The British Association for Shooting and Conservation introduced 500 Scouts and Guides to shooting at the recent Suffolk Moot.
The event was an activity camp open to Scouts, Explorers, Guides and Senior Section from Suffolk.
As well as taking part in activities such as abseiling, flight simulators and geocaching, visitors also had the chance to try shotgun shooting.
Dr Peter Marshall, from BASC’s sporting services team, said: “It was great to see hundreds of young people experiencing shotgun shooting for the first time. They really enjoyed the experience and we hope this is just a starting point for them.”
Max Raffe, one of the MOOT camp organisers, added: “This type of activity was new to those involved and all thoroughly enjoyed the challenge. We were made aware of what BASC could provide after seeing a report about the activity at the Essex Jamboree in 2017.
“The BASC team provided a very professional event. Suffolk Scouts and Guides are thankful to all involved and we look forward to providing this activity at any similar events in the future.”
Duncan Greaves from BASC Council added: “We are delighted that our presence at last year’s Essex International Jamboree has inspired other groups to get involved in shooting sports. We hope that this will form the foundation for a future in shooting sports for some of them.”
BASC has also been involved with the Guides and Scouts at four other events over the summer, introducing a further 500 youngsters to shooting.