UGA Extension Office

S.A.F.E. Events

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 "every kid a winner," and 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.

Turner County 4-H offers 3 different S.A.F.E. events.

  • Air Pistol
  • Archery
  • Shotgun


Air Pistol

Longshots Air Pistol Team is currently available to Cloverleafs (9 years of age - 6th grade) The team is currently under the leadership of Coordinator, Mrs.Faye Belflower and Mr.Tim Watson. 4-H’ers will shoot from the Basic Supported Position and may advance to the Standing Supported Position under a coach’s direction. Regardless of the position, all Cloverleaf age 4-H’ers will compete in the same division.

Fundraisers, donations and parent volunteers support this program. Each child is responsible for the purchase of his/her air pistol. There is a $75.00 registration fee. Air Pistol is a year round sport. Practice shooting is done at least twice during the year in Waycross, GA. Competitions start in April each year at Rock Eagle with counties competing for Championship. Anyone interested in this shooting sport should contact our office at 229-567-3448.


For the Archery Enthusiasts Turner County 4-H offers an Archery Team. Cloverleafs, Juniors and Seniors may participate. The Archery Team is supported by Fundraisers and Donations. There is a $50.00 registration fee. Each team member is responsible for his/her on bow and arrows. Practice begins in April. Competition usually begins in April and ends in May. Anyone interested should call our office at 229-567-3448.


Turner County 4-H offers a Shotgun Team to Juniors and Seniors. Fundraisers and Donations support this team. Practices begin in March with scheduled practices that will be announced at a later date. Competition is in May in Savannah, GA. Each team member is responsible for his/her shotgun. There is a $200.00 registration fee that is needed to cover the cost of shells and fees for events.

Coach Faye giving Air Pistol instructions.
Shotgun Practice
Air Pistol is a success due to parent volunteers.