Columbia County 4-H Project S.A.F.E
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.
Visit the Georgia 4-H Project S.A.F.E. site
District Match April 19
Email from Lillian Howard:

The County Match was a warm-up to the District Match not a qualifier, therefore ALL students are expected to participate.  If you are not going to participate, PLEASE email Lillian Howard at <> before Wednesday, April 16 at midnight.  Registration fees will be paid for all students on Thursday.  If the registration fee is paid and you do not participate, you will be expected to reimburse the club for the registration fee, unless it was an emergency. 

PROMS - We are aware of several proms on Saturday night. We anticipate all shooting to be over before 2PM.  If you feel you must leave sooner, please make sure that you or your team are not in contention place. 

For those that would like to caravan to Baygall Sporting Clays, we will meet at Home Depot on Bobby Jones at 7AM.  Please be on time - we will leave promptly at 7:15AM.
If there is anyone that needs a ride, please let Mr. Howard know on Thursday and one will be arranged. If you would like more information please check the Baygall website at

Bobbie Jones Expressway to Hwy 25 South toward Waynesboro.  Continue through Waynesboro on to Millen.  Go through Millen. Approximately 6 miles out of Millen, turn left onto Rocky Ford Road.  Follow signs. 

Dress for Saturday:
Team competition shirt with jeans or khakis, long or short. 
Girls, please make sure that your shorts are fingertip length.
Long hair must be put in a pony tail when shooting.

Team Picture:
Picture will be made at 8:45AM before competition begins.  Please be on time.  

The team tent will be put up for as many as possible to set under.  Please bring your own chairs.  You are welcome to bring your own tents, but please know they cannot block or get in the way of other county teams. 

We will set up a tent with tables for refreshments for all to share. We ask that each family bring items such as:  Fruit, Nuts, Crackers, Cookies, Doughnuts, Muffins, Bagels, Individually wrapped items, etc. 

Each family is asked to bring one cooler filled with iced water/drinks to share.

We have always been blessed to do very well at the District Competition.  Therefore, please make plans to stay and participate in both team and individual shoot offs.

Ending time in the past years, is approximately 2PM. 

Keith Howard:  706-829-3090
Lillian Howard:  706-829-7048

USA Youth Education in Shooting Sports
will hold the East Coast Youth Clay Target Championships in Savannah, GA on May 16-18, 2014.  See the Special Announcements page details.

2014 Youth Education Summit - Scholarship applications as well.  Friends of the NRA Youth Education Summit

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
2014 Calendar for Download
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Special Announcements