What does Archery offer

The information listed here is intended to help Leaders who would like to arrange Archery 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 Archery team is staffed by volunteers from around the county and beyond. All our instructors are trained to Archery GB standards. With both indoor and outdoor ranges available, we offer the chance to experience archery at any time of the year. 

Archery 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 have a comprehensive supply of archery equipment and we ensure the correct equipment is used from Beavers to Adults. Bookings for our younger sections we will try and increase the number of instructors, so we ideally have one to one instructors. Archery 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 and fitting of safety equipment
• demonstration on how to shoot
• throughout the session, coaching and advice will be offered to improve participants enjoyment

Be Prepared for Archery Activity

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:
• Scouting is an outdoor organisation. Make sure you are dressed appropriately for that time of year.
• Specifically, for Archery, please avoid clothing with large buttons or anything that can catch in the bow.
• Long hair must be tied back while performing archery.
• Footwear must fully cover the foot, no opened toed shoes (Crocs, sandals, etc.).

Location and Costs for Archery

We are only able to offer Archery at our Drum Hill location. I'm afraid we currently cannot provide this as a mobile activity. 

Booking for Archery should be made via the Drum Hill booking system. Click here to access their web site.
Click here to view the current Archery prices and to check availability. 

Contact and frequently asked questions

Question Answer
How can I arrange Archery 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. Alternatively, you can contact Drum Hill Camp site. Click here for contact details.

How do I contact the Archery SASU to ask them any questions or ask how I can get involved? Click Archery Team to contact the Archery SASU
I've got a technical question about Archery, who should I contact for advice and support? Click Archery Team to contact the County Archery advisor. They will be able to help you with any technical or Scouting related questions.
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 can cover. Click here for this information.

Where can I find out the current fact sheets and Scouting policies, relating to Archery? Scouting UK has published lots of useful information.
Click here to see the latest POR and Factsheets, relating to Archery.
Alternatively click here for the full list of Activities and select the one you would like.
What is the National Governing Body (NGB) for Archery?

Archery GB. Click here to visit their web site.

Events Archery Team supports

Big Shoot
Peak Camp
Spring Bank Camp

Additional Information

Click here for images and reviews from recent archery sessions.
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 view this content.

Steve Nunn, Tim RoastArchery Team

Sections supported

We try to have one to one instructors when Beavers do Archery.
Adults / Leaders