Richmond Scout District Rifle Competition – 2024

Date: 3rd May 2024 Author: Matt Rogers

Another cold and wet week in Twickenham saw Richmond Scouts and Explorers descend on Twickenham Rifle Club for the annual air rifle target shooting competition.

3HH Scouts (two teams) and Peake ESU took part as usual.

It’s a tricky competition for our Scouts as we don’t practice in the format of this competition … bench rest at 10m. Nonetheless our Scouts acquitted themselves well.

Each competitor shoots three cards, 2x single-spot and 1x 5-spot, giving a maximum score of 150 per competitor. Teams are comprised of six competitors (and two reserves) giving a maximum team score of 900.

3HH provided four Range Officers to help run the competition.


Scouts – 8 teams

  • 3HH Claws (400) – 3rd
  • 3hh Talons (384) – 5th

Explorers – 5 teams

  • Peake ESU (378) – 1st

* A remarkable result considering our team only had four competitors.

Scouts – 12 & Under

  • Sophie Francis (106) – 1st
  • Digby Young (79) – 5th

Scouts – 14 & Under

  • George Gallagher (99) – 3rd
  • Gabriel Dempsey (84) – 4th


  • Gabriel St John Smith (100) – 2nd
  • Isaac Nichols (100) – 2nd
  • Matilda Tiffin (95) – 4th

Our groups didn’t enter any adults into the competition.

Overall individual scores

  • 3HH Claws – Sophie Francis (106) – 5th
  • Peake ESU – Gabriel St John Smith (100) – 7th
  • Peake ESU – Isaac Nichols (100) – 7th
  • 3HH Talons – George Gallagher (99) – 9th

Congratulation to all our competitors and many thanks to the organisers, the Range Officers, and all the parents and Scout Leaders that make this event possible.

The full results are available here.

William Tasso
3HH Range Officer

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