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Florida 4-H Air Rifle & Smallbore Rifle Record Book

Julie P. Dillard and Gerald Culen



Table 1. 

Start Date

Completion Date






Club Name





Goals of the National 4-H Shooting Sports Program

  • Teach decision-making, teamwork, self-discipline, self-confidence, and problem solving.
  • Promote the highest standards of safety, sportsmanship, and ethical behavior.
  • Encourage and appreciate an understanding of natural resources.
  • Develop leadership abilities.
  • Build character and willingness to assume citizenship responsibility.
  • Furnish enjoyable, positive relationships with peers and adult instructors.
  • Strengthen families through participation in lifelong recreational activities.
  • Build awareness of related career opportunities.

The purpose of the Florida 4-H Air Rifle/Smallbore Rifle Project Book is to help you document your growth, development, and progress as a 4-H member.


Your Goals and Objectives for the Year

What do you want to achieve by participating in the 4-H rifle project? Answering this will help you identify your goals for the year.

Identifying goals and objectives helps you become more skilled and knowledgeable and helps track your growth and progress.

Goals are statements of things you want to achieve or improve.

Objectives are the things you need to do to reach your goals.

List three goals for your 4-H rifle project this year.

For each goal, list three objectives you need to accomplish to reach the goal.

Table 2. 

Goal 1

Objective 1

Objective 2

Objective 3


Goal 2

Objective 1

Objective 2

Objective 3


Goal 3

Objective 1

Objective 2

Objective 3


Your 4-H Shooting Sports Activities

4-H Club Meetings

List all 4-H Club meetings you attended. For each meeting, describe club business conducted, shooting topics, or lessons taught by your coaches.

Table 3. 


What business did the club conduct?

What shooting topics/lessons were taught?



Learning Experiences

Plan to take part in two or more of the following learning experiences. Enter your two choices in the Plan to Do column. After you complete the activity, record your activity and the date. Learning Experiences may be added or changed at any time.

Learning Experience examples:

Camp Clinic Competition Demonstration Exhibit Illustrated Talk

Project Judging Presentation Speech Skill-a-thon Tour Workshop

Learning Experiences in which you participated:

Table 4. 

Plan to Do

What You Did




Community Service/Service, Learning, and Leadership

Plan to participate in at least two service and/or leadership activities per year. Put an X in the box beside the activities you plan to do, or list an activity of your own in the space provided. Record the date when you complete each chosen activity.

Table 5. 

Action Plan



Serve as a teen leader in your club or

county program.


Serve as a club officer or county council



Work as part of a team to recruit new

members to your club.


Help organize a community service project

for your club.


Organize a field trip or a visit by a guest

speaker for your club.


Volunteer to help with a competitive

shooting event.


Arrange for and help set up a hunter

education class.


Help with a display or presentation on

shooting/firearm safety.



Equipment Inventory

It's important to keep record of things that you own. Use this form to list all the equipment and accessories you own and use for your 4-H rifle project.

Table 6. 

Item Description

Date Purchased or Acquired

Purchase or Replacement Cost

Serial Number

Date Sold or Traded



Financial Record

Record purchases made during the year that support your 4-H rifle project. List expendable items (things used up). Remember to add these items to your inventory.

Table 7. 


Description of Item Purchased








Rifle Practice Sessions Record

Table 8. 


What You Practiced




Rifle Practice Sessions Record

Table 8. 


What You Practiced




Competitions and Placings Record

Table 9. 






Pictures, Programs, and Memorabilia


4-H Shooting Sports Record. 4-H Publication 468. University of Maryland Cooperative Extension Service.

4-H Shotgun Member Record Book. 4-H Bulletin 752. The Ohio State University Extension.

National 4-H Shooting Sports.

Publication #4HSSR10

Release Date:August 1, 2018

Reviewed At:December 17, 2021

Related Experts

Dillard, Julie P

County agent

University of Florida

Culen, Jerry


University of Florida

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About this Publication

This document is 4HSSR10, one of a series of the 4-H Youth Development Department, UF/IFAS Extension. Original publication date August 2018. Visit the EDIS website at https://edis.ifas.ufl.edufor the currently supported version of this publication.

About the Authors

Julie P. Dillard, county Extension director, Extension agent II, 4-H Youth Development, UF/IFAS Extension Washington County; and Gerald Culen, associate professor, Extension specialist, Department of Family, Youth and Community Sciences; UF/IFAS Extension, Gainesville, FL 32611.


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