NRA Shotgun Instructor Course

The Connecticut Yankee Council is hosting an NRA Instructor class to certify interested Scouters as NRA Shotgun Shooting Instructors.  A Scouter completing this course will be qualified to serve as an instructor on the Connecticut Yankee Council camps’ shotgun range at weekend and summer camp activities and as a merit badge counselor for shotgun shooting.

Who: The NRA classes are open to Connecticut Yankee Council Scout leaders and others interested in teaching youths the basics of the shooting sports.  Experience with shotgun shooting is strongly recommended.

Participants must:

  • be 21 years old or older
  • have successfully completed the NRA Basics of Shotgun Shooting Course

Where: The Basic Shotgun Instructor Course will be held at Camp Sequassen at 791 West Hill Road in New Hartford, CT.

When: The classes will be held Friday, April 9 through Sunday, April 11.

Camp Sequassen                                  Friday         April 9          8:30pm – 10pm

                                                             Saturday      April 10          8am – 10pm

                                                              Sunday        April 11           8am – 5:30pm

Cost: The cost for this certification is $200.00, which includes all training materials, shooting supplies, NRA materials, books etc….  Sleeping accommodations are available.  Please indicate your preference to stay overnight when registering. Meals (2 continental breakfasts, and 1 dinner on Saturday) will be provided, however those with special dietary needs should plan their own meals.  Please plan to bring your own bagged lunch for Saturday and Sunday. There is a refrigerator for food storage.  There is a small fee payable to the NRA for your instructor certification. This is a bi-annual fee, $30 or $50 depending on NRA membership status.

Further Information: Please contact either Carolyn Cruson at the Council Service Center 203-951-0237, email, or Ben Cruson, Chief Instructor, at 1-203-837-7765, e-mail .

Registration: The class is strictly limited to 12 students. Your payment in full reserves your space in this limited class.  To ensure your instruction materials will be here on time, please register today. 

 Online registration:  Click Here

Registration deadline is 3/5/21.  Total fee must be paid by this date to ensure your space in the course.

Please note:  This course was postponed from Fall 2020.  We are still assessing how many of the original registrants are able to attend this new weekend.  If you register and are put on “stand by,” we will let you know when we can guarantee you a spot in the course.