What does Shooting offer
The information listed here is intended to help Leaders who would like to arrange Shooting for their section. It also has information for Leaders/Adults who would like to get involved with this activity.
Based at Drum Hill Campsite, the Shooting team is staffed by volunteers from around the county. All our instructors are suitably qualified in accordance with POR. Regardless of the time of year, we normally shoot inside Spike's Activity building.
Shooting can be provided for all Scouting sections. See full list of sections and any restrictions for this activity, at the end of this page. We use Pre-charge Pneumatics (PCP) rifles and shoot from 10m. Stands are available for young people who may not be able to hold the weight of the rifle. Shooting is a fully inclusive activity and it can be enjoyed by everyone. It is very helpful for the instructors to know in advance, if a group has any additional needs. This really helps the instructors and ensures they are better prepared to deliver your activity session.
Each session contains the following elements:
• safety briefing
• demonstration on how to shoot
• throughout the session, coaching and advice will be offered to improve participants enjoyment
Be Prepared for Shooting
To help you prepare for this activity, here is a short list of things you may need to bring/wear or prepare for, before you turn up for your activity:
• Although we shoot indoors, the building is poorly heated, so bring warm clothing if it is cold
• Long hair must be tied back while shooting.
Shooting Location and Costs
We are only able to offer Shooting at our Drum Hill location. We are not able to offer a mobile facility at this time.
Booking for Shooting should be made via the Drum Hill booking system. Click here Drum Hill's current activity prices.
Contact and frequently asked questions
|How can I arrange Shooting for my section? How do I book this?||
Bookings are made via the Drum Hill Booking system. To make a booking please click here to go to the Drum Hill web site. Alteratively you can contact Drum Hill Camp site. Click here for contact details.
|How do I contact the Shooting SASU to ask them any questions or ask how I can get involved?||Click here to contact the Shooting SASU|
|I've got a technical question about Shooting, who should I contact for advice and support?||Click here to contact the County Shooting advisor. They will be able to help you with any technical or Scouting related questions.|
|Where can I find out the current fact sheets and Scouting policies, relating to Shooting?||Scouting UK has published lots of useful information.
Click here to see the latest POR and Factsheets, relating to Shooting.
Alternatively, click here for the full list of Activities and select the one you would like.
|As a Leader, what should I expect when my section performs this activity and what badges can this activity count towards?||
Scouts has provided a useful overview of what you can expect and what badges this activity covers.
|What is the National Governing Body (NGB) for Shooting?||
Shooting has two NGB's.
Events Shooting Team supports
Spring Bank Camp
Big Shoot Facebook Group. (open group with information about Big Shoot event)
Big Shoot Organisers Facebook Group. NOTE: this is a closed group, if you are not a member of the group, you will not be able to see the content.
Click here for instructors chat room. NOTE: this is a closed group, if you a not a member of the group, you will not be able to see this content.
|We don’t recommend that Beavers take part in this activity, since the rifles are quite heavy and difficult to aim for this age group. If you wish to try, the following limitations must be applied. The shooting range at Drum Hill has eight lanes. The colony must provide either an adult or young leader for each lane used. In addition, the colony must provide enough leaders to control the beaver who are not shooting. Suggested group size should not be less than 8 or exceed 16 beavers and the session should not last more than one hour, unless agreed beforehand.|
|The shooting range at Drum Hill has eight lanes. The pack must provide either an adult or young leader to look after at least two lanes each. In addition, the pack must provide enough leaders to control the cubs who are not shooting. Suggested group size should not less than 8 or exceed 16 cubs and the session should not last more than one hour, unless agreed beforehand.|
|Suggested group size should not be less than 8 or exceed 24 scouts and the session should not last more than two hours, unless agreed beforehand.|
|Suggested group size should not be less than 8 or exceed 24 explorers and the session should not last more than two hours, unless agreed beforehand.|
|Adults / Leaders|