NRA Rifle & Shotgun Instructor Training

NRA Rifle & Shotgun Instructor Training
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N2992 Gardner Dam Road
White Lake, WI 54491, US
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This course is open to all scouters 21 and older who have an interest in firearms, shooting, and helping the scouts with the merit badge program. The goal of this program is to develop instructors to teach the Rifle and Shotgun Merit Badge.

The training consists of:

  • Basic Instructor Training (approx. 6 hrs.)
  • Basic Rifle (approx. 14 hrs.)
  • Basic Shotgun (approx. 14 hrs.)

All the training will be completed during that weekend including range work. 

At the beginning of the NRA Instructor Training Course, you will receive from your NRA Appointed Training Counselor, the appropriate NRA Course Outlines and Lesson Plans for the disciplines for Rifle & Shotgun, the appropriate NRA Basic Student Handbook and other manuals used in NRA Basic courses. The NRA Training Counselor who conducts your course will make a recommendation to NRA Training Department concerning your certification base on an evaluation of your knowledge, skill and attitude. You will be asked to demonstrate your organizational and teaching skills through participation in several practical exercises during the course of your training.

A minimum score of 90 percent is required for certified instructor applicants. Attendance at the course and a passing grade on the examination does not guarantee that you will receive the recommendation of the NRA Training Counselor. It is the Training counselor’s DUTY in the total evaluation process to see that you not only possess the knowledge and Skill, but that you also have the proper ATTITUDE to be an NRA Certified Instructor.

All Training will take place at the Gardner Dam Scout Camp in White Lake, WI. Participants will be staying overnight in the Wausau Homes Adventure Lodge. Please bring sleeping essentials and toiletries that will be needed for the stay. Meals will be included.

Complete the Pre-Course Instructor Form below and send to Jack Van Sistine. The Shotgun & Rifle Pre-Course forms, listed below, contain information on qualification guidelines and details on what to expect to occur at the event. These 2 forms may be filled out and sent along with the pre-course instructor form as well.

Pre-Course Instructor Form

Pre-Course Shotgun Form

Pre-Course Rifle Form


Please send only the payments, made payable to:

Bay-Lakes Council, BSA
2555 Northern Rd.
Appleton, WI 54912-0267


Send form(s) to:

Jack Van Sistine
788 Resort Rd
Suamico, WI 54173

If you have any questions contact Jack Van Sistine, Bay-Lakes Council Shooting Sports Committee Chairman.

Phone: 920-639-8131

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$250.00 per Participant
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2555 Northern Rd.
P.O. Box 267
Appleton, WI 54914

phone: (920) 734-5705

Hours of Operation:
8:00 am - 4:00 p.m. (M-F)
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)
10:00 am - 1:00 p.m. (Sat.)
Closed Sun.