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Archery GB Instructor Award

The Archery GB Instructor Award is the new entry level training course for people working in leisure, recreation and educational environments. This course will be delivered by accredited Archery GB tutors. Participants do not need previous experience of archery.

Target sports

The course covers topics including:

- Safety
- Shooting technique
- Risk Assessment
- Games and competitions
- Coaching and teaching
Maintaining equipment

The course will mainly be practical but will also include some theory sessions. The course will include a practical assessment to receive the award.

You must attend the entire course to complete the award.

Self-catering accommodation is available.

How much? £220 members, £270 non members

Where and when?

Downe - on request, please contact centre 

Fordell Firs - on request, please contact centre

Gilwell Park  21 - 22 November 2020 Book here

Youlbury  24 - 25 October 2020  Book here.


In order to lead archery sessions within Scouting you will also need an Archery permit .

Archery Permit Training and Assessment

This two day course provides the necessary training and assessment for candidates to achieve the archery leadership permit for recurve bows.

Target sports

How much? £100 per person.  Scout Grants Committee funding may be available.

Where and when?

Downe 17 - 18 October 2020 Book here

Gilwell Park 24 - 25 October 2020 Book here.

Great Tower 7 - 8 November 2020 Book here

Woodhouse Park 10 - 11 October 2020 Book here

Youlbury  - on request, please contact the Centre

Lochgoilhead  - on request, please contact the Centre



Instruct Tomahawk throwing

Come and learn how to instruct tomahawk throwing from Bushscout at our Scout Adventure sites, allowing you to teach young people the skills required for throwing tomahawks.

How much? From £40 

Where and when?

Downe 19 September 2020  Book here

Gilwell Park  24 October 2020 Book here

Great Tower 28th November 2020 Book here

Youlbury 10 October 2020 Book here

Target sports

NSRA Air Rifle Shooting Tutor's Diploma (18+)

This two day course covers the law, range requirements, personal skills, maintenance and developmental techniques for leading air rifle sessions. Participants will leave with a Youth Proficiency Scheme qualification from the National Small-bore Rifle Association.

How much? £170 per person members £230 non-members. Scout Grants Committee funding may be available.

Where and when?

Downe 31 October - 1 November 2020 Book here

Gilwell Park 26 - 27 September 2020 and 21 - 22 November 2020  Book here

Hawkhirst 14 - 15 November 2020 Book here

Woodhouse Park 10 - 11 October 2020 Book here

Youlbury  24 - 25 October 2020 Book here


Target sports