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Explorers Shooting Success

28 March 2012

David Ambrose was selected to join the West Sussex team at last Sunday’s Scout Inter-County Airgun Competition which was held at Aldersley. The team came a respectable fourth in the competition. As a result of his performance David was invited to join the National Scout Rifle Squad.

The Scout Squad provides a “bridge” from the world of Scout target shooting into the wider target-shooting world, mainly by preparing people for membership of the Great Britain Youth Development squads and to take part in Junior International competitions. It is also the group from which teams are picked to represent British Scouting in shooting competitions as opportunity arises. Although called a “Rifle Squad”, it covers both rifle and pistol shooting.

So far over 40 of its past or present members have represented Great Britain or one of the Home Countries in Junior International competitions in the UK and overseas in Air Rifle, Air Pistol and Full-bore Rifle. Several have competed in the European and World Championships or hold or have held British Junior or Senior records. One represented England in the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne.