“The ASU is responsible for the District’s strategy to develop both Archery and Shooting so that they become a regular occurrence on the programmes of all Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Explorers & Network in Mersey Weaver”.
The Target Sports ASU exists to deliver, develop and advise the following Activities:
In order to achieve consistent scores, the archer aims to ensure that they are consistent in what they do for every shot. This includes standing in the exact same position, drawing the bowstring back the same distance, aiming at the same spot and so on. Many archers only ever compete against themselves, aiming to better their own personal best scores. Others will enter competitions and tournaments at local club level, county level or even national level.
Rifle & Pistol Shooting
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Target Sports ASU aims to:
- promote the benefits and uptake of archery and air rifle/pistol sessions in the District;
- promote the District’s Leadership Development Fund;
- support additional adults in the district to gain an archery permit or NSRA qualification for air rifle so more young people can experience these activities;
- share best practice and educate how to run activities safely;
- provide a pool of permit holders willing to run archery sessions for others in the District and/or camping at QCW;
- provide a pool of NSRA air rifle/pistol YPS Tutors willing to run sessions for others in the District;
- organise regular experiences and tasters for adults to develop their own shooting skills;
- promote the Queen Charlotte’s Wood Activity Centre as a venue for Target Sports Activities in the District;
- support the development and maintenance of both Mersey Weaver District Archery and Air Rifle shooting teams;
- support the development and implementation of archery league/competition for Groups/Units in the District;
- support the development and implementation of target shooting competition for Groups/Units in the District;
- support the development of additional archery and air rifle resources and facilities within the District.
The ASU is managed by Martin Horsley
Interested in joining the ASU?
You do not need to be a current member of the scout Association to join an Active Support Unit. Therefore, if you are interested in helping to promote archery and air rifle shooting to young people and improve their skills then please consider joining our Target Sports ASU.