Shooting Sports events
Policies and procedures

4-H Shooting Sports is a unique 4-H project in that there are social issues and concerns with shooting sports that other projects do not deal with.  Because of this uniqueness, Missouri 4-H has developed some special guidelines and policies for the Shooting Sports projects.  4-H members, parents, and leaders are responsible for understanding and following these policies.


  • A 4-H member may only be enrolled in a 4-H Shooting Sports project if it is led by a 4-H Certified Shooting Sports volunteer.  There is NO exception to this policy for a parent working with his or her own child.  Only a certified 4-H Shooting Sports leader may lead any member in a Shooting Sports project. 


  • 4-H Leader Certification is required for volunteers in the Shooting Sports discipline projects: Archery, Air Rifle (BB/Pellet), Small bore Rifle, Pellet Pistol, Shotgun, Muzzleloading, and Hunting & Outdoor Skills.  No other certification or qualifications are accepted as a substitute.