Project S.A.F.E. (Shooting Awareness, Fun, & Education) is one of our programs completely run by certified volunteers. Our shooting sports program gives 4-H'ers an opportunity to learn about proper shooting techniques and safety in a competitive, yet fun and family-friendly environment. Pulaski County rotates hosting the Southwest District B.B. Match in March as one of the qualifying matches for the State BB Competition held in April at Rock Eagle.
Pulaski S.A.F.E. currently offers the discipline of Archery. Practice for archery takes place twice a week and is coached and supervised by one of our certified volunteer coaches. Parents are always welcome at S.A.F.E. practice!
District qualification matches for Archery and Shotgun also take place in the Spring, with the state contests at various locations. Winning the state contest will give 4-H'ers the opportunity to compete at national contests and, for Seniors, will make them eligible for Master 4-H'er status.
Archery matches are shot in rounds of varying distance, indoor and outdoor, in novice, recurve, or compound classes.
Eligibility guidelines for S.A.F.E. disciplines
- BB - 4th through 8th grades
- Archery - 4th through 12th grades
- Shotgun - 7th through 12th grades
Registration fees are required for each discipline and will vary from year to year. You can find out more about fees and other eligibility guidelines by contacting the County Extension Office.
Any volunteer interested in becoming a certified S.A.F.E. Coach in any discipline must be screened and attend a three-day coaches training event held in the fall and winter at Rock Eagle 4-H Center.
As always, sponsorship/donor opportunities are available for Project S.A.F.E.