2013-03-28 / Top News

Emmons County Extension hosts archery instructor certification


Instructors certified include, left to right, Paul Goldade, Sara Gross, Robert Heidrich, Carrie Heidrich, Acacia Stuckle and Heidi Beach. Instructors certified include, left to right, Paul Goldade, Sara Gross, Robert Heidrich, Carrie Heidrich, Acacia Stuckle and Heidi Beach. Emmons County Extension recently hosted a basic archery instructor certification training course for 4-H leaders and volunteers.

Instructors were certified through the NationalArchery in the Schools Program (NASP). The NASP certification is recognized by all other archery organizations.

Six instructors were certified during the training. Acacia Stuckle, Robert Heidrich, Carrie Heidrich and Paul Goldade are volunteers certified from Emmons County.

4-H Shooting Sports curriculum is designed to help young people develop personally, establish a personal environmental ethic, explore lifelong vocational and recreational activities, develop self-concept and self-discipline and build self-assurance and self-reliance.

The North Dakota 4-H shooting sports program started in 2001 and has grown to more than 600 trained basic instructors and trainers, more than 1,200 youth and more than 10,000 in attendance each year.


Adrian Biewer, NDSU Extension Service/4-H Youth Development Specialist, leads the certification. Adrian Biewer, NDSU Extension Service/4-H Youth Development Specialist, leads the certification. The program is currently present in 36 counties and two Indian reservations.

For more information about the 4-H Shooting Sports program in Emmons County, contact Acacia Stuckle at (701) 254-4811 or acacia. stuckle@ndsu.edu.

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