Shooting

  • Fun Target Shooting Session ( Nerf Guns/Fun Crossbows, Instructor & Equipment)

    This fun session  using Nerf Guns and fun crossbows is primarily aimed at Beavers and Cubs and can be run indoors, or outside.

    The booking includes 4 nerf guns with knockdown targets , four fun crossbows with targets and services of one Target Sports ASU instructor .

    Session will start with a short safety briefing for all shooters, allow 5 minute turnaround time between groups of shooters.  In a one hour booking, it is possible for between 16- 24 beavers to shoot both Nerf Guns ( 5 shots) and crossbows (3 darts).

  • QCW Target Sports Range – Air Gun Use (Range Only)

    If you have your own NSRA qualified tutor/instructor/coach and air gun equipment, Mersey Weaver have a target sports range located at its idyllic Queen Charlottes Wood Activity Centre. The range only booking comes equipped with:

    • Target holders/pellet catchers – 14 or 17cm target holder/pellet catcher mounted on height adjustable tripod stands, 6 available

    User provides their own air guns (max 12ft/lb), targets and pellets, unless these are purchased when booking.

  • QCW Target Sports Range – Archery/Crossbow Use (Range Only)

    If you have your own permitted archery/NSRA crossbow instructor and target sports equipment, Mersey Weaver have a target sports range located at its idyllic Queen Charlottes Wood Activity Centre. The range only booking comes equipped with:

    • Archery – 90cm bosses, max 6

    User provides their own targets.

  • 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 recommended for every 6 Scouts/Explorers shooting; however, this ratio may be adjusted depending on the age/maturity of the shooters on agreement of the Instructor, e.g. Cubs may need a higher ratio of supervision on the range (e.g. 1 instructor per 4 Cubs shooting).

    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.  Therefore in a 2 hour booking, a maximum of 5 x 20 minutes sessions is possible allowing for safety briefing and changeovers.

    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.

  • Shooting Session (QCW, Instructor & Equipment)

    Until the new target sports range opens in Autumn 2022, Mersey Weaver  have a mobile range which can be setup at Queen Charlottes Wood (weather dependant and providing that Badgers Rake is not already booked) together with a stock of equipment suitable for Cubs through to Explorer aged young people and adults.

    Our NRSA qualified Instructors will run the range and provide instruction to participants. Currently, they are only available by prior arrangement on weekday evenings and Friday to Monday (inclusive).  One instructor is recommended for every 6 Scouts/Explorers shooting; however, this ratio may be adjusted depending on the age/maturity of the shooters on agreement of the Instructor. Cubs (minimum age 8) may need a higher ratio of supervision on the range (e.g. 1 instructor per 3 Cubs shooting).

    The booking includes the mobile 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.  Therefore in a 2 hour booking, a maximum of 4 x 25 minutes sessions is possible allowing for safety briefing and changeovers (i.e 16 – 24 participants).

    Note: A group of 6 shooters will typically shoot three targets of 10 shots over 25 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.

  • Shooting Session Self Led (District Scout Centre Range & 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.

    Your booking includes the range  with 17cm target holders and springer air rifles (Gamo Delta Fox) only.

    This booking does not include the cost of pellets and targets.  If you are not supplying your own 17cm targets and/or pellets (4.52mm) then these can be added to your order at the checkout stage or ordered separately later.

    If you require a NRSA qualified Instructor you can book them here. Currently, they are only available by prior arrangement on evenings or weekends.  One instructor is required for every 6 scouts shooting ; however, this ratio may be adjusted depending on the age of the shooters as Cubs may need a higher ratio of supervision (e.g. 1:2 or 1:3) on the range; if you want to book range, equipment and instructor click here.

    If you need just an instructor to come to a venue of your choice you can book them individually here.