2019 Marion County 4-H Schedule

This year’s 4-H calendar is now available. The calendar of events is subject to change. Please read your project information pages (provided with your project books), refer to Marion County 4-H social media accounts, the Marion County 4-H blog and OSU Extension website AND read the most recent electronic newsletters sent throughout the year.

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Updated 1/11/19

Applications Available for 4-H Trips Scholarships

Dear Marion County 4-H Member:

In an effort to provide more opportunities for Marion County 4-H youth, we are implementing a new trip scholarship program. With this letter invites you to consider applying for one or more of the wonderful opportunities that are available to you. 🙂

How do you know if you are eligible? Good question! If you are a current 4-H member and will be enrolled by February 15, 2019, you are considered to be eligible for these opportunities. However, in order be considered for the opportunities, you must complete and submit an Marion County 4-H Opportunity Scholarship Application.

4-H Opportunity Scholarship Application. This packet of materials allows you the opportunity to be selected to attend any one of a variety of state and national camps and conferences. All applications must be received in the Marion County Extension Office no later than 4: 00 p.m. on February 1. I encourage you to allow adequate time to complete the application both completely and correctly. Finally, be sure that you, your parent and your advisor sign your application. Applications which do not have proper signatures or which are received late will not be considered for selection.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at the Extension Office.

Sincerely,

 

 

Margo Long
Extension Educator, 4-H Youth Development

 

Click here to review application.

4-HOnline Enrollment – Steps to Enroll/Re-Enroll

The Marion County Extension Office is excited to announce that we are accepting 4-H enrollments to the 4HOnline enrollment system beginning November 28. Please log on to ohio.4honline.com to enroll in 4-H. All families will need to review their members’ information and re-enroll for 2019 via 4-HOnline. For steps to re-enroll, please read below:

Members/Families who are re-enrolling and are new to this process: Click here for instructions.

 

 

4HOnline for Club Advisors Guides to Enrollment: Click here for instructions.

 

If your family is looking to enroll in 4-H for the very first time, please read below:

New Members/Families:

  1. Choose a club which meets in your area, a club your child’s friends are in, or contact the Extension Office for more information.
  2. Contact the club advisor, whose name and phone number is listed in this brochure. Youth may join 4-H at any time; however, to participate in the Marion County Fair, they must be enrolled by February 15.
  3. Complete an online enrollment form at oh.4honline.com and select “I need to setup a profile.” OR contact the Extension Office for additional enrollment information.

Marion County Junior Fair Board Applications Now Available

The Jr. Fair Board is a group of teens selected to assist in being responsible for Jr. Fair activities. As a result of participation, Jr. Fair Board will develop knowledge, skills, attitudes and aspirations needed for adult success, and the Marion County Junior Fair program will be strengthened and expanded.

  • To apply you must be 14 years old by January 1, 2019 and in GOOD standing as a 4-H, FFA, Scouts, Farm Bureau, FCCLA or any other youth organization member.
  • Applications will be screened and selected individuals will be contacted for interviews if needed.
  • Return the following by August 31, 2018
    • Jr. Fair Board Application (completed and signed).
    • Two (2) Letters of recommendations – one letter from a Junior Fair related organization and one from an educational/community-related individual who can speak to your dedication and work ethic. Forms cannot be filled out by family members.

JUNIOR FAIR BOARD RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Work closely with Junior Fair Specie Barn Advisors.
  • Assist in planning and conducting Junior Fair activities, shows and events.
  • Attend all year-round (monthly) and special meetings and special events of the Junior Fair Board and department committees. If unable to attend, personally notify the Extension Office. The Constitution is strict regarding attendance!
  • Maintain active and model membership in the organization you are representing on the Board for your full term.
  • Click here for a complete list.

 

ATTENDANCE POLICY

Any member with two unexcused absences from regular Board meetings shall be retired from the Board. That member`s position shall be treated as a vacancy. A member missing four meetings, regardless of excuse, will be retired. Any member unable to attend a meeting shall contact the Extension Office before the meeting and state the reason for the absence. A vacancy occurring on the Board in any department shall be filled by the Board at the next regular Board meeting.

 

HOW DO I GET INVOLVED?

  • Apply by completing a Junior Fair Board Application (completed and signed) and returned o the Marion County Extension Office or emailed to long.1632@osu.edu no later than 4 p.m. on August 31, 2018.
  • Two (2) letters of recommendation – one letter from a Junior Fair related organization and one from an educational/community-related individual who can speak to your dedication and work ethic. Forms cannot be filled out by family members.

 

For more information or questions, please contact Margo Long, Extension Educator, 4-H Youth Development, long.1632@osu.edu or 740-223-4040.

2018 Fair Shirt Order Form are Now Available

The fair shirt order form is now available! This year’s shirt will be gray with red ink. Click here to download a copy.

Prices:

  • Youth sizes small-large are $10
  • Adult sizes small – X-large are $10.
  • Adult 2X are $11.
  • Adult 3X are $12.

Turn this form and payment in to the Marion County Extension Office located at 222 W. Center St. by June 13, 2018.

Checks payable to:  Marion Co. Junior Fair Board

2018 Marion County 4-H Camp

Each summer, Marion County 4-H Junior Camp is held at the 4-H Camp Ohio Youth Education Center in St. Louisville, Ohio. Our camp is conducted by 4-H professionals employed by Ohio State University Extension in Marion County, adult volunteers with backgrounds in education and healthcare, and trained 4-H teen counselors. Our staff works with the 4-H Camp Ohio staff to conduct a variety of learning experiences for campers, including: citizenship, swimming, hiking, campfires, canoe/kayak, outdoor cooking, team challenge, shooting sports, zipline/climbing wall, high ropes, scuba, and much more!

