4-H Scholarhip Opportunity!

The Adams County 4-H Scholarship and Chad Downing Memorial Scholarship application is now available!

Applicants must be high school seniors with a minimum 2.5 gpa that have been enrolled in 4-H for at least four years, including the current and immediate past year. A completed application, current high school transcript including gpa, and a letter of reference from an Adams County 4-H volunteer that is not a relative are required to apply.

The number of 4-H scholarships vary each year depending on the success of the annual fundraiser and range from $500 – $1,000. Five Chad Downing Memorial Scholarships in the amount of $500 and two $1,000 Burley Growers scholarships will be awarded. Scholarships are paid upon proof of completion of the first semester or quarter of post-secondary education or training following high school graduation. Adams County 4-H Scholarship deadline is Friday, February 23 by 4 p.m.

4-H Camp Counselor Applications Due February 1

Applications for 4-H Camp Counselors are available now!  Must be at least 14 years old as of January 1st to apply.  Counselors will be responsible for completing 12 hours of counselor training including some onsite hours. Canter’s Cave 4-H Camp Counselor College will be held on March 4 and 5, 2023 and is mandatory for first year counselors and strongly encouraged for all counselors.

Interested teens should apply online at https://go.osu.edu/ALPCounselorApp.  Applications are due February 1st.  First time counselors must include two personal references that are not family members. Applicants should include and email address and phone number where they may be contacted.

Registration is now open for Making eXtreme Counselors, a state-wide training held at the Ohio 4-H Center that will apply towards the required hours.  Find out more at http://go.osu.edu/mxc. Must contact the Kristy to register no later January 27.

If you have questions or need additional information, please contact Kristy at watters.92@osu.edu.

4-H Officer Training & Dance

It’s BACK! All 4-H club officers and those who are interested in being officers are invited to participate in officer training on Friday, March 25 at 6 p.m. at the Ohio Valley Career & Technical Center. We will offer sessions for president and vice president, secretary, treasurer, reporter and historian, health & safety officer, and recreation. After the breakout sessions there will be parliamentary procedure demonstration and practice and officer induction.

At 7 p.m. the dancing begins! Popcorn, pop, door prizes and line dancing. You don’t want to miss it!

4-H clubs, please bring a 2 liter of pop to share and one or two small door prizes to donate.

June 1st Deadlines

June 1st is “Junior Fair Entry Day”, here is a list of all forms and project registrations due to the extension office 4 p.m.

Make sure if these projects apply to you or your club members that they get these items turned in. Again the deadline is June 1st, by 4 p.m.

Connect With Us: Countywide 4-H Meetings via Zoom

Join us for countywide 4-H meetings via Zoom!

One Sunday a month October – March we will be hosting an Adams County 4-H meeting which will include pledges, program updates and a guest speaker geared toward career exploration.  We have lined up a great list of professionals to share with you about their careers, the training or education required, how they got there and other opportunities within their organization.

Mark your calendars for 3 p.m. on:

Sunday, October 25 – Lieutenant Robert Hayslip, Ohio State Hwy Patrol Batavia Post Commander

Sunday, November 22 – Lauren Worley, P&G Global Newsroom Leader

Sunday, December 6 – Danielle Poe, Director of Behavioral Health, Adams County Health Dept.

Sunday, January 24 – TBA

Sunday, February 28 – TBA

Sunday, March 28 – Kathy Garza Behr, Wildlife Communications Specialist, Ohio Division of Wildlife

After the countywide meeting, clubs will have the option to use private breakout rooms to conduct their own club meeting.  Advisors will receive more information about this opportunity via email.

Log in at https://go.osu.edu/adams4hcareers.  All 4-H Members are invited and encouraged to attend!