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Cindy Bauman
Program Coordinator, 4-H and Youth Development
University of Illinois Extension
1212 Route 14 West
Benton, IL 62812
Phone: 618-439-3178
FAX: 618-439-2953

Sara Marten
Extension Educator, 4-H Youth Development
University of Illinois Extension
101-B East DeYoung
Marion, IL 62959
Phone: 618-993-3304
FAX: 618-997-1542

4-H in Franklin County

4-H in Franklin County

Shooting Sports

Having Something for Everyone!

PURPOSE: Provide an opportunity for youth to be able to discover the world of shooting and expand their skills.

The Illinois 4-H Shooting Sports program utilizes the resources of University of Illinois Extension's 4-H program. Franklin County has added Shooting Sports as a special interest club. We are expanding our 4-H Shooting Sports program with these disciplines:

  • Archery (ages 8-18)
  • .22 Rifle (ages 10-18)
  • Air Rifle (ages 8-10)
  • Shotgun (ages 10-18)

HOWEVER, in order to meet the needs of this program, we NEED adults to serve as instructors and volunteers. If you are interested, please call (618) 439-3178 and inquire. What are you waiting for? Get involved!

Building Life Skills

Objectives for the program are to:

  • Teach decision making, teamwork, self-discipline, self-confidence and problem solving
  • Promote the highest standards of safety, sportsmanship and ethical behavior
  • Encourage an appreciation and understanding of natural resources
  • Develop leadership abilities
  • Build character and willingness to assume citizenship responsibility
  • Furnish enjoyable, positive relationships with peers and adult instructors
  • Strengthen families through participation in lifelong recreational activities
  • Build awareness of related career opportunities