4-H Shooting Sports Fall Instructor Workshop

The 2023 4-H Shooting Sports Fall Instructor Workshop Registration is now live. Please go to http://go.osu.edu/2023FallWorkshopCanters to register. This workshop will be held at Canter’s Cave 4-H camp, located outside of Jackson Ohio, September 15-17. The cost is $110. The workshop is open to any approved 4-H volunteer who would like to get certified as a Shooting Sports discipline instructor. If you are planning to apply to be a 4-H advisor for 2024, there will be additional workshops in the beginning of 2024 for you to receive your shooting sports certification at that time. Instructors must be age 21 by the time of the training and be an approved 4-H Volunteer in their county program.  If interested, please reach out to Lisa (mccutcheon.46@osu.edu) to let her know you are planning to register. This workshop will offer all of the basic disciplines: Archery, Shotgun, Rifle, Pistol, Living History, Hunting and Wildlife as well as the advanced disciplines including Muzzleloader and Crossbow. We will also be offering Living History Level 2 training opportunity, which is a train the trainer level 2 program for Ohio. More information about the registration can be found on the Ohio 4-H Website under the Shooting Sports page.  https://ohio4h.org/families/members/events-opportunties/shooting-sports/state-training

Assistant Instructors are also welcome to register for this workshop. Assistant Instructors are individuals who have aged out of 4-H (age 19-20) but who have not reached age 21. These individuals will receive an Assistant Instructor certificate allowing them to teach under the direct supervision of a level one Shooting sports Instructor. Upon reaching the age of 21 they can apply to have their certificate changed to a certification as long as they have had continuous service as a 4-H Volunteer in the shooting sports program.

Junior Leaders will be allowed to attend this workshop and thanks to the support of the ODNR Division of Wildlife the first 20 Junior Leaders will be able to attend the workshop for $55.00! This price is only open to those ages 14-18 by January 1, 2023. Junior Leaders will need a letter of recommendation from a shooting sports certified instructor in the discipline they are registering to take. They should have also completed this project either in 2023 or in previous years and have knowledge of the project. Junior Leaders in the Shooting Sports program are able to help adult certified instructors but must be under the direct supervision of a level one instructor. Junior Leader certifications will not be recognized as adult certifications.

State 4-H Junior Shooting Sports Camp

The Licking County 4-H Committee, in partnership with the Licking County 4-H Shooting Sports Committee, will be choosing two 4-H members, who are currently completing Grades 3-6, to participate in State 4-H Junior Shooting Sports Camp. State 4-H Junior Shooting Sports Camp is a residential camp, and will be held at Canter’s Cave 4-H Camp in Jackson, Ohio during June 23-25, 2023.

Licking County 4-H members interested in applying must meet the following criteria:

  • Active 4-H member during 2023 4-H project year
  • Be currently completing grades 3-6
  • Submit completed Achievement Award form by the deadline: Monday, May 22nd
  • Be available to participate in the June 23-25, 2023 camp, and provide own travel to camp in Jackson, Ohio.

The total cost of the trip is $250. The Licking County 4-H Shooting Sports Committee, in cooperation with the Licking County 4-H Committee, will cover 50% of registration costs for two delegates. Each delegate will be responsible for $125.

For more information about State 4-H Junior Shooting Sports camp or to complete the application: 2023 State 4-H Junior Shooting Sports Camp Application

Spring 4-H Shooting Sports Instructor Training

4-H Advisors who are interested in becoming certified shooting sports instructors or already certified instructors who would like to be certified in another discipline are encouraged to attend the Spring Shooting Sports Instructor Training Workshop.

When: April 14-16, 2023

Where: Canters Cave 4-H Camp in Jackson, Ohio

Visit http://go.osu.edu/2023SpringWorkshop to register. Registrations due by March 16, 2023 or until filled.

4-H Shooting Sports Instructor Training

The winter workshop for Ohio 4-H Shooting Sports Instructor Training will take place February 24-26, 2023 at 4-H Camp Ohio. Any 4-H advisor who would like to become certified in a new discipline or re-certify in a discipline they have been teaching, if it’s been over 7 years since their last certification, should register. Space is limited, especially if you are interested in being certified in shotgun so please register right away! Registration deadline is January 22, 2023. To register, please visit: www.go.osu.edu/23winterssworkshop

Cost is $110.00. Payment: Is due at the time of registration. Payments can be made online with a Credit/Debit Card preferred method or by mailing a check to the Ohio 4-H Center address provide in registration process. Checks must be received by January 23, 2023. Space is not confirmed until payment is received.

Please be sure to complete the health form survey that will be sent to you upon the completion of the registration survey. You may also be asked to complete the National 4-H Shooting Sport online eLearning modules if you have not already completed them.

National 4-H Shooting Sports Quiz Bowl

Mark your calendars! The National 4-H Shooting Sports Annual Quiz Bowl is just around the corner.

Teams consist of 3 or 4 members, with the highest three scores counting as the Team Score. Team members will automatically be re registered in the Individual Competition as well as the Team Competition. Quiz Can be taken anytime between January 16 and January 20, 2023. Scores will be based on the number of correct answers and the amount of time it takes to complete the quiz.

Use this link to register: https://4-hshootingsports.org/quiz-bowl-study-materials/


2023 Ohio 4-H Volunteer Shooting Sports Training

All Ohio 4-H volunteers who work with shooting sports projects must be certified in the discipline(s) that they offer. Those certifications must be completed through the Ohio 4-H Shooting Sports Instructor Workshops held yearly around the state. If you are a Licking County 4-H Advisor who needs to re-certify or wishes to add a discipline to your certifications, please be sure to make note of when/where the 2023 workshops will be held to ensure you are available for those workshops. Please review the 2023 Ohio 4-H Shooting Sports Instructor Workshops Flyer for more details. If you are not currently certified but would be interested in becoming certified, please contact Lisa McCutcheon at mccutcheon.46@osu.edu before signing up for any trainings.

PLEASE NOTE: You must be a Licking County 4-H Advisor in good standing in order to attend any of these workshops. If you are not yet an advisor, please reach out to Lisa at the email address listed above. The new advisor applications for Licking County 4-H will be available soon.

Royalty Applications Due

There are several royalty applications that are due in the upcoming week or so. Please review the list below to ensure you have submitted your application if you are interested in one of these opportunities.