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BSA/NRA Basic & Instructor Courses

BSA/NRA Basic & Instructor Courses
Last Day To Register
11/19/2020 11:55 PM
3269 Boy Scout Camp Rd
Yanceyville, NC 27379, US
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WHERE:                         Cherokee Scout Reservation, Yanceyville, NC

                                                (3269 Boy Scout Camp Rd, Yanceyville, NC 27379)


WHO MAY ATTEND:  Any registered Adult BSA Leader. This course certifies you as an NRA instructor. Your Instructor certification does allow you to take a troop to an approved range and sign off as a merit badge counselor for rifle or shotgun merit badges as long as you register as a BSA Merit Badge Counselor. However, you must also have an NRA Range Safety Officer supervise the range shooting activity with you and follow all rules and regulations outlined in the BSA shooting sports manual. 


NRA PRE-QUALIFICATIONS:  To determine your skill set level, a score of at least 80% must be achieved on a pre-qualification practical exercise test prior to completion of the course. This score is not hard to achieve if you have any previous shooting experience. NRA Basic Instructor Training certification is required if not taken within the last within 24 months.



  1. NRA Basic Shooting Course – Prerequisite Specific; either Rifle or Shotgun
    Friday 9:00 – 5:00pm; Course: Includes Classroom and Range performance.
  2. NRA Basic Instructor Trainer (BIT)- Mandatory w/in 24 months.
    Saturday 8:00 - 3:00 pm;  Course: Classroom Instruction
  3. Instructor Rating Course per Discipline:

Saturday 2:45 check-in; 3:00-6:00 pm Course Discipline: Classroom Instruction
Sunday 8:00 - 5:00pm, Course Discipline: Range Practical Exercises and Exam

COST: (See registration form for specifics)

Price includes meals, ammunition, firearm use and classroom materials. These prices are roughly half of the average being charged by public instructors throughout the region for NRA Instructor Rating certification classes. Registered Scouting participants will be housed in camp tents, if needed, on Friday and Saturday night.


Prices do not include NRA membership fees or fees associated with each discipline to be an instructor.

The fees due to the NRA to be registered as an instructor are your financial responsibility. You must pay these fees in order to teach as an NRA Instructor.  Upon completion of your course, you will be directed to pay online directly to the NRA.


REGISTRATION INFORMATION: (Registration Closed: November 19 – Min 5 students, Max 14 Students)

The registration deadline is established to allow us ample time for supplies to arrive. Please contact us with any questions you may have regarding the course. Payment is due with registration.  Training Guide will be sent via email to all registered participants. Training Guide will include course syllabus, weekend schedule, food arrangements etc.

Online registration access is available through the council website:

For questions regarding the course content, please contact:                                                                                     

NRA Training Counselors

Rick Dunnuck

Michael Holt





COURSE NAME:                                                                                                                              FEE


Basic Instructor Trainer Course (BIT);      Within 24 months ⃝                           YES;  I will attend   ⃝  $30
(One-Time Attendance)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       


Instructor Course Discipline                                                              

(You May Only Take One Discipline Course Per Weekend)

            1) Rifle Basic Shooting and Instructor Rating – Dec 4-6                        ⃝ $220

            2) Shotgun Basic Shooting and Instructor Rating – Dec 4-6                 ⃝ $220                           


         Old North State Council BSA



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$30.00 per Basic Instructor Trainer Course
$220.00 per Rifle Basic Shooting and Instructor Rating
$220.00 per Shotgun Basic Shooting and Instructor Rating

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