Thousands of newcomers try shooting

Thousands of youngsters tried shooting for the first time at Norjam, the international Scouts and Guides Jamboree.

No fewer than 5,000 scouts and guides from 21 countries attended, and they got to sample clay shooting on a coaching line of epic proportions, with more than 20 coaches working in fifteen safety cages.

It was three times the size of the average game fair clay line, powered by 26,000 cartridges donated by Eley Hawk.

Eduardo Hernando, managing director of Eley Hawk, said: “We are particularly pleased to be backing the Norjam International Jamboree following on from the hugely successful Essex Jamboree in 2016 where we provided 37,000 cartridges to a similar event where 7,000 scouts and guides got their opportunity to shoot at clay targets for the first time.

“We are fully behind the initiative to introduce a staggering number of scouts safely to clay shooting and when we were asked to provide the cartridges for the initiative we honoured to do so.”

Peter Marshall from BASC added: “The logistical problems were considerable, but we quickly decided we wanted to do it and we had the resources. To put the size of the event into context, BASC delivered a shooting line three times the size of a typical coaching line at a large game fair. We used 15 shooting cages, 15 traps, 20 coaches and staff and eight ‘crowd control’ co-ordinators.”

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