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Could 4-H shooting sports be the right fit for your child?

Marshall, Ill. - Illinois 4-H focuses on programs that develop youth as individuals and responsible citizens. The Clark County 4-H Shooting Sports Program stands out as an example and is hosting a fall enrollment meeting and group meal on Monday, November 21, at 6:00 p.m.

The meeting will be held at the 4-H Clubhouse at 507 Locust Street in Marshall. Participants and parents will enjoy a group meal and complete all registration forms and online enrollment that evening.

In 4-H shooting sports, youths learn marksmanship, the safe and responsible use of firearms, the principles of shooting, 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.

Clark County youth ages 8-18 as of September 1, 2022, are invited to sign up for any discipline, including air rifle, air pistol, archery, shotgun, and hunting and outdoor skills. Shotgun is available only to youth ages 10+ as of September 1, 2022.

Sign up online to attend the meeting by November 18 at If you need reasonable accommodation to participate, please call 217-826-5422.

About Illinois 4-H: Illinois 4-H is the flagship youth development program of University of Illinois Extension and is administered through the College of Agriculture, Consumer, and Environmental Sciences. 4-H grows true leaders, youth empowered today and prepared for a career tomorrow. The hands-on approach in 4-H gives young people guidance, tools, and encouragement and puts them in the driver’s seat to make great things happen.

About Extension: Illinois Extension leads public outreach for University of Illinois by translating research into action plans that allow Illinois families, businesses, and community leaders to solve problems, make informed decisions, and adapt to changes and opportunities.