Summer Judging Continues on July 16th and 18th!

Although the 2018 Summer Judging Schedule is no longer available in 4-HOnline, we welcome all members who are ready for their projects to participate in their respective judging days! Feel free to the call the office 740-652-7264 next week if you still need to schedule your judging time.

The schedule is based on the purple Member Handbook, pages 22-30.  Please read these pages and make sure you are signing up for the correct project on the correct day.  (An example are the Self Determined projects – there are some that are judged on a different day – see page 22).

Judging Dates 2018   

  • Thursday July 12, 2018 – Demonstration Contest (NO ONLINE SIGN-UP), Self Determined Projects, Writing, Leadership and Citizenship, Cake Decorating, Scrapbooking, Collectibles, Creative Art, Quilting, Theatre Arts, Photography. Judging results are posted here.

  • Friday July 13, 2018 – Health, Babysitting, Genealogy, Home Decorating and Design, Money Management, ALL Food and Nutrition Projects. Judging results will be posted here.

  • Monday July 16, 2018 – Science Fun projects, Rockets, Airplanes, Radio-Controlled Vehicles, Robotics, Electricity, Rope, Small Engines, Solar Energy, ATV, Computers, Woodworking, Welding, Veterinary Science, All Environmental Science, Gardening, Horseless Horse, All About Dogs.  Judging results will be posted here.

  • Tuesday July 17th – Modeling Practice at Liberty Union High School

  • Wednesday July 18, 2018 – All Clothing Projects.  Style Review in the evening at Liberty Union High School.  Judging results will be posted here.

Good luck with your summer judging projects!

Ohio 4-H Shooting Sports Camps – Seeking Camp Counselors!

Ohio 4-H Shooting Sports Camps are seeking camp counselors. The application is on the website here: https://ohio4h.org/families/members/events-opportunties/shooting-sports/4-h-shooting-ed-camp and is due to Christy Clary (contact info below) by March 15th, 2018.

They are looking for great camp counselors. Shooting Sports experience is not required!

Junior Shooting Sports Camp is June 28-July 1st (campers arrive on the 29th) at Canter’s Cave. Youth must be at least 14 years old as of January 1, 2018. Youth must complete all required training. If a youth is not a counselor in their own county but interested, they do have a training opportunity April 20-22nd at the adult instructor workshop. If youth are a counselor in their own county, they do need to fill out an application but will not be required to attend any additional training.

Senior Shooting Sports Camp is July 7th-13th (campers arrive on the 8th) at Canter’s Cave. Counselors must be at least 18 as of January 1, 2018 and not attending SS camp as a camper. This is a great way to keep young alumni who have recently aged out involved! For alumni, a great system has been to have them go through volunteer screening in the county. Training is available April 20-22nd for these individuals also.

Christy D. Clary
County Extension Director
Extension Educator, 4-H Youth Development
College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences OSU Extension Brown County
325 W. State Street, Bldg. B, Georgetown, OH 45121
937-378-6716 Office / 937-378-6646 Fax
clary.42@osu.edu brown.osu.edu

Fairfield County 4-H Shooting Sports Open House – Sunday January 28th!

The Fairfield County 4-H Shooting Sports Club’s purpose is to teach life skills to 4-H youth through the shooting sports curriculum and activities.  Current disciplines include archery, rifle and shotgun.  We focus on safety and technique to support our youth in developing their skill while also increasing their self-confidence.  The Shooting Sports 4-H Club  aids boys and girls in reaching their fullest potential as capable, caring and contributing citizens.

If you are interested in learning more about the Fairfield County Shooting Sports program,  make plans to attend the Shooting Sports 4-H Club Open House on Sunday, January 28th from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m. at the Fairfield County Ag Center located at 831 College Avenue, Lancaster, OH. Keep in mind, membership to the 4-H Shooting Sports program begins when a child is at least age 9 as of January 1 of the current year.   For details or more information contact OSU Extension at 740-652-7260 or Shooting Sports Certified Instructors  Rob Anderson at 740-503-5931 or heywood200943130@yahoo.com or Justin Marteney at 614-833-4874 or jmarteney@sbcglobal.net.

4-H Shooting Sports Camps – Seeking Camp Counselors!

Counselors needed for Ohio 4-H Shooting Sports Camp – Shooting Sports experience is not required!

Junior Shooting Sports Camp is June 28-July 1st (campers arrive on the 29th) at Canter’s Cave. Youth must be at least 14 years old as of January 1, 2018. Youth must complete all required training. If a youth is not a counselor in Fairfield County but interested, they do have a training opportunity April 20-22nd at the adult instructor workshop. If youth are a counselor in Fairfield County, you do need to fill out an application but will not be required to attend any additional training.

