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What are Shooting Sports?
The 4-H Shooting Sports Program is a youth development education program which uses a prevention education model that strongly emphasizes positive youth-adult interaction and peer leadership. It uses skills and disciplines of safe shooting and wildlife management to assist young people and their leaders in attaining knowledge and developing essential life skills. The program can enhance family communications and quality time together. It creates an environment for a caring relationship between a young person and a significant adult, whether this is a family member, other adult, or teen volunteer. These activities provide the opportunity for immediate gratification to the youth and satisfaction and self-worth to the adult/teen volunteer who acts as teacher and role model for younger 4-H youth members.
Who can participate?
4-H Shooting Sports Programs are open to all youth 8 to 18 years of age (as of Jan. 1 of the current year) without regard to race, color, sex, handicap, religion, age or national origin.
How can a 4-H member enroll?
Enrollment will be through the 4-H shooting sports Youth Development Extension Agent for your county.
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Resources for Leaders and Members
- National Wild Turkey Federation’s Academic Scholarship Program
- National 4-H Shooting Sports Daisy Scholarship
- Shooting Sports Volunteer Job Description [pdf]
Recreational Shooting Sites With Certified 4-H Instructors:
Wilmington Trap Association (outside range). Telephone: 302-834-9320. www.wiltrapshoot.org
Shooter’s Choice (inside range). Telephone: 302-736-5166
5105 N. DuPont Hwy, Dover, DE 19901
Bridgeville Rifle and Pistor Club, Rifle Range Road, Bridgeville, DE
Great News for the Delaware 4-H Shooting Sports!
The NRA Foundation has provided equipment and funding for 4-H Shooting Sports to support youth and family air rifle and small bore .22 activites that are safe, well structured and recreational. Without the support of the NRA Foundation and the Friends of the NRA fund raising banquets, programs like this would not be possible.
For information and questions regarding Delaware 4-H’s Shooting Sports program, please contact your county point-of-contact below:
- Kaitlin Klair, New Castle County, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Kristin Cook, Kent County, email@example.com
- Jill Jackson, Sussex County, firstname.lastname@example.org