1st Oxted Shooting Activity Consent Form

EAST SURREY DISTRICT SHOOTING CONSENT FORM

PLEASE NOTE THAT SPECIFIC PARENTAL PERMISSION IS NEEDED BEFORE A CHILD CAN TAKE PART IN THIS ACTIVITY. If they don’t have a completed form they cannot take part in the activity.

Activity: Rifle Shooting
Date: Feb 22, Feb 25, Feb 29 and Mar 3 *
Venue: Scout HQ Mill Lane Hurst Green

* We will be running two sessions for each of the two Troops. Monday Scouts will be Feb 22 / Feb 29 and Thursday Feb 25 / Mar 3. The Troops will split with half doing Shoot at the Scout HQ Mill Lane Hurst Green and the balance doing Archery at the hut on the same night. The following week the Troops will switch. The Monday or Thursday Leaders will confirm which scouts are attending which location the week before the activity.

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Please complete this form online indicating your permission for your child/ children to participate in this activity. You will receive a confirmation of the information provided. The same information will be sent directly to the both Scout leaders in charge for the event, Nick Hough & Ron Bochard.

Parent or Guardian’s Consent

I being the parent/guardian of the person named below declare that he/she is not subject to restriction by virtue of the regulations set out in Section 21 of the Firearms Act 1968 (below) and hereby give permission for

Childrens name (s) first name & surname(required)

Please list any disability or medical condition relevant to his activity for the child / children above

Disability / Medical Condition (enter None if no issues)

Troop Evening ( please select your current Troop evening)
Monday - Barrow GreenThursday - Chalkpit
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Please complete your details below

Parent Name (required)

Parent Email (required)

Parent Home Number (required)

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Extracts from the Firearms Act 1968 ‘Section 21’

(1) A person who has been sentenced (to custody for life or) to preventive detention, or to imprisonment or to

corrective training for a term of three years or more (or to youth custody (or detention in a young offender institution) for
such a term), or who has been sentenced to be detained for such a term in a young offenders institution in Scotland, shall not
at any time have a firearm or ammunition in his possession.

(2) A person who has been sentenced ….. to imprisonment for a term of three months or more but less than three years( or to
youth custody ( or detention in a young offender institution) for such a term), or who has been sentenced to be detained for
such a term in a detention centre or in a young offenders institution In Scotland, shall not at any time before the expiration of the period of five years from the date of his release have a firearm or ammunition in his possession.

This means:

Section 21 prohibits the possession of a firearm and ammunition (under any circumstances), by any person who has been
convicted of a crime and sentenced to a term of imprisonment (or its equivalent for young persons) of 3 months or more. The
prohibition applies in all circumstances, including handling and firing at an approved shooting club or at a clay pigeon shoot
where a certificate is not ordinarily required. It also applies to the possession or use of other categories of firearms and
ammunition such as AIRGUNS or shot cartridges for which a certificate is not needed. A sentence of 3 months to 3 years
attracts a 5 year prohibition, shorter ones no prohibition but a longer one means a life ban.

Note: The medical profession takes the view that the parent’s/carer’s consent to medical treatment cannot be delegated. This view is explicit in The Children’s Act 1989.
Thus, medical consent forms have no legal status and a doctor or nurse insisting on the consent of a parent/carer to a particular treatment has the right to do so. For this reason we do not recommend that Leaders insist on parents/carers signing the statement above. However, it can be a comfort to medical staff to have general consent in advance from parents/carers or to have a Leader on hand able to sign forms required by medical authorities.