NRA Training

NRA, USA Archery, Hunter's Education Training Opportunities

Adult Scouters who are currently registered with Boy Scouts of America are permitted to become a certified NRA Instructor and/or USA Archery Instructor. Listed below are the courses available, location, date and time.  To register click on the course you wish to register for.  On the registration window you will choose the date.  For more information and a copy of one of the training fliers, click below:

NRA Basic Instructor Training

Sessions are held multiple times throughout the year.  We currently conduct most Basic Instructor Trainings in two parts (Tuesday and Thursday nights).  We will start at 6:00 p.m. each evening and wrap-up around 10:00 p.m. each evening for the two-part courses.  You must attend both evenings to complete Basic Instructor Training.  All two-part courses are held at Naish Scout Reservation.

We are adding a one-day course to be held on Saturday, March 1 at the Heart of America Council Service Center.  We will start at 8:00 a.m. and wrap-up around 4:00 p.m.

Basic Instructor Training costs $15 and includes the cost of course materials only; no food is provided with this training.  This course is required before you take any firearm specific Instructor Training.

NRA Range Safety Officer Training

Sessions are held multiple times throughout the year.  We currently conduct Range Safety Officer Trainings in two parts (Tuesday and Thursday nights).  We will start at 6:00 p.m. each evening and wrap-up around 10:00 p.m. each evening.  You must attend both evenings to complete Range Safety Officer Training.  All courses are held at Naish Scout Reservation.  Range Safety Officer Training costs $35 and includes the cost of course materials only; no food is provided with this training.  There are no pre-requisites for this training.

NRA Firearm-specific Instructor Training

Sessions are held one to two times a year in the following disciplines: Rifle, Shotgun, Pistol, and Muzzle-loading.  Trainings run over the course of three days (Friday evening pre-course qualification from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m., all day Saturday from 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., and Sunday morning/early afternoon from 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.).  You must attend the full weekend to complete Instructor Training.  All courses are held at Naish Scout Reservation.  The course fee of $35 covers the cost of course materials and lunch on Saturday.  Participants must complete Basic Instructor Training before participating in a specific Instructor Training course.

Download the NRA Pre-Course Assessment/Questionnaire for Firearm-specific Instructor Training and complete it before arriving at your scheduled Instructor Training.

USA Archery Instructor Training

Sessions are held twice a year, once in the spring and once in the fall.  Training will run from 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. on Saturdays.  You must attend the whole day to complete training.  Participants must be at least 15 years of age to participate in this course.  All courses are held at Naish Scout Reservation.  The course fee of $30 covers the cost of all course materials and lunch on your training day.

  • Saturday, March 29, 2014: Register Online, $30 (CLOSED)
  • Saturday, September 13, 2014: Register Online, $30 (CLOSED)

Kansas Hunter's Education Field Day and Testing Session

Naish Scout Reservation will be hosting a Hunter's Education Field Day and Testing Session in 2014.  The date has yet to be scheduled.  Please check here for details when it is available.

Missouri Hunter's Education

We are working with the Department of Conservation for the state of Missouri to determine opportunities we have to offer this training.  Once we have details, we will post information online about these courses here.