Special Shooting Sports Opportunities

State 4-H BB Gun Match

Participants in the 4-H BB Gun Match test their shooting skills from four different positions: prone, sitting, kneeling, and standing. In addition, youth take a written safety test.

State 4-H Shooting Sports Instructor Training

The South Carolina 4-H Shooting Sports Program requires the use of National or State Trained 4-H Certified Instructors at the county level (in the appropriate discipline) to operate a live-fire range or to conduct any class in which firearms or archery equipment are handled. Certification is provided in rifle, shotgun, pistol, muzzle loading, archery, and hunting. Aside from specific discipline training, workshop topics include teaching and working with youth, ethics, policy, risk management, and finding club resources.

State 4-H Shotgun Shoot Out

Participants in the 4-H Shotgun Shoot Out test their shooting skills in the disciplines of trap, skeet, and sporting clay.

National BB Gun Competition

Participants in the 4-H BB Gun Match test their shooting skills from four different positions: prone, sitting, kneeling, and standing. In addition, youth take a written safety test. Teams from across the nation and Canada compete from various shooting organizations such as 4-H, Jaycees, Boy Scouts, American Legion, etc.

National 4-H Shooting Sports Invitational

4-H'ers from across the nation compete for individual and/or team awards in one of the following disciplines: shotgun, air rifle, pistol, hunting, muzzle loading, or archery. 4-H'ers can only compete in one discipline per year and can only compete in that discipline one time. They can come back in subsequent years but only in a different discipline. 4-H'ers can also apply to become a 4-H Shooting Sports Ambassador as part of the Invitational. Ambassador applicants also attend the Invitational and go through interviews, a selection process, and training while attending. For further detail, please check out their web page!