- As part of the developing the Troop
calendar for the year, have the Patrol Leaders Council (PLC) set a date
that they want to participate in a shooting sports activity, with
alternative dates in case the range is busy. Be sure to check on the
Council and District calendars to ensure there are no conflicts and
Reserve the Range (Note:
if you do your planning and schedule months in advance, you are more
likely to get the dates you want). Review the
Shooting Sports Range and Equipment Application
- If you plan to reserve the range(s)at Lost Pines, go to the
Note: There is a fee for use of each range which
includes council archery or firearms. The fee for the rifle range
is $100 for a half day. This fee includes 8 rifles, eye and ear
protection, range flag and a cleaning kit. It does not include
ammunition or targets.
- If your Troop does not have an NRA
Instructor or you do not know one, contact first your District Shooting
Sports Liaison (view
names). If that individual
can't help contact
Bill Bryson, Council Shooting Sports Chair; or
Roy Kleinsasser (archery) and ask if they can arrange an instructor of the
selected date(s). Go to
website for e-mail addresses. At least a six week lead time is
recommended for securing an instructor. Units will need
both an NRA instructor and an NRA Range Safety Officer on the range.
Note: The Council Shooting
Sports Committee schedules NRA Rifle and Shotgun Instructor Courses each
year as well as a National Archery Association Basic Instructor course.
Consider having an adult from your Troop or a group of troops becoming
certified so that you have a resource when you need one.