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Florida 4-H Air Rifle & Smallbore Rifle Record Book

Julie P. Dillard and Gerald Culen



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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.

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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.

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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:

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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. 


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. 


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.

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Rifle Practice Sessions Record

Table 8. 


Rifle Practice Sessions Record

Table 8. 


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

Date: 7/31/2018



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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