BC Extension slowly reopens
Lloyd Saylor , 4-H Youth Development Agent, commented that the University of Kentucky provides the still-developing information for 4-H programs and they also follow the National 4-H Shooting Committee guidelines. The majority of 4-H programs are online now but you can't shoot a rifle or bow and get instruction online or with a Zoom meeting.
Shooting programs require one trained coach for every four students. Coaches go through three days of instruction and their goals are listed below:
-Be able to safely use a firearm
-Having fun and developing relationships
-Family involvement ( including siblings )
-Compete to the best of your ability
-Learn the value of teamwork
Also they believe the students should be very involved with how they practice and learn the importance of safety in everything they do from the time they walk in until the time they leave.
4-H Shooting has a lot to offer:
-Four types of Archery (bare bow genesis , hunting bow, target bow and recurve)
Coach Shaun White
Rifles-(.22, BB, pellet ) Coach Nick Johnson
Pistols-(.22 , air ) Coach Butch Gibson and Coach Terry Johnson
Trap- Coach Terry Johnson and Coach Jon Ross Webster
Black Powder is not offered at this time.
Head Coach Tim Southerland helps with trap and wherever he is needed.
Because of the Covid-19 pandemic there is no inter-county competition scheduled at this time but there will be a state tournament in September that is encouraged but participation is not mandatory.
The extension office is promoting social distancing , hand washing, no common drinking source, and bringing your own snack. All surfaces are sanitized after practice.
Practice times may vary because of coaches’ work schedules.
For more information: (Facebook) 2020 Butler County Shooting Sports
Butler County Cooperative Extension Services
Story by Don Lindsey, Beech Tree News