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Target Shooting

County Advisers

General & Live Firing: Philip Diprose
Air Rifle Shooting: David Robinson – Tel: 01483 474030

Shooting requires a steady eye and steady hand but it can be an exciting expression of control and skill. A parent or guardian’s permission is specifically required on each occasion that a young person under 18 years old takes part in a shooting activity. Contact an adviser if further guidance is needed. There are facilities for air rifle shooting at the County Campsite at Bentley Copse. Contact the manager on 01483 202424 – for details of costs and availability.

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Target Shooting

Surrey County Scout Rifle Club

The Surrey County Scouts Rifle Club is a Scout Activity Support Unit which exists to promote target shooting and deliver both support for adults and experiences for young people which include:

  • Preliminary training sessions (PTS) are run to introduce young people to shooting. They include fullbore rifle shooting, air pistols and gallery rifles.
  • Our annual multi discipline day – Scoutshoot – is held in early September (contact Philip Diprose) at Bisley. The National Scout Rifle championship is held over a weekend in mid October (check website for details)
  • In addition, Club Members are offered other opportunities to practice Short and Long Range Rifle Shooting at Bisley.

Visit the Surrey County Scout Rifle Club (SCSRC) website for latest details of events.

Surrey Scouts Air Rifle Challenge 2021

At your own indoor or outdoor range, sharing another Troop’s range, at a local shooting club or an equipped campsite – you choose the time and place to shoot.

Troops should arrange a 0.177” calibre air rifle target shooting session where Scouts shoot 4 target cards each with 5 pellets at a distance of 5.5m/6yds. Simply total up the scores for each Scout and submit the top 8 from your Troop to the challenge administrator.

You have until 31st October 2021 to submit your cards, so why not get a session of air rifle planned into next term’s programme.

There is a team trophy for the highest scoring team of 8 Scouts submitted from your shooting event. There is also a final where the 20 highest scoring individuals from all your submitted entries come together to shoot to become the Surrey Scouts county air rifle champion. The final will be held on Saturday 11th December 2021 at Bookham Rifle Club, Leatherhead; after which, team and individual medals and trophies will be awarded.

Finalists will receive an invitation to try out for the Surrey Scouts Lions Airgun Team and the opportunity to represent Surrey at the annual Scouts Inter-Counties airgun competition (also open to Explorers).

For full details and to get advice about joining in, download the instruction sheet Surrey Scouts Air Rifle Challenge 2021



Introductory Preliminary Training Sessions and Short Range: Philip Diprose

Long Range: John Pain

Surrey County Scout Rifle Club Chairman: Jon Culshaw

I want the public to know how Scouting continues to open young people’s eyes to a world of extraordinary promise and possibilities.'
Bear Grylls, Chief Scout Bear Grylls