Date: 22nd Oct 2019 Author: Tracey Daniell


This weekend was the Scout National Rifle Championships. 700+ scouts from around the country descended on Bisley for the weekend for the oldest and most prestigious shooting competition in scouting.
It was a very successful event for 1st Knaphill and Woking District.
Scout James W won gold for the under 12 rifle competition.
James didn’t just win it by a little bit, he was considerably ahead of the other scouts his age!
The massive win for the district was Woking ESU winning the overall competition with the best aggregate score for a team. This is the combined score for the main events of rifle, pistol and field target. This won them the Connaught Trophy, one of the oldest awards in Scout shooting, being first awarded in 1911. The team included our Beaver young leader Jenna.
Jenna was not only in the team that won the big prize, she also won best 6 yard rifle and best aggregate score across the three main events.
It didn’t end there. Jenna’s big brother and dad, Scout leaders JJ and Jon Culshaw, were also in the medals. JJ got silver and bronze in adult 6 yd rifle and 3 position precision rifle, and Jon got silver in advanced field target.
Just out of the medals, but with an amazing performance, were the team of JJ Culshaw, Luke, James W and Archie, who came 5th in the team 6 yd rifle.
The final 1st Knaphill squad members leaders John Holcroft and Karen McGarvie had to console themselves with coming 14th and 20th in the adult 6 yd rifle, along with the knowledge that James scored better than them!


Put your phone down and what are you left with? Just teamwork, courage and the skills to succeed.’
Bear Grylls, Chief Scout Bear Grylls