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Welcome to a new year! We have a great year planned, and are always trying to create opportunities to “Make the Best Better”. Our program is designed with youth in mind. In a group setting, members from 3rd to 12th grade, are under the guidance of trained instructors, will learn the safe and responsible use of archery equipment in a controlled environment. In addition, they develop positive self-concepts, decision-making skills, responsibility, and personal discipline.
We meet on the 1st and 3rd Sunday, depending on how holidays fall, beginning at 2:00pm in the Archery/Rifle building located on the Henderson County Fairgrounds in Athens, TX. Each age division has their own shooting time: Juniors-2:00-3:00, Intermediates 3:00-4:00, Seniors 4:00-5:00. Shooting times may change depending on the amount of kids enrolled.
The HCOS club dues are $25 per child or $50 per family, which is completely separate from the 4-H enrollment fee. (This helps to purchase paper targets, arrow supplies and building supplies), unless otherwise noted. The club supplies targets for the year and has Genesis bows for rent, which are $60 per club year (Sept.-May). These rentals are on a first come first serve basis. Our club will gladly accept donations to help with the purchase of the big targets. With the generosity of individuals, we have been able to acquire three of them over the past two years. So if you would like to make a tax-deductible donation,please make your check payable to Henderson Outdoor Sports or HCOS.
Texas 4-H enrollment begins August 15, 2016 on 4-H Connect. The website address is: TEXAS 4-H look for the 4-H Connect widget on the top left hand corner. Youth members are required to pay a $20 participation fee if enrolled by October 31st, and a $25 fee from November 1st to the completion of the 4-H year. You must be enrolled in 4-H Connect before shooting any 4-H event. Adults are asked enroll as a volunteer, pay an enrollment fee, and agree to a background check in order to be involved with the club.
It’s going to be a GREAT year – and we know that you’ll all help to make it the best yet!!