Marksmanship

 

After another successful (if quiet) year, we are pleased to advise that this Specialty Programme will be continuing for the 2016 – 2017 Scouting year under the management of Scouter Lyle Garrett and the Marksmanship Programme Management Team.

An exciting new development – the Venturer/Rover Marksmanship Programme has been expanded, with the addition of new equipment and range facilities, to include 3-positon rifle training (prone, sitting, standing) as well as optional range time and training in the planning and operation of a rifle range.

This programme will instill a respect for firearms, the knowledge to prevent accidents on the shooting range and in the field, the development of the physical and mental dedication to excellence, and the pride of accomplishment. We also include a “street smarts” component in our safety education module.  It may very well promote interest in future personal development in more advanced marksmanship programmes, possibly even leading to participation at Olympic Games, where air rifle is a medal competition (see web page http://www.targetshooting.ca/reframerize.cfm?redirect=http://www.targetshooting.ca/olympic.htm for descriptions of the many Olympic air gun events).

The venues are handicapped accessible, and the programme lends itself to adaptation to fit special needs (air gun events are also included in the Paralympics).

Any questions can be directed to the current Range Officer, Scouter Lyle Garrett

Either by email at marksmanlondon@aol.com or  by telephone 519-661-7555.

This programme is available on Tuesday nights by advance booking only. It is run on a regular weekly basis from October to June.  Start time 6:30 p.m. sharp.  Finish around 10:00 pm.

To book for 2016 – 2017, it is recommended that you contact us as soon as possible.