Standard Operating Procedures - SOP - STARS 2024 Registration
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Standard Operating Procedures - SOP - STARS 2024
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10455 W. 6th Ave., Suite 100
Lakewood, CO 80215, US
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Thank you for your interest in the Scouting Target And Range Sports (STARS) training program. This program certifies you to participate in and create your own STARS program activities such as: the Rifle, Shotgun & Archery Merit Badges, helping run the ranges during camporees, Jamborees, and yes, even your own unit level events. It also supports Council & District level Cub Scout events such as BB’s, Archery, and Sling Shots.

The Greater Colorado Council created this Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) course as a companion course to the NRA Range Safety Officer (RSO) course. In the RSO course, which is a prerequisite for the SOP course, you learned to follow the SOP’s on the range you are running. This course teaches you the standard operating procedures for running ranges in the Greater Colorado Council (GCC). Note that this course is specific to GCC ranges only and will NOT certify you to run ranges in other Councils. SOP training is available for those 21yrs old and above.

The RSO training is a 4-hour classroom-based course for existing NRA Certified Range Safety Officers to learn and understand the standard operating procedures on GCC ranges. This enables you to supervise and run GCC ranges safely and effectively. You will now be authorized to check out and in equipment, set up and run GCC ranges for a variety of STARS events including unit level events. SOP certification is good for 2 years and can be renewed online by simply retaking the test.

Please arrive at least 20 minutes early to sign in and receive course materials. Park on the NE side of HQ away from the Scout Shop parking area.

Bring a pen, pencil, highlighter, and notepaper.

Please bring your own lunch, snacks, and beverages. No lunch provided

All the STARS Training is 50% off in 2024 with the JAMBO Combo Discount! The GCC is hosting a regional Colorado Jamboree at McNeil Scout ranch at Peaceful Valley on September 27-29, 2024. To be eligible for the 50% off JAMBO COMBO STARS Training Discount, Scouts are Trustworthy and must do ALL the following:

  • Commit to and actually help run the JAMBO STARS program on the ranges for a minimum of 2 full days.
  • Sign up for and attend the Colorado Jamboree at McNeil Scout Ranch as STARS Staff. (You can sign up later)
  • If you do not help with the Colorado Jamboree ranges for any reason, you agree to pay back the 50% training discounts.
  • You may sign up for multiple discounted 2024 STARS classes, even those after the Colorado Jamboree.

Course will be held at Hamilton Scout Headquarters in the Magness Conference Room.


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$10.00 per CO Jambo Discount
$40.00 per Regular Cost for non-Scouting participants
$20.00 per Scout leader
Cancellation Policy
Please plan ahead accordingly as there will be no refunds. To be eligible for a credit for the same course in the future, notice of cancellation must be received no less than 96 hours in advance of the course. Once we order course materials, we cannot return them.