Tuakau Scouts host shooting competition



The annual Regional Scouts Shooting Competition was held recently at the Waiuku Pistol Club Range, in which thirteen teams took part.

The competition started back in 1983, as the Inter Youth Shooting Competition, which was held annually between Sea Scouts, Sea Cadets, Young Mariners and Boys Brigade units.
This year’s competition was run by Leaders from Tuakau and Districts Sea Scout Group, who took over from the Leaders of the Papakura Sea Scouts.
The competition is held on a twenty five metre range using .22 rifles, with each competitor firing twenty rounds at their two targets, under the close watchful eyes of the range master and his assistants.
After inserting a special plastic safety catch, which were supplied by the Arms Officer from the Manukau Police, they collected their targets and return to the briefing room to obtain their results.untitled
Tuakau and Districts Sea Scouts managed to take out second place in every event. Retiring this year was the long serving Waiuku Pistol Club range master for the competition, Rob Carter, and the Auckland Region of Scouts New Zealand would like to record their thanks for his personal support and help over the years.



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