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NRA Muzzleloading Course

March 15 @ 5:00 pm - March 17 @ 12:00 pm

A National Rifle Association(NRA)-National Muzzleloading Rifle Association(NMLRA) Muzzleloading Instructor course will be conducted the weekend of March 15, 16, and 17, 2024 (the weekend of Training Palooza)


Who: Scout Leaders, at least 21 years of age who are US Citizens or possess a Green Card.  Candidates must have a solid background in firearm safety and be able to demonstrate good muzzleloading shooting skills and safety.


What:  On successful completion, candidates will receive an NRA Instructors Rating in Muzzleloading, which is required by BSA to supervise muzzleloading rifle shooting.  The course consists of 3 segments:  Basic Instructor Training, Basic Muzzleloading Training, and Muzzleloading Instructor Training.


When:  The course will consist of about 23 – 24 hours of classroom and range training.  The course will begin sharply at 5pm Friday March 15th, and should conclude around noon on Sunday March 17th.  (Rough Schedule:  Friday, arrival and set up 4:30pm, with class instruction 5pm to 12pm, Saturday 8am to 6pm and Sunday 8am to noon)


Where:  The course will be held in Rothrock Lodge at Camp Horseshoe. Participants are welcome to camp overnight.  Meals will be provided for Saturday breakfast, lunch and dinner, and Sunday breakfast.  Snacks will be provided for Friday and Saturday nights.  Friday night dinner will not be provided, so you will need to eat first or pack your dinner.


Cost:  Cost for this training is $200.  The course fee includes lodging, training materials and supplies, meals and snacks.


Registration and Payment is on-line via the Council website and calendar.


Class size is limited, so only the first 12 qualified applicants can be accepted.  You must be present for and complete the entire course in order to be eligible for certification.


Refund policy:

100% refund if cancelled by February 9.

Refund after February 9, only if a qualified replacement is found to take your place.


March 15 @ 5:00 pm
March 17 @ 12:00 pm
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Camp Horseshoe
1286 Ridge Road
Rising Sun, MD 21911 United States
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