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Washington County 4-H Program - 4-H Shooting Sports Volunteer Training Weekend- Washington County

There are currently no Shooting Sports Volunteer Trainings scheduled for Washington County.  If you would like more information, please contact 4-H Community Education Assistant Nicole Willey at or by calling 207-255-3345.

Presented by:
University of Maine Cooperative Extension 4-H Program- Washington County Office

The course fee is $25.00 per person.

All participants must be age 21 or older and have completed a 4-H Volunteer Application and the  Supplemental Application Form for Positions Requiring SBI Checks (background check).

Nicole Willey, Washington County 4-H Program Aide, 255-3345, and Scott Olsen, UMaine 4-H Camp & Learning Center at Bryant Pond

Course Information:
This weekend training will certify you as a State of Maine 4-H Shooting Instructor in Rifle or Shotgun. (One discipline of your choice) Certification then allows you to teach youth under 18 in that discipline. You may start a club, work with the schools, or assist in shooting activities in your region. There are many opportunities available!

The weekend is focused on youth development as well as safe shooting and risk management.

The focus of all 4-H programs is the development of youth as individuals and as responsible and productive citizens. The National 4-H Shooting Sports Program stands out as an example. Youth learn marksmanship, the safe and responsible use of firearms, the principles of hunting, and much more. The activities of the program and the support of caring adult leaders provide young people with opportunities to develop life skills, self-worth, and conservation ethics.

The most successful youth programs are ones that are directed at the local level by volunteers. 4-H brings people together and promotes a spirit of cooperation. The Shooting Sports program fosters responsibility and helps youth acquire knowledge, skills, abilities and to develop social skills, leadership techniques, and gives opportunities for community service.

Questions about this training may be addressed to Nicole Willey: or 1.800.287.1542 (toll free within Maine) or 207.255.3345.

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Cooperative Extension in Washington County
28 Center Street
Machias, Maine 04654
Phone: 207.255.3345 or 1.800.287.1542 (in Maine)E-mail:
The University of Maine
Orono, Maine 04469
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