Alice Wilson is the only person from Cornwall to make the Scouts’ national team which comprises the country’s 30 best young rifle and pistol shooting men and women.
Alice, who is also a member of St Austell Rifle and Pistol Club, will now join the rest of the squad for monthly training sessions at Bisley or Aldersley.
Andrew Wilson, Alice’s father said: “Alice only started shooting 12 months ago when one of her scout leaders, a former RAF shooting instructor, organised a shooting evening. Her results were so extraordinary that when we collected he was adamant that we should get her into a dedicated shooting club.”
Next weekend she will take on challengers of all ages, and both sexes, at the South West regional finals competition in Okehampton. Most competitors have at least 20 years experience in the field.
She has also qualified for the Great Britain Open at Bisley in February. Thus far her personal best is 562 out of 600. The senior Olympic qualification score is 560.