Since the fall of 2002 over 475 adult volunteers have been trained through North Carolina 4-H to work with our youth in 4-H Target Shooting Sports Programs. These volunteers and professionals have been trained by instructors who have completed a week-long training workshop and are now nationally certified 4- H Shooting Sports instructors. This workshop is designed to equip adult volunteers to work with youth in 4-H 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. **Please note: In order for a 4-H club to be involved in the shooting sports project, a 4-H shooting sports trained 4-H volunteer must coordinate the project.**
A total of 75 participants will be accepted for the workshop – no more than 15 in each of the following disciplines:
- muzzle loading
Starting in the fall 2008 we began offering training for Jr. Leaders. We will offer this training again for the Spring Workshop. Jr. Leaders should be ages 15 to 18 and should have been active in a 4-H shooting sports club for 1 year. They should fill out the regular application and choose a single discipline for the weekend long training. Up to 10 Jr. Leaders will be selected for the training.
Participants are being asked 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 the 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 at the state level using a registration screening process. Completed applications must be at the Millstone 4-H Camp office by March 20,2012. Please click on the links below to download the informational letter and the training application.