Member Resources

UNI Family Fun Night

When: February 4th 

Time: 5:00pm - 8:00pm 

Where: UNI Wellness Center 

2301 Hudson Rd, Cedar Falls, IA 50614

Cost: FREE 

Light refreshments will be served

4-Her's may bring a friend (must be enrolled on 4hOnline)

Wavier must be filled out and brought with youth

Document Family Fun Wavier

Events & Workshops

Shooting Sports & Archery 
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Hawkeye

 

Shooting Sports will be held at Hawkeye College again!
This includes Shooting Sports and Archery!
 
2nd Saturday of each month: 
9:00-10:45am - Shooting Sports    
10:45 - 11:30am - Archery 
 

2023 Dates: 

  • November: 12th
  • December: 10th
  • January: 14th 
  • February: 11th 
  • March: 11th 
  • April: Canceled due to Holiday 
  • May: 13th 
  • June: 10th
  • July: 8th 
    • Demonstration at fair date TBD 
  • August: 12th 
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Open to all 4-Her's 4th grader and older.

 

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Hawkeye
Chickasaw Hall is Number 9.
 
 
Black Hawk County Recruits for 4-H Safety and Education in Shooting Sports Program
 

Waterloo – The Black Hawk County 4-H program is recruiting youth to join the county’s Shooting Sports Program, led by a trained team of adults that help young people develop self-confidence, personal discipline, responsibility, teamwork, self-esteem, sportsmanship as well as other life skills.  Youth must be 9 years old and in the 4th grade to participate and enrolled in the county’s 4-H program.
 

4-H Safety and Education in Shooting Sports (SESS) uses skills and disciplines of shooting to assist young people and their leaders in obtaining knowledge and developing life skills. The disciplines include archery, rifle, shotgun, muzzleloader and wildlife skills.  Shooting sports provides these positive youth benefits:
 
•  Teaches safe and responsible use of firearms and archery equipment including sound decision making, self-discipline, and concentration.
•   Promoted the highest standards of safety, sportsmanship, and ethical behavior.
•   Encourages understanding of our natural resources and the development of a personal environmental stewardship ethic through participation in shooting, hunting, and related activities.
 

 The skills required for the responsible use of firearms carries over into many other parts of life. 4-H Shooting Sports Programs provide a positive experience for youth and promote the safe and ethical use of firearms. It is our belief that firearm education reduces gun accidents. Hunting and shooting have been a strong part of our American tradition, and the 4-H shooting sports programs helps to continue this tradition through involvement of the whole family.
 
To enroll or for more information, contact Diane Wolfe, County Youth Coordinator at the Black Hawk County Extension Office, at 319.234.6811.
           
 Any individual interested in joining the 4-H program either as a member or volunteer should contact the Black Hawk County Extension and Outreach Office, 3420 University Avenue, Suite B, Waterloo, call 319.234.6811

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Instructors

Instructors: Larry, Tom, and Bob. Not Pictured: Rob

· 4-H members have opportunities to explore the sport of shooting, hunting and sportsmanship skills in county, regional, state and national competitions similar to Olympic competition.
· These sports promote the highest standards of safety, sportsmanship and ethical behavior.
· They are taught under the guidance of caring and knowledgeable adult leaders who are certified instructors.
· As the nation’s largest youth development program of Cooperative Extension, we stand behind the integrity of our research-backed programs that produce hands-on learning in science, health and well-being, and civic engagement.
 

Is 4-H as an organization in favor of any gun control legislation?
· 4-H does not endorse or oppose any legislation or political stance.
· 4-H is the youth development program of our nation’s Cooperative Extension System and USDA, and serves every county and parish in the U.S. through a network of 110 public universities and more than 3000 local Extension offices.
· As the nation’s largest youth development program of Cooperative Extension, we stand behind the integrity of our research-backed programs that produce hands-on learning in science, health and well-being, and civic engagement.
 

