Snow Days = Time for 4-H! – Deadlines Approaching

It appears most of our schools have decided today was perfect for a snow day! We hope everyone stays safe, warm, and our members are able to have some fun. That being said, this snow day makes it the perfect day to work on 4-H items! Especially those that have a February 1st deadline.

Promotional Commercial Contest – Due Feb. 1st

Now is the perfect time to create and finish your entry for the promo video contest! This is your chance to share about your 4-H experience. Videos are just 30-90 seconds long. Plus, just by entering you have a chance of winning one of five sweatshirt blankets (perfect for snowy days!) AND one junior and one senior will win a custom 4-H softshell jacket. Full details and how to submit can be found at 

Camp Counselor Applications – Due Feb. 1st 

Teens who are 14+ as of January 1st are encouraged to apply to be a 2021 camp counselor! Counselors go through training throughout the spring to then counsel at one of our residential summer camps held at Canter’s Cave 4-H Camp. This is a great leadership experience and also a lot of fun.

Counselor applications can be found at 

2021 Camp dates can be found at

Achievement Records – Due Feb. 1st

If you are a teen who is 14+ as of January 1st, you are eligible to apply for an Ohio 4-H Achievement Award. Details and the application can be found here:

Applications are due to me by February 1st. Younger members – this is a great time to check this out and start your record, adding to it annually.

Complete Your 4-H Enrollment – Due April 1st 

Now is also the time to be submitting your enrollment through our online system. This is both for members and volunteers. To enroll for 2021 go to and submit your enrollment. If you had this page bookmarked, you will need to delete the bookmark and type in the link to make sure you are on the new version of the site. That being said, the site did get a facelift. Your log-in remains the same. If you need assistance visit our help page on the website here:

**Note if you can’t find your school listed, try looking under private schools. Still not finding it, let us know!

Ohio 4-H Scholarships – Due February 15th 

Don’t miss out on applying for the Ohio 4-H Scholarships. These are due through online applications and details can be found on the state website here:

Some scholarships are for any university, some specific to Ohio State, and some specific to certain programs at Ohio State. There are also some scholarships available to those who are already in college.

I hope you take the time to enjoy this snow day, but it also makes the perfect day to get some of these items checked off your 4-H to-do list! I’m especially excited to see all of your video entries and camp counselor applications. 

Yours in 4-H!


Christy D. Clary

Extension Educator, 4-H Youth Development
OSU Extension, Brown County

***Information was sent via email to your email address in 4-H Online earlier today.

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