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.


Junior Individual (Age 9-11) 

Intermediate and Senior Individual (ages 12-19)

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

2023 National 4-H Conference

The National 4-H Conference is the premier civic engagement opportunity for 4-H members (15-19 years old) who are actively engaged in 4-H programs across the U.S. and its territories. The conference is administered by 4-H National Headquarters of the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) within the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). This experience upholds a tradition dating back to 1927. Known then as the “National 4-H Club Camp,” delegates slept in tents on the grounds of the National Mall in front of the Department of Agriculture (USDA) in Washington, D.C. Held annually, except for several years during World War II, the camp served to develop the next generation of leaders. Delegates attended training workshops, became acquainted with government, and had the opportunity to meet with state leaders. In 1958, the event name was changed to National 4-H Conference and, in 1959, the meeting moved from the National Mall to the newly founded National 4-H Center in Chevy Chase, MD (right outside of Washington, D.C.). Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, National 4-H Conference was cancelled in 2020 and held virtually in 2021. In 2022, National 4-H Conference resumed in-person programming as a hybrid format, also offering a virtual attendance option to delegates.


National 4-H Conference is specifically focused on civic engagement, civic education, and personal development. Delegates arrive ready to connect, learn, engage, lead, and impact their communities, their nation, and their world. In 2023, National 4-H Conference returns for youth delegates to attend in-person in Washington, D.C. or participate virtually through an online conference platform during April 14-19, 2023. Ohio delegates are expected to attend in-person for this conference even though there is a virtual option.

For more information please visit: 2023 National 4-H Conference Delegate Application or visit: 

2023 Shooting Sports Education Camp

The Ohio 4-H Shooting Education Camps are fun-filled learning experiences for campers in grades 3-12. Offering two age-appropriate camps both held at Canter’s Cave 4-H Camp. The junior level 3-day camp, is specifically for campers in grades 3-6, who would like to experience basic shooting sports disciplines including: Archery, Shotgun, Pistol, Rifle, Hunting & Wildlife, and Living History. The Senior level 6-day camp, is for teens in grades 7-12. It offers basic and advanced disciplines including Beginner Archery, Action Archery, Beginner Rifle, Rifle Sport, Rifle Marksmanship, Beginner Shotgun, Shotgun Sports, Basic Pistol, Steel Rifle/Pistol, Living History and Hunting & Wildlife. Both camps focus on the safe, responsible, ethical use of firearms and archery equipment. Shooting instruction is led by trained, experienced 4-H Shooting Sports Instructors. Campers will select one shooting discipline to focus on while at camp. They will also have opportunities to sample other disciplines along with fun traditional camping activities such as crafts, boating, fishing, hiking and more. All activities are conducted under the direct supervision of our trained instructors and 4-H staff.

Junior Shooting Sports Camp: Open to all children in grades 3-6

  • June 23-25, 2023
  • Cost $250.00

Senior Shooting Sports Camp: Open to all teens in grades 7-12

  • July 9-14, 2023
  • Cost $375.00

LOCATION for both camps: Canter’s Cave 4-H Camp, 1362 Cave’s Road, Jackson Ohio 45640

For more information and camp registration, please visit our website and follow us on Facebook.

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2022 4-H Youth Event Assistant

  • What: 4-H Event Youth Assistant (4HEYA)
  • Who: Individuals age 13-18 (as of January 1 of the year of application) and have at least 1 year prior 4-H experience.
  • Timeframe: Apply by May 15, selection, training, service to OSF, and evaluation. Complete responsibilities by August 31, 2022.
  • Requirements (in addition to application/selection process):
    • Training – Must attend one of the options for training (July 12 or July 21)
      • Please note: individuals MUST attend one of the training options. This is not negotiable. If you know you are unable to attend a training option before applying, it is best to wait another year before applying to serve in this capacity.
    • Events – Must work a minimum of 3 events at the Ohio State Fair; may work more if desired
  • Program Fee: $25/person (paid at;
  • Teens Receive:
    • 4HEYA Polo & Nametag
    • State Fair admission, parking ticket, and meal ticket(s)
    • Optional State Fair housing in the Rhodes Center (if desired)
    • Experience of working events at the Ohio State Fair
    • Opportunity to enhance leadership skills and be involved in the State 4-H program
  • What about the Teen Leadership Council? YES, these members may apply for 4HEYA AND TLC this year, if desired. TLC applications will be available in June and will be due the Friday following the Ohio State fair. Their term is September 1, 2022-August 31, 2023. Current TLC members are not eligible to apply for 4HEYA, as they are already fulfilling obligations at the Ohio State Fair.
  • Questions? Contact Frances (, Sarah (, or Kayla (

Ohio 4-H Foundation Youth Representative

Founded in 1945 as part of The Ohio State University Development Fund, the Ohio 4-H Foundation solicits and receives contributions on behalf of Ohio 4-H in order to enhance the 4-H Youth Development Program, promotes the Ohio 4-H Youth Development program and recognizes 4-H members and adult volunteers. The Ohio 4-H Foundation established an Endowment in 1946 in order to create a permanent investment. With private support from individuals, businesses and organizations, the Ohio 4-H Foundation is able to fund new programs and improve existing programs at the county, region, and state levels. Annual program grants are awarded by the Foundation to support innovative programs, meet emerging, local needs or pilot new efforts. Thus, the support of donors throughout Ohio is vital to our success.

