Carroll County 4H Hotshots Club

Carroll County 4-H Hotshots - a youth club dedicated to teaching and improving life skills through the sport of target shooting.

Operating as usual

[12/30/19]   I hope all had a relaxing Christmas and a good New Year’s Eve. Just a reminder about January’s mandatory meeting for all new members and returning members. Club dues will be accepted at the meeting and registration will be taking place. We also will be introducing the new executive board for 2020 and the new member to the club. Everybody will be getting the club bylaws and sops for the club.

Hope to see you all there.

Mr Jim

[09/23/19]   With October’s meeting fast approaching I would like to have all member present for the meeting. We have a lot to cover. We need to select new candidates for the executive board, go over project records and to vote on the new change in by-laws and Standard Operating Procedures. So please make it a point to attend the October’s meeting.


Mr Jim

Archery Fundraiser August 18th at Mayberry Archers

Here is the link to sign up for Sundays Archery Fundraiser. We are in need of help with donations as well as help with set up, clean up and possibly through out the day. If you have any donations for the bucket raffle please contact Mike Blizzard at (301) 399-9907. Our Archery Fundrasier is August 18th at Mayberry Archers, 2555 Mayberry Rd, Westminster, MD. We will need volunteers to come help set up and tear down. Set up will be at 7:30 am and it will end approximatly at 3:30. We are in need of Volunteers as well as drink donations. Also we will be having bu...

[05/03/19]   Reminder: club meeting and flower sale pick up tonight!
See you there!

[03/18/19]   Due to unforeseen circumstances tonight air rifle class is cancelled. We will continue same time and place next week. Sorry for the late notice.

2019 Hotshots 4H Flower Sale Fundraiser

Please support your local 4H youth!

Please support your local 4H youth!

[02/01/19]   Tonight's club meeting is canceled due to weather

[01/30/19]   Just a few quick updates on events happening within the next week here in Carroll County:

February 2 - UME Volunteer Training, CC Extension Office 9:30 A.M.-11:30 A.M. - Please call the Extension Office to register at 410-386-2760

February 4 - Record Books and Diamond Clovers Plans/Reports due

February 4 - Tractor Certification Class, CC Extension Office 7:00 P.M.

Please be sure to read the February Tribune for even more information about upcoming events!

[01/13/19]   The club is deeply saddened by the passing of good friend and long time supporter Mr Jim Horne, a celebration of his Life will be held on Feb. 16th at 5 PM at Harney Fire Hall.

[11/02/18]   Upcoming Events in Shooting Sports
Luke Molter

November- December 2018

Mayberry Archers-
November 15th- Club Meeting at 7:30
November 4th and 18th and December 2nd and 16th- Indoor 300 round, starts at 10:00
December 16th Holiday Party follows the 300 round.

Tuscarora Archers-
November 25th and December 9th – indoor 300 round, 10:00

Dug Hill-
November 10th- Bull and Oyster Roast at the Manchester Volunteer Fire Dept. Activities Building, 5pm-11pm.
November 12th and December 10th, 7:30 Regular Meeting
November 18th and December 16th, 12pm-4:30pm, Trap Shoot
December 15thth, Still Target Shoot (20 gauge),6pm

Mayberry Game-
November 25th and December 23rd – Still Target shoot, 8:00-2:00

Gettysburg Archery- nothing listed

Coon Club-
Trap Shoots- Friday Nights under the lights, start at 5:00

[10/30/18]   Dear Members and Volunteers,


1 -Our November Business Meeting will be this Friday, Nov. 2nd at 6:45 PM. It will be held at the Ext. Office in Room E.

2 - Please come prepared to vote for your 2019 officers, to help us plan what we would like to do for our December Recognition Meeting and to SHOW YOUR SUPPORT FOR YOUR CLUB!

3 - Many members have missed the past 2 meetings. Unless you have communicated to Ms. Bonnie about your absence prior to the meeting you are in jeopardy of remaining an ACTIVE MEMBER of this club. Make plans to be there. The meeting will not run past 7:45.

4 - Instructors - two things:
*A - I will have computers set up before, during and after our meeting with the information needed from Conrad to complete your instructor hours. Please contact me if you are unable to attend so that I can forward you the needed information. Please complete this task as soon as possible.
*B - We would like to hold a meeting with instructors to discuss the schedule for 2019. We need to choose dates, get contracts and letters of request sent out so that dates can be confirmed by Jan. 1st.
Please let Bonnie know if you can attend Friday, Dec. 7th at 5:45 PM. This would be directly prior to our December Recognition Meeting.

