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Clay pigeon shooting

Clay pigeon shooting is a sport in which shotguns are fired at moving targets. These targets, called clays, are round discs, designed to break apart when hit by the pattern of shotgun pellets.

Who is it suitable for?
Generally Scout age upwards

Additional Information
Shooting must be supervised by a qualified Shotgun Safety Oficer and run by a competent section 2 firearms permit holder. For participants who do not posess such a permit, exemption 11(A) of the Firearms Act must be satisfied, or an 11(6) exemption obtained.

CPSA - have an index of clubs and commercial shooting grounds across the uk https://www.cpsa.co.uk/find-a-club

Badge Links
Scouts Master At Arms Activity Badge
Explorers Physical Recreation Activity Badge

How to run/provide clay pigeon shooting

There are 2 ways of running Clay pigeon shooting in Scouting. These are:

  1. Scout-led activity - running clay pigeon shooting yourself or using someone else in Scouting

  2. Externally-led activity - running clay pigeon shooting using an external provider

Useful links

The National Governing Body for clay pigeon shooting is:

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