12 Scouts and Explorers from across Devon recently took part in the Inter County Air Target Championships at the Okehampton Rifle Club range.
They competed in teams of four shooting against teams from Somerset. The Scouts were selected, to represent the county from the DICQ which was held in December.
Scouts from 1st Marldon Scout Group together with scouts from Teignbridge were in the joint winning teams, Devon “B” and Devon “C”. Each team had a combined score of 816 to win the Luxton Shield.
1St Marldon Scouts have met fortnightly to practice air rifle and pistol target shooting at the Okehampton Range and at their Scout HQ in Marldon. The Devon Squad will now meet regularly for coaching through to March. A team will be selected from this squad to represent Devon at the National Scout Air Inter County Championships held in April in Aldersley, Wolverhampton.
Paul Bailiss, District Commissioner for Torbay said “This is an incredible achievement. Proof of the Scouts dedication and hard work.
WELL DONE Marldon !
The SW Regional Inter-County Air Target Championships are organised and hosted every January by Devon Target ASU at Okehampton Rifle Club range. Devon Scouts have a proud tradition of taking part both in Local, Regional and National Target Shooting competitions since 2002. Groups from across the county take part in the National Scout Rifle Championships in October at Bisley Camp and have been successful over the years bringing back National Team and Individual titles.