Shooting Sports program in Washington County.
Open to all boys and girls ages 9 to 19 interested in learning and practicing the safe and responsible use of firearms and archery equipment. Youth become 4-H members by participating.
The 4-H Shooting Sports program is learning by doing in a group setting under the direct supervision of certified instructors, which is different than the independent 4-H projects completed with the guidance from parents and advisors. Due to the nature of the program, youth can be denied participation if their behavior or attitude causes unsafe conditions.
4-H Certified Shooting Sports Instructors are adults who have successfully completed the 4-H volunteer application process and weekend training workshop for a discipline. Assistant instructors are adults and teens helping under the leadership of the certified instructor.
When & Where
Two sessions are held annually as the Bull's-Eye 4-H Club. Members can participate in one or both sessions in a year. A session has approximately six meetings. Members must attend half of a session's shooting meetings for completion.
a. Winter Session is held almost every Sunday afternoon from mid March through mid May at Hervida 4-H Camp near Waterford.
b. Fall Session is held almost every Sunday afternoon from mid October through the end of November at Hervida 4-H Camp near Waterford.
First time participants and Experienced Participants click here for 2013 program flyer with meeting dates. Click here for disciplines being offered this 2013 winter session
Click here for Shooting Sports brochure.
All shooting equipment and supplies are provided including guns, bows, ammunition, targets and safety equipment. Only in advanced disciplines may members use their own guns and bows. Members may choose to bring their own eye and ear protection, or use those provided.
Members pay $1 to cover accident insurance. Families are asked to supply refreshments at meetings, help with community service projects and fund raising activities such as candy bar sales and raffles.
Teresa Stone - 4-H Shooting Sports Coordinator
The 4-H Shooting Sports Program was introduced nationally in 1980. Ohio 4-H Youth Development implemented the program in April 1992. Washington County held the first meeting of a 4-H shooting sports club in October 1992 and the program has grown each year since then.