On July 25-28, a select group of 29 teens from 16 states attended the National 4-H Shooting Sports Teen Leadership Institute in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
Rachel Engel, who is a State Shooting Sports and Wildlife ambassador from Chisago City, was chosen to represent the Minnesota state shooting sports and wildlife program.
Shooting sports teaches many life skills such as dedication, responsibility, and safety while kids and teens get the chance to learn more about wildlife and gives them the opportunity to use bows, BB guns, muzzle loader shotguns and so much more. The program also offers many opportunities for youth in grades 3rd through one year past high school to be involved in 4-H while having fun safely.
The ambassadors that attended the institute gained leadership skills while experiencing different cultures and college life at LSU while building relationships. They also learned new skills to benefit their state shooting sports programs.
Those interested in 4-H Shooting Sports and all the other fun 4-H opportunities can become involved in their counties by contacting their local Extension Office by visiting the University of Minnesota Extension website.