North Devon Target Scout Active Support Unit exists to support the provision target activities for members of North Devon Scouting. These activities include; Archery, Field Archery, Match and Target Crossbow, Small-bore Rifle, Full-bore Rifle, Air Rifle and Air Pistol, Laser Rifle and Laser Pistol, and Tomahawk Throwing.
In addition, we run courses for Scout Archery Instructors in line with the TSA adventurous activities permit scheme and the NSRA Youth Proficiency Scheme in association with Devon Scouts. (more information here)
We have a partnership agreement with Braunton TSC which allows us to use their facilities. In addition. we are able to use the Archery range and a 10 m Air Range at the Collard Bridge Scout Campsite. Where we can provide activities for both local and visiting Scout groups.
Members provide instruction courses for users of the Collard Bridge Scout Camp site and run Scout Sundays once a month for Scouts from North Devon to develop their skills.
SCOUTS AND SHOOTING
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.
What we offer
Available at to groups or individuals at Scout Sundays each month. Evening / weekend sessions can be booked at Collard Bridge as light and availability allows.
A variation on Archery’s normal round target scoring, rubber bunged arrows allow us to create a range based around knock down targets. Evening / weekend sessions can be booked at Collard Bridge as light and availability allows.
Air Rifle / Air Pistol
Available to groups or individuals at Scout Sundays each month. Evening / weekend sessions can be booked at Collard Bridge as light and availability allows.
Laser Rifle / Laser Pistol
Available at your own venue, we only need a clear area about 2 m wide and at least 6 m is required for an effective session.
Evening / weekend sessions can be booked at Collard Bridge as light and availability allows.
If you would be interested in learning more about running target activities and joining the NDTSASU then please let us know.
Periodically we will run courses in; Archery, Air Rifle, Air Pistol, Crossbow and Tomahawk Throwing.
Tell us a little bit about yourself and what disciplines you might be interested in and we will be in touch.
Send a message to the Target Team here