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Shooting Sports - Shotgun


Shooting sports teach youth respect for firearms, help them develop discipline, and shotgun, in particular, encourages conservation of wildlife and habitats through the hunting aspect of the project. 

  • Practice safe firearms handling at all times
  • Learn how humans affect wildlife areas
  • Develop team building skills

Shotgun levels

Expand Your Experiences!

Science, Engineering, and Technology

  • Write a report on hunting endangered wildlife and how this is controlled.
  • Create a presentation on the types of shotguns and how they are different.  

Healthy Living

  • Teach others the health benefits of spending more time outside.

  • Create a team building exercise involving shooting exercises. 


  • Organize a cleanup of a wildlife area.
  • Volunteer during a shooting competition.
  • Find a local marksman's club and visit a meeting or event.


  • Become a role model for others by taking the position of junior/teen leader.
  • Encourage others to join the shotgun project.


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Step It Up!

Pass it on! Now that you know how to share it with others. Here are ideas to get you started.

Flex Their Brain

The brain grows stronger when we try new things and master new skills. Encourage youth effort and persistence to help them reach higher levels of success. 

Reach Their Goals

Goal Selection: Choose one meaningful, realistic and demanding goal.

Pursue Strategies: Create a step-by-step plan to make daily choices that support your goal.

Shift Gears: Change strategies if you're having difficulties reaching your goal. Seek help from others. What are youth going to do when things get in their way? 


Ask project members how they can use their passion for this project to be more confident, competent and caring. Discuss ways they can use their skills to make a contribution in the community, improve their character or establish connections.