Wednesday, March 19, 2008


The kids had 4-H last night. They didn't shoot last night, instead they had an awards ceremony and a party. Almost two weeks ago they had their state shooting competition, and they found out how they did last night. This was the first year for both of our kids to participate in this club, and they both did really well. Ben didn't place, but shot well, got an 84 on the written test, and just handled himself well in his first competition. Beth got a silver ribbon, she got a 90 on her written test, and she also handled herself well in her first competition.

We also awarded them their rocker patches for their uniforms. Both of our kids earned their Pro-Marksman, Marksman and their Marksman 1st Class badges. We're really proud of them!

I had never thought about putting them in a shooting club (they only shoot bb guns now, but will have the opportunity to move up to air rifles and pistols later), but it's been a really good experience for all of us. They are definitely learning responsibility. You cannot be in a gun club and not learn responsibility. If you are irresponsible you will not be allowed to stay. So it teaches them to listen closely to instructions and pay attention to their surroundings.

I'm at work now and I don't have access to my camera, so I'll post pictures later.


Jacob and Andi said...

Congrats Kids!

Marsha said...

I didn't know they had shooting clubs with 4-H! That is awesome!

I am planning to do 4-H when my second son is old enough. I don't have the time or energy to devote to a group where only one child participates. But I AM excited about it!

CONGRATS to your kids!

Jeremiah 29:11

"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."