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Archery Permit Holders Course - October 2017 (Bears Rails Campsite)

Well done to the 13 new Adventurous Activity Permit Holders (Archery) who successfully completed the course in the glorious October sun at Bears Rails Campsite.  We have 5 new PHs in Windsor and Eton, 3 in Maidenhead, 3 in South Berks, 1 in Wokingham and 1 in Slough District.

18th/ 19th February 2017

Range Conducting officer training Course (NSRA YPS Tutor or equivalent) - [Module Shooting]

Now Full

See County Website diary for details and booking, or contact Ed Cecil,, for further information

New Archery Permit Rules

The County now has all the necessary processes in place in light of the changes to running archery activities. For those holding an Archery GB qualification i.e. GNAS Community Sports Leaders Award or A-GB Instructor Award or equivalent/higher then you can now apply for an activity permit. If you hold either of these qualifications and have up to date logged experience/necessary evidence, then no practical assessment is likely* to be required.
(*Subject to Permit Assessors discretion)

Please log into the County Website and submit a Permit Application, remembering to attach a copy of your qualification & your log book.

For those that don’t hold the appropriate qualification then opportunities to get a practical assessment are available. Please contact Jeremy Burden – County Archery Advisor on

For further information on Archery, Please contact
ED Cecil
Manger of the County Archery & Shooting ASU


NSRA YPS Rifle Shooting Course - 18-19th February 2017

Sunccesful completion of this 2 day course will enable you to run air rifle shooting for Scouting. The course is being run in the east of the County and the full cost is £90.  However we will subsidise leaders (including assistant leaders & sectional assistants)and instructors in Berkshire Scouting who agree to run shooting for Scouting for at least 2 years; for them the cost will only be £ 45.  To apply log onto the County website, go to the County Diary and click on the course & complete the form.

Archery Permit Course - 20-21 May 2017

We have now arranged a County Course for those seeking a permit over the weekend of the 20-21st of May.  This is a full 2 day course and the training sessions are likely to go on into the Saturday evening so we will be making arrangements so that you can camp overnight if you wish.  We will announce the venue and the course fee once we have finalised the details.  There will be 50% fee rebate providing you commit to gaining an archery permit and running archery for Scouting in Berkshire for 2 years or you have a County Activity training grant for archery.

To apply go to the county training dairy and click on the archery course.


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