The Ohio 4-H Foundation is guided by a volunteer Board, comprised of business and industry leaders, Extension personnel, and 4-H youth representatives from around the state. The Board reviews proposals and distributes endowment interest income for the training of volunteer leadership and the recognition of 4-H members through scholarships, awards and positive youth development experiences.

Here are specific responsibilities of board members:

  • Attend three face-to-face meetings that are held throughout the state (one in January, one in spring, one in fall).
  • Serve on a committee. The committees typically meet one time a month via conference call (often times the committees meet during the day).
  • Assist with the Celebration of Youth fundraiser preparations.
  • Voice youth perspectives in every avenue to all board members and youth throughout the state.

Each year, current members in good standing have been given the privilege of representing Ohio 4-H on the Ohio 4-H Foundation Board. This year, we will select 1 member to serve a two-year term. The term is from January 1, 2021 – December 31, 2022.


Ohio 4-H Celebration of Youth

Join the Ohio 4-H Foundation for this year’s Celebration of Youth event on Thursday, November 5 at 7:00. This year, for the first time, the virtual event is open to everyone free of charge.  Participants will enjoy a program featuring many Ohio 4-H members and an online auction. Funds raised from Celebration of Youth support Ohio 4-H programming and operations to help engage youth across Ohio’s 88 counties. Please visit for event details, sponsorship information, and registration for the event.

You can also now follow the Ohio 4-H Foundation on Facebook by liking their page.


2020 Changes to Pheasants Forever 12th Annual Youth Day

Dear Partners & Friends,

As you are all aware due to COVID 19, the Knox County Pheasants Forever Chapter #616 canceled our 12th Annual Youth Day that was to be held on April 4, 2020.  A reschedule date, of August 15 was selected with the hope that we should delay the date far enough into the future, we could therefore salvage a portion of our program. It is with regret that I inform you that the Chapter has met and due to the continued restrictions for group gatherings, sanitation guidelines and our overall concern for the health of all involved, the decision was made to cancel holding our “traditional” Youth Day. Since the focus of our Youth Day has always been based on actual hands on activities and participation, we are not willing to compromise our goals by making this a virtual event. Instead we plan to peruse the inventory we have and package it into kits complete with directions for distribution. At this time distribution will be staged as a “drive through” to take place on the rescheduled date of August 15 at: Knox SWCD, 160 Columbus Road, Mount Vernon OH 43050. Starting time is 9:00 am and would continue while supplies last. “One kit per youngster age 3 – 17 in the vehicle.”

We appreciate and value everyone who partners with us and the role you play in making our event the huge success it has become. What can you do regarding this latest change? We would welcome donations for the kits. The kits will be given in cloth reusable bags. While we have had some cloth bags donated, we can use more. Cloth bags are a great opportunity to advertise and promote conservation. If you had items to hand out for the original April 4th date or were planning ahead for August 15th, and would like to include them, they would be welcome. In addition to purging our current inventory of “make it – take it” items, we are also looking to include Fall outdoor activities. Please contact me at: or 740- 358-1632 to arrange a pickup, drop off, make suggestions or ask questions. Our chapter will handle bagging and distribution.

Our sincerest thanks for your continuing partnership! We are looking forward to and are planning to hold our 13th Annual Youth Day on April 10, 2021. We hope we can count you!

With Warm Regards,
Althea Dye, Secretary/Event Coordinator
Knox County Pheasants Forever #616
18920 Nunda Road
Howard OH 43028

2020 State 4-H Event Youth Assistant (4HEYA)

OVERVIEW: The Ohio 4-H Event Youth Assistants (4HEYA) are a statewide group of 4-H teens that assist with Ohio State Fair events. In this process, members have an opportunity to enhance their leadership skills and be involved in the State 4-H program. They develop knowledge, skills, attitudes, and aspirations needed for future success. 4HEYAs work in partnership with the Ohio 4-H Teen Leadership Council, but the experiences as a whole are different.

WHO IS ELIGIBLE?: 4-H members who are 13-18 years old as of January 1, 2020 and have previously completed at least one year of 4-H


  • Term: June 1, 2020-August 31, 2020 (Applicants are still eligible to apply to be a member of TLC for the 2020-2021 term. Find more information about TLC here.)
  • Working Events: Members are required to work at least 3 events at the Ohio State Fair. They will have the opportunity to sign up for their particular events in June.
  • Number of Meetings/Events: In addition to working events, members are required to attend one of the training options (either July 8 or July 14, 2020), both are held at the Ohio State Fairgrounds.
    • Please note, individuals MUST attend one of the training options. This is not negotiable. If you know you are unable to attend a training option before applying, it is best to wait another year before applying to serve in this capacity.

LOCATION: All meetings and events are held at the Ohio State Fairgrounds in Columbus, Ohio. There are some Ohio State Fair events that are “off-site,” but members will be notified of the location prior to signing up for an event.


2020 Youth Poultry Clinic

The 2020 Youth Poultry Clinic will be held Saturday, April 18, at OSU ATI, Wooster.  The postmark deadline for registration is Wednesday, April 1.  The cost for the clinic is $25.00 for adults and $20.00 for youth. Registration material is available at: 

Tentative topics are: Necropsy, Processing/Meats, Exhibition Poultry, Digestion/Nutrition, OPA/Careers, Youth Quality Assurance, Broilers A-Z, Laying Hens/Eggs, and a Question/Answer Corner.

Refreshments and lunch are included in the registration fee. Vendors will be present.

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