Countdown to Enrollment! Deadline March 15, 2021

Adams County 4-H enrollment deadline has been extended to March 15, 2021.

Visit oh.4honline.com to enroll for the new project year.  To log in, use your email address that is on file with the Extension office and the password you created for 4-H Online.  If you don’t remember your password, you can choose “reset password” on the home page of 4-H Online.  If you are not sure which email address you use, please contact the office.  If you have been in 4-H before, please do NOT create a new profile.  Here is a short video to help you through the process.

If you questions, please contact the office at 937-544-2339.  You can also email Barbie or Kristy if you have questions.  Remember to log in before the March 15 enrollment deadline.

4-H is… Tell Us What 4-H Is To You!

What is 4-H to you? We are asking members to finish the sentence “4-H is…”. Watch our social media over the next few weeks as we share your responses and what 4-H means to youth in Adams County.
If you’d like to share your “4-H is…” please email Kristy at watters.92@osu.edu and include a photo of yourself and your favorite 4-H activity.  Don’t forget to enroll today at https://oh.4honline.com.

Adams County 4-H Junior Leaders Meeting January 14 – Postponed!

The January meeting of the Adams County 4-H Junior Leaders has been postponed.  A new date will be posted soon.
The Adams County 4-H Junior Leaders will meet Thursday, January 14 at 7 p.m. on Zoom.  go.osu.edu/AdamsJuniorLeadersMeeting
The topic for January is Addiction.  Besides drugs and alcohol, there are so many things people can become addicted to – more than what you may even think. Join us for this meeting where we will take a closer look at addictions and the they can cause for you and your family.
We will also be electing officers, discussing topics for upcoming Junior Leaders meetings, and learning how, as a teen leader, you can make a difference in your local 4-H club.
Details: Any Adams County youth in grades 7 and up are welcome!
Contact information:
Joy Bauman, Advisor, 937-217-6778
Kristy Watters, 4-H Extension Educator,
937-544-2339

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 24 hours of counselor training.  In 2021 that may include a combination of virtual and in-person sessions.  Registration is now open for Making eXtreme Counselors, a state-wide training that will apply towards the required hours.  Find out more at http://go.osu.edu/mxc.

Camp dates have been tentatively set as Beginner Camp June 2-5 and Jr High Camp June 14-17.

Counselors should apply online at https://go.osu.edu/ABLMPcounselor.  Applications are due February 1st.  First time counselors must include two personal references.

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

Adams County 4-H Christmas Light Scavenger Hunt

Time to spread some Christmas cheer! Grab the members of your household and see how many of the Christmas light displays listed you can find. Snap a picture of the lit display with the 4-H member in the photo. Be sure not to trespass!

Rules:

  1. Must be lit!
  2. The 4-H member must be in the photos.  Selfies are acceptable.
  3. Submit your photos by December 31, 2020.

Upload your photos in a PowerPoint, Google Slide show, or as individual photos at https://go.osu.edu/ChristmasLights by December 31. The 5 members with the most points will receive a 4-H project book of their choice.  If we have a tie of more than 5 members, we will draw names.  Winners will be announced after New Year’s. Have fun and be safe!

Adams County 4-H Meeting, Sunday, December 6, 3 p.m.

Join us this Sunday, December 6 at 3 p.m. via Zoom as we host our Countywide 4-H Meeting.  We will begin the meeting with pledges and county announcements before hearing from our  guest speaker, Danielle Poe, Director of Behavioral Health, Adams County Health Department.

After the countywide meeting, clubs will have the option to use private breakout rooms to conduct their own club meeting.  Advisors should reach out to Kristy prior to the meeting to schedule their breakout room.

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

Mark your calendar for future dates and watch for updates for our next guest speakers!

Sunday, January 24 – TBA

Sunday, February 28 – TBA

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

All members that log in will be entered to win a drawing for 4-H swag!

Adams County 4-H Countywide Zoom Sunday, November 22 at 3

Join us this Sunday, November 22 at 3 p.m. via Zoom as we host our second Countywide 4-H Meeting.  We will kick off the meeting with pledges and county announcements before hearing from our  guest speaker, Lauren Worley, Procter and Gamble Global Newsroom Leader.

After the countywide meeting, clubs will have the option to use private breakout rooms to conduct their own club meeting.  Advisors should reach out to Kristy prior to the meeting to schedule their breakout room.

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

Mark your calendar for future dates!

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

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 go.osu.edu/COY for event details, sponsorship information, and registration for the event.

4-H Club Scrapbooks Go Virtual

4-H Club Scrapbooks will be accepted in virtual formats for 2020!  Scrapbooks are a fun way to gather and share your club’s accomplishments and memories for the year.  They allow members to be creative, show their personalities, and celebrate their achievements.  Each year the 4-H Advisory Committee sponsors a 4-H Club Scrapbook contest with cash awards going to the clubs with the top 3 scrapbooks.

This year we have decided to go virtual with scrapbooks!  Your club can submit a PowerPoint, Prezi, Google Slides, or other virtual formatted collection of your favorite photos, memories, and designs.  Be creative!  Have members and families submit pictures and ideas, include snapshots taken by volunteers, or create your own unique design.  Please be sure submissions are accessible and easy to view.  Scrapbooks can be submitted at go.osu.edu/AdamsClubScrapbook.  4-H Club Scrapbooks are due October 31 and winners will be announced during our fall advisor training.

Traditional scrapbooks will also be accepted and should be submitted to the Extension office by 4 p.m. October 31.

 

Adams County 4-H Junior Leaders Meeting

Adams County 4-H Junior Leaders will meet via Zoom Meeting on Thursday, September 24, 7 p.m. You must pre-register to have Zoom access. Go to go.osu.edu/AdamsJuniorLeadersRSVP to register. Meeting link will be sent to the email provided during registration.  The topic for this month will be Coping with COVID:  Mental, Social, and Emotional Wellness for Teens. We will also have some fun and destress. Come hang out with us virtually!

 

Adams County youth in grades 7-12 are welcome to join Junior Leaders. Our focus is on developing leadership, citizenship, and community service, as well as providing wholesome and fun activities for teens. Follow our Facebook page at Adams County 4-H Junior Leaders for information about upcoming activities and events. For more information about joining Junior Leaders, contact advisor, Joy Young Bauman or 4-H Extension Educator, Kristy Watters.