HCB Youth Outdoor Awards Program
Hill Country Bowhunters primary objective is to raise funds to provide Outdoor Awards to those of our Youth Members who earn them. In past years we sent them on hunts. While that worked for many, it didn’t work well for all, so we changed the program effective in 2022.
The program’s purpose remains unchanged. The program is designed to teach our youth members that hard work can bring rewards, and, even more importantly, to teach them to respect and treasure our natural environment in a fashion that is both enjoyable and educational.
Get Your Kids signed up!
Enrollment in the Youth Hunt Program indicates you have read, understood and consent to following the Rules of the program as provided via the button above.
To enroll your child in the Youth Outdoor Award Program, please fill out the form to the right.
Membership will need to be verified. If you are signing your child(ren) up for the Youth Outdoor Award Program but have not yet become a member, please continue to the Membership page next.
Note: If you are enrolling late in the year, please contact us to make sure there are enough service opportunities left for your child(ren) to earn their hunts. Enrollment after July will be for the next calendar year.
Note: A parent must be present with the child at all events, including but not limited to set-ups, tear-downs, tournaments, and hunts. Drop-offs are not permitted for safety and liability reasons.
*We need valid parental contact information to keep you up to date on service opportunities and hunt dates, etc.
- A youth member who earns the required number of points (10 for 2023) will be awarded an outdoor scholarship. The amount of the award depends on our fund raising success, but our goal is $500 per Award winner. The actual amount will be determined at the end of season in September. We feel this will allow you and your family the freedom to choose the outdoor activity that best suits the likes and interests of the youth member and your family.
For example, the Award can be spent on hunting or fishing trips, camping trips, hiking or other similar outdoor pursuits designed to serve the enjoyment and educational purposes of the Award.
You may also choose to put the money towards the purchase of hunting, fishing, camping, archery. or other outdoor equipment for the youth member.
To ensure that the youth members are using the Award as our program intends, ALL youth members will be required to submit a written report with photos of how they used their Award. Some examples of appropriate usage: Hunting trip, fishing trip, camping trip, gun purchase, bow purchase, equipment upgrades (e.g. new scope, new strings, new sights).
The report will be used not only to show proof that the scholarship was used properly, but also for marketing the program. We will post the reports and photos on our website and Facebook page to help promote the youth program to future youth members. (If you do not wish to have your youth member photos on social media, please let us know when you submit your report.)
If your youth member does not submit a report before our next archery season begins, they will not be eligible to participate in the program for that year.
They are of course welcome to participate in shoots, but will not earn points. They will have to sit out until the next archery season to be eligible to participate again.