UGA Extension Office

S.A.F.E. Shooting Sports

BB Team Interest Meeting

Families are invited to join Fulton County 4-H for a BB Team Interest Meeting.  Given the commitment required of this program, all interested participants and their parents are required to attend.  The meeting will cover details about the Georgia 4-H S.A.F.E. program and requirements. Our coaches will explain the program and answer questions. We will also have a 4-Her who has been active in the program for many years present about his experience in the S.A.F.E. program.

The Fulton County BB team is open to youth in 4th-8th grade, however there are limited spaces available. Participants will be required to pay dues for the team and to provide their own BB gun for practices and competitions.  To learn more about the Georgia 4-H S.A.F.E. program, please visit the S.A.F.E. website: http://georgia4h.org/safe/default.htm.

February 4, 2018
2:00-3:00pm
Atlanta History Center
Atlanta, GA

Please register for the interest meeting here

What is Project S.A.F.E. ?

Project S.A.F.E. (Shooting Awareness, Fun and Education) is an active program, attractive to youth and adult audiences. The program is curriculum based and designed to assist young people in personal development, establish a personal environmental ethic and explore life-long vocational and avocational activities. The program uses experiential learning and positive interactions with youth and adult role models to help young people develop self-concept, self-assurance and a positive self-image.

The program promotes responsibility, decision-making and identifying realistic, personal goals. Participants may elect to compete at a level appropriate for their abilities or pursue other objectives. Participants have shown high achievement in the field, shop or classroom and on target range, but personal development for young people and leaders is the real objective. The program strives to "make the best better."

Like other 4-H projects, S.A.F.E. has a subject matter base. It has strong links to natural resources, wildlife, outdoor recreation and safety. The content is drawn from sports medicine, psychology, education, biological and physical sciences engineering, mathematics, technology, as well as American traditions, folklore and history.

 

Project S.A.F.E. Objectives

  • Enhance youth development of self-concept, character and personal growth through safe, educational and socially acceptable involvement in shooting activities.
  • To involve youth in a life skills program that teaches safe and responsible use of firearms including sound decision-making, self-discipline and concentration.
  • To promote the highest standards of safety, sportsmanship and ethical behavior.
  • To expose participants to the broad array of vocational and life-long avocation activities related to shooting sports.
  • To strengthen families through participation in life-long recreational activities.
  • To complement and enhance the impact of existing safety, shooting and hunter education programs using experiential (hands on) educational methods and progressive development of skills and abilities.

 

Fulton County 4-H S.A.F.E. Programs

Check back soon for more information.  Fulton County is launching its inaugural S.A.F.E. program in Winter 2017. For more information, contact Laurie Murrah-Hanson at laurs@uga.edu.