In conjunction with the Bay-Lakes Council's Growing Future Leaders, the Shooting Sports Committee has a plan for the future. The goal of this plan is to develop more interest in the Shooting Sports as a year round program. Implementation begins with training more people to become NRA Certified Instructors and Range Safety Officers. Our camps support rifle, shotgun, pistol and muzzleloader shooting. 

The BSA National Shooting Sports Manual and the Bay-Lakes Council Shooting Sports Standard Operating Procedures mandate that a minimum of two trained individuals be present during any Scouting firearms use. One must be an NRA Certified Instructor in the shooting discipline used. The other must be an NRA Range Safety Officer. Individual shooting disciplines may require more than the minimum two individuals to be present.

There are classes scheduled in 2018. 

NRA Basic Pistol Training 

This is a prerequisite for the NRA Basic Pistol Instructor training on May 4-6,  2018. The training will be at Bear Paw Scout Camp. The date is March 17, 2018.  


NRA Basic Instructor Training

NRA Certified Basic Rifle and NRA Certified Basic Shotgun Instructor classes will be held at Bear Paw Scout Camp. The dates are April 19-22, 2018.


NRA Basic Instructor Training and NRA Certified Basic Pistol Instructor Training

Training will be held at Bear Paw Scout Camp on May 4-6, 2018.


NRA Range Safety Officer Training

Training will be help at Bear Paw Scout Camp May 18-20, 2018.


NRA/NMLRA Basic Instructor Training

NRA/NMLRA Certified Muzzleloading Instructor will be held at Bear Paw Scout Camp on October 18-20, 2018.

The classes are offered at a reduced price to make the training available to more individuals. The candidates for these classes will be asked to commit to teaching Merit Badge class at cost for two years. Details of the commitment will be provided to potential candidates.

If you have questions, please contact Don Ascher at (920) 857-8044 or e-mail


2555 Northern Rd.
P.O. Box 267
Appleton, WI 54914

phone: (920) 734-5705

Hours of Operation:
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Closed Sat. & Sun.


2555 Northern Rd.
Appleton, WI 54914
phone: (920) 831-9504

Hours of Operation:
9:00 am - 6:00 p.m. (M-F)
10:00 am - 1:00 p.m. (Sat.)
Closed Sun.


1230 Main St.
Green Bay, WI 54302

phone: (920) 438-3999

Hours of Operation:
9:30 am - 6:00 p.m. (M-F)
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Closed Sun.