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This course teaches the basic knowledge, skills, and attitude essential to the safe and efficient use of a muzzleloading rifle.


To conduct one of these shooting activities, you must have:

  • an adult present who has completed and has current certification as a Muzzleloading Instructor.
  • an adult present who has completed and has a current Range Safety Officer (RSO) certificate.

These adults cannot be the same person; you need two separate people, each with the aforementioned training, to satisfy this requirement. Additionally, if you are conducting an event at Lost Pines Scout Reservation you’ll need additional instructors and Range Safety Officers to meet ratios required by the Lost Pines Standards of Procedures