Seven Mersey Weaver Explorers and Scouts competed in the 45th Scout National Rifle and Pistol Championships at Bisley over the 21st and 22nd October 2023. Our youngest represented was an 11 year old Scout from 1st Halton Scout Group. Three were also competing for the 1st time at the Scout Nationals. Many of our shooters achieved Personal best scores at the Championships. The seven competed in 5 disciplines:

6 Yard Pistol

6 Yard Rifle

Field Target

10m Knockout

The final of the knockout was an all Cheshire shoot out between Mersey Weaver and South West Cheshire, with South West Cheshire winning 20 knockdowns to 18 within the 2 minute time limit.

Target Sprint

Target Sprint involved running 400 metres, then shooting at 5 knockdown targets, running 400 metres, shooting another 5 knockdown targets then finishing with a final 400 more run to the finish line.


We are very proud that Mersey Weaver competitors brought back a Silver Medal in the Knockout and a Gold Medal in the Target Sprint Team event as part of the Cheshire Target Sprint team

Knockout (Silver – Mersey Weaver, Gold – South West Cheshire)
Target Sprint Team (Cheshire – Gold)