Foundational Statement
The following foundational media statement is to be used as the basis for further messaging around the issue of shooting sports, including holding statements, talking points, etc.
4-H is proud of our research-backed youth development programs, including shooting sports. These programs provide hands-on learning experiences and develop critical life skills under the guidance of a caring and knowledgeable adult mentor.
Shooting sports are a rich part of American tradition. The Olympics, for example, feature over a dozen shooting sport events. 4-H members have opportunities to explore the sport of shooting, hunting and sportsmanship skills in county, regional, state and national competitions, all under the supervision of trained mentors.
Like other sporting events, these programs provide young people with opportunities to develop life skills like teamwork, self-confidence, personal discipline, responsibility and decision making. They do not advance a singular point of view, but empower young people to ask questions, think for themselves, create real-world solutions and lead their peers.
 

Does 4-H Shooting Sports receive funding from the NRA?
· The National 4-H Shooting Sports Committee receives no funding from the National Rifle Association.
 

What is the relationship with Friends of the NRA?
· In some states, at the county level, 4-H Shooting Sports programs may receive educational grants or funding for equipment and supplies through Friends of the NRA banquets. Friends of the NRA raise dollars to support firearm safety and education and are not politically based.
· 4-H Shooting Sports programs have no political obligations, expressed or implied, in order to receive Friends of the NRA funds. Friends of NRA funds can only be used for educational purposes.
Is the NRA or Friends of the NRA involved in 4-H Shooting Sports program development?
· The NRA nor Friends of the NRA have any involvement in 4-H Shooting Sports curriculum development.
· 4-H Shooting Sports curriculum is developed by youth development professionals supported by their Land Grant University and peer reviewed by the National 4-H Shooting Sports Committee.
· National guidelines are provided to all state 4-H Shooting Sports programs and oversight is provided by the National 4-H Shooting Sports Committee.
Are government dollars used to fund 4-H Shooting Sports program?
· No, support of the National 4-H Shooting Sports program is supported by funds raise at the county, state, and national levels.
 

About the 4-H Shooting Sports Program
· Like all 4-H programs, 4-H Shooting Sports curriculum is focused on positive youth development and teaching life skills. With the guidance, training and supervision from adult mentors, 4-H Shooting Sports provide a positive experience for youth and promote the safe and ethical use of firearms and archery equipment.
· 4-H volunteer instructors are screened by each state 4-H program and can only be certified with a minimum of 12 hours of training using 4-H curriculum. Shooting Sports curriculum is developed by youth development professionals supported by their Land Grant University and peer reviewed by the National 4-H Shooting Sports Committee.

4-H Upcoming Events 
Upcoming Events 

 

 

 


Past Events Photos: 

 

2022 Omelet Breakfast 

2022 Hike and Animal Tracking 

2022 UNI Family Fun Night Photos

 

Free Virtual 4-H Judges Training 

4-H Dog Project Event 

This is the spot to watch for upcoming Dog Obedience meetings, workshops, and information to help you build a positive relationship with your 4-legged best friend and prepare for the Black Hawk County Fair. Need some project ideas? You are in the right place!

Workshops for 4-H'ers

Who LOVE Dogs (No dogs required!)

Any 4-H’er that is interested in learning more about their canine BFFs, or dogs in general, is welcome to join!

4-H’ers do not need to have a dog or plan to attend dog obedience next year. Need to join 4-H?  Please enroll at v2.4honline.com.

This is a chance to explore all the cool things about dogs and why people love them. Please Sign Up in advance, click on links below!

Please Call 319-234-6811 if you are interested in attending. 

 

 

Join Black Hawk County Council

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Join Black Hawk County 4-H Council

Fill out application to join

Meeting dates will be emailed to you.
If you are on County Council you are excepted to be at these meetings. If you can not be there be in contact with a Black Hawk Extension staff employee. 

Enroll

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New 4-H Online

October is time to re-enroll! 
Or if wanting to be new member go to 4HOnline

Enrolling in 4-H Paper Forms Available


Print and send to:  Extension Office, 3420 University Ave. Suite B, Waterloo, Iowa  50701


FEE is $15 paid to Black Hawk County Extension, In Black Hawk County, students K-3rd grade can become a Clover Kids at no cost. Youth 4th-12th grade can join for $15.00, thanks to the support of the annual Omelet Breakfast event. Financial Aid is available. Please Call for more info! 319-234-6811

Info Booklet for New Members

Map of Clubs and Leaders