Objectives of Indiana 4-H Shooting Sports
The 4-H Shooting Sports program strives to enable young people, their parents, and adult volunteers to become responsible, self‑directed, and productive members of society. Educators, volunteers, instructor, and coaches must understand the goals and objectives of the program in order to manage or present it properly. These goals and objectives are consistent with the goals and objectives of the entire 4‑H program. The program transfers knowledge, skills, and attitudes to develop human capital, using the subject matter and resources of the land‑grant universities.
The specific goals and objectives of the 4‑H Shooting Sports program include, but are not limited to, those listed below:
- To promote the highest standards of safety, sportsmanship, and ethical behavior, including sound decision making.
- To enhance development of self‑concept, character, and personal growth through safe, educational, and socially acceptable involvement in shooting activity.
- To teach safe and responsible use of firearms and archery equipment self‑discipline and concentration.
- To complement and enhance the impact of existing safety, shooting, and hunter education programs using experiential educational methods and progressive development of skills and abilities.
- To expose youth to the broad array of vocational and lifelong hobbies related to Shooting Sports.
- To strengthen families through participation in lifelong recreational activities.
- To encourage participation in natural resources and related natural science programs by exposing participants to the content through shooting, hunting, and related activities.
Find out about the 4-H Shooting Sports program in your (Indiana) county by contacting your local Cooperative Extension Office via the listing at: county office
Why does Indiana 4-H offer a Shooting Sports
Program? Read our Position Statement.
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