Some of you may have seen the newly refurbished air rifle range at PACCAR. The range now offers a six lane facility, including wheelchair access, which can operate at both the 6 yards and 10 metres competition standards.
During September we are offering free taster sessions for Scouts and Explorers running on Thursday evenings from 7.30 pm to 9.00 pm.
Starting in October, we will be running a National Small Bore Rifle Association Youth Proficiency Scheme Award course for Scouts and Explorers. This 8 week course will run on Thursday evenings from 7.30 pm to 9.00 pm. The cost for the 8 week course is £40 per person.
All participants who complete the course will gain the YPS Award and additionally Scouts will be awarded the Master at Arms activity badge.
The Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme recognises marksmanship as a skill and partipcants could use the course as a starting point, combined with continuing regular participation and progress for the required period (as dependent on the level of award).
As well as young people, we would like to recruit some adults holding a Scout Air Rifle permit to help run the sessions and gain experience for their log books.
Going forward we hope to create a shooting club based at PACCAR to develop further individual shooting skills and enabling the club to enter shooting competitions.
If you have Scouts or Explorers interested in joining for a taster session and / or taking the course, or you hold an Air Rifle permit and would like to get involved, please contact Jan Vanderplank (01753 882640 or email email@example.com). Places for the sessions are limited so please book early to ensure a place.
Gary Pidgeon GCPidgeon@aol.com