Bonnie Stevens
Organizational Leader & Shooting Sports Coordinator
Carroll County 4-H Hotshots

[10/18/18]   Dear 4-Her’s and families,

We (the FSK FFA and I) just rec’d a message this evening that someone canceled and they desperately need help this weekend with the Corn Maze. I have contacted FSK FFA Chapter and they are meeting tomorrow evening and will see how many volunteers they have and report back to me.

The correct dates and tentative times are:

Friday, Oct. 19th – 6 pm to 10 pm

Saturday, Oct. 20th – 6 pm to 10 pm

Please call me or text me (Ms. Bonnie) if you can help.-------443-744-9047

[09/30/18]   The October business meeting will be this Friday, Oct. 5th at 6:45 PM at the Carroll County Ext. Office.

Members will be doing demonstrations and we will be sharing the events that will be happening from now until the end of the year. We look forward to seeing all members there.

Please keep in mind, that if you missed the July and September meeting YOU MUST ATTEND to stay on as an active member.

If you need to do a demonstration to complete a project record – contact Courtney Patterson or Ms. Nikki Patterson so they can plan and will have an accurate number of demos that will be happening.

INSTRUCTORS –your hours are due ASAP

Arrangements have been made to have computers set up so that you can complete your hours before or after the meeting OR during the Educational portion. Please come prepared with your hours, and Instructor #. If you are unable to come and complete this on Friday evening, then you need to go on-line and do this on your own before Oct. 15th

Grain Mill & Ag Incidents

Emergency responders encourage extra precautions during harvest
Farming is one of the most dangerous occupations

HINTON, Iowa - Harvest season is one of the most dangerous times of the year for farmers.

Grain bins, and power take-off equipment can present especially hazardous conditions.
Bins now empty will soon be bursting with grain, leaving farmers vulnerable to injury or even death and rescue personnel prepared for the worst.

"Kind of takes the wind out of you because you know there's a 90 percent chance that it's going to be a recover instead of a rescue because of the weight of the grain. It would surprise a person how heavy grain really is when it's packing in around you. The more you breath the tighter it gets," said Hinton Fire Chief Chad Beck.

Beck says by simply slowing down, farmers can improve the chances of a safe harvest season. For those who's livelihood depends on successfully getting crops out of the field, that's often hard to do.

"Time is at the essence when you are harvesting and that means farmers are going faster than what they really need to do. You try and tell farmers that and it's gung ho all the time as fast as you can go because weather conditions can sneak up on you," said area farmer Mark Held.

With sunny and pleasant conditions expected this week, we can expect to see more activity in the country.

Drivers also are reminded to use extra caution, keeping an eye open for slow moving farm equipment sure to be on rural roads in coming weeks.

Pictures from the 2018 Carroll County 4-H/FFA Fair are now available online.

All pictures can be viewed at:

It looks like pictures will be available until November 8th for purchase.

4-H Tribune - October 2018 | University of Maryland Extension

October Tribune

[09/17/18]   Archery practice is canceled for this evening due to weather

[09/10/18]   State archery practice is canceled for tonight due to weather, pass the word

University of Maryland Extension 4-H

Would you like to see you name in the news? Do you know someone who has a cool 4-H project or activity? How about a club that is doing wonderful things for their community? The Delmarva Farmer wants YOUR stories and photos for their annual “4-H In Action” issue! 4-H members can submit a news story, editorial, column, news brief, or feature photos for publication. It’s easy to do – just send your articles and photos to Delmarva Farmer Editor Sean Clougherty by September 24, 2018. “4-H In Action” will be published October 2, 2018, during National 4-H Week. All the details are in the attached flyer – let’s hear your voice!

[08/30/18]   Deep discounts on archery equipment and supplies this weekend Redding's Hardware & Sporting Goods

September Tribune posted

[08/22/18]   state archery practice @ ag center 8/27,9/10,9/17,9/24 5:30 til dark!

University of Maryland Extension - Wicomico County 4-H

Wicomico 4H Shotgun club was right on target. Amazing youth shooters we are so proud to have. Look out for them heading to the state competition.

