRA-NMLRA Muzzleloading Instructor Training Course

Pre-Course Application and Questionnaire

March 15, 16 and 17, 2024

The NRA-NMLRA Instructor Training Course is designed to teach you how to teach others to shoot using NRA-NMLRA lesson plans and training methods.  The course is not designed to improve your shooting skills.  Possession of basic firearm safety and muzzleloading shooting skills is a prerequisite for certification as an instructor.  You will need to demonstrate your muzzleloading rifle skills during course participation and training exercises and pass certification exams.

The NRA Training Counselor who conducts your course will make a recommendation to the NRA concerning your certification based on an evaluation of your knowledge, skills, and attitude.  You will be asked to demonstrate your organizational and teaching skills through participation in several practical exercises during the course of your training.  However, attendance at the course, or a passing grade on the examination, does not guarantee that you will receive the recommendation of the NRA Training Counselor.

Initial Instructor Credentials are valid for two years.  After completion of the second year, instructors will need to have reported training at and completed an online NRA Trainer Refresher course to recertify.  Recertification will be required every other year.

Instructors must have a valid email address and be registered at  They must remain current on NRA policies and procedures by thoroughly reviewing the NRA Training Department Update email blasts, and visiting the NRA Blog at:


When & Where
Camp Horseshoe
Friday 03-15-2024 5:00 PM ET to
Sunday 03-17-2024 1:00 PM ET Past
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