Register HERE for trainings!
Registration Due: Wednesday, January 8, 2020
2020 Delaware 4-H State Leader Forum
Polytech High School, Woodside, Kent County
Saturday, February 1, 2020
8:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
We want to invite you to join us in bringing fellow and potential leaders together for the 2020 Delaware 4-H State Leader Forum…you won’t want to miss this special day!
We are pleased and excited to be having the event back at Polytech High School in Kent County. So many of you responded to the evaluations last year
saying that the mid-state location in Kent County worked well for you, so we decided to go ahead and make it happen again!
Due to your feedback, we have also changed the schedule which we hope will bring a richer experience to your time with us! Following the first two
workshops and before lunch, we will be offering a third, shorter session that will include topics relating to challenges many of you have shared where you
felt you needed more skills. These are our “Jackpot” sessions.
After our “Jackpot” sessions, we will be enjoying lunch and fellowship as we recognize our 2020 Salute to Excellence award winners. We plan to end our
day at 2:30 p.m. so you’ll have time to get home early and start putting all of the new ideas you learned into action!
Below are the registration form, workshop descriptions, and schedule for the day. Please be sure to select two choices for each workshop in order of your preference. Registration will be available online beginning Friday, January 3, 2020. This is the preferred method. The link is:
Please note that the workshops will be filled on a “first come, first serve” basis, so the earlier you register the better chance you will have of getting your first choice. The cost of the Forum will be covered by each county’s Leaders’ Association or a staff purpose code.
Deadline to register is Monday, January 27. We look forward to seeing you at Polytech on February 1!
Wednesday, May 22, 2019
6:00 – 8:00 pm
Taylor and Messick
325 Walt Messick Rd
If a 4-H member has never participated in the State 4-H Lawn Tractor Driving event, it is Mandatory that they attend this state training or attend another county training that may be offered prior to the state
event. All other members who have participated in this state event before are welcomed to attend this training for additional practice and preparation.
The Delaware State Fair 4-H Lawn Tractor Driving Contest will be held on Saturday, July 27 at 9:00 a.m. in the Quillen Arena. 4-H Members participating in the scheduled May training will meet the 4-H
requirement for the state contest.
If you have any questions, please contact Ernie Lopez, State 4-H Volunteer Specialist, at 302-856-7303.
Please pre-register by contacting
Tammy Schirmer at 856-2585 ext 544 or
Deadline to pre-register is
Thursday, May 16, 2019 NOON
Click HERE to register
2019 Delaware 4-H State Leader Forum
Polytech High School, Woodside, Kent County
Saturday, February 2, 2019
Making the Best Better 8:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Registration will be available online beginning Friday,
January 4, 2019. This is the preferred method. Please note that the workshops will be filled on a “first come, first serve” basis, so the earlier you register the better chance you will have of getting your first choice.
The cost of the Forum will be covered by each county’s Leaders’ Association or a staff purpose code. Deadline to register is Monday, January 28.
Whether you are a new 4-H volunteer or a seasoned leader at the club level, please join fellow members of the Delaware 4-H family for a day of training and education on the ins and outs of the Delaware 4-H program. State 4-H Volunteer Specialist, Ernie López will lead a training focused on understanding the fundamentals and expectations of being a Delaware 4-H volunteer and outline the unique relationship that 4-H has as a unit of the University of Delaware Cooperative Extension Program. Please contact Tammy Schirmer to register by calling 856-2585 ext. 544 or email email@example.com. Deadline Noon, Wednesday, October 17.
DATE: Saturday, October 20, 2018
TIME: 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
WHERE: Kent County Extension Office
69 Transportation Circle, Dover
Lunch will be provided.
Tractor Driving Training is scheduled for July 11th at 10:30 a.m. The training will be held at Hoobers in Seaford, DE.
As a reminder, youth who have not competed in this event before or participated in this training before are required to attend this training in order to be able to participate at the Fair.
Those who have attended or participated in past years are welcomed to attend as a refresher.
MARYLAND 2018 STATE 4-H SHOOTING SPORTS WORKSHOP
MAY 4, 5 & 6, 2018
REGISTER THROUGH 4-H ONLINE BY APRIL 16 ONLINE REGISTRATION LINK SHOULD BE AVAILABLE WEEK OF MARCH 26 – MD 4-H VOLUNTEERS NEED TO BE UME VOLUNTEERS AND THEIR 4-H ONLINE PROFILE NEEDS TO BE ACTIVE.. VOLUNTEERS WHO HAVE NOT RE-ENROLLED FOR 2018 MUST DO THAT IN ORDER TO REGISTER ONLINE
Workshop Contacts: Conrad Arnold (410/330-5967) firstname.lastname@example.org
PURPOSE: To train and certify adult 4-H volunteers who wish to become instructors to teach in their respective counties or camping programs. Each participant can be certified in only one area of competency at this workshop.
