In This Issue

GPS & Drone Aerial Mapping

Shooting Sports State Virtual Invitational

Bug Buffet

Custer County 4-H Shooting Sports Postal Invitational

Cascade County 4-H Archery Shooting Sports Postal Tournament

Montana 4-H Foundation Scholarships 

Kids' Chance of Montana Scholarship

Invisalign Change Makers Award

Shooting Sports Training

Upcoming Dates

February 23: Second GPS & Drone Aerial Mapping Live Webinars

February 19: Deadline for Registration to Montana 4-H Shooting Sports State Virtual Invitational Event

February 23: Second Live Webinar-GPS & Drone Aerial Mapping

February 20-27: Bug Buffet

February 1-26: Custer County 4-H Shooting Sports Postal Shoot 

March 1-26: Montana 4-H Shooting Sports Virtual State Event

March 1: Registration Due for Cascade County 4-H Archery Shooting Sports Postal Tournament

March 31: Kids' Chance of Montana Scholarship Application Due

March 31: The Invisalign Change Makers Award Application Due

April 9 & 10: Billings/Shooting Sports Training

April 16 & 17: Bozeman/Shooting Sports Training

April 23 & 24: Kalispell/Shooting Sports Training

 GPS & Drone Aerial Mapping

An Introduction to the Global Positioning System (GPS) and Drone Aerial Mapping Technologies and how they're used in agriculture and natural resource applications. The wide range of practical applications provide 4-H youth and clubs with many options from which to pursue their interest and projects - from military, farming/ranching, natural resources, history, geo-spatial, story-telling, outdoor activities, and so much more. Meeting schedule will be February 9th & 23rd; March 9th & 23rd; April 6th & 20th; May 4th & 18th; June 1st, 15th & 29th all at 6:30 PM Mountain Time (US & Canada)

Join us on February 23rd here: Zoom Link at 6:30 pm MT. Previous meeting can be found here: YouTube Link

 Shooting Sports State Virtual Invitational Competition

We are looking forward to hosting the 2021- 26th Annual Montana State 4-H Virtual Shooting & Archery Sports Competition on March 1 to March 26, 2021. The cost of each event is $10.00. The plan is to use targets that will be scored with an Orion scoring machine. 

The Deadline is Friday, February 19, 2021. For complete details and registration, please visit

 33rd Annual Bug Buffet February 20-27

The Bug Buffet event will be held virtually this year! Saturday February 20th for the Virtual Student Cook-off Competition. Monday -Friday 22-26 Bug-in-a-bag-Take Out, reservations required & pickup on MSU Campus. Following events include livestreams with Brooklyn Bug Chef Joseph Yoo, food insect Chef David George Gordon, and food insect entrepreneurs in Maine, New York City, Idaho, California. Also video presentation from food insect experts. Including livesteam visit to MSU Cereal Quality Lab making/testing Montana whole wheat cricket bread, and environmental crisis, insects for food and feed, virtual discussion, and live stream visit to MSU Food Insect Lab & Biochemistry Analysis lab for studies on omega 6:3 essential fatty acid analysis of food insects. For more information, please email or 

 Custer County 4-H Shooting Sports 2021 Montana Postal Shoot

Complete the registration form, and shooters may enter as many events as desired. Mail completed registration and $10 per shooter per event check payable to Custer County 4-H Shooting Sports. Must be postmarked by February 26, 2021 to be eligible. More information can be found on registration form below. Shooters must adhere to the Montana State 4-H Shooting rules and times. Targets will be scored using the Orion System. Top three finishers in each event and age group will be awarded and mailed by March 3, 2021.


 Cascade County 4-H Archery Shooting Sports Postal Tournament

Registration Due March 1, 2021, targets will need to be shot and scored by April 6, 2021.  The cost is $10.00 per shooter, per division. Each shooter may register for no more than 3 divisions. This is not an in-person tournament for more information please see the Postal Tournament Packet or If you have a question that needs an immediate answer, please call or text the tournament coordinator, Jeremy at (406) 868-4776 or Stacy at (406)-781-8618. For all other questions, please email

 Montana 4-H Collegiate Scholarship Applications

Application Due : April 1st

The Montana 4-H Foundation offers several collegiate scholarships to students. When filling out the application, you will select which scholarships you would like to apply for. All scholarships require certain Criteria to be met, in order to be awarded. We ask that you only apply for only the scholarships you qualify for. Below are links to the scholarship application. Please follow the directions on the application to apply. If you have questions, please contact the Montana 4-H Foundation by email or call 406-994-5911. 


 Kids' Chance of Montana Scholarship

Application Due: March 31st

Kids' Chance of Montana provides scholarships to students who have had a parent killed or severely injured on the job. Montana has one of the highest rates of fatalities and severe work-related injuries in the country. The Kids' Chance Scholarship application is available at Kids Chance of Montana. Application deadline is March 31st. Eligibility criteria is quite minimal beyond the experience of having a parent who has suffered a significant workplace injury or fatality. The scholarships can be used toward 2 year & 4 year colleges/universities, technical/career education opportunities, and are renewable. To learn more, please visit

Invisalign Change Makers

Application due March 31st

The Invisalign Change Makers Initiative, in partnership with National 4-H Council is accepting application for $5,000 cash award opportunity for 4-H Youth. All teens ages 13-19 who have made an impact in their community in the past 12 months are eligible to apply for a chance to be recognized for their contributions and win one of 100 cash awards ($5,000 each). At least 30 of these awards will be given to 4-H'ers. To apply, visit: Invisalign Change Makers  

2020-2021 Shooting Sports Training Dates & Registration

Billings: April 9 & 10, 2021 at 4-H Building, Metra Park: Registration / Agenda

Bozeman: April 16 & 17, 2021 at 123 Doe Road, Belgrade, MT 59714: Registration / Agenda

Kalispell: April 23 & 24, 2021 at Grandstands, Flathead County Fairgrounds: Registration / Agenda

 Each training workshop includes 3-hour Friday night sessions covering the philosophies and policies of Montana 4-H and 8-hour Saturday session of discipline training. Upon completion of the course, volunteers receive a certificate that allows them to administer 4-H Shooting Sports in their county and in the discipline they received training for. For more information please visit the Shooting Sports Training Page.