5000 Scouts and Guides shoot their first clay target at NORJAM 2018

ELEY HAWK renews their "Scout's Honour" and backs BASC AND NORJAM 2018 International  Scouts and Guides Jamboree with 26 000 cartridges for this summers largest clay shooting event.


The largest producer of shotgun cartridges in the West Midlands donated 26000 cartridges to the largest shooting event this summer. 5000 Scouts and guides from 21 countries descended on Norwich Showground for the week-long NORJAM 2018 jamboree which started on August 11th. 2018 and finished on the 18th August 2018 

BASC (British Association of Shooting and Conservation) have introduced 5000 youngsters to clay shooting when the scouts and Guides host groups from 21 different countries

BASC - The UK’s largest shooting organisation ran a coaching line of epic proportions – with over 20 shotgun coaches working in 15 safety cages along a 130-meter line. It will be almost four times the length of a standard BASC coaching line. They will shoot approximately 2500 cartridges a day under close supervision and coaching from the BASC shooting coaches.

The line was part of the “ Endeavour Adventure Fields ” and ran the entire week of NORJAM and aimed to introduce 5000 Scouts and Guides to clay shooting.

Eduardo Hernando the 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 37000 cartridges to a similar event where 7000 scouts and guides got their opportunity to shoot at clay targets for the first time!"  He continued "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.”

Eduardo Speaking about the long and excellent partnership between BASC and Eley Hawk "We have worked extensively with BASC in the last few years as they provide coaching lines at country fairs and events the length and breadth of the UK.  We are particularly impressed with BASC and 20 qualified and experienced BASC coaches will volunteer their time to promote the sport to the next generation in a safe and engaging manner. They have devised a very safe method of managing the shooting line. This will allow hundreds of youngsters to try shooting for the first time”.

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’ coordinators.”

In order to effectively tutor such a large number of people within the six days, BASC coaches used a streamlined method of teaching basic shooting principles. BASC coaches were able to tutor 150 young shooters an hour using it.

Peter said; “A call for volunteers from the ranks of BASC’s certified shotgun coaches was put out last year. As a result, we were flooded with offers. This introduction would not be possible without such devoted members, giving up several days of their own time in order to seize upon this amazing opportunity to introduce a new generation of people to shooting sports on an international scale.


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