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Youth Group Archery
Training Courses

Ferny Crofts aim to hold as many training opportunities for leaders to attend throughout the year. We work with several organisations to bring a range of courses to site ranging from First Aid to Raft Building. 

upcoming courses

You will find all the upcoming Leader courses* that are due to be held at Ferny Crofts. 

 

If none of the below courses interest you, why not request to be placed on our Course Enquiry list? Please contact the office either via phone or email, providing your contact information and which course you are interested in and we shall then contact you when the relevant course is arranged.  

 

* All courses require a minimum number of participants to book in order to go ahead. 

 

Tel: 02380 845092

Email: fernycrofts@fernycrofts.org.uk

Restrictions may Apply. Priority is given to Scouting and other Youth Groups.

nsra Youth proficiency scheme - Rifle shooting 
Saturday 30th November - Sunday 1st December 2024
FULLY BOOKED

A two day course (16 hours). Participants must be 21+

Topics that are covered within the course are; law and safety, equipment, range construction, range construction skills, sighting, session plans, scoring targets and competition plus shooting games. 

This equips candidates to run have-a-go sessions in air rifle shooting and also to take young people for introduction to shooting over a longer period 

This course is not catered, so please bring lunches for the two days, although tea and coffee will be provided throughout. You will be working outdoors from time to time, so please wear appropriate clothing and bring waterproofs.

The days will run from 9:00am to 5:00pm.

       

Camping can be booked separately. 

Ferny Crofts Rifle Shooting
scout permit course - Traditional raft building
SUNDAY 1ST SEPTEMBER  2024
FULLY BOOKED

This one day course will train and asses the competence of candidates to lead groups in traditional rafting activities. Permits may be restricted to specific classes of water or locations.

Candidates must be a member of the Scout Association. 

​Topics that are covered are responsibilities, group management, risk assessment, weather, technical factors, emergency procedures and equipment. 

Gain a Scout Permit in Traditional Raft Building. 

​This course is not catered, so please bring a packed lunch, although tea and coffee will be provided throughout. You will be working outdoors, so please wear appropriate clothing and bring waterproofs.

​The day will run from approximately 9:00am to 5:00pm.

Ferny Crofts Rafting
Archery GB Course
SATURDAY 8TH - SUNDAY 9TH JUNE 2024 - FULLY BOOKED
Saturday 9th - Sunday 10th November 2024

This is a two day course which is designed for people with little or no prior experience of Archery. Candidates must be at least 17 years old by the start of the course.

Topics that are covered within the course are; how to shoot arrows, preparing and delivering Archery sessions, how to select appropriate equipment, setting up a range and how to ensure safety on the range.

Successful candidates will gain an Archery GB Instructor licence which will last for three years.

If you are a member of the Scout association attending this course, on completion and following a discussion with a permit assessor, you may be eligible for a leadership permit for archery. If this is what you are interested in, please email us at fernycrofts@fernycrofts.org.uk.

This course is not catered, so please bring lunches for the two days, although tea and coffee will be provided throughout. You will be working outdoors from time to time, so please wear appropriate clothing and bring waterproofs.

The days will run from approximately 9:00am to 5:00pm.   

Camping can be booked separately. 

Ferny Crofts Archery
Scout permit course - Archery
SATURDAY 7TH - Sunday 8th SEPTEMBER 2024 
SATURDAY 16TH - Sunday 17th NOVEMEBR 2024
FULLY BOOKED

A two day course which provides the necessary training and assessment for candidates to achieve their archery leadership permit for recurve bows. The course will be a mixture of both theory and practical skills. 

Candidates must be a member of the Scout Association. 

 

At the end of the course you will receive a Scout Activity permit in Archery which will enable you to run sessions for groups within the Scout Association. 

 

Please note, on completion of the course, restrictions may be imposed on your permit by the assessor. These shall be covered in the course.

This course is not catered, so please bring lunches for the two days, although tea and coffee will be provided throughout. You will be working outdoors from time to time, so please wear appropriate clothing and bring waterproofs. 

​The days will run from approximately 9:00am - 5:00pm. 

Camping can be booked separately. 

Ferny Crofts Archery
Scout Permit Course – Artificial Top Rope Climbing
SATURDAY 2nd - sunday 3rd NOVEMBER 2024

A two day course, which is designed to teach specific skills in leading a group on artificial walls and towers, in a single pitch top rope climbing activity and managing up to two belay systems at once. 

Candidates must be a member of the Scout Association.

This course does not cover abseiling.

At the end of the course you will receive a Scout Activity permit in artificial Top Rope climbing which will enable you to run sessions for groups within the Scout Association. 

Please note, on completion of the course, restrictions may be imposed on your permit by the assessor. These shall be covered in the course.


This course is not catered, so please bring lunches for the two days, although tea and coffee will be provided throughout. You will be working outdoors from time to time, so please wear appropriate clothing and bring waterproofs. 

 

​The days will run from approximately 9:00am - 5:00pm.

Camping can be booked separately.

FULLY BOOKED
Ferny Crofts Climbing
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