Area 4-H youth from Dunn and Stark Counties were able to participate in a day camp at the Slope Area Rifle and Pistol Club
On May 30, 2014, area 4-H youth from Dunn and Stark Counties were able to participate in a day camp at the Slope Area Rifle and Pistol Club located south of Manning, ND. Even after having to delay the event a few days due to rain, the youth were excited to get the chance to test their in archery, shotgun, rifle, air gun, and muzzleloader skills. The Dunn and Stark County Extension Services want to thank the youth for their willingness to stay activate in 4-H which helps to show how 4-H can offer benefits through a variety of educational experiences. The volunteers and adults who helped out at this event did a great job teaching and promoting Shooting Sports to the youth throughout the day! Adults and volunteers who assisted the youth as well as the Slope Area Rifle and Pistol Club and the Coca Cola Bottling Company in Dickinson were great resources who helped make this day possible too, and the NDSU Extension Service is grateful for their generosity in promoting area youth programing.
4-H Shooting sports is just one of many ways area 4-H participants can be involved in 4-H programing. The Shooting Sports activities promote the highest standards of safety, sportsmanship, and ethical behavior, including sound decision which adds to the benefits this fun program offers to 4-H youth. The Center for 4-H Youth Development also reminds people through their online information that the program promotes teaching safe and responsible use of firearms and archery equipment, self-discipline, and concentration, and develops participation in natural resources and related natural science programs by exposing participants to the content through shooting, hunting, and related activities. If you know youth who want to be more involved in 4-H programming events including ones like this, remember to contact your local NDSU Extension Office for more information.