Circle Ten Council - 2023 Shooting Sports NRA Shotgun Instructor Classes

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2023 Shooting Sports NRA Shotgun Instructor Classes

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 NRA Shotgun Instructor 

The NRA Shotgun Instructor Training class is designed to develop NRA Certified Instructors who possess the knowledge, skills, and attitude necessary to conduct the NRA Basic Shotgun Shooting Course. NRA Shotgun Instructor Training begins with the NRA Basic Shotgun Shooting class, which must be completed first. Both classes together form the required course for NRA Shotgun Instructor certification. While we do teach the basic class, the students should have some experience with Shotgun shooting. The class is not designed to take someone with no shooting expierence and turn them into a qualified instructor for that type of firearm. 

Read the WHOLE Text, there is very important information listed in it that will be critical for you to signup and attend this course!

 You must already have taken and passed the NRA BIT (Basic Instructor Training) course within the last two years prior to attending this class. If you do not have your BIT Rating when you come to class you can not take the class and will have to go home. There is a BIT class scheduled prior to this class. You should register first for it to make sure there is space before you register for this class. You do not have have taken the class before you signup for this class, only have taken in before you come to this class. If you don't see a BIT class on the events page in Black Pug, that means you have missed the class proceeding the session of this instructor class. Black Pug displays events in calendar order, so after the BIT class for this round, that class gets displayed much farther down the list of classes. If this is the case you will need to start the instructor class process after the next BIT class. You can use the search feature on the Event listing page by searching for the words Shooting Sports, this will show all our classes and hide most of the other events in the council.

If you are already have a NRA Instructor rating, then you have the BIT rating, but the BIT Class you took to get that rating has to be within the proceeding two years of this classes date.  

If all you have is RSO, then you MUST take the BIT class before you take this class. You can signup for the class if you have signed up for the BIT class but haven't taken it yet. You must have BIT by the time you attend this class.

You will not be registered in the class until you complete the payment for the class.

Register for only One Session. If a session shows as "SOLD OUT", that class is full. You should then register another session that will fit your schedule to attend. In the event we get a cancellation for a class, we will email all participants in the future classes and the first to respond will be moved to that class. The chances of this happening to any particular person is small. Our classes fill up quick, and we have few cancellations. But they do happen, if so we would like to fill those spots due to the demand for the classes. If you are already registered and paid, this will be easier than managing a waitlist for a class that likely will not be used. Do not just show up at a class hoping you will get in, you will be turned away. Walk-ins are not accepted.

Registration for the class closes Wednesday, the week of the class.

To register for a class, fill out the registrant section of the registration form. Once all the required questions (boxes with the red text above) are filled in, you can then click on the Checkout Tab, and complete payment for the class. Only after you've done all this and paid, is your registration for the class complete.  

If you have any problems or questions contact 

Class runs from 6pm to 10pm on Friday, 8 am to 5 pm on Saturday, and Sunday 8 am to 4 pm (or when we are done and the room is cleaned up).
Classes are now held in the Range Classroom.


If you have any questions, please contact 


Winter Shotgun Instructor: February 17 - 19, 2023

  • Location: Camp James Ray, 2026 Mill Creek Rd., Pottsboro, TX 75076
  • Registration closes Wednesday, February 15 at 11:00 p.m.

Spring Shotgun Instructor: May 19 - 21, 2023

  • Location: Camp Wisdom, 6400 Red Bird Ln., Dallas, TX 75236
  • Registration closes Wednesday, April 19 at 11:00 p.m.

Fall Shotgun Instructor: October 20 - 22, 2023

  • Location: Camp Wisdom, 6400 Red Bird Ln., Dallas, TX 75236
  • Registration closes Wednesday, September 13, 2023 at 11:00 p.m.


BSA Registered Adult: $120

Cancellations: All cancellations must follow the Circle Ten Council Cancellation & Refund Policy (see under Attachments)

Event Details

  • Check-in: 6:00 p.m. at the Range Classrom
  • Session Times: Friday at 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m., Saturday at 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., and Sunday at 8:00 a.m. - Sunday at 4:00 p.m. (or when class is completed and the room is cleaned up).
  • Meals: Meals are not provided


  • Accomodations are available, if needed, and are included in the fee. Participants at the Camp James Ray training will camp at Cedar campsite. Participants at the Camp Wisdom trainings will camp at Eisenhower campsite. Please bring your own camping gear.
  • Dorm accommodations: Please contact Paula Bramble at to request and pay for a room (if available). Cost is $25 per night for a dorm at Camp Wisdom and $50 per night for a dorm at Camp James Ray.

Document Required at Check-in

When & Where
Spring Shotgun Instructor
Camp Wisdom/Billy Sowell Scout Camp/Shirley Sowell Cub World
Friday 05-19-2023 6:00 PM CT to
Sunday 05-21-2023 5:00 PM CT
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Fall Shotgun Instructor
Camp Wisdom/Billy Sowell Scout Camp/Shirley Sowell Cub World
Friday 10-20-2023 6:00 PM CT to
Sunday 10-22-2023 5:00 PM CT
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Winter Shotgun Instructor
Camp James Ray
Friday 02-17-2023 6:00 PM CT to
Sunday 02-19-2023 5:00 PM CT Past
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