After two years of chaos we are going to get Back on Track in 2022! 4-H programming during Covid-19 has presented many challenges and our volunteers, families, and members have done a terrific job of adjusting to make the best of the situation. Much needed flexibility and grace have been the name of the game for two long years. As we look forward to a more normal 4-H year, we will be getting Back on Track, back to the basics to make 4-H programming meaningful, experience based, and most importantly FUN!
Join us on Thursday, November 18, from 6-8 p.m. at the Ohio Valley Career & Technical Center for Back on Track Volunteer Training for all returning 4-H Volunteers. This training will include a program overview and updates, breakout sessions, and Policy 1.50 training, meeting all training requirements for the 2021-22 4-H program year. We will also distribute club packets, recognize our Achievement Award winners, Honor Clubs, and announce Club Scrapbook awards.
In order to ensure that we have enough materials and supplies available, please register at go.osu.edu/volunteertraining no later than Monday, November 15.
Not a 4-H Volunteer yet but interested in becoming one? Visit http://go.osu.edu/ACVolunteer to complete your application. New volunteers are welcome to attend Back on Track but must complete a New 4-H Volunteer orientation.
Questions? Email Kristy at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the office at 937-544-2339.
Cloverbud volunteers, check out the 4-H Cloverbud Connections blog at https://u.osu.edu/cloverbudconnections/. It is a great resource for discovering new activities, ideas, and ways to engage our youngest 4-H members. You can subscribe to the blog by providing your email address in the lower lefthand side of the home page and clicking subscribe. 4-H Cloverbud Connections also provides access to the Click It, Print It, Do It activity pages, 4-H Cloverbud Reading Adventures, past issues of the Cloverbud Connection newsletter, and the Ohio 4-H Cloverbud Resources.
For 2021, selected activities from The Big Book of Cloverbud Activities are also available for free download on the Ohio 4-H Stay At Home Projects page.
So many great ways to engage our Cloverbud members to encourage experintial learning, physical activity, creativity, and a sense of belonging. Building a strong foundation for many years of Making the Best Better.
Training dates for 4-H Volunteers returning in 2021 have been set for Thursday, January 21 at 7 p.m. or Saturday, January 30 at 9 a.m. via Zoom. Password for both trainings is 2021. All returning volunteers are encouraged to attend one of these sessions, but clubs should be sure that at least one volunteer logs on to hear important information for the upcoming program year.
New Volunteer Training will take place on Tuesday, February 9 at 6:30 p.m. via Zoom. Any volunteer that has applied since February 2020 should plan to attend this comprehensive training. If you are interested in volunteering, or know someone that is, please visit our Become a Volunteer page and complete the New Volunteer application prior to February 1, 2021 so we can begin the enrollment process.
For 2021, Policy 1.50 will be offered as an asynchronous training that volunteers will complete at their convenience prior to February 15. The training will occur using Ohio State’s Canvas Scarlett system. Information to register for Policy 1.50 training will be available from Ohio 4-H soon.
If you have questions, please feel free to contact Kristy at email@example.com.
2021 Adams County 4-H enrollment is open! Visit oh.4honline.com to enroll for the new project year. 4-H Online has a new look this year, but appears to be more user friendly.
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.
New for this year, if you enroll in an equine or dog project, it will automatically include the permission forms for you to sign electronically. If you are taking a livestock project, you will still need to sign and submit a hard copy of the Adams County Junior Fair Livestock Exhibitor Agreement.
4-H Volunteer Training will be held Monday, November 16 at 7 p.m. at the Adams County Fairgrounds. Training for 2021 will be held drive-in style. Volunteers will remain in their vehicle, park behind the grandstand and tune their radio to the station provided. This will allow us to hold a larger volunteer training while meeting all of the OSU and local COVID-19 regulations.
This will serve as our annual 4-H recognition event. We will recognize volunteers, announce 4-H Achievement Award winners, Scrapbook winners, and Honor Clubs.
This training will include the mandatory annual OSU Policy 1.50 training. There will be additional training opportunities scheduled at a later date, likely using Zoom, including New 4-H Volunteer training.
Please preregister for 4-H Volunteer Training at https://go.osu.edu/adams4hvolunteer no later than Sunday, November 15.