Shooting Sports Task Force
4-H Shooting Sports Task Force – January 12 – 13, 2018
Rock Springs 4-H Center
Task Force Members participating: Beth Alloway, Ray Bartholomew, Patsy Maddy, Dan Mosier, John Reh, Daniel Skucius, Pam Van Horn, Wade Weber, and Cody Woelk
Report of current activities:
National 4-H Shooting Sports Team – Nancy Becker and Rod Deeken, Coordinators, 35 4-H members submitted application
2018 4-H Shooting Sports Lead Instructors
- Archery - Eric Kratzer
- Coordinator - Ray Bartholomew (Pam Van Horn assisting)
- Hunting Skills - Wayne Hubbard and Beth Alloway
- Muzzleloader - Mike Adams
- Pistol - Charlie McIntosh
- Rifle - Richard Becker and John Reh
- Shotgun - James Eberwein
- Western Heritage/Cowboy Action - Belinda Adams and John Torrance
National Shooting Sports Training -Clover Woods Camp Madrid, Iowa, on May 6-11; Pam and Ray working with local Extensions Units to get approval for those recommended to attend National Training
State Fair – Shooting Sports division under review by steering group
Spring Match - Garden City, April 28; steering group for planning, hosting and facilitating being recruited
Fall Matches – Rules to be posted on Kansas 4-H web pages once reviewed by individual discipline steering groups
Task Forces’ initial recommendations for the Kansas 4-H Shooting Sports Program
- Incorporate the National Minimum Standards and Best Management Practices that provide foundational procedures for 4-H Shooting Sports Programs within the Kansas 4-H Youth Development Policy to provide consistency, equality, and risk management across all 4-H programs as it relates to shooting activities.
- Align Kansas 4-H Shooting Sports with the Kansas 4-H vision and mission.
- Clarify expectations and responsibilities of state and local program coordination and implementation. Design and distribute an organizational chart.
- Develop a series of “how to guides” with step-by-step recommendations for Extension Agents and/or Extension Board members to review and follow when considering and preparing to start or expand a local 4-H Shooting Sports program or enhancing 4-H Shooting Sports knowledge.
- Create a 4-H Shooting Sports “team” to focus on mentoring new local programs.
- Include within the 4-H Shooting Sports Training a time for local team goal-setting and collaboration among coordinators and instructors.
- Integrate the 4-H core values of learn-by-doing, youth-adult partnerships and mastery within the Program Development of 4-H Shooting Sports.
- Clarify the 4-H Shooting Sports Volunteer Management system for managing and stewarding the local program.
- Investigate and develop strategies for generating resources by creating partnerships and securing funds for the local 4-H Shooting Sports program.
- Recommended the 2018 Spring Match registration fees return to 2016 registration fees.