Camp Director Contact Information:

Margo Long
Extension Educator, 4-H Youth Development
Phone:  740-223-4040
Email:  long.1632@osu.edu

Camper Information

Who?  Campers are youth ages 8 and in the 3rd grade to age 13 as of January 1 of the current calendar year. Non 4-H members can attend our 4-H camp for an additional fee.
What? Fun, friends, and adventure!
When? July 17-21, 2018
Where? 4-H Camp Ohio in St. Louisville
How much? The cost to attend camp are:
Early registration 4-H (Marion County) member rate: $170 (due May 18)
Regular registration 4-H (Marion County) member rate: $190 (due June 15)
Non-member rate: $210 (due June 15)

Camper Registration Packet

Download the Camper Registration Packet 2018 – Updated.

Registrations will be accepted beginning April 23.

Camp Registrations are due to the Extension Office by June 15, 2018 at 4:00 p.m.
Registrations must be received by this date.

Immunization Exemption Form

Camper Scholarship

Download the 2018 Camper Scholarship Form.

Please complete this application form and return it to the OSU Extension Office, 222 W. Center Street, Marion, Ohio 43302 for consideration of a partial 4-H Camp Scholarship.

There are a limited number of scholarships available for Marion County 4-H members only, so return your application to the Extension office as soon as possible, deadline is May 11. Must pay a minimum amount ($50) to hold camp reservation. Applicants will be notified by May 15 via email of scholarship selections.  

Ohio 4-H Night at the Columbus Blue Jackets – March 22

Ohio 4-H will be partnering with the Columbus Blue Jackets on Thursday, March 22nd, 2018. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. and the puck drops at 7:00 p.m. Tickets start at $38 in the upper bowl and $65 in the lower bowl and for every ticket purchased, $10-$20 will be donated back to the Ohio 4-H Foundation to be used for 4-H Scholarships!

For more information, please review the informational flyer! What a great idea for a club social all while supporting Ohio 4-H!

 

Get Involved beyond Marion County 4-H

The 4-H Older Youth Opportunities Chart is a fantastic resource that provides a description of each of the following opportunities, as well as what 4-H youth need to do to apply. I encourage all families to review it annually to see what their member is eligible for. If you do indeed decide to apply for an opportunity, please let me know.
TRIPS/CONFERENCES
Ohio Fair Managers Convention: Day-long conference in Columbus, Ohio on January 6, 2018. All Marion County Junior Fair Board members will be invited and are encouraged to attend.
Ohio 4-H Conference: Day-long conference in Columbus, Ohio on March 10, 2018. All active 4-H teens are eligible to attend.
Ohio Capital Youth Challenge: 40 youth who are exceptional leaders and citizens in their community are selected to serve as delegates for the OCYC. Phase I is held March 26 and 27 and Phase II is held May 19. If interested, please notify Margo by November 15 so that she can put together a nomination packet.
Buckeye Leadership Workshop: Become a better leader! Will be held April 4-8, 2018 in Ashley, Ohio. Youth ages 15 OR freshman in high school and older can apply here.
Citizen and Leadership Washington Focus: Held annually in June and July. Youth in grades 7-12 explore, develop and refine their civic engagement skills in Washington D.C. If interested, please notify Margo by January 30, 2018.
National 4-H Dairy Conference: Held annually in September/October. To apply, youth should complete the Ohio 4-H Achievement Record Application and submit it to Margo by December 31 for her review.
International Programs & Exchanges: 4-H has established a strong exchange program with Japan and is always looking for families who would like to host a Japanese youth in the summer. In addition, outbound travel opportunities vary annually. Click here for more information.
STATE-LEVEL BOARDS & COUNCILS
Ohio 4-H Health Heroes: Board of teens who promote healthy living. Applicants must be in grades 8-12 as of the current school year. Terms begin annually in October.
Ohio 4-H Fashion Board: Board of teens who promote 4-H clothing and textile projects. Eligible youth must be nominated by their county. Term begins annually at the Ohio State Fair.
Ohio 4-H Teen Leadership Council: Statewide group of teens and young 4-H alumni who advise the planning, implementation and evaluation of the Ohio 4-H program. Eligible youth must be 14 to 18 years old as of January 1 of their application year. Applications are due Friday following the Ohio State Fair.
Ohio State Junior Fair Board: Comprised of outstanding individuals who spend the entire 12 days of the Ohio State Fair planning and coordinating State Fair activities. To apply, youth should complete the Ohio 4-H Achievement Record Application and submit it to Margo by December 31 for her review.
STATE-LEVEL CAMPS & WORKSHOPS
Making Extreme Counselors Camp Counselor Training Workshop: Two day long workshop in Columbus, Ohio on February 17 & 18, 2018. All Marion County 4-H Camp Counselors will be invited and encouraged to attend.
Ohio 4-H Shooting Education Camp: Scheduled for June 29-July 1 and July 13-18, 2018. Youth ages 9-12 and 12-18 are eligible. Older teens and alumni may also apply to be counselors at the camp.
Ohio Military Kids Camp Counselor: This amazing camp is held at Kelley’s Island on Lake Erie in August. Applications to be a counselor are due annually in March.
Sea Camp: Scheduled for July 7-11, 2018 at Kelley’s Island on Lake Erie. Eligible youth must be ages 13 to 18 years old. Registration to be a camper is due June 1. Older teens and alumni may also apply to be counselors at the camp.
2018 State 4-H Leadership Camp will be held June 2 to 6. This camp is open to teenagers ages 15 to 18 years old. The focus of the five-day leadership experience is the development of concrete peer leadership skills that will enable participants to have an immediate impact in their home 4-H club, county, community, or school. Bonus: The county may be able to cover some or all of the cost! Email Margo for more information.