4-H Shooting Sports is a youth development educational program. It uses the skills and disciplines of shooting to assist young people and their leaders in obtaining knowledge and developing skills. Development of skills within the discipline of shooting and "life skills" is implicit in the program curriculum and explicitly stated for volunteers. It appeals to young people and volunteers from a wide range of urban and rural backgrounds. 4-H Shooting Sports promotes positive youth-adult interaction and peer leadership.Program ObjectivesTo enhance the physical cognitive social and emotional development of youth through safe educational and socially acceptable involvement in a shooting related activity.To teach safe and responsible use of firearms and archery equipment including sound decision-making self-discipline and concentration.To promote the highest standards of safety sportsmanship and ethical behavior.To encourage understanding of our natural resources and the development of a personal environmental stewardship ethic by young people through participation in shooting hunting and related activities.To strengthen families through life-long recreational activities.To expose participants to the broad array of vocational and lifelong vocational activities related to the shooting sports.To complement and enhance the impact of existing safety and hunter education programs.