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.
Elbert County 4-H currently has three S.A.F.E. disciplines:
Purpose: To teach archery safety and the employment of shooting for sport and competition.
The perfect entry-level sport for all future shooting activities.
The National Rifle Association is the governing body for rule development and competitive shooting practices. In BB gun shooting, shooters use four different Olympic-style shooting positions (standing, prone, sitting, kneeling) and fire ten shots for score from each position. The target is placed 5 meters (some 16 feet) away. A possible perfect score in each position is 100, for a total possible score of 400 points. To date, the World Record is 398. Although the black aiming circle of each target is about 3 inches in diameter, the bull’s-eye is only the diameter of a BB.
At the 2016 Elbert County District Qualification Match, all of our Elbert County 4-H shooters qualified for the State Match (in some very windy weather)! Shooters were Eli Martin, Ben Matthews, Robert Scoggins, and Logan Vickery. Shooters unable to compete in the Elbert County Qualification Match went to Griffin two weeks later. Congratulations to Jonathan Lester on winning 1st Place Junior Individual at their Modified Trap Shotgun Qualification Match!