4-H Youth Rifle Project Orientation was a Success! 2nd Orientation Scheduled.

4-H Youth Rifle Project Orientation was a Success!

On December 2, the Bosque County 4-H Program introduced a new .22 long rifle project at Chandler’s Shooting Range in Valley Mills.  This introductory orientation meeting was mandatory for those youth wishing to participate in the project.  There were 31 youth participants present at the meeting.  We are overly excited with these numbers!  It’s great to see such excitement from the youth in Bosque County!

Project Leaders, Myron Lee and Bob Flood, covered gun safety, range rules, and special 4-H range commands with the youth.  There are many county, district, state, and national shooting competitions, 4-H and non 4-H, that will be available for these youth to participate in throughout this project.

If your child is interested in participating in this project and missed the first orientation – no worries, there is a second orientation scheduled, which will be Sunday, December 15 from 2pm to 3pm.  This meeting will be just before the regular every 3rd Sunday meeting, which will be from 3pm – 5pm.  Youth must attend this orientation if they are wishing to participate in this project.

If your child is not currently a 4-H member, they can be enrolled during this meeting.  Enrollment forms will be available.  Youth must be at least 8 years old and in third grade or no older than 19 years old and a senior in high school to participate in 4-H.  The yearly enrollment fee is $25.00 and can be paid by cash or check.  Enrollment can also be completed online and paid by credit card at http://texas.4honline.com.

The following is a list of things that each participant should bring to the orientation meeting:

  • Shooting glasses
  • Ear protection
  • $10.00 CASH per participant – donation to Chandler’s for a yearly 4-H membership
  • Note taking materials
  • At least one parent or legal guardian to sign a liability form
  • .22 long rifle, if you own one – unloaded and cased
  •  Note:  We will have a few rifles available for those that do not own one

After this second orientation meeting, the regular meetings will continue to be held on the third Sunday of each month from 3:00pm – 5:00pm at Chandler’s Shooting Range.

Learn more about the Texas 4-H Shooting Sports program at http://texas4-h.tamu.edu/shootingsports.

Please contact Christi Hillin, 4-H Program Assistant, as soon as possible if you plan to attend this second orientation meeting.


Christi Hillin



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