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A Nebraska 4-H Shooting Sports Leader Certification Workshop is scheduled for early November. It will be held November 7-8 at the Panhandle Research & Extension Center in Scottsbluff. The early bird registration deadline is October 28th.

Volunteers will have the opportunity to become certified as an adult (21 years and older) or apprentice (14-20 years old) leader. Six project areas will be offered at the workshop - rifle, pistol, archery, shotgun, hunting skills, and coordinator.

A Nebraska 4-H Shooting Sports Leader Update Session is scheduled for late October in Broken Bow. It will be held October 24th at the Custer County Fairgrounds in Broken Bow. The early bird deadline to register for the Broken Bow training is October 14th.

The time has come to provide an update for all Nebraska 4-H Shooting Sports Instructors who received their training in 2013 or before. Over the years there have been numerous curriculum changes, updates and additions, with some major curriculum adjustments in the last few years.







This application supersedes the traditional green record books.

Junior Achievement (ages 8-14, county only) must submit

4-H County Awards Application

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