WHO: Adult 4-H volunteers 21 years of age or older. (Instructor Certification)
Young adult 4-H volunteers 18 to 20 years of age (as of January 1, 2018) (Assistant Instructor) (Assistant Instructor – may conduct a program under direct and immediate supervision of adult certified instructor.) Need not be experienced with firearms or archery, but must be interested in working with youngsters.
Teen Youth eligibility to attend training this year. SEE ADENDUM ON Opportunity for Limited Number of 4-H Shooting Sports Teens
WHEN: May 4, 5 & 6, 2018 – (Program begins at 7:00 p.m. Friday & all participants are expected on time) WHERE: Thendara 4-H Center, 6275 Lords Crossing Road, Hurlock, MD (Dorchester Co.)
|COST:||4-H VOLUNTEERS:||$150.00 REGISTRATION (MD 4-H)|
|INCLUDES ($70 4-H SCHOLARSHIP FOR MD 4-H)|
REGISTERED BY APRIL 16, 2018
ALL OTHERS: (Private Camps, Scouts, etc.) $220.00 REGISTERED BY APRIL 16
Registrations after April 16 will be accepted at our discretion with a $70 late fee.
CANCELLATIONS AFTER APRIL 27 WILL BE SUBJECT TO A $50.00 CANCELLATION FEE, UNLESS WE ARE UNABLE TO OFFER THE TRAINING DISCIPLINE FOR WHICH YOU REGISTERED.
Counties may be offering some additional scholarship funds. Check with your County 4-H Office.
Cost includes 3 meals on Saturday, 2 meals on Sunday, 2 night’s dormitory lodging*, insurance, all ammunition and instructional materials.
LODGING: *Dormitory lodging – Camp type bunkhouse lodging is AVAILABLE. Bath facilities are located in the bunkhouse. Men and Women are housed in separate areas. Limited numbers of beds available and will be allocated based on order of registrations received. Alternative: hotel or commute.
SUPPORTING GRANTS: WORKSHOP IS BEING FINANCIALLY SUPPORTED BYMD 4-H SHOOTING SPORTS COMMITTEE.
REGISTRATION: ALL REGISTRATION WILL BE DONE THROUGH 4-H ONLINE AND A LINK TO THAT REGISTRATION SHOULD BE AVAILABLE SOMETIME THE WEEK OF MARCH 26.
Prepaid registration will be required. The received deadline is Monday, April 16, 2018. Completed onlineregistration, 4- H Health Statement (MEP 323) and payment to MARYLAND 4-H FOUNDATION, INC. Registrations will be considered as received.
The workshop committee reserves the right to limit class size in order to provide adequate instruction. Registrations will be considered as received. Each participant can register for only one of the following disciplines: Rifle; Archery; Shotgun; Pistol or Muzzleloader.
CLOTHING & EQUIPMENT:
Each participant should bring outdoor clothing to cope with rain or cool weather. Muzzleloader shooters will need to have a long-sleeved shirt. Everyone will need the usual items: sleeping bags or sheets & blanket, personal items, towels and comfortable shoes.
All equipment needed for each discipline will be furnished. Participants are asked not to bring any personal shooting sports equipment to the workshop. Eye and ear protection will be supplied but if you wish you may bring your own.
Registration & Check In at 6:00 p.m.
The program will start promptly at 7:00 p.m. on Friday evening, May 4 and finish at approximately 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 6.
A PARTICIPANT MUST ATTEND ALL OF THE SESSIONS TO BECOME CERTIFIED.
Please remember that this is a Certification program. The State 4-H Shooting Sports Committee reserves the right to withhold certification. In addition to a written assessment, each participant will have an opportunity to demonstrate teaching skills as a part of the training program.
All of the workshop teaching will be done by 4-H volunteers and extension faculty of the Maryland State 4-H Shooting Sports Committees, who were certified through a national level 4-H training program, or instructor trainers certified by this committee.
SHOOTING SPORTS DISCIPLINE DESCRIPTIONS
RIFLE – ARCHERY – MUZZLELOADER – SHOTGUN – PISTOL
Each of the 4-H shooting sports disciplines teaches safety, concentration, self-discipline, self-confidence, goal-setting, decision-making, and builds toward more advanced activities. Programs allow for development of individual cooperative and competitive skills.
Positive Youth Development is the number one goal of the 4-H shooting sports program. 4-H shooting sports provide an outstanding way of providing human growth and development.
Introduction to the safe and responsible use of firearms and archery equipment is valuable for many.
Firearms and Archery Equipment are the Recreational and Educational Tools of the 4-H Shooting Sports Program.
