Chester County Council - NRA Rifle Instructor Course

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NRA Rifle Instructor Course

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Rifle Instructors Needed for Camp Horseshoe and Camp Ware Rangemaster Program

A National Rifle Association Certified Rifle Instructor course will be conducted the weekend of October 4, 5 and 6, 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 rifle shooting skills and safety.  

What:  On successful completion, candidates will receive a National Rifle Association Instructors Rating in Certified Rifle, which is required by BSA to supervise 22 cal. rifle shooting.  NRA Certified Rifle Instructors are also qualified to supervise BB gun shooting.  The course consists of 3 segments:  Basic Instructor Training, Basic Rifle Training, and Certified Rifle 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 October 4th, and should conclude around 1pm on Sunday October 7th.  (Rough Schedule:  Friday, arrival and set up 4:30pm, with class instruction 5pm to 12pm, Saturday 7am to 6pm and Sunday 8am to 1pm)

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 $205.  The course fee includes lodging, training materials and supplies, meals and snacks.  Last date to sign up September 6,

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

Class size is limited, so only the first 16 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 September 6.

Refund after September 6, only if a qualified replacement is found to take your place.

Please complete the Pre-Course Application and Questionnaire


When & Where
Camp Horseshoe
Friday 10-04-2024 5:00 PM ET to
Sunday 10-06-2024 1:00 PM ET
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