Monroe County 4-H to offer Shooting Sports course

By on August 5, 2019

The Monroe County 4-H program will be offering the 4-H Shooting Sports course for air rifle training in September. Shooting Sports is an activity that embraces the 4-H motto “Learn by Doing.” Youth aged 9 to 18 years will have the opportunity to learn the proper usage and safety required to operate an air rifle in shooting sports events.

 While the 4-H Shooting Sports training regimen includes several disciplines, Monroe County’s course will focus on air-rifle training. In addition to New York State 4-H Shooting Sports training, Monroe County 4-H’s Shooting Sports instructors have attended Leadership Training and have passed background checks. The instructors are shooting sports enthusiasts who are dedicated to teach 4-H youth proper safety and form.

Registration for the 4-H Shooting Sports course is first-come, first-served, with the requirement that each registrant be a member of the Monroe County 4-H program. The cost of the course is $20, paid online, in advance. Youth not enrolled in 4-H, but interested in the course, may enroll at the time of registration for an additional $15 enrollment fee. Registration deadline is Friday, August 30.

The course sessions will be held at Rochester Rifle Club on Winton Road on Tuesday evenings from 6 to 9 p.m. from September 3 to 24. There will be two Saturday sessions at Rochester Brooks Gun Club in Rush. These dates are September 14 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and September 28 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. For the safety of the participants, youth registering for the course must commit to attending all sessions.

The Monroe County 4-H Program is offered through Cornell Cooperative Extension to the youth of Monroe County. 4-H is a worldwide youth development program open to all youth aged five to 19, who want to have fun, learn new skills, and explore the world. In return, youth who participate in 4-H find a supportive environment and opportunities for hands-on or “experiential” learning about things that interest them.

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