NEW YORK STATE 4-H SHOOTING SPORTS IS
AN ACTION PACKED NATURAL RESOURCES PROGRAM
FOR YOUTH & ADULTS
Welcome to the premier Shooting Sports youth development program in New York State and one of the largest, most expansive, programs of its kind in the nation!
New York State 4-H Shooting Sports is part of the 4-H Natural Resources Program offered through the Cornell Cooperative Extension system. Human growth and development is the primary goal of our programming. With an emphasis on maximum safety and the most responsible use of firearms and archery equipment, youth participants have the opportunity to gain both vocational training knowledge and garner important life-long recreational skills.
4-H NATURAL RESOURCES PROGRAM OPTION COMPONENTS
- Air Pistol
- Citizen Science
- Civic Ecology
- Clay Targets
- Firearm Safety
- First Aid
- Habitat Enhancement
- Living History
- Survival Skills
- STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math)
- White Water Rafting
- And Much More!
EXPERIENCE THE SHOOTING SPORTS
The New York State 4-H Shooting Sports program fosters responsibility and helps youth acquire and enhance knowledge, skills and abilities. 4-H Shooting Sports also seeks to develop social skills and leadership techniques while providing a broad range of opportunities for community service.
SAFETY, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & UNDERSTANDING
Certified Volunteer Instructors supervise each 4-H Shooting Sports Program. Many of our Instructors hold dual certification through the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, the NRA and/or the National Muzzleloaders Association.
SAFETY is always our primary concern. Youth and adults are trained to know and to adhere to the Ten Commandments of Firearm Safety.
KNOWLEDGE about firearms, archery equipment and natural environment components is featured as Volunteer Instructors share years of experience.
SKILLS are developed under the watchful eyes of our Instructors. Youth learn new skills as well as continue to improve and practice skill techniques.
UNDERSTANDING, through education, is the key element of the 4-H Shooting Sports program as both youth and adults learn about their rights, responsibilities and the role they play in the natural environment.
WHAT’S 4-H ALL ABOUT?
4-H is the largest informal youth education program in the United States. 4-H is open to all youth wherever they live and without regard to personal limitations.
The 4-H symbol - the clover - stands for Head, Heart, Hands, and Health and is the basis for the 4-H Pledge.
My Head to clearer thinking
My Heart to greater loyalty
My Hands to larger service and
My Health to better living
for my Club, my Community, my Country, and my World.
4-H members learn by doing. Through volunteer leaders, young people learn life skills, develop citizenship and leadership abilities and have the opportunity to explore career.
The 4-H Motto: "To Make the Best Better" means that each person can always improve.
Volunteers are carefully selected and trained to work with youth in specific subjects. The most successful youth programs are ones that are directed at the local level by volunteers. 4-H brings people together and promotes a spirit of cooperation.
To learn more about New York 4-H Shooting Sports and New York 4-H Natural Resources programming, please contact:
William M. Schwerd
50 West High Street
Ballston Spa, NY 12020
518-885-8995 Ext. 225
John F. Bowe
NYS4-HSS Assistant Director
377 Schroon River Road
Warrensburg, NY 12885