North Devon scouts retain national title

Joseph Bulmer

The North Devon Scout 3P Rifle team of Luke Smith and brothers Jack and Dean Bale retained the national title at the Scout Rifle Championships held at Bisley.

Fennala Johnson won the junior full-bore title, shooting over 300 yards, and Craig Attwood retained the air rifle title for another year.

The Ist North Devon Scout Group team took third place in the junior team competition and Luke Smith took the silver senior full-bore medal.

Fourteen North Devon scouts and explorers ranging in age from 11 to 18 took part as well as eight scouts from Mid Devon.

More than 780 Scouts took part and also camped out in sub zero temperatures.