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Ready, Aim, & Fire into Shooting Sports with Wakulla 4-H!

The focus of all 4-H programs is the development of youth as individuals and as responsible and productive citizens. The National 4-H Shooting Sports Program stands out as an example. Youth learn marksmanship, the safe and responsible use of firearms, the principles of hunting and archery, and much more. The activities of the program and the support of caring adult leaders provide young people with opportunities to develop life skills, self-worth, and conservation ethics.

Local 4-H Shooting Sports clubs are open to all youth ages 8 to 18. Each year, 4-H teaches a shooting sport to about 500,000 boys and girls across the nation. The program provides a supportive environment in which young people can experience hands-on, fun learning experiences.

Volunteers are needed to coordinate county programs and to work at the local level. Individuals who are interested in shooting sports and are willing to learn about them can become involved in an existing program or club. If none exists, they can work with 4-H youth staff to help establish a program.

All instructors are trained by state instructors certified to teach courses. Adult volunteers receive training in shooting sports at state and regional workshops to become qualified instructors. 4-H teen leaders may wish to assist with instruction. Shooting sports leaders act as role models and must impart the 4-H philosophy and youth development objectives to 4-H members.

Wakulla 4-H Offers Archery and Shotgun. Air Rifle is Coming to Wakulla! Volunteers Needed. 

Shotgun will meet this Saturday at 9 am (January 30) at the Sheriff’s Range and on February 13 at 9 am as well.

Eventbrite link to RSVP or email Rachel at r.pienta@ufl.edu:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/4-h-shotgun-tickets-126433153967

Archery will meet February 8th and March 1st.

Link to RSVP below:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/archery-club-practice-tickets-138655244569

Air Rifle Training Course for Volunteer Adult and Youth (ages 16 and up) Instructors

We are hosting air rifle training on February 27 from 9 am to 2 pm at the Extension office.  Training will be $50 per person, including drinks, snacks, and a box lunch. Current and new volunteers are encouraged to get trained so we can add air rifle to our Shooting Sports options for Wakulla youth! Note – junior instructor opportunities available for ages 14 and up. Must be 14 by Sep. 1, 2020.

Online payment available on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/air-rifle-instructor-training-tickets-138669102017.

In order to be officially registered in the class, volunteers must be registered as a volunteer in 4-H online AND register for the event. The online shooting sports module can be accessed in 4-H online. It must be completed before you arrive to class on February 27, 2021.

Be sure your volunteer registration is up to date in 4-H online and register for the training. If you have not yet taken the online shooting sports modules, please complete this requirement before February 27.

Questions? Email or call Rachel –  850-926-3931 or r.pienta@ufl.edu

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