Thursday, 24 October 2013

Local Young Shooting Champion

A local scout has won four medals in the 37th National Scout Rifle Competition held last weekend at Bisley. Thirteen year old Jamie Farquharson, with the 1st Old Malden Scouts won two gold medals for 6 yard rifle (under 14s) and overall under 14s, and two bronzes for 6 yard junior pistol and small bore rifle. He was given the Ken White Memorial shield, and a certificate for his gold medal in the 2013 Junior International Open where he won three-position Sporter shooting.

The National Scout Rifle Competition is held each year on the weekend of the 3rd Saturday in October and this year was at The National Shooting Centre in Bisley with over 800 shooters taking part in the event.

Jamie with other members of the team
Jamie is a member of the Scout National Rifle Squad and also shoots with the Royal Kingston Scouts Air Rifle Club. Jamie’s Mum told the blog:
"All the competitors shot well and did the club, Scouts and their families proud! It would be great if more scout troops would join the club. They should talk to their Group leaders for more information about beginner’s courses."
The blog congratulates Jamie on an excellent performance. It’s great to see what our young people can achieve and also to see how local groups like the scouts help to bring out the best in our young people. Please support them.