Instructor Led Activities

  • 3D Printing Session

    Part of our Technology ASU’s function is to support Scout groups & Explorer Units with delivery of the digital programme. Stages 2, 3 & 4 of the new Digital Citizen Badges all suggest 3D Computer Aided Design as one method of completing the requirements. Why not invite us to a few section nights or even your camp/weekend activity and we’ll help you to design some 3D models or work on project and fabricate something truly awesome!?

  • Archery Session (QCW Range, Equipment & Instructor)

    Mersey Weaver  have an archery range located at Queen Charlottes Wood together with a stock of equipment suitable for Beavers through to Explorer aged young people and adults.

    We have available a number of Permitted Archery Instructors who can be booked, in advance, should you not have your own Permitted Instructor. Currently, they are only available by prior arrangement in evenings or at weekends.  One instructor is required for every 6 archers shooting; however, this ratio may be adjusted depending on the age of the archers as Beavers may need a higher ratio of supervision on the range. For most bookings at QCW we recommend 4 simultaneous archers. You can book the range and equipment, or  if you have your own equipment the range can be booked on its own here. Please note that we only hire the archery equipment for use at Queen Charlottes Wood.

    The standard package of 2 hours, 4 simultaneous archers costs £65. Each additional archer cost £7.50. Mersey Weaver groups however receive a discount this is applied when you log in with an account that has the appropriate membership profile applied. If you don’t see the discount and you are logged in, click here.

  • Archery Session Offsite (Equipment & Instructor)

    Mersey Weaver have  a stock of equipment suitable for Beavers through to Explorer aged young people and adults.

    We have available a number of Permitted Archery Instructors who can be booked, in advance, should you not have your own Permitted Instructor. Currently, they are only available by prior arrangement in evenings or at weekends.  One instructor is required for every 6 archers shooting; however, this ratio may be adjusted depending on the age of the archers as Beavers may need a higher ratio of supervision on the range.

    Please note:

    • We only hire our archery equipment with a Target Sports ASU Instructor for use away from QCW.
    • You are responsible for providing, or booking, a suitable offsite range (e.g. Cheshire Scouts Forest Camp).
    • Subject to the distance travelled our Instructor may charge mileage at 45p/mile, plus any toll fees.

     

  • Campfire Team

    Need some help with a campfire for your event? Then why not book our famous Campfire Team led by notorious Chippy & Dex. The team operates both in and outside of the Mersey Weaver District and can either host you at  Queen Charlotte’s Wood or travel to your campsite of choice and provide you with an evening of outstanding entertainment. The team can tailor a session for all age groups whether the audience is mixed, a specific section or even just adults! From old classics to new favourites the team have an extensive repertoire of songs, chants, games and stand up that is guaranteed to widen the smiles of young people and adults a like. All money raised is reinvested back into improving the campfire facilities at Queen Charlottes’s Wood.

  • Shooting Session (District Scout Centre Range, Instructor & Equipment)

    Mersey Weaver  have an indoor range located at the District Scout Centre together with a stock of equipment suitable for Cubs through to Explorer aged young people and adults.

    We have available a number of NRSA qualified Instructors who can be booked, in advance, should you not have your own NRSA Instructor. Currently, they are only available by prior arrangement on evenings or weekends.  One instructor is required for every 6 shooting; however, this ratio may be adjusted depending on the age of the shooters as Cubs may need a higher ratio of supervision on the range.

    The booking includes the range , springer air rifles (Gamo Delta Fox), 1 pack of 50 targets (17cm), 1 tin of 500 pellets (4.52mm) and services of one qualified NRSA Air rifle YPS instructor (or NRSA Club Coach).

    Session will start with a 10 minute safety briefing for all shooters, allow 5 minute turnaround time between groups of shooters.

    Note: A group of 6 shooters will typically shoot three targets of 10 shots over 20 minutes.  Therefore we recommend purchasing additional 1 pack of targets and 1 tin of pellets when making the booking, unless you are providing your own consumables.

    If you have your own equipment the range can be booked on its own here. If you need just an instructor to come to a venue of your choice you can book them individually here.

  • Shooting Session (Instructor Only)

    Mersey Weaver have available a number of NRSA qualified Instructors who can be booked, in advance, should you not have your own NRSA Instructor. Currently, they are only available by prior arrangement on evenings or weekends.  One instructor is required for every 6 shooting; however, this ratio may be adjusted depending on the age of the shooters as Cubs may need a higher ratio of supervision on the range.

  • Shooting Session (Mobile Range, Instructor & Equipment)

    Mersey Weaver  have Mobile range that can be transported to a suitable venue and a stock of rifles suitable for Cubs through to Explorer aged young people and adults.

    We have available a number of NRSA qualified Instructors who can be booked, in advance, should you not have your own NRSA Instructor. Currently, they are only available by prior arrangement on evenings or weekends.  One instructor is required for every 6 shooting; however, this ratio may be adjusted depending on the age of the shooters as Cubs may need a higher ratio of supervision on the range.

    You can book the range and equipment, or if you have your own equipment the range can be booked on its own here. If you need just an instructor to come to a venue of your choice you can book them individually here.

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    Summer Hillwalking

    Want to go Hillwalking and enjoy summiting a Mountain? Why not request a permitted member of our Hillwalking and Trekking ASU?

    Availability is by confirmation only. Most availability is at weekends but some permit holders may occasionally be able to help on weekdays with enough notice.

    N.B. Party sizes are limited to seven (including adults).

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    Winter Hillwalking

    Ready to take hillwalking to the next level? Why not request a permitted member of our Hillwalking and Trekking ASU who can take you out in Winter conditions? Weather permitting, learn how to use an ice axe and crampons!

    Availability is by confirmation only. Most availability is at weekends but some permit holders may occasionally be able to help on weekdays with enough notice.

    N.B. Party sizes are limited to seven (including adults).