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Mission: The focus of all 4-H programs is the development of youth as individuals and as responsible and productive citizens. Youth learn marksmanship, the safe and responsible use of firearms, the principles of hunting and archery, and much more. The activities of the program and the support of caring adult leaders provide young people with opportunities to develop life skills, self-worth, and environmental stewardship.
Disciplines Supported in Clackamas County 4-H:
- Muzzle loaders
Available to youth ages 9 and up only.
Master Shooting Sports Volunteer Training
The 4-H Shooting Sports program is only successful when adults volunteer to work with youth in this project and when youth are given the opportunity to develop safe shooting skills. To serve as a 4-H Shooting Sports Leader, individuals must complete the Clackamas County 4-H Leader application and orientation process, be at least 21 years old, and successfully complete at least one state-level 4-H Leader Training SHOOTING SPORTS CERTIFICATION WORKSHOP in the discipline in which they are providing supervision.
If an adult leader is not certified, he or she cannot provide hands-on or safety instruction without a certified leader being present. A leader may obtain certification in an additional discipline (archery, pistol, coordinator, muzzleloading, rifle, shotgun, and Western Heritage) by completing a certification workshop provided by 4-H certified state training team members. Certifications Workshops are not designed to teach volunteers how to use archery equipment or shoot a firearm, but are designed to teach adults how to conduct safe, supervised, shooting experiences for 4-H members enrolled in the project. Therefore, interested adults who have experience in safely handling archery equipment and/or firearms are encouraged to enroll in these certification workshops.
Oregon 4-H Shooting Sports Master Leader Training, October 24-25 2014, Canby, Oregon
4-H Certified Shooting Sports Leader Resources
460-200H Firearms and Archery Equipment Log
Reporting is required to maintain active Shooting Sports Leader certification. The following forms must be submitted or updated each year:
Club forms that are required to be submitted yearly include: