I have received from the Secretary of the National Rifle Association a list of the results of the competition for the Imperial challenge shield given by Lieutenant-Colonel Schumacher. It is shot for by teams of senior boys in all parts of the Empire, and so numerous were the entries that although the competition finished at the end of June the prize list has only just been published. The hundred pounds shield was won by the Royal Marine Cadet Corps at Deal, the team of eight securing an average of ninety-three per cent, while the A and B teams of the Royal Australian Naval Reserve, Sydney Division, finished second and third respectively. The Ormskirk Boy Scouts had the highest local
average of 77.5, King William’s College, Isle of Man, 75.23, and the 4th Lancaster Boy Scouts 54.8. Lower averages were scored by the Bolton Parish Church Company the Church Lad’s Brigade, the 7th and 5th Lancaster Boy Scouts and the 1st Carlisle Boy Scouts. The junior competition also for a challenge shield, was won by another team of the Royal Marines Cadet Corps at Deal, with an average of 90, the score of the 1st Ormskirk Boy Scouts being 72, King William’s College 70.1, and the Ardwick Industrial School, Manchester 68.5.
Manchester Courier and Lancashire General Advertiser 20 September 1915