Senior Shooting Sports Camp is July 7th-13th (campers arrive on the 8th) at Canter’s Cave. Counselors must be at least 18 as of January 1, 2018 and not attending Shooting Sports Camp as a camper. This is a great way to keep young alumni who have recently aged out involved! For alumni, a great system has been to have them go through volunteer screening in the county. You recruit a young volunteer and we get some great camp counselors! Training is available April 20-22nd for these individuals also.

Please contact Christy Clary for more information at clary.42@osu.edu.

Fairfield County 4-H Shooting Sports Open House – Sunday January 28th!

The Fairfield County 4-H Shooting Sports Club’s purpose is to teach life skills to 4-H youth through the shooting sports curriculum and activities.  Current disciplines include archery, rifle and shotgun.  We focus on safety and technique to support our youth in developing their skill while also increasing their self-confidence.  The Shooting Sports 4-H Club  aids boys and girls in reaching their fullest potential as capable, caring and contributing citizens.

If you are interested in learning more about the Fairfield County Shooting Sports program,  make plans to attend the Shooting Sports 4-H Club Open House on Sunday, January 28 from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. at the Fairfield County Ag Center located at 831 College Avenue, Lancaster, OH. Keep in mind, membership to the 4-H Shooting Sports program begins when a child is at least age 9 as of January 1 of the current year.   For details or more information contact OSU Extension at 740-652-7260 or Shooting Sports Certified Instructors  Rob Anderson at 740-503-5931 or heywood200943130@yahoo.com or Justin Marteney at 614-833-4874 or jmarteney@sbcglobal.net.

2018 Ohio 4-H Shooting Sports Speaking Contest

Ohio 4-H Shooting Sports Public Speaking & Demonstration Contest will be held on Natural Resources Day 1 at the 20181 Ohio State Fair. The 2018 guidelines highlight that participants must be currently enrolled in a 700-series shooting sports project, 630 Safe Use of Guns or 631 Basic Archery. All presentations must be different from those entered in the State Fair Health & Safety Speaking Contest or Communication Day. Counties are limited to one entrant per class. Please consider this when making project selections for 2018!

Summerfest and Junior Fair Award Winners – Don’t forget to THANK YOUR Award Sponsors!

All Junior Fair Awards were sponsored this year for the 4-H Summerfest and Fairfield County Junior Fair. It is important for our members to extend their appreciation and gratitude to our award sponsors. Members are responsible for providing their thank you note in an addressed and stamped envelope and mailing the thank you note directly to the award sponsor. If you received a trophy or special award at Summerfest or at the Fairfield County Fair, a thank you note with your sponsor’s information was included.

Members may reference this guide from Oregon State Extension for helpful thank you note writing tips. Please make sure you say more than “I really enjoyed taking this project this year.” or “Thank you for sponsoring this rosette.” Our sponsors want to know more about you and your 4-H/FFA experiences. Take the time to write a thoughtful thank you note just as they took the time and money to recognize your accomplishments this year.

If you need to know who your sponsor is or the address for your sponsor, please do not hesitate to contact the Extension Office and we can provide that information for you.

Please Remember to THANK YOUR SPONSORS!

We need to make sure our sponsors receive thanks and appreciation for supporting Fairfield County’s youth. This would include applying for the Bertha Wilson Scholarship, receiving awards at Summerfest, as well as receiving awards at the Fairfield County Junior Fair.

Please make sure if you are receiving awards (or have received awards already this year), to write a thank you note to your sponsor for these awards. Several people took lots of time making sure there was an address label for your particular sponsor on the back of rosettes/ribbons and attached to trophies.

Please note that we often lose sponsors because they do not receive a note of appreciation and thanks from our youth members receiving the awards that they have sponsored. If a member is not sure of their sponsor for an award received at Summerfest or the Fair, please contact the Extension Office and we will help you get the information you need.

We also strongly encourage youth to share information about their project, award(s) received, and perhaps a picture! Sponsors really enjoy reading this information.

Please Remember to THANK YOUR SPONSORS!

We need to make sure our sponsors receive thanks and appreciation for supporting Fairfield County’s youth. This would include applying for the Bertha Wilson Scholarship, receiving awards at Summerfest, as well as receiving awards at the Fairfield County Junior Fair.

Please make sure if you are receiving awards (or have received awards already this year), to write a thank you note to your sponsor for these awards. Several people took lots of time making sure there was an address label for your particular sponsor on the back of rosettes/ribbons and attached to trophies.

Please note that we often lose sponsors because they do not receive a note of appreciation and thanks from our youth members receiving the awards that they have sponsored. If a member is not sure of their sponsor for an award received at Summerfest or the Fair, please contact the Extension Office and we will help you get the information you need.

We also strongly encourage youth to share information about their project, award(s) received, and perhaps a picture! Sponsors really enjoy reading this information.