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Rifle Instructor Course

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July 19-20 and continuing on July 26-27

Cost: $80.00

MUST BE 21 YEARS OR OLDER (See below for limited exception)

Description: This 25 hour course completes all requirements to become an NRA Rifle Instructor. The training includes both classroom and range time.  Students will complete a basic instructor training (BIT), basics of rifle shooting and rifle instructor training. Students must complete all sections to become certified.   

NOTE: This course is not for Cub Scout leaders who want to be certified as Cub BB gun range masters.  Also, if you have already taken the basic instructor training (BIT), after registering, inform Mr. Agnell and he will give you specific times to arrive so that you do not repeat BIT.

Limited Exception: Scouts under 21 who plan to work at winter or summer camp on the shooting range may attend and be certified as assistant or apprentice instructors, only with the prior approval of Mr. Agnell.


  • Friday, 7/19 will be from 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm at the Fickett Center. 
  • Saturday 7/20 will start at 8:30 AM and may end as late as 8:00 pm.  
  • Friday 7/26 at the Fickett Center from 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm.
  • Saturday7/27 will be on the rifle range at Lost Pines and in Hagan Lodge from 8:00 am - 6:00 pm.

Camping: There will be no camping for this course.

Class Size: This course is open to the first 20 who register and pay the $80 course fee.


Course requirements to be certified as an NRA Rifle Instructor:

1. Be a registered Scouter age 21 or over;

2. Attend the entire course;

3. Pass a written test and demonstrate shooting ability;

4. Each participant must commit to helping at least once each year with a Council, District, Troop or Venture shooting sports activity, not including their own unit.

There will be a $30 - $50 NRA certification fee at the end of the course, depending on whether you are an NRA member or not. 

Activity Location The Fickett Center, 12500 I-35, Austin, TX 78753: and at  Lost Pines Scout Reservation is at 785 FM 1441, Bastrop, TX 78602, US

For questions or additional information, please contact Bill Agnell at

When & Where
Register for the Entire Course Here
Council Service Center
Friday 07-19-2024
6:30 PM CT to 10:00 PM CT
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Classroom Part 2
Council Service Center
Saturday 07-20-2024
8:30 AM CT to 8:00 PM CT
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Classroom Part 3
Council Service Center
Friday 07-26-2024
6:30 PM CT to 10:00 PM CT
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Hands-On Session
Lost Pines Scout Reservation
Saturday 07-27-2024
8:00 AM CT to 6:00 PM CT
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