Shooting Sports

NRA Grant Funding Helped to Make Your Shooting Experience Better This Year.


Written by Jason Pigg Wednesday, 27 August 2014 08:47

NRA Chapters in Kentucky provided thousands of dollars in grant funding in 2014 to the Dan Beard Council.  These funds provided for new Genesis Bows, ammunition, shotgun targets and many other beneficial program supplies.  These funds provided the Dan Beard Council with the ability to improve the program for our Scouts and offer a safe and enjoyable experience.


Please help us to extend our thanks.


Shooting Sports-Not just at Summer Camp


For many Scouts, Summer Camp is their first experience shooting a BB gun or a rifle, or drawing back a bow and for many it can spark a life-long passion.  We understand that finding other oportunities to fuel that passion and develop your skills can be difficult and expensive.  For that reason, we offer many ways in which a Troop, Pack, Crew or individual Scout can come to camp year round and experience Shooting Sports. 


If you have questions about the Dan Beard Council shooting sports please call the Scout Achievement Center at 513-577-7700 and they will get you in touch with the proper person.


Range Rentals and Unit Shoots


Rifle1If you are a Scouting Unit looking for somewhere to hold your next shooting sports activity, then the ranges at the Dan Beard Scout Reservation may be the place for you. The ranges can be rented for a morning Session of 8AM until Noon or an afternoon session of 1PM until 5PM. We welcome Scouting, Non-Profit, and Corporate groups, and prices are always reasonable. Our Council Shooting Sports Committee provides Rangemasters, Instructors, and/or Range Safety Officers for your convenience on the 3rd weekend of every month.  The other weekends of the month are available for those units who already have trained adults to run the ranges.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 28 October 2014 12:50



NRA Training Overview


Written by Jason Pigg Tuesday, 07 August 2012 12:36

Do you enjoy Shooting Sports and want to help teach Scouts about the exciting opportunities and that come with competitive and recreational shooting?  Then you should consider becoming a NRA Instructor.  The Dan Beard Council puts on several instructor trainings for Scouters who want to become merit badge counselors or want to add Shooting Sports to their unit program.

NRA Training & Pricing

For Boy Scouting’s Adult Leaders

You must register three weeks before the class to reserve space. Also due to the classroom space the class size will be limited, so please register early. Must have a minimum of 6.

There is a pre-course assessment which includes a test.

Sign up at

Go to the Calendar and choose the date you wish to register for.


NRA Training Counselor

Tony Scovanner (513)-518-3212

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NRA Classes at Dan Beard Scout Reservation

NRA Range Safety Officer – Cost $50.00 + NRA fees  

February 14, 2015                   8:00am - 6:00pm                    Program Bldg. at Camp Craig

November 14, 2015                 8:00am - 6:00pm                    Program Bldg. at Camp Craig


NRA Basic Instructor Training –

Scouter Cost $35.00  or  Non-Scout $40.00                         Location: 

Must attend Basic Instructor Training w/in past 12 months to become an Instructor.

March 20, 2015                       5:00pm - 11:00pm                Program Bldg. at Camp Craig

April 10, 2015                         5:00pm - 11:00pm                Trading Post    at Camp Friedlander

April 24, 2015                         5:00pm - 11:00pm                Program Bldg. at Camp Craig

May 1, 2015                            5:00pm - 11:00pm                Program Bldg. at Camp Craig



NRA Pistol Instructor –

Scouter Cost $110.00 or   Non-Scout $155.00 + NRA fees (2-Day Course)

March 21-22, 2015                  8:00am - 5:00pm           Program Bldg. at Camp Craig/Rifle Range


NRA Muzzelloading Rifle Instructor -  

Scouter Cost $110.00 or   Non-Scout $155.00 + NRA fees (2-Day Course)

April   11, 2015                       8:00am -6:00pm      Trading Post at Camp Friedlander/Rifle Range


NRA Shotgun Instructor –

Scouter Cost $110.00 or   Non-Scout $155.00 + NRA fees (2-Day Course)

April 25-26, 2015                    8:00am - 8:00pm      Program Bldg. at Camp Craig/Shotgun Range


NRA Rifle Instructor –

Scouter Cost $110.00 or   Non-Scout $155.00 + NRA fees (2-Day Course)  

May 2-3, 2015                         8:00am - 8:00pm            Program Bldg. at Camp Craig/Rifle Range


Last Updated on Sunday, 14 December 2014 23:33