Shooting Sports Instructors Needed!

We are looking for Shooting Sports instructors! All disciplines needed. We have an especially large number of members enrolled in archery this year. If you are interested, reach out to Kristy at or Adams County Shooting Sports coordinator Connie McDonald.
In order to become a 4-H Shooting Sports Instructor you must be a screened 4-H Volunteer. To become a volunteer apply now at and complete a BCI background check.
The registration for the spring Shooting Sports Workshop at Canter’s Cave 4-H Camp April 8th-10th is now live. Registration is due by March 31st.
Information can be found on the state website here:…/eve…/shooting-sports/state-training

Register Now For Ohio 4-H Conference

The Ohio 4-H Conference takes place at the Greater Columbus Convention Center on the second Saturday in March.

The Ohio 4-H Conference is the largest gathering of 4-H volunteers in the United States! Nearly 1,200 teen and adult volunteers participate each year. The Ohio 4-H Conference is designed to equip participants with resources, information, and skills to meet the ever-changing needs of youth. Attendees have the opportunity to receive training in more than 125 different topics such as career exploration, risk management, camping, leadership, cake decorating, dancing, animal sciences, and much more.

In addition to the educational sessions, the day features the Ohio 4-H Volunteer Recognition Luncheon highlighting the extraordinary accomplishments of volunteers. The teens (age 13 and older) have a luncheon that recognizes their peers and often features a keynote speaker. Matthew Swearingen, Adams County 4-Her, has been named the Ohio 4-H Teen of the Year and will be recognized at the Ohio 4-H Teen luncheon and Joy Bauman, Adams County 4-H Volunteer, will receive the Ohio 4-H Alumni Award at the Volunteer luncheon. The Adams County 4-H Advisory Committee provides financial support to teens and volunteers wishing to attend Ohio 4-H Conference. This year we would like to take an especially large delegation to cheer on Matthew and Joy as they are recognized for their achievements.

To register, please find the registration booklet and registration form at the link below. Complete the registration form, listing your 1st, 2nd, and 3rd choices for each time slot. Please be sure you are not requesting sessions and workshops that overlap. Once your form is complete, drop it off at the Extension Office or email it to Barbie at so she can submit your registration. Sessions do fill on a first come, first serve basis so the earlier you register, the more likely you are to get your first choice! Registration closes February 11, 2022.

Click here for additional Conference information and registration materials.

Come join the fun at the 2022 Ohio 4-H Conference!

Ohio 4-H Alumni Award Recipient Joy Bauman

We are so excited to announce Joy Bauman has been selected as a 2022 Ohio 4-H Alumni Award recipient! Joy is an advisor with the Buckeye Barn Busters 4-H Club, head advisor of the Adams County 4-H Junior Leaders, and recent past president of the Adams County 4-H Advisory Committee. She is an alumna of the Coshocton County 4-H program and has often attributed her success in leadership and communication to her start in 4-H.

Joy will be recognized at the Ohio 4-H Conference volunteer luncheon on Saturday, March 12 in Columbus. Please join us in congratulating Joy on this well deserved recognition of all she does to benefit the youth of Adams County and beyond.

4-H Volunteer Training Dates

All 4-H Volunteers are required to attend an annual training to maintain their volunteer status. If you attended the Volunteer Conference in November you have completed the requirement for 2022.

Our next scheduled dates are:
*Tuesday, Jan 25 at 6:30 p.m. at the fairgrounds RSVP at Please RSVP by January 24.
*Wednesday, Jan 26 at 6:30 p.m. via Zoom RSVP at Please RSVP by January 24.
*New Volunteers must attend New 4-H Volunteer orientation scheduled for February 8 at 6:30 p.m. in the Annex Conference Room.

Back on Track Volunteer Training

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 no later than Monday, November 15.

Not a 4-H Volunteer yet but interested in becoming one?  Visit 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 or call the office at 937-544-2339.

Canter’s Cave 4-H Camp Alumni Weekend!

Join old friends for an evening of Canter’s Cave’s best – hiking to Canter’s & Boone Caves, boating on Engle Lake, a Cook-out, Line Dancing & Campfire. Round up your old camp friends, get the squad together, or bring a +1 (adults only, plz). Relive your best camp memories & make a few new ones!
$25 early sign-up
$35 day-of event
$50 overnight lodging in Harrison-Powell
($100 additional for reserved room)
*Dinner included. Bring your own snacks & other beverages
**Future alumni couples retreat & family weekends are planned for 2022

Cloverbud Volunteer Resources

Cloverbud volunteers, check out the 4-H Cloverbud Connections blog at  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.

4-H Volunteer Training Dates Set

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

4-H Enrollment is Open!

2021 Adams County 4-H enrollment is open!  Visit 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.

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 February 15 enrollment deadline.


4-H Volunteer Training

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 no later than Sunday, November 15.