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Fall 2011 Shooting Sports Training

In an effort to enhance Shooting Sports in Tecumseh Council, Venture Crew 71 is sponsoring and conducting the following training courses for certifications required by BSA to run the various shooting ranges and activities at Camp Birch and shooting activities allowed at unit, district and council levels through the council.  All shooting activities must be supervised by properly certified adults.  BB and Archery ranges must be supervised by BSA certified adults.  Rifle and shotgun ranges must be supervised by an NRA certified Range Safety Officers and NRA Certified Instructors for the discipline being fired must be present.  They may not be the same person.  Many Packs, Troops, and Venture Crews want to participate in shooting sports activities throughout the year and we need properly certified adults to enable these activities.  These courses are presented by NRA Certified Instructors and Training Counselors and BSA certified Shooting Sports Directors.  All the courses will be held at Camp Birch either at the training lodge or the Turner Building depending on the number of participants that sign up.  The basic courses are open to all scouts, venturers, and scouters.  The instructor course is open to adults and youth age 14 or older.  Youth ages 13-17 may become NRA Apprentice Instructors.  Youth ages 18-20 may become NRA Assistant Instructors.  Only adults age 21 and older may become NRA Instructors.  Depending upon the response the class sizes may have to be limited.  For any questions, or to sign up, contact Ray Blowers at (937) 429-2191 or [Click for member's page]. All reservations must be made four (4) weeks prior to the course so that we may order sufficient materials and supplies.  Payment will be by cash or check at the door.

BSA Cub Scout Adult BB and Archery Range Training

Cub Scouts are only allowed to shoot archery and/or BB guns at council sponsored events.  These events must be supervised by BSA certified adults.  This course is given to certify adults to supervise the Archery and BB gun ranges for Tecumseh Council sponsored Cub Scout activities. This course will be offered on October 1, 2011 at a cost of $15 per participant.  The class will start at 8:30 a.m. and last until 5 p.m.  Participants should bring a sack lunch.  All supplies for the course will be furnished.

Range Safety Officer (RSO) Training

This is the NRA Range Safety Officer (RSO) Course which when passed results in certification as a Range Safety Officer. This course will include the NRA Home Firearm Safety course.  This course will be offered on  October 8, 2011 at a cost of $60 per participant.  The class will start at 8:30 a.m. and last until 5 p.m.  Participants should bring a sack lunch.  All supplies for the course will be furnished.  Hands-on range RSO experience will be necessary during the NRA Basic Rifle course and/or the NRA Basic Pistol course in the following weeks.

Basic Rifle Shooting Training

This is the NRA Basic Rifle Shooting course.  This course, and a level of firearms pre-qualification, are prerequisites for the NRA Rifle Instructor course.  The pre-qualification will be included in this course.  This course will be offered on October 15, 2011 at a cost of $35 per participant.  The class will start at 8:30 a.m. and last until 5 p.m.  Due to the length of the course it may have to be extended to the following day.  Participants should bring a sack lunch.  All supplies for the course will be furnished. 

Rifle Instructor Training

This is he NRA Rifle Instructor course which if passed results in recommendation for certification as an NRA Rifle Instructor.  This course includes the NRA Basic Instructor Training.  The NRA Basic Rifle Shooting course and a level of shooting pre-qualification are prerequisites for this course.  The pre-qualification will be accomplished during the Basic Rifle Course.  This course will be offered on October 29, 2011 at a cost of $65 per participant.  The class will start at 8:30 a.m. and last until 5 p.m.  Due to the length of the course it may have to be extended to the following day.  Participants should bring a sack lunch.  All supplies for the course will be furnished. 

Home Firearm Safety Training

This is the NRA Home Firearm Safety Course.  It will be held in conjunction with the NRA RSO course above (October 8, 2011).

Basic Pistol Shooting/Concealed Carry Training

This is the NRA Basic Pistol Shooting course.  Completion of this course is required for venturers to be allowed to shoot pistols.  The completion of this course may be presented to the local sheriff as qualification for Ohio’s concealed carry permit after additional shooting is accomplished.  This course will be offered on  November 5, 2011 at a cost of $35 per Basic participant and $60 for Concealed Carry participant.  The class will start at 8:30 a.m. and last until 5 p.m.  Participants should bring a sack lunch.  Due to the length of the course it may have to be extended to the following day.  Additional shooting will be required of the Concealed Carry participants at another time to be scheduled during the class (perhaps the following day).  Basic participants will shoot furnished 22 cal pistols and ammunition.  Concealed Carry participants may shoot the furnished pistols and ammunition or may bring their own firearms and 200 rounds of ammunition if not 22 long rifle caliber.

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