Shooting Sports Committee Trainings

This page is dedicated to all scouts and scouters that are looking to learn the safe handling of any firearm. Below are links to help assist you in training yourself as well as your scouts. 

Classes for firearms and archery instructors are offered at various times, and locations, during the year. Please check back from time to time for the latest information. Or email Harry at 

for additional information. 

USA Archery Level 1 Archery Instructor Training: for additional information please contact James Collins at .

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March 19th at Pouch

NRA Shotgun instructor or NRA RSO Training

April 1-3 at TMR

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April 24 at TMR

USA Archery Level 1 Instructor Certification


Course Name: USA Archery Level 1 Instructor Online Course. Students must successfully pass the USA Archery Level 1 Instructor Certification online course, including the online exam. This Must be completed by March 7,2022 to attend the in-person session.

Cost: $100         Online Course Cost: $40 (plus sales tax as applicable by state)

Practical Course Cost: $60 This includes Whistle, Stretch Bands, E-Z Bowstringer and BSA SSM excerpts pertaining to Archery.

Practical Course Length:  5 Hours at Pouch Scout Camp March 19 (rain date of the 20th.), 2022 with a 8:30 am start    OR AT 

or the TMR option                5 Hours at TMR (Camp Kewoa) April 24, 2022 with a 9:30 am start 

You do not need to attend both locations, just one.

 Certification Period: Three years from the date of the course completion. plus USA Archery Membership if you chose to sign up for which is $60 (This is not required, this is not included). There is a link for more information on USA Archery or National Field Archery Association Membership and fees. OR


· Minimum Age: 15 (A student who is 14 years old and within 30 days of his or her 15th birthday may take the Level 1 Archery Instructor Certification course.)


· Qualified to be the lead Instructor for an Explore Archery Program

· Eligible for USA Archery insurance coverage. See USA Archery Insurance page for requirements**.

· All Level 1 Instructors who assist in a USA Archery Club are required to obtain a Range Pass.$90(This is not required, this is not included).

· Access to exclusive video content in the USA Archery Membership Dashboard.

Firearms Instructor Training


Range Safety Officer (RSO) course 

WHERE: Ten Mile River Scout Reservation, Headquarters Hearst Cabin 

WHEN:  Saturday April 2, 2022 

TIME:  8:00am-5:00pm 

COST:  $125.00 

Registration will begin at 7:30am and the course will start promptly at 8:00am 

registration closes Tuesday March 1, 2022 

This course will be limited to 15 participants 

What’s included: All materials needed for the course, Lunch, Dinner and light snacks. 

For further information, as well as payment information,  contact Tony Raco 845-492-2148 

Please complete the attached registration form and email it back to Tony Raco 

Shotgun Instructor Training



Ten Mile River Scout Camps

April 1-3, 2022

The Shooting Sports Committee of Greater New York Council’s, in cooperation with members of its Shooting Sports Association, is pleased to announce its 14th annual Firearms Instructor Training Weekend.

Training will be offered on the above weekend that will lead to becoming an NRA certified Shotgun Instructor. A Basic Instructor Training Course (BIT), which is required for all new instructors, and instructors who have not taken a BIT course within the last two years, will also be conducted on these weekends.

Additionally, we will be conducting, as required by the NRA, a “Basic Shotgun” course, via Zoom presentations prior to our weekend. This training is mandatory to become an instructor.

Our classroom training will be conducted in the Health Lodge. This is also where you will bunk, and all of our meals will be served. 

Ten Mile River Scout Camps is located at 1481 Crystal Lake Road, Narrowsburg, NY 12764. When you turn into camp proceed to the Health Lodge for check-in.

Cost: The cost of each weekend for adults will be $300.00, and $100.00 for those under 21 years of age. (A discount is available to individuals who plan to be working on a TMR camp staff this summer.) This basically covers all your weekend expenses. The only thing it doesn’t cover is your NRA certification fees, which are minimal, and which you pay directly to the NRA. 

Your certifications will be good for two years before they need to be renewed. The renewal fee for NRA members is $30.00, and no additional training is required. NRA membership is not required to take this training, but it is recommended. You can become a member by logging onto the NRA instructor web site at: or their main site at:

If interested in attending this training weekend please forward your check by March 1, 2022. Checks should be made payable to: Shooting Sports Assn, and forwarded to:

Thomas F. Maher

79-25 150th Street, Apt C-9

Flushing, NY 11367

You will also need to complete the attached “Firearms Instructor Training Registration Form.” This information is required in order to sign you up with the NRA for this training.

General Information:

While this training is available to all, slots are limited. First priority will be given to those adults scheduled to serve as a Shooting Sports Director, or an Assistant Instructor, on a summer camp staff.

Those individuals not selected to attend this training, due to lack of space, will receive a full refund.   

Our training is conducted rain or shine so come prepared. Be prepared for mud. 

You’ll be bunking in the Health Lodge, but you’ll need to bring the basics, ie, sleeping bag or a blanket and sheets, a pillow, and a wash kit. Dress is casual. Scout uniforms are not required.

It is suggested that you arrive in camp on Friday night as training will begin at 8am on Saturday.

LIVE AMMUNATION IS NOT ALLOWED in the classroom, or any of the cabins.

Tentative Weekend Schedule:


Our goal is to complete all training by late afternoon on Sunday. 

Additional Requirements / Restrictions:

Please bring a mask so we can comply with COVID restrictions.

Please complete COVID Symptoms Screening Survey, and parts AB of Medical Form, and bring both documents to camp. Note: Doctor’s signature on medical form not required.

Minimum age to attend this training is 15 years of age.

All candidates must be U.S. Citizens.  

Questions concerning this training should be directed to James Collins at: