Air rifle Range

In 2013 we decided to make use of the space in the centre garage by designing an Indoor rifle range. After drawing up plans, seeking approval & getting our leaders trained by the NSRA, the range opened to users in 2014.

The design of the range allows it to be dismantled,enabling us to park the group minibus, when the range is not in use. It takes approx half an hour to erect the range & it has been fully tested to ensure its safety for young people and adults to use.

Currently the Scout group has one qualified instructor who can run this activity.

We can offer either Target Shooting or Match play shooting. Please stipulate which you would prefer when booking.

If your booking our headquarters for a weekend, we can with plenty of notice & providing we have instructors available, run this activity for your group. The range can deal with approx 12 persons per hour, using three shooting booths. The cost to use this facility is £40.00 & enables us to maintain the facility & purchase new rifles, pellets & targets when required.Alternatively if you just wish to book the range for a session, please contact us. Again this will be subject to instructor availability & we regret that we will not permit the range to be used unless a Group instructor is present. 

In accordance with Scout Association rules, each young person must have prior written permission from parents to take part in this activity.

Please note the instructors will not ask to see this paperwork, the responsibility for ensuring that permission has been given is with the section leader of the group taking part.

You will find that shooting is a great leveller activity. its not always one of your oldest members who will get the highest scores. If you would like to book the range, please make an enquiry through our bookings portal on the Hall booking page.


1st Hexham Scout Group
Lookwide Centre, Maiden's Walk, Hexham, Northumberland, NE46 1DR

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