Columbia County 4-H Project S.A.F.E
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2015 Enrollment Meetings
Shotgun Club enrollment meeting dates have been set for the following two dates 6:30 - 8:30pm at the Columbia County Exhibition Center (located near the Grovetown Walmart):

January 15th (Thursday)
January 26th (Monday)

Download Enrollment Form Package and fill out prior to attending one of the meetings scheduled above so as to save time at the meeting.

Anyone needing to take the Hunter Safety test, it will be given on January 26th in a separate room while the enrollment meeting is taking place.

All returning members should be present at one of these meetings to ensure getting enrolled as we are looking to cap the enrollment due to not having enough space and time for practices.  All returning team members
MUST BE ENROLLED & $135.00 PAID by January 30th - closing time of 5pm at the County Extension Office in Appling to ensure a spot on the team.

Enrollment will be capped at 135 team members.

Nathan Schmitz
It is with a heavy heart that we share the news of one of our team members that lost his battle with cancer. Nathan Schmitz passed away this past Saturday, November 22, 2014.  Click here for his obituary.

Article in Augusta Chronicle - July 9, 2014
The accomplishments of the "shotgun Team" for the 2014 season made the paper's Columbia Times section!

Columbia County Hunter Education Review & Test Dates for 2014

Prospective new team members must obtaining a Hunter Safety Card as a requirement for participating on the modified trap team. The 2014 review and testing dates have been set for Columbia County:

September 4, October 7, November 4, and March 10.

These review and tests will be given at the Wesley United Methodist Church on North Belair Road - room 25 starting at 6:00pm. This is scheduled for 2 hours.

Any current team members that know of any prospective team members who do not yet have their Hunter Safety Card, please make them aware of the requirement and the review and testing dates and location listed above. The on-line course portion can be done at:

What is Project S.A.F.E

Project S.A.F.E. (Shooting Awareness, Fun and Education) is an active program, attractive to youth and adult audiences. The program is curriculum based and designed to assist young people in personal development, establish a personal environmental ethic and explore life-long vocational and avocational activities. The program uses experiential learning and positive interactions with youth and adult role models to help young people develop self-concept, self-assurance and a positive self-image.

The program promotes responsibility, decision-making and identifying realistic, personal goals. Participants may elect to compete at a level appropriate for their abilities or pursue other objectives. Participants have shown high achievement in the field, shop or classroom and on target range, but personal development for young people and leaders is the real objective. The program strives to make "every kid a winner," and to "make the best better."

Like other 4-H projects, S.A.F.E. has a subject matter base. It has strong links to natural resources, wildlife, outdoor recreation and safety. The content is drawn from sports medicine, psychology, education, biological and physical sciences engineering, mathematics, technology, as well as American traditions, folklore and history.

Project S.A.F.E Objectives

-- Enhance youth development of self-concept, character and personal growth through safe, educational and socially acceptable involvement in shooting activities.

-- To involve youth in a life skills program that teaches safe and responsible use of firearms including sound decision-making, self-discipline and concentration.

-- To promote the highest standards of safety, sportsmanship and ethical behavior.

-- To expose participants to the broad array of vocational and life-long avocation activities related to shooting sports.

-- To strengthen families through participation in life-long recreational activities.

-- To complement and enhance the impact of existing safety, shooting and hunter education programs using experiential (hands on) education methods and progressive development of skills and abilities.
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