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Report: District rifle shooting & archery
By Nick Layt

Petworth and Pulborough District Scouts shooting and archery competition

On 28 January 2024 we held a district shooting and archery competition at the Billingshurst Scout HQ. The shooting and archery competitions were held as separate competitions with the Scouts choosing which discipline they wanted to compete in, or they could do both. There was no limit on number of competitors from each group therefore everyone could have ago. The top 4 scores from each group would decide the winning group.

We had a great turnout with 28 Scouts from 6 groups from across the district. 26 Scouts entered the shooting competition and 22 entered the archery competition.

The Shooting competition consisted of 2 cards sitting and 2 cards standing. The archery consisted of 2 rounds of 6 arrows.

The scores were very close for both competitions with some very talented shooters in both disciplines. So close that we actually had a tie for highest individual score in the shooting and 4 Scouts tied for 3rd highest individual score in the archery. But the main competition was to find the highest scoring group team.

First place for the shooting went to Pulborough Sea Scouts with 362 points, they also won the archery with 396 points.

The top four Scouts from the Shooting competition have been selected to represent Petworth and Pulborough at the county shooting competition on 18 February 2024 in Worthing.

Well done to all that took part

The results
  Rifle Shooting Archery
1st Pulborough Sea Scouts (362) Pulborough Sea Scouts (396)
2nd Billingshurst Arun (317) Billingshurst Downlands (357)
3rd Petworth (258) Billingshurst Arun (307)


Thanks to Allan Brown of 1st Billingshurst for providing this report


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