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NRA Training Weekend

Event Details

NRA Instructor Training

April 21-23, 2022

Join us this weekend for NRA Instructor Certification Training led by Billy Hartsfield. We will be training on how to teach others to safely operate a rifle and shotgun and how to operate both ranges.   This certification is good for 2 years. Must be age 21 or over.

COST: $150 per person for all three certifications, $55 per certification if only need one or two. Basic Instructor Training is required for all firearm certifications.


This weekend will include:

  • Basic Instructor Training (6 hours) (Friday Night)
  • Rifle Instructor Training Course (9 hours) (Saturday Only)
  • Shotgun Instructor Training Course (9 hours) (Sunday Only)


  • Friday at the Council Office - BIT (Basic Instructor Training) 6:00pm to 10:00pm 
  • Saturday at Wallwood Boy Scout Reservation Dining Hall - 8am to 1pm. Range time from 1pm to 5pm
    • **Saturday Night Accommodations are available for no extra fee upon request**
  • Sunday at Wallwood Boy Scout Reservation Dining Hall - 8am to 1pm. Range time from 1pm to 5pm


  • Ammo and Supplies
  • Course Materials


**Please do not bring personal ammunition. Firearms and ammo will be provided.**

  • Food is not provided, so please plan to bring your own lunch.
  • Camp chairs - recommended
  • Personal items
  • Notebook/pens
  • Raingear
  • Snacks
  • BSA Medical Form A and B

PREREQUISITE:  Shooting qualification is required prior to the NRA weekend for rifle and shotgun. Course attendees must participate in the NRA Prequalification Shoot on Saturday, April 15 from 10 am to 1 pm at Wallwood. If you cannot attend this event but are still interested in obtaining a shooting sports certification, please contact Charlie Boyle at to discuss. Note: If you are already an NRA Certified Instructor in rifle or shotgun and need a renewal, please contact Charlie with your credentials so we can add you to the list of course instructors.

If you are a NRA instructor or BSA certified instructor and you'd like to become involved in this event as a trainer or on the Shooting Sports Committee, please reach out to Charles Boyle at and Billy Hartsfield at

When & Where
Wallwood Boy Scout Reservation
Friday 04-21-2023 12:00 AM ET to
Sunday 04-23-2023 11:59 PM ET Past
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