2024 Cloverbud Day Camp

Cloverbud Day Camp Registration is now open! Camper fees are $25 and should be paid to the Extension office no later than June 1. A health form will be sent out after registration is completed. We are limiting day camp numbers this year to 25 campers. Campers will be added to a waitlist after the quota is met. Payment must be received to hold a spot for your camper!

This will be the first year  we are going to 4-H Camp Ohio for Day Camp! Campers should dress for the weather that day! We will be doing a variety of nature, recreation, crafts, and snack sessions during the day. Please bring a labeled water bottle, packed lunch, swimsuit, towel and good attitude! Campers should also wear closed toe shoes (not crocs) for the majority of the day. They are permitted to wear water shoes,  crocs, or strap on sandals for creeking and pool activities. Flip flops are not permitted. Sunscreen and/or bug spray are encouraged!

Link to register: https://osu.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_bjfvk9XbfqCYZsG

 

2024 Still Project Requirements

All 4-H families should have received Still Project requirements via email last week. Just in case they were not received, all still project requirements for 2024 are here as well. Please check with your advisor if you have questions, or feel free to stop into the OSU extension office. The office is open 8am-4:30pm, Monday through Friday, or call 740-397-0401.

2024 Still Project Requirements

4-H Booth Building Sign-ups

Booth Building Sign-ups

The Booth building is the place to showcase non-livestock, or Still projects. It’s an important part of the duties for 4-H clubs to make sure projects on display are cared for, promote 4-H, and maintain the building. As an expectation to remain a club in good standing, there are sign-ups this year to booth patrol.

While we are still working on some details, the overall duties of booth patrol include:

  • Maintaining tidiness in the building
    • Sweeping, trash pick up
    • Observe Cloverbud activities (if present) in the building
  • Guarding project displays and booths
  • Assisting patrons with voting for booth awards
  • Representing a positive image of 4-H
  • Answering questions, engaging fairgoers
  • Assisting in care of the Show Share Closet (lock password)
  • Keeping count of the number of visitors to the building

Also, 4-H clubs interested in having a booth at the fair: please email Lindsey (vangundy.44@osu.edu) your intent to have a booth. If enough interest is generated, we may be to construct some booths on July 16. Otherwise, clubs having a booth may set up their booths on July 17 between 3:00-8:00pm. Clubs with booths are permitted to check in projects during set-up day, July 17. Based on recommendations from 4-H Planning Committee, the theme is year: Our 4-H Eras.

Booths may be constructed around your club’s interpretation of the theme title. Electric is not available for displays/decorations. Permanent alternation of the booth area is not permitted. Any staples used are the responsibility of the club to remove!! Voting will occur Saturday-Tuesday for People’s Choice Award. Banners will be given to People’s Choice top two club booths.

Booth Patrol Sign-up Link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0E4AACAB28A7FCCF8-48997575-fair

Sign-ups will close July 1.

2024 Ohio 4-H DairyPalooza

The 2024 DairyPalooza will be held April 20 at Canfield Fair in Mahoning County.  Pre-registration sheets and fees of $10 per person must be postmarked by April 5, 2024.  Registrations sent in after April 5 will be considered late, and registration fees will increase to $15 per person.  All DairyPalooza attendees – adults, youth and cloverbuds – are required to register in order to attend.

Registration begins on the day of the event at 8 a.m. Programming begins at 9 a.m. The event typically concludes by 4:00 p.m.

Flyer: Dairy Palooza Registration Form

TSC Spring Clover Campaign

Support the Knox County 4-H program by purchasing a clover at TSC between April 24 and May 5.  Money from those purchases will come back to the county to support camp and leadership opportunities.

Shooting Sports Quiz Bowl

The 2024 4-H Shooting Sports National Quiz Bowl registration portal is now open.  Quizzes this year are comprised of 50 new questions for Intermediate/Seniors and 25 new questions for Juniors as a mix of General 4-H, STEM, Rifle, Pistol, Shotgun, Archery, Hunting Skills and Western Heritage – hosted on a brand new, exciting, hopefully trouble free, platform.

Quiz Bowl registration price is the same as last year,  $10 for individuals and $40 for teams.  Team members are automatically scored as individuals and receive individual awards/recognition as well as team awards/recognition.

Upon registration you will be provided a link to the study materials and a personal quiz link.

The Quiz may be taken anytime between January 15-19, 2024.  You will only have one chance to take the quiz.  Quiz scores are based on the number of correct answers and the amount of time remaining in the quiz.

REGISTRATION LINKS

Junior Individual (Age 9-11) 

Intermediate and Senior Individual (ages 12-19)

Teams ( ages 9-19, uses oldest team member’s age)

Knox County Junior Leaders

Knox County Junior Leaders (JL) is a great stepping stone for older 4-H youth looking to get involved beyond their local club. Junior Leaders will participate in various meetings, learning opportunities and events while also enjoying the comradery of their peers. The JLs are just as much about connecting and having fun as it is learning life skills. This is great way for youth to “practice” leadership roles before diving into an intense commitment like Junior Fair Board or Camp Counselors. JLs are 4-H members of good standing  in 7-12 grade. JL participation looks great on award and ambassador applications for both county and state level. The application link below details more perks of JL membership.

We will be having a winter mixer on Dec 29, 6:00-8:00pm at the Ramser Center. Pizza and board games will be provided for this fun, relaxed meet-and-greet event. Any 4-Her, in grades 7-12, is invited!! Feel free to bring a favorite game with you!

While not required for the meet-and-greet, those interested can go ahead and fill out the application to be a JL using the link below.

https://osu.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_01EsZMKJBZYawtw

Legos at the Library Open House Dec 6

Partnering with the library, we will be hosting an informational meeting about the programs available through 4-H and the library for little Lego builders! Programs include Cloverbud Engineering Adventure, the Cloverbud state-wide showcase, and getting involved with the brick building group at the Mt Vernon public library. We encourage youth in grades K-5 to attend with and emphasis on Cloverbuds (grades K-2).