It is with excitement that Patrick County 4-H announces our newly elected Virginia 4-H Shooting Education Ambassador, Caleb Murphy., who was selected to serve a two-year term, along with 15 other Shooting Sports Youth from around the state of Virginia.
Caleb is 16-years-old and is in the 11th grade at Patrick County High School. He has been a member of the Patrick County 4-H Marksmen Shooting Club for the past nine years. Caleb has served as Secretary and President of the Patrick County 4-H Marksmen Shooting Club. Outside of 4-H, Caleb is actively involved in the community through Boy Scouts. He earned the VFW 2018 District Scout of the Year Award and earned Eagle Scout in November 2018. Caleb is the son of Ricky and Tracy Murphy of Spencer, Virginia.
The Virginia 4-H Shooting Education Ambassador Program offers teens the opportunity to demonstrate and build upon their skills in citizenship, leadership, and public speaking as they travel around Virginia serving as advocates and spokespersons for 4-H Shooting Education. The function of this group is to help build the shooting education program in Virginia and to help its members increase their knowledge of the sport. This is a service organization for which it is an honor to be chosen and is only as strong as its participants.
Once selected, Virginia 4-H Shooting Education Ambassadors are expected to:
- Represent 4-H and specifically 4-H Shooting Sports for public relations purposes at special events; at donor/supporter functions and with the general public, peer groups, 4-H groups, community service groups, schools and media contacts.
- Serve as spokespersons for the VA 4-H Shooting Sports program in their District and State – helping to make 4-H Shooting Sports programs more visible.
- Further develop their skills in leadership, public presentation, citizenship, community service, public relations and team building.
- Continue and expand their involvement in 4-H Shooting Sports beyond the shooting skills and competitive levels.
- Stay actively connected with the 4-H Shooting Sports program as they enter their collegiate years and further into adulthood.
- Function as a positive role model for youth in Virginia.
- Continually strive for improvement by serving as an agent of change.
- Promote inclusion and respect for diversity across 4-H.
- Utilize skills and knowledge gained through 4-H to engage youth in educational activities.
- Proactively engage in youth-adult partnerships.