Camp counselor applications for the 2021 Ohio 4-H Shooting Education Camps are now available. No Shooting Sports experience required, but training as a camp counselor is required. Youth must be 14 as of January 1st, 2021 for Junior Shooting Sports Camp and at those who are at least 16 may be considered for Senior Shooting Sports camp; alumni encouraged to apply. find the application at go.osu.edu/shootingsportscounselor
The Ohio 4-H Planning Guide for In-Person Meetings & Events has been updated with new information. As you plan your 4-H club meetings find the guidelines at https://ohio4h.org/families/stay-connected. Remember: virtual meetings are preferred, face masks are required and local guidelines must be followed.
There’s a new post on Cloverbud Connections. “Using Books to Discuss Mental, Emotional, and Social Health” offers some great resources for exploring this topic with your little one.
There’s still time for youth interested in government and public policy to apply to be part of the Ohio Youth Capital Challenge. High School students from 4-H, FFA and the Ohio Farm Bureau work in teams to research local issues, create a policy and learn more about state and local government. Find the details and apply by February 1st, 2021 at https://ohio4h.org/…/just…/ohio-youth-capital-challenge
The 2021 Virtual Ohio 4-H Conference will bring together 4-H volunteers and teens (age 13 and older) from across Ohio. You can participate in a variety of educational sessions that offer something for everyone! Virtual sessions will start at 9:00 am on February 20 and 7:00 pm on February 23 & 25.
Join us as we learn from one another to make the best better for Ohio 4-H programs The registration booklet and registration form (to be used as a worksheet only) have been posted to: www.go.osu.edu/2021O4HC. Registration deadline will be Friday, February 12 at 5:00 pm.
There will be no charge for those attending this year’s conference. Those wishing to attend the conference will be able to register themselves by following the link above.
If you have questions, please contact our office 740-653-5419.
Fairfield County Youth – sign up and participate with other youth from around the state in the newest SPIN (Special Interest Club) Club offered virtually! See below for additional information.
4-H Polar Mystery SPIN Club for grades 6-8
A polar scientist has gone missing and no one can find her. Using data and maps, you will pinpoint her location and help to discover who took her in this virtual 4-H Special Interest Club to be held on Zoom Mondays Jan. 25 to March 15 3:30 to 4:45 p.m. Register online here. Offered jointly by Ohio 4-H, the Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center and collaborators at Rutgers University. Read more.
Thank you for your interest in participating in Junior Leaders. Due to Ohio 4-H’s guidelines we cannot host any events in person yet, so we will have our first meeting on February 8th. I will send more details about a week before the meeting. In the meantime, I need your help on a project – Creating a NEW video for 4-H recruitment at elementary schools!
If you are new to Junior Leaders, one of the first projects we do each year is recruit for 4-H by participating in school awareness presentations. Since we cannot visit the schools in person this year, we have given the schools the option to request a video or zoom presentation about 4-H. In order to have a video to share, we need your help creating one. Here’s how you can help: Create a 30-90 second video about your 4-H experience.
As a reminder, here are some things you should include during your video:
- Your name
- Your 4-H Club(s)
- Years in 4-H
- Pick one of the following things to talk about:
- Why did you join 4-H? What do you like about?
- What is your favorite Activities in 4-H (i.e. Fair, Camping, Tours, Trips, Banquets, Parties, Demonstrations, or Workshops)
- Tell and show what you’ve learned and accomplished by showing a project book and/or poster
- Some of the honors you’ve received (i.e. rosettes, trophies, certificates, pins, etc.) and how did you receive them
- If you are using your phone, make sure you shoot horizontal and not vertical.
- You will be addressing the camera, please find a quiet place to do your recording.
- Wear a 4-H shirt and/or have a previous 4-H project in the background.
- Make sure that there is not a window or bright source of light behind you that would make your face look dark (backlit).
- Make sure you save your final video as an MP4 file
Please submit your video to go.osu.edu/memmailbox by Monday January 25, 2021. If you would prefer to stay off the camera, submit a video of your favorite pictures and describe what you’re doing/why they’re your favorite.
Remember this is a great project to participate in and looks great on your Ohio 4-H Achievement form! If you have any questions, please let Aubry (Fowler.email@example.com) know!
We have an exciting SHOWMANSHIP opportunity for you in a location near you in Norwalk, OH. Chastin Leggett, from You Gotta Believe Livestock Camps, is holding a sheep and goat livestock camp on May 1st-2nd, 2021 at the Huron County Fairgrounds, Norwalk OH.
Your campers will receive hands on learning and 1 on 1 showmanship coaching with industry leading counselors while working and practicing with your OWN animal.
Things also covered in camp are:
- Livestock selection and evaluation
- Livestock basic nutrition
- How to fit and prepare your animal for show
- Character strengthening
- ….and much more!
Camp spots to have a tendency to fill fast, but registration is as simple as going to http://www.ygblivestockcamps.com/campschedule.html and filling out your registration form.
Some FAQs can also be found at his website: http://www.ygblivestockcamps.com/faqs.html.
If you have any general questions about the camp, please reach out to Lauren Ott at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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