Shooting sports team earns awards

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What a wonderful event that our 4-H Shooting Sports team participated in this weekend.


The green t-shirt read “Get up there and shoot good” was a famous quote from Tom Dapron, certified coach for Carroll County 4-H Shooting Sports, that the members had printed on their shirts.

Saturday was a great day for four 4-H shooting sports members who traveled to Wilmore, Ky., to compete in the State 4-H Shooting Contest where there were 1,400 4-H members from across the state participating in the event.

The four Hs

Last week when I was shopping, I had two people ask me what 4-H stood for so I will answer that question for everyone. The four Hs represent Head, Heart, Hands, and Health. Our motto is, “To Make The Best Better.”

Our pledge goes like this: “I pledge my head to clearer thinking, my heart to greater loyalty, my hands to larger service, and my health to better living for my club, my community, my country, and my world.” If everyone would follow the words of this pledge, he/she would be very successful and the world would be a better place.

Livestock clinic

In October beginning at 9 a.m., a 4-H/FFA livestock clinic is going to be held in the 4-H barn on the Carroll County Fairgrounds. If you are interested in learning how to care for an animal and/or showing an animal in the county fair, please plan to attend this informative clinic. We will be serving lunch and would like for you to call the Extension office (732-7030) and tell us if you are planning on attending.

Other items

• 4-H camp will be July 15-19. 2013. If you are age 9 – 14, you are eligible to attend camp. Fifteen-year-old youth may go as a junior counselor in training and 16- to 18-year-olds may attend as junior counselors and adults are needed to be counselors in the cabins.

I know this is way before time, but if interested, please let me know. Every county is given so many cabins and once those cabins are filled, no one else can sign up. So if you want to attend, please call the Extension office and get on the list.

• I really want to start a 4-H Teen Council.  Anyone in high school that would be interested, please give me a call and set up a time when we can meet so I can explain the council further.

• I was so happy to meet so many of you at the Senior Event Thursday night. Carroll County truly has the most wonderful people. Thank you for making me feel so welcome.        


Joyce Doyle is the Carroll County Extension agent for 4-H and youth development. Call her at (502) 732-7030 or send e-mail to JWDoyl2@email.uky.edu.