National Scout Archery Competition
Scouts from Saltford in Avon Scout County triumphed at the
National Scout Archery Competition this year. They competed
with 300 archers from all over the UK. The Cub Scouts (8-10 ½
years old) achieved first, second and third places in both the
Under 11 categories.
The Cub Scouts started their bow training a week before Easter
with Group archery leaders and were soon hitting the target.
They added another string to their bow, shooting balloons pinned to
the boss. They're already looking forward to next year and hoping
to defend their title.
Inspiring future stars
With the recent inspiration of the Olympic and Paralympic
archers, who knows, we could even have some future stars on our
hands! They were complimented for their Bowmanship and
Archery Etiquette by the organisers of the event who said "they
showed potential to become exceptional archers".
Scouts all over Avon get their first taste of success in many
different sports and activities through Scouting. We have
over 200 activities on offer throughout the year. Many Scouts
are so inspired that they go on as adults to master their skills
and become the best in their sports.
Scouts aim high
Yesterday the first man ever to set foot on the Mood died.
Neil Armstrong was among 11 of the 12 men to walk on the Moon who
were Scouts. Whether your target is the Moon, to be the best
at your sport or simply to try something new, Scouting can help you
to taste life's possibilities and get inspired.
Volunteer with us
Volunteers get inspired by Scouting too. Not only do we offer
all sorts of training, but it's hugely rewarding and, accordingly
to recent independent research, employers find the skills that our
volunteers gain highly valuable in the workplace. We have
over 1,000 young people waiting to join in our County alone.
We need you to inspire them. Find out more.
If you're an existing volunteer with us, find out more about the
forthcoming training. You
could gain a nationally recognised qualification.