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Offline gglovesguns

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4-H Shooting Sports Clubs
« on: September 06, 2010, 01:46:29 AM »
Has anyone had any experience with inviting local 4-H Shooting Sports clubs out to upcoming Appleseed shoots? I'd like to see the 4-H youth out on the firing line, but I don't know where to start to make that happen or how realistic of a dream it is.

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Re: 4-H Shooting Sports Clubs
« Reply #1 on: September 06, 2010, 02:24:51 AM »
Ask about and then respect their rules.  That makes the invite much easier.
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Re: 4-H Shooting Sports Clubs
« Reply #2 on: September 06, 2010, 04:01:20 PM »
As a 4-H instructor and 4-H line officer for more than 13 years, it's a tough nut to crack.
4-H has it's own way just as appleseed has it's own way.
The focus of instructors here is highest level competive marksmanship.
World War 2 era GI marksmanship with rack grade rifles has little appeal to shooters with 3000 dollar anschtuz air rifles.

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Re: 4-H Shooting Sports Clubs
« Reply #3 on: September 07, 2010, 11:53:41 AM »
Not all 4-H Shooting Sports Clubs go the competitive road. Our local Athens County club is not in it for the competition. They teach everything from living history to rifle and pistol, as well as black powder. My son and daughter were members from the age of clover bud to graduation and my brother continues to be an instructor. It is always worth looking into individual clubs.

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Re: 4-H Shooting Sports Clubs
« Reply #4 on: July 28, 2011, 04:01:12 PM »
I completely agree! I belong to my local 4-H shooting sports club and you should have seen their faces when I told them about Appleseed. They always wanted to go but they just started this year and we only have 4 shooters ( for rifle). I am now the source of info about AS.  :bow: Do you have any hints on how to interest them in getting involved?

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Re: 4-H Shooting Sports Clubs
« Reply #5 on: July 28, 2011, 04:12:50 PM »
Since youth participate for almost nothing, cost shouldn't be a barrier.

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Re: 4-H Shooting Sports Clubs
« Reply #6 on: August 14, 2011, 03:37:15 AM »
Now that the 4-H fair is over I hope that the instructor and some of the local kids will come out to the remaining shoots at Slippery Rock.  The focus here is on sporting grade rifles not the high end competition grade rifles.

It doesn't have to be an official 4-h event.  The kids could just come as a group.

The 4 h's are: Head, Heart, Hands and Health and they aare pledged to God, Country, Community and world.  As I see it 4-h values fit well with the AS values.

All you can do is ask.  Talk with the leaders, parents and kids.  Kids like to SHOOT! (even us big ones with gray hair)  Throwing lead is FUN!  HITTING you target makes it even more FUN.
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Re: 4-H Shooting Sports Clubs
« Reply #7 on: August 15, 2011, 07:01:32 PM »
Has anyone had any experience with inviting local 4-H Shooting Sports clubs out to upcoming Appleseed shoots? I'd like to see the 4-H youth out on the firing line, but I don't know where to start to make that happen or how realistic of a dream it is.

We did an AS for the Redwood Falls, MN club.  Attendance and participation was good, considering the weekend  was an alternating cycle of downpour-wind-sunshine-repeat.    I found them very easy to deal with.

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Re: 4-H Shooting Sports Clubs
« Reply #8 on: January 10, 2014, 09:42:03 AM »
I have recently been invited to the Fl 4H instructor course,
and am attending this weekend at MGAR, I never knew either and really still do not however after this weekend I will have worked a deal as to get with the fellow who ripped the door off the hinges for this cross pollinization to occur. Our deal with each other is I will give 50% of 2014, and he will also work half of our AS events! I am not sacrificing AS for something else I simply added these events to weekends not already committed so no I am not leaving by any means I am just diversifying and adding to my platter! ..:..
I will repost after the weekend and keep us all posted on cracking this nut!
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Re: 4-H Shooting Sports Clubs
« Reply #9 on: January 10, 2014, 10:37:08 AM »
HQ and/or SPQR could probably answer any questions you may have. Theyre both heavily involved in their local 4H progams.