This discipline will train participants in proper methods of instructing youth in the safe and responsible use of rifles. Training curriculum will include the use of both air rifles and smallbore rifles. 4-H programs have the flexibility of developing shooting programs that accommodate a youth audience of varying ages and stages. These programs also allow for the variety of facilities and conditions that may be available for conducting shooting sports programs, ranging from a community center, Extension office conference room or 4-H camp to the more elaborate shooting ranges that may be 4-H accessible in some areas. Each of these options has its place and comes with different degrees of resource requirements.
Equal Opportunity Program
Archery includes a complex set of activities, from simple backyard target shooting to formal target or field competitions, from family fun to bow hunting and bow fishing or even the Olympic Games. Archery is a sport that can involve people of all ages. It does not require great strength or great expenditures in order to participate. As such, archery is an excellent individual, group or family recreation. This curriculum is based on the principle of immediate participation and immediate success. County program investment can be low for program startup. Facilities, too, should be easily identified.
he art of muzzleloading is an intriguing as well as historical area of firearms. Interest in blackpowder shooting or muzzleloading has grown tremendously in recent years. This discipline is geared to training instructors to teach this art to older youth as the weight of the individual firearm and use of peripheral equipment are factors. This is a relatively inexpensive shooting program after initial investment. There are lots of opportunities to explore the history of our country as well as history of firearms through muzzleloading. Maryland 4-H limits youth participation in muzzleloading to those youth 14 years of age or older.
The shotgun discipline is geared to introducing the basics of shotgun shooting to youth and adults. Fundamentals of shotgun handling, safety, and the appropriate methods of teaching shotgunning to youth are important aspects of this discipline. The shotgun curriculum is concentrated yet ample time will be devoted to participant involvement in classroom and on the shooting range. As with all disciplines, workshop participants will be given opportunity to demonstrate teaching skills using parts of the
4-H curriculum. Retention and recruitment of older youth in 4-H programs may be enhanced through participation in a shotgun shooting sports program. This discipline will require a higher level of resource commitment and an appropriate shooting area such as a shooting range or open field.
The pistol discipline will focus on introducing the basics of pistol shooting including .177 cal. air pistol and .22 cal. smallbore pistol. Fundamentals of pistol handling, safety, and the appropriate methods of teaching pistol marksmanship to youth are important aspects of this discipline. The pistol curriculum is concentrated yet ample time will be devoted to participant involvement in classroom and on the shooting range. As with all disciplines, workshop participants will be given opportunity to demonstrate teaching skills using parts of the 4-H curriculum.
OTHER WEEKEND HIGHLIGHTS:
Door Prizes – We request that each participant bring a door prize or two valued at $20 or less.
Shooting sports items, 4-H items, and Camping items are just suggestions.
The 4-H Shooting Sports program is currently one of the fastest growing 4-H programs in the nation with over 450,000 youth participants. Community based and family oriented, the 4-H Shooting Sports program offers a diverse curriculum that not only teaches shooting safety and gun owner responsibility, but also helps young people develop good citizenship, personal responsibility, and leadership skills. Leaders will be trained to help youth learn self-discipline, sportsmanship, ethical behavior, and an appreciation for the great outdoors.
TENTATIVE SCHEDULE – 4-H SHOOTING SPORTS INSTRUCTOR TRAINING May 4, 5 & 6, 2018
Thendara 4-H Center
6275 Lords Crossing Road, Hurlock, Maryland in Dorchester County
6:00 to 7:00 p.m. REGISTRATION & CHECK – IN
7:00 to 9:00 p.m. General Session
Welcome to 4-H Shooting Sports Programs Philosophy & Policies Kids n Guns
Minimum Standards & Best Practices Learning More About Young People
9:00 to 9:30 p.m. Individual Shooting Discipline Groups
7:30 a.m. BREAKFAST
8:30 a.m. Noon Training in Disciplines
12 noon LUNCH
1:00 to 5:00 p.m. Training in Disciplines
5:30 p.m. DINNER
6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Training in Disciplines
7:30 – 9:30 p.m. General Session – Risk Management
7:30 a.m. BREAKFAST
8:30 to 12 noon Training in Disciplines
Including Instructor Written Assessments
Preparation for Student Teaching
12:00 Noon LUNCH
1:00 to 3:00 p.m. Instructor Student Teaching Experience –
(We are inviting 4-H youth ages 8 or older to come in at noon for lunch & to serve as students. If you know of 4-H’ers who would like to do this, please contact us with names, ages, AND T-SHIRT SIZE. The first 25 youth to commit receive a 4-H Shooting Sports T-Shirt.
