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District Air Rifle Course 9/10 April

posted 19 Mar 2011, 09:58 by Jonathan Chicken

An NSRA Youth Proficiency Course for Air Rifles in the district on 9th and 10th April, to be run at a local Scout HQ TBC. The course will be run by Bob Dickie from the NRSA.

Participants must be available 9.30am - 5.00pm on both days 9th / 10th April.

The Youth Proficiency Scheme is a specially designed course delivered through a series of teaching and practical sessions by a qualified tutor to ensure that the student understands the precepts of safety and learns the skill necessary to enjoy the sport in a competitive manner. It is designed to ensure the safe and responsible handling of air rifles by young people.

  • When: Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th April 2011 9.30 - 5.00pm.

  • Where: t.b.c.

  • Details: Full Details of the course can be read HERE
  • Cost: £40 includes NRSA Certificate, valid for 5 years; hire of Scout HQ and hot drinks throughout. 

The course has a maximum of 12 participants and to ensure good coverage, I've allocated places based on membership in 2011 Census. GSL's are to nominate adult leaders who they feel would offer their group the most opportunities to share the sport among members. I would suggest that this course is best suited to Explorer and Scout Section Leaders, followed by Cub Scout Leaders. Beaver Scout Leaders who take a wider role in the group could also be considered.

Explorers: 1 Place
1st Eppleton, 1st Houghton, 1st Washington: 1 Place
1st Herrington: 2 Places
1st Fatfield & 3rd Washington: 3 Places.

Adults wishing to take part should contact their Group Scout Leader or Explorer Scout Leader in the first instance.