Members from the Cub Pack and Scout Troop of the 1st Marldon Scout Group take part in Air Rifle target shooting. The Scouts also take part in Air Pistol target shooting. Both disciplines are shot at 6 yards.
Instruction is given a fully trained NSRA YPS instructor, and are carried out in accordance with Scout Guidelines, POR 9.37 and Scouts Factsheet FS12004
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The SW Regional Inter-County Air Target Championships are organised and hosted every January by Devon Target ASU at Okehampton Rifle Club range.
Devon Scouts have a proud tradition of taking part both in Local, Regional and National Target Shooting competitions since 2002. Groups from across the county take part in the National Scout Rifle Championships in October at Bisley Camp and have been successful over the years bringing back National Team and Individual titles.
12 Scouts and Explorers from across Devon recently took part in the Inter County Air Target Championships at the Okehampton Rifle Club range.
1st Marldon Scouts, part of the winning teams
They competed in teams of four shooting against teams from Somerset. The Scouts were selected, to represent the county from the DICQ which was held in December.
Scouts from 1st Marldon Scout Group together with scouts from Teignbridge were in the joint winning teams, Devon “B” and Devon “C”. Each team had a combined score of 816 to win the Luxton Shield
1st Marldon Scouts have met fortnightly to practice air rifle and pistol target shooting at the Okehampton Range and at their Scout HQ in Marldon. The Devon Squad will now meet regularly for coaching through to March. A team will be selected from this squad to represent Devon at the National Scout Air Inter County Championships held in April in Aldersley, Wolverhampton.
Paul Bailiss, District Commissioner for Torbay said “This is an incredible achievement. Proof of the Scouts dedication and hard work.
WELL DONE Marldon !
What are Scouts?…
The Scout Section is for young people, aged between 10 and 14 years. The Scout Troop is the third and final Section at the 1st Marldon Scout Group.
Scouts are encouraged to take part in a wide range of activities as part of their programme. “Participation” rather than meeting set standards is the key approach and for the Scout who wants to be recognised for his or her achievements there are a number of Challenges Awards and Activity Badges.
We have a balanced programme that helps Scouts find out about the world in which they live, encourages them to know their own abilities and the importance of keeping fit and helps develop their creative talents. We also provide opportunities to explore their own values and personal attitudes
Being outdoors is important and half the Programme is given over to taking part in both the traditional Scouting skills, such as camping, survival and cooking as well as the wide range of adventurous activities, anything from abseiling to fencing
The international aspect gives Scouting a special appeal and many older Scouts can travel abroad during their time in the Section.
What does it mean to be a Scout?…
Scouting is about being with friends, as part of a team, participating fully in the adventure and opportunities of life.
How to take part in the Fun…
If you want to take part in the fun of Scouting, and are interested in enrolling your child, please contact John “OJ” Harrison, Group Scout Leader at email@example.com for further details.
Our Troop meet every Friday evening 7.00pm-9.00pm
Subs of £15.00 per Calendar month are due on the first week of every month
The Scout Promise is:
On My Honour, I promise that I will do my best
To do my duty to God and to the Queen,
To help other people
And to keep the Scout Law