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Shooting Sports

The Shooting Sports Program strives to provide a safe and rewarding experience for Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, and Venture Crews. The proper KnowledgeSkill, and Attitude are emphasized by all Instructors, Coaches, and Range Safety Officers for all of the following discipline areas: Archery, BB Gun, Home Firearm Safety, Rifle, Shotgun, Muzzleloader, Pistol, and Tomahawk.

Interested in becoming an NRA/NAA Certified Instructor? Shooting Sports training courses are available, start the online registration process by selecting the course you would like to attend.

Visit the Denver Area Council Shooting Sports training page for detailed information on training progression, schedules, and enrollment.


Shooting Sports Bikeathalon - this event has been canceled

Saturday, October 22, 2016
9:00 am - 2:00 pm

The Shooting Sports Bikeathalon is a shooting and biking event. You will ride a defined course then shoot targets. Awards will be presented for the top three in each category. Shooting will include Rifle, Shotgun, and Archery.

The Bikeathalon will be held on Saturday, October 22, 2016, at Peaceful Valley Scout Ranch from 9:00 am - 2:00 pm. Costs are $35 per individual or $50 per unit team of 3. 

Please bring your bike, helmet, pads and eye protection.

For the Shooting Sports Bikeathalon, register here.


NRA/NMLRA Muzzleloader Instructor Course-This event has been canceled.

Saturday and Sunday, October 29 - 30, 2016
8:00 am - 6:00 pm

The course goal is to develop NRA Certified Instructors who possess the knowledge, skills, and attitude necessary to conduct the NRA Muzzleloader Course. Course will be held on Saturday and Sunday, October 29-30, 2016, 8:00 am to 6:00 pm at Peaceful Valley Scout Ranch.

Please bring a 3-ring binder, pen, pencil (for the test), note paper, eye and ear protection, adequate clothing for the outdoor session to include a long-sleeved shirt or jacket made from a non-synthetic material; sleeping gear if staying overnight. Meals are provided.

NRA Basic Instructor Training (BIT) certification within the last 2 years is a prerequisite for this course.

Cost of the course is $135.

For the Muzzleloader Instructor Course, register here.


NRA Basic Instructor Training (BIT)

Saturday, January 14, 2017
8:00 am - 4:00 pm

To be certified as an NRA Instructor, students must complete this course that teaches material common to all NRA Instructor courses. This course does not certify the instructor candidate to teach any NRA courses. Additional discipline-specific instructor training is required to certify candidates to teach specific courses. 

This course will be held at Hamilton Scout Headquarters on Saturday, January 14, 2017, from 8:00 am - 4:00 pm. Please arrive at least 15 minutes early to sign in and receive course materials.

Please bring a 3-ring binder, pen, pencil (for the test), highlighter, and note paper. No lunch is provided, please bring your own lunch, snack, and beverages.

Cost of this course is $75 per participant.

For Basic Instructor Training register here.


NRA Range Safety Officer (RSO)

Saturday, January 28, 2017
8:00 am to 6:00 pm

The course goal is to develop NRA Certified Range Safety Officers who possess the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary for organizing, conducting, and supervising safe shooting activities and range operations. 

This course is a prerequisite for the DAC Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) course. The SOP course scheduled for February 11, 2017, is also required to be able to conduct operations on Denver Area Council ranges.

This course will be held at Hamilton Scout Headquarters on Saturday, January 28, 2017, from 8:00 am - 6:00 pm. 

Please arrive at least 15 minutes early to sign in and receive course materials.

Please bring a 3-ring binder, pen, pencil (for the test), highlighter, and note paper. No lunch is provided, please bring your own lunch, snack, and beverages. 

Cost of this course is $75 per participant.

For Range Safety Officer training, register here.


DAC Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) Course

Saturday, February 11, 2017
8:00 am to 2:00 pm

This course covers Denver Area Council (DAC) range operation topics such as, live fire operations, firearm and ammunition limitations, reservations, issuing and returning equipment, DAC emergency procedures, private property approval, etc.

This is a required course that allows NRA Certified Range Safety Officers to operate Denver Area Council ranges. Candidates who successfully complete the SOP course receive a photo ID badge that is valid for 2 years from the completion of the course.

The course will be held at Hamilton Scout Headquarters on Saturday, February 11, 2017, from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm. 

Please arrive at least 15 minutes early to sign in and receive course materials.

Please bring a 3-ring binder, pen, pencil (for the test), highlighter, and note paper. No lunch is provided, please bring your own lunch, snack, and beverages.

Cost of this course is $15 per participant.

For the Standard Operating Procedure Course, register here.


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Questions?? Or need additional information, please contact John Wright, 303.263.8526.

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