3:00 to 4:00 p.m. Discussions on Student Teaching 4:00 p.m. Instructor Recognition
5:00 p.m. Travel Safely
Directions to the Thendara 4-H Center
Thendara 4-H Center – 6275 Lords Crossing Road, Hurlock, MD
from the WEST
Follow Rt. 50 East to Easton. (Watch for the Exxon Station & 7 Eleven on the left at Dover Road) Turn left off of Rt. 50 onto Rt. 331 (Dover Rd.) Follow Rt. 331 through Preston (obey speed limits) About 1 mile east of Preston, (Preston Ford) turn Right on Rt. 331 & Rt. 16
Follow Rt. 16 for 5 miles (house on right with split rail fence and Antiques Sign) and then turn left onto Cabin Creek/Hurlock Road (ignore all cabin creek roads that turn to the right)
Travel 8/10ths (eight tenths) mile on Cabin Creek/Hurlock Rd & turn Right on Lords Crossing Rd
Thendara entrance will be on your left.
IF COMING FROM THE NORTH AND TRAVELING THROUGH DENTON, TAKE 313 TO DENTON THEN 16 SOUTH TO PRESTON…STAY ON RT 16 SOUTH…FOLLOW DIRECTIONS ABOVE (Should you end up in Hurlock, look for intersection of Oak Street & Rt. 331 on So. Main St…at Unity Washington Church, turn onto Oak St. and that becomes Cabin Creek/Hurlock Rd. …travel 2 miles to Lords Crossing Rd.)
From Cambridge, take Rt. 50 east and turn left at the Rt. 16/ Mt. Holly light. Take Rt. 16 towards Hurlock. At turn off for East New Market go straight ahead following Route 392. Before you reach Hurlock, turn left onto Lord’s Crossing Road. Follow Lord’s Crossing Road for about 1 mile. The Thendara 4-H Center will be on your right behind a stand of pine trees. (If you get to the intersection with Cabin Creek/Hurlock Road you have gone too far.)
From the East: (Salisbury vicinity): take Rt. 50 west, cross the Nanticoke River, turn onto Rt. 331 and go to Rhodesdale. Turn left at Rhodesdale onto Route 14. Follow Rt. 14 to intersection with Rt. 392. Turn right onto 392 and travel toward Hurlock for about 2 ½ miles. Watch for intersection of Lords Crossing & Shiloh Camp Roads; turn left onto Lord’s Crossing Road. Follow Lord’s Crossing Road for
about 1 mile. The Thendara 4-H Center will be on your right behind a stand of pine trees. (If you get to the intersection with Cabin Creek/Hurlock Road you have almost missed us.)
OTHER LODGING OPTIONS:
IF FOLKS DO NOT WISH TO LODGE AT THE THENDARA 4-H CENTER, HERE ARE TWO OPTIONS IN CAMBRIDGE, THERE ARE ADDITIONAL OPTIONS IN THE EASTON AREA. THERE ARE ALSO SOME BED & BREAKFASTS AS WELL AS THE HYATT – CHESAPEAKE
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Dear 4-H Shooting Sports Instructor:
I would like to cordially invite you to attend our Delaware 4-H Shooting Sports Instructor spring social, scheduled for April 11, 2018 starting at 7:00p.m. at the Kent County 4-H Office. 69 Transportation Circle, Dover, De 19901
Remarks will be brief~
We will have a short program, to include current status of advisory committee, a plan to update the state shooting sports plan, connect instructors with upcoming outreach opportunities, and discuss training opportunities.
Refreshments will be served.
We hope you will join us for this evening event.
Delaware 4-H Archery Training
Kent County 4-H Office
No previous experience necessary
*must attend all days; 15 hour minimum required, need 7 participants to run the class
Please notify Kristin@udel.edu if interested
Level 1 Training (affords the ability to work with youth in completed discipline)
Maryland Shooting Sports Training
I’m trying to find out the date: its been first weekend in May in the past, and was late April in 2017
All disciplines offered, small fee
Level 1 Training (affords the ability to work with youth in completed discipline)
Please notify Kristin@udel.edu if you are interested in a specific discipline
NATIONAL 4-H SHOOTING SPORTS INSTRUCTOR TRAINING WORKSHOP
Level 2 Training (affords the ability to teach/certify other adults)
1). Must be currently certified in discipline (i.e. must actively have instructed and turned in hours at some point in the previous three years
2). Must return to Delaware and be willing to teach other leaders, so that they can become certified to work with youth
3). There could be a small fee associated with attending this training
4). Email Kristin@udel.edu if interested
5). Delaware 4-H will send instructors who fit the needs of the program and have experience leading shooting sports at the club level
CLOVER WOODS CAMP
Extension Educator, 4-H and Youth Development
University of Delaware, Cooperative Extension
69 Transportation Circle
Dover, De 19901