Since the fall of 2002 North Carolina 4-H has trained over 400 adult volunteers to work with our youth in 4-H Target Shooting Sports Programs. These volunteers and professionals have been trained by participants who have completed a week long training workshop and are now nationally certified 4-H Shooting Sports instructors. The Fall 2010 North Carolina 4-H Target Shooting Sports Workshop will be held October 22-24, 2010 at Millstone 4-H Camp, near Ellerbe, NC. The workshop is designed to equip adult volunteers to work with youth in 4-H Target Shooting Sports Clubs. Participants will have the opportunity to share ideas and information while enhancing their skills in teaching youth through the use of the National 4-H Shooting Sports curriculum materials.
A total of 75 participants will be accepted for the workshops – no more than 15 in each of the following disciplines: shotgun, pistol, archery, muzzleloading, and rifle (note: accepted applicants will participate in only one discipline throughout the entire weekend long training). Participants are required to pay a $75 fee to help offset some of the cost for the workshop. All participants must be registered with their local Extension office as 4-H volunteers prior to attending our workshop.
This is a hands on workshop, participants will be required to pass a written test in their discipline and required to teach portions of their curriculum as part of a practicum test. Participants should be familiar with the shooting disciplines they choose; we will not be teaching participants to shoot but rather how to use shooting sports as a youth development tool.
Participants will be selected using a registration screening process. Click here to download the application. Completed applications must be at the Millstone 4-H Camp office by October 14, 2010.