Glacier's Edge Council - NRA Basic Shotgun Course

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NRA Basic Shotgun Course

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Glaciers Edge Council Sponsored NRA Basic Shotgun Course


This course certifies that you have completed NRA’s basic Shotgun and are now eligible to take NRA’s Instructor level course in the disciplines of Shotgun.  This course is required before taking NRA Shotgun Instructor courses. NRA Instructor courses will be available in Spring 2023.

Your future Instructor certification does allow you to participate as part of a shooting sports staff at a BSA shooting event and sign up to become a merit badge counselor in the discipline you complete.  Having both Shotgun and Rifle Instructor certification allows you to be eligible to attend National Camp School  

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This course teaches the basic knowledge, skills, and attitude for the safe and proper use of a shotgun in shooting a moving target.

More Details: This course is at least 10 hours long and includes classroom and range time learning how to shoot shotguns at moving targets. Students learn NRA’s rules for safe gun handling; shotgun parts and operation; shotgun shell components; shotgun shell malfunctions; shooting fundamentals; range rules; shooting at straight away and angled targets; cleaning; and continued opportunities for skill development. Students will receive the Basics of Shotgun Shooting handbook, NRA Gun Safety Rules brochure, Winchester/NRA Marksmanship Qualification booklet, take a Basics of Shotgun Shooting Student Examination, and receive a course completion certificate.


Open to Scouters and non-Scouters 18 years of age and older. Also open to Venture Scouts

When and Where:

Saturday December 3 at Deerfield Rod and Gun Club, 4372 Rod and Gun Rd, Deerfield, WI 53531

Check-in 8:00 am. Course will run to 6:00 pm


Registered Glacier’s Edge Scouters $60; Out of Council Scouters $85
Fee includes course materials, ammunition, lunch and refreshments. The course will provide guns and ammunition. Participants may bring their own gun and ammunition and save $20 on their registration fee.

For More information contact Scott Johnson, GEC Shooting Sports Chair,, phone or text 608-347-4539

When & Where
NRA Basic Shotgun Course
Deerfield Rod and Gun Club
Saturday 12-03-2022
8:00 AM CT to 6:00 PM CT Past
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