4-H Shooting Sports builds discipline and patience
The 4-H Shooting Sports program continues to expand the number of youth and volunteers in the Illinois 4-H. Since 2009, 800 adult volunteers have been certified in at least one of the five disciplines: archery, hunting and wildlife, rifle, shotgun, and program coordinator. Shooting sports instructors must attend a weekend training at their own expense in each discipline they teach. Youth enrolled in 5,200 shooting sports projects, and Illinois took its first team to national competition in 2015, with the 4-member archery team capturing sixth place out of 28 other state entries. Safety is prime consideration in all 4-H shooting sports training, as well as caring for and appreciating the environment in which they hunt.
Watch volunteer Mark Ashbrook explain what being a 4-H shooting sports instructor has meant to him and the youth he serves.
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