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Greytak Calendars

Shooting Sports Leader Training

Virtual Leadership Academy

Shiloh Raffle

Free Webinar: Youth Risk Behavior Prevention Programs

Dates to Remember

November 15 & 16: Youth Risk Behavior Prevention Program-Webinar

Shooting Sports Training: December 3 & 4: Flathead County Fairground, Kalispell

Shooting Sports Training: December 10 & 11: Custer County Fairground, Miles City

Shooting Sports Training: January 7 & 8: Greenfield School, Fairfield

January 9: Virtual Leadership Academy

Greytak Calendars are in!

4-H Greytak calendars are great fundraiser for your county and 4-H Clubs. Clubs and counties pay $10 for each calendar, which includes new artwork by Don Greytak of Havre. If your County 4-H Club would like to purchase, please fill out the form located at the 4-H Foundation website. If you are an individual and would like to purchase a calendar for $15, please fill out the form for individual purchase on the 4-H Foundation website. Proceeds from the calendar sales also support 4-H programs statewide.

Shooting Sports Leader Trainings

To be certified, the leaders must be enrolled in their county as a 4-H Leader, pass a background check and complete the requirements of the Shooting Sports Leader Training. 

The training requirements are as follows:

  1. Complete the Modules 1-4 on Z-Suites. (For more information, please contact the 4-H Center)
  2. Attend the Friday night session
  3. Attend and complete the Discipline training on Saturday.

The certification is good for 7 years from the time of the completion of the training.  We ask that you teach within 2 years of your training.  If not, you will need to recertify.  The trainings scheduled for the fall are as follows:

December 3-4: Flathead County Fairgrounds, Kalispell, MT-Registration Deadline is November 24th. Disciplines offered will be Archery, Rifle, Pistol, Shotgun, Muzzle-loading, and Hunting Skills.

December 10-11: Custer County Fairgrounds, Miles City, MT-Registration Deadline is December 1st. Disciplines offered will be Archery, Rifle, Pistol, and Shotgun

January 7-8: Greenfield School, Fairfield, MT-Registration Deadline is January 3rd. Disciplines offered will be Archery, Rifle, and Pistol. 

For more information please contact Scott Francis or visit the Shooting Sports Page

Virtual Leadership Academy (Members 12+, 4-H Age)

Beginning in January 2022, Join the Montana 4-H Leadership Academy workshop on Sunday afternoons in 2022. The leadership academy is a network of Montana 4-H members interested in exploring and developing their own leadership skills while serving their county 4-H program in new ways. For more information on dates and workshop topics please visit on the website here: Leadership Academy

Shiloh Raffle

The State Shooting Sports Program will be doing the Shiloh Raffle this year. The drawing will be held on Father’s Day weekend in June at the Quigley Shoot held in Forsyth, MT. 50% of the proceeds will go back to the counties that participate and the other 50% goes into the Midway account for the State 4-H Shooting Sports Program. Tickets will be available by the first of the year, please contact Scott Francis (scott.francis@montan.edu) with the number of tickets that you would like to try to sell.

Montana State University Extension: Highlighting Evidence-Based Youth Risk Behavior Prevention Programs-Free Webinar November 15 & 16

MSU Extension Prescription Opioid and Stimulant Education and Awareness Grant Team will be hosting a two-day, virtual training on November 15 & 16th from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. This training will highlight evidence-based youth risk behavior prevention programming and provide information on how to implement these programs into your communities.  The target population is youth ages 14-18 and the intended audience for this training includes teachers, guidance counselors, school nurses, school administrators, and any community organizations or advocates working with this age group (e.g., Extension Agents, 4H leaders, church, peer, and library groups).

Attendees will hear from Montana preventions specialists and other community health professionals who successfully implement these evidence-based youth programs into their local schools and communities.  The programming highlighted promotes positive family, parent/child, community, and peer relationships and is designed to teach kids and parents the necessary skills (e.g., parenting, life, social, coping, and communication skills) needed to help reduce the rates of substance use and other risk behaviors youth are susceptible to.  Attendees will gain knowledge and awareness of what programs are being taught in Montana, where they are being taught, and how their schools and youth organizations can feasibly adopt and implement these programs in a successful way to the youth in their communities.   

Three ways to register:

Online: http://health.msuextension.org/STA_registrationform.html

Email: jennifermunter@montana.edu  Or Call: 406-994-3088