The 4-H Shooting Sports Program is an activity for everyone – girls, boys, young, old, urban and rural. Participation in the program is not limited by skill or physical abilities and is open to any youth ages 9-19 regardless of where they attend school. It is a fun, action-oriented program.
Mission Statement: The mission of the Bossier Parish 4-H Shooting Sports Program is to assist youth in acquiring knowledge, developing life skills, and forming attitudes so that they may become self-directing, productive, and contributing members of society.
The program is designed to:
The program relies on state 4-H certified/trained instructors to conduct classes in the various disciplines (archery, .22 rifle, BB gun, shotgun, muzzle loading and hunting/outdoor skills).
The program requires 4-H certified instructors to adhere to the safety rules and regulations as dictated by the program to decrease the probability of accidents and injuries as well as enhance the educational experience.
4-H membership is required for participation within the Shooting Sports Program. Youth that are current members within their school and/or community are eligible for participation. If membership is not current, youth may join 4-H through the Shooting Sports Program by completion of a membership form and submission of dues.
Youth, 4-H ages 9-19, may participate in local 4-H Shooting Sports events. Educational and practical sessions will be scheduled for each discipline. A minimum of 6 hours of training and successful completion of basic skills, per coaches' requirements, in chosen discipline is required for eligibility for advancement in any 4-H shooting sports competition.
Upon successful completion of a discipline program, youth may elect to compete at the Parish, Regional and State levels.
Regional and State competition eligibility will consist of:
By state requirements, youth who have passed their 10th birthday on or before January 1 of the current year and MUST have completed a certified Hunter Education Course in order to compete at the Regional and State levels.