Certification course coming to Delta County in March
Have an interest in shooting sports and have a little time to invest in our local youth? Then please consider becoming a 4-H shooting sports leader.
The 4-H shooting sports programs in Delta, Mesa, Montrose and Ouray counties teach youth proper safety, marksmanship, sportsmanship, ethical behavior and the responsible use of firearms. In recent years, 4-H shooting sports projects have become some of the most popular 4-H projects for many members. However, to meet the growing demand for more certified adult leaders, more 4-H shooting sports leaders are needed — and now is the time to join because certification training is coming to the Western Slope soon!
Training will be held in Delta County on Friday, March 16, at 6 p.m., and will end on Sunday, March 18, by noon. Adult volunteer leaders interested in training 4-H youth in shooting sports can choose to become certified in any one of the following disciplines: air pistol, air rifle, .22 rifle, archery, muzzleloading, shotgun, and range safety officer. No previous experience in shooting sports or 4-H is required to participate in this training.
Registration forms are available now at the Delta, Mesa, and Montrose Extension offices, or online through the state 4-H Shooting Sports website at www.colorado4h.org/ss.
The registration fee is $85, and includes all materials, access to training equipment and supplies, as well as lunch and snacks. However, the local Extension Office may be able to provide a scholarship or stipend to cover part or all of the registration cost.
Upon completion of the course, participants will receive a Colorado State 4-H Shooting Sports Leader Certificate. They will also need to enroll in their local 4-H program as a 4-H shooting sports leader — there is no extra charge for 4-H leader enrollment, which allows you to teach 4-H shooting sports members in your certified discipline and provides insurance while training local youth.
For more information, call your local Extension office — in Delta County, 874-2195; in Mesa County, 244-1834; and in Montrose County, 249-3935.blog comments powered by Disqus