National 4-H Youth Shooting Sports
Kids ‘n’ Guns
National 4-H Shooting Sports Committee
Why does 4-H have a shooting sports program?
4-H uses shooting sports to teach youth development. Our programs are valuable for helping young people develop self-confidence, personal discipline, responsibility, teamwork, self esteem and sportsmanship. The discipline and self-control required for responsible firearms use carries over into many other aspects of life.
4-H programs provide a positive experience for youth and promote the safe and ethical use of firearms.
It is our belief that firearms education reduces gun accidents.
Hunting and Shooting are rich American traditions. 4-H shooting sports programs help continue this tradition through involvement of the total family: youth, teens, parents, grandparents, etc.