Gary Stockton | 1/18/2014 1:58:04 AM
There are many Lincoln Parish 4-H Club programs that offer opportunities to young people. The important thing to remember about 4-H programs is that the key component is the benefits that they bring to our young people in the parish. The number one goal for each program that we conduct involves enhancing the development of these young people. One of these programs that I am very proud to have as part of our 4-H Club program is Shooting Sports.
A key to the success of the program is recruiting parent volunteers to assist with the program, either as assistant coaches, helping with paperwork, supervision of youth, or even becoming certified instructors. With the interest in this parish in hunting, there should be many adults out there that would make excellent volunteers with our youth. If you feel like the goals of the shooting sports program are important, then maybe you and you children should become involved. The goals of the 4-H Shooting Sports Program are:
Our instructors don’t just teach the participants how to aim and shoot. The shooting sports program strives to enable young people aged 9-19 years, their parents, and adult volunteers to become responsible, self-directed, and productive members of society via involvement in shooting sports and related activities. Whether your child participates in the shotgun or archery component of shooting sports, they will be learning some very important traits that will benefit them throughout life.
On February 22, we will have what we call our “Shooting Sports Kick-off”. We would like to invite any youth ages 9 – 19 and their parents to come out to the Ruston Gun Club at 11:30 a.m. to learn more about our program. It you would like to participate, please call us at the Lincoln Parish Extension Office at 318/251-5134 to let us know that you plan to attend.