North Devon District Scout Target Championships 2013
In September 2013 the District will be holding a district championships for Scouts and Explorers from across the district and elsewhere. Entry forms have been sent out if you wish to recive one please email us using the contacts system.
National Scout Inter County Championships 2014
Entry forms will be going out in July 2013 to Devon Scout groups and Explorer units asking for those interested in shooting for Devon in the Inter County Team to take part in the Stage 1 selection shoot. This will take the form of a postal competition with each young person shooting four cards air pistol and four cards air rifle.
The top thirty shooters will be invited to take part in a head to head shoot in December 2013 at which the final team of eight will be selected. The team will be selected both on age and ability. The selected squad will then plunder take further training on a montly basis until the championships.
Scouts have been shooting since 1911 when the Duke of Connought donated a trophy to be shoot for by scout teams. This shield is still shot for by scouts a 100 years later at the National Scout Rifle Championships hosted by the NSRA at Bisley.
In recent years, North Devon Scouts have been successful, winning several individual national titles and the 3P shield for the last three years. The 1st North Devon Scout Group won the Junior Connought Shield in 2009.
North Devon Scout Target Club
NDSTC is an activity club of the North Devon Scout Council. It provides opportunities for members of the Scout and Guide Associations to take part in target Archery, Field Archery, Match and Target Crossbow, Small-bore Rifle, Full bore Rifle, Air rifle and air pistol target shooting.
It has a partnership agreement with Braunton TSC which allows us to use their facilities. In addition we have a Archery range and a 12 bay 10m Air Range at the Collard Bridge Scout Campsite.
The Instructors and supporters are members of the Target Scout Active Support Unit.