Mayberry Game Protective Association

Interested in a Hunters safety course?
We will be hosting one in October!

Follow the link for details and registration information.

Still room for firsts at iconic 4-H & FFA Cake Auction

Congratulations to Hotshots member Maggie Smith - there must have been some gold in that pie! It was a night of firsts at the Carroll County 4-H & FFA Fair Wednesday. Margaret Smith, 15, Manchester Valley High School student, took home first place grand champion for her Apple Pi Pie. But it was only the third pie the teen ever made, she said.

[07/28/18]   Club 911....Kathleen and Jim have the dining hall clean up duty ttonight from 630 to 830 but their help the Jones familyis still going strongat Robotics comp. We needd 2 or 3 to help K and J. Im on mother in law duty until 10 and Grant is EMS since they re short personnel. or I would Please let Grant or I know by 6 if someone can help. Grants number 443 564 8961.


Archery Contest at the Fair -

On the day of the contest (Saturday, July 28th).

We need all participants to:

*We will have the archery contest open beginning 8:15 - 8:30 AM.
* We are asking all participants to sign in or have a family member sign them in by 11 AM.
*Once they have their animal in the barn and settled and they have an idea of when their show is they can come down, shoot the course and leave OR if they are only entering exhibits in the Red Building they can go and enter their other exhibits and then come down to shoot.
*We are hoping to wrap everything up that day by 3-3:30 PM.

*Awards will be given out at the fair on Thursday, August 2nd at 5:30 PM in the big tent across from the Ext. Office.

Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.

Thank you,
Bonnie Stevens
Asst. Superintendent of Archery
Organizational Leader & Shooting Sports Coordinator
Carroll County 4-H Hotshots

[07/24/18]   Mayberry Archers next shoot is Sunday August 5th, 2018 9am to 3 pm. For info or reservations shoot me an email or give me a call. Dave 410-756-5756

Ground Hog shoot Saturday August 4th starts at 9 am for details call Steve 410-861-3161

Lions club Shoot for Sight fundraiser Saturday September 29th for details call
Richard 410-848-4929

[07/21/18]   Dear Members and Volunteers,

We are holding our annual archery fundraiser on Sunday, Aug. 12th at Mayberry Archers on Mayberry Road. This annual fundraiser has allowed us to do the following things:
* keep the maintenance on our bows and archery equipment up to date
* purchase new target backers
* purchase new target faces
* purchase new 3D targets

Please come out and support your club by participating. Bring along other family members and friends for a day of FUN!

Below is a list of items we need for this fundraiser. If you can donate any of these items please let me know. I AM LOOKING FOR SOMEONE TO OVERSEE THESE DONATIONS SINCE I WILL BE ON VACATION AT THE TIME. IF YOU CAN PLEASE LET ME KNOW.

Bonnie Stevens
Organizational Leader & Shooting Sports Coordinator
Carroll County 4-H Hotshots

24 Cans coke
24 cans Pepsi
12 Diet Coke
12. Cans Diet Pepsi
24 Mountain Dew
36 Bottles water

32 Hamburger Rolls
32 Hot Dog Rolls

20 Brownies Individually Bagged

20 bags assorted chips

Bucket Raffle items


[07/21/18]   Members and Volunteers -

Abbie Smith is in URGENT NEED of photos to complete our Historian book. If you can share some great club photos of ANY club events, fundraisers, last year's fair, etc. please email them to her mom, Beth Smith. The address is below. She needs them by this Thursday, July 26th.

Here are some specific photos needed:
30th anniversary

state archery and state shotgun competitions

county archery contest

[email protected]

Thanks a bunch,
Bonnie Stevens
Organizational Leader & Shooting Sports Coordinator
Carroll County 4-H Hotshots

[07/21/18]   Benefit 3-d shoot
August 12th
2555 Mayberry Rd
Westminster MD 21158

Benefiting the Carroll County 4H Hot Shots Shooting Sports Club
Adults $10
Youth 17-Under $5

Join Us For

Novelty Shoot With a Chance To Win Milwaukee M12 Tool Kit And Other Prizes
Bucket Raffle With a Variety Of Prizes For Everyone
Food Available
All at Additional Cost

Benefit 3D Shoot
August 12
Registration 8:00-12:00
Mayberry archers

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