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Range Safety Officer (RSO) Training

An NRA certified range safety officer (RSO) is required to provide live firing range supervision for all shooting activities involving Scouts BSA, Venturers, and Sea Scouts. All live fire activities require one or more range safety officers to be present on the range. The RSO is equipped with the knowledge, skills, and attitude essential to organizing, conducting, and supervising safe shooting activities and range operations. The RSO is familiar Range Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs); range inspection; range rules; range briefings; emergency procedures; and firearm stoppages and malfunctions.

You will learn the roles and responsibilities of an RSO:

  • Range Standard Operating Procedures
  • range inspection
  • range rules
  • range briefings
  • emergency procedures
  • firearm stoppages and malfunctions

The successful completion of this course will allow individuals to become certified as Range Safety Officers. This is a one-day course for Scouts BSA, Venturing, or Sea Scouting adult leaders.

Any unit-based shooting activity must have at least one Range Safety Officer and one other adult certified as an Instructor.


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