Achievement Awards Forms and Scholarship Due Soon

The 2022 Ohio 4-H Achievement Awards Form Packet as well as the 2022 Licking County 4-H Committee Scholarship Packet are now available. Both forms can be found in multiple formats on the Teen Opportunities page of the website. Achievement Awards forms and the 4-H Committee Scholarship are due to the Licking County Extension Office by Friday, October 7, 2022. By completing the Achievement Awards forms, members have the opportunity to be recognized for their comprehensive project work and leadership activities and can be chosen to represent Licking County at the state level competition. Applicants are also eligible to apply for state trips/camps and other opportunities through this process. Members must be at least 14 (as of 01/01/2023) in order to be eligible for this process. Please reach out to Lisa McCutcheon (mccutcheon.46@osu.edu) with questions or for help with the process.

Licking County 4-H Tractor Club

It’s time for 4-H TRACTOR CLUB! Licking County 4-H is proud to offer two 4-H Tractor Clubs, and both clubs are about to begin weekly meetings – which will run October through December. If you have an interest in tractors, lawn mowers, engines, and power equipment in general, check out what the 4-H Tractor Club in your area has to offer!

Bonus, beginning with the fall of 2022, our Licking County 4-H Tractor Clubs will begin utilizing new equipment for some of their club meetings and certification programs. A Kubota tractor, along with several attachments and two wagons were donated by a community business for 4-H Tractor Club use during skills training and testing. That equipment is housed at the Hartford Fair, and used for onsite work as needed throughout the year – with 4-H Tractor Clubs being able to schedule programming when needed, and also assisting with the maintenance of the equipment throughout the year. A partnership with the Hartford Fair that will greatly enhance our educational programming abilities!

Ohio 4-H Virtual Achievement Form Workshop

This fall, Teen Leadership Council will be hosting a virtual Achievement Form Workshop for 4-H members statewide!

  • October 2, 2022 (6:30-8:00 p.m. on Zoom): An informational session will be held, providing a basic overview of the Achievement Form, giving introductory tips for completion, and sharing about potential opportunities available to members who complete and submit their forms.
    • Must register at https://go.osu.edu/AchForm2022 by September 30 to receive Zoom information for the workshop.
    • This session will be recorded for those who cannot attend in live-time.

Achievement Awards Forms and Scholarship

The 2022 Ohio 4-H Achievement Awards Form Packet as well as the 2022 Licking County 4-H Committee Scholarship Packet are now available. Both forms can be found in multiple formats on the Teen Opportunities page of the website. Achievement Awards forms and the 4-H Committee Scholarship are due to the Licking County Extension Office by Friday, October 7, 2022. By completing the Achievement Awards forms, members have the opportunity to be recognized for their comprehensive project work and leadership activities and can be chosen to represent Licking County at the state level competition. Applicants are also eligible to apply for state trips/camps and other opportunities through this process. Members must be at least 14 (as of 01/01/2023) in order to be eligible for this process. Please reach out to Lisa McCutcheon (mccutcheon.46@osu.edu) with questions or for help with the process.

Fall Horse Banquet

The Licking County 4-H Horse & Pony Council will host their annual Fall Banquet on Sunday, September 18, 2022. Horse project members and advisors are encouraged to attend.

When: 3:00-5:00pm

Where: Licking Heights South – 6623 Summit Rd, Pataskala, OH 43062

Agenda:

  • Refreshments
  • Club Introductions
  • State Fair & 4-H Year Recognition
  • Beeson Award
  • Scholarship Awards

Please RSVP to Laura Tyler: cmteamlt@gmail.com or 614.619.2900

 

Creekside Classroom Construction

The Licking County 4-H Committee, with support from several groups and local businesses, is building a shelter house style structure at 4-H Camp Ohio next to the walk bridge on the boy’s side of camp. This new structure will be the Creekside Classroom and will offer additional learning space during our creeking sessions and other activities at camp. This is something that we have wanted to see happen for many years and are excited it is finally coming to fruition! We will need help with assembling the structure on Saturday, October 15th. More details will be come once they’ve been finalized, but please save the date in your calendar if that is something you think you can help with. Please note: we are asking for ADULT volunteers who are physically able to help build the structure. While we love having youth help us with a variety of activities, this activity needs those with some skills with tools and construction.

We’ll also have more information about those donors and businesses who helped make this project possible once it is completed.

HEALTHU

Are you a 4-H’er interested in health? Do you see yourself potentially working in health one day? Nutritionist? Therapist? Nurse? Athletic Trainer? Geneticist?

What: Health University (HealthU) is a weekend camp in October focused on Healthy Living for high schoolers in Ohio 4-H. Join us at 4-H Camp Ohio for a weekend as we explore four of the 9 Dimensions of Wellness and explore health-related careers. We will be exploring the following four tracks of wellness:

  • Physical wellness allows a person to engage in activities of daily living without experiencing undue fatigue or exhaustion. The physical dimension of wellness is supported through health behaviors, which include exercise, eating a healthy diet, limiting alcohol intake, not smoking, and getting adequate sleep each night.
  • Emotional wellness involves recognizing, accepting, and expressing feelings. Adequate rest is required for wellness in this dimension. If an individual’s mental function is hindered by stress and lack of sleep, they may struggle with accurately assessing a situation which then triggers negative emotional responses and disrupts emotional wellness.
  • Social wellness requires the ability to trust and respect other people and leads to the creation of supportive partnerships and friendships. Being socially well allows one to develop and maintain intimacy, and to have empathy and respect for others.
  • Creative wellness allows a person to appreciate and/or participate in a diverse range of arts or cultural experiences, and to value and cherish the surrounding world. Freely expressing thoughts and emotions through dance, song, drawing, painting, or writing are some of the ways to engage in creative wellness.

Who: Any current 4-H’ers in grades 9 thru 12.

When: Friday, October 21 to Sunday, October 23, 2022

Where: 4-H Camp Ohio, 11461 Camp Ohio Rd, St Louisville, OH 43071

Cost: $50 per youth

Deadline: Register by 11:59pm on Sunday, October 2, 2022

Registration: https://go.osu.edu/4HHealthEvents (will go live mid-September)

Contact: Justin Bower, bower.183@osu.edu, with questions.

2022 4-H Golf Outing

The Licking County 4-H Committee will hold their annual golf outing on Saturday, September 17, 2022 at the Raccoon Valley Golf Club in Granville. Tee off will be at 11:30am and includes 18 holes with cart, beverages, and a steak dinner. You can view more information as well as the form to register HERE.

If you or someone you know would be interested in being a corporate ($500 and included a team registration) or hole sponsor ($50), those opportunities are available. The committee is also in search of door prize donations. Reach out to a 4-H Committee member or call the Licking County Extension Office at 740-670-5315.

There will also be a special raffle for a pair of OSU Football tickets to the OSU vs Rutgers game on October 1, 2022. Raffle tickets are $20 each and only 200 will be sold. You do not need to be present at the golf tournament to win, so reach out to a Licking County 4-H Committee member to purchase your raffle tickets today!

All proceeds benefit the Licking County 4-H Youth Development Program Awards and Scholarship Opportunities.

2022 Ohio 4-H Celebration of Youth

This year’s Celebration of Youth is right around the corner, and we can guarantee that this is an event you won’t want to miss. For the second year in a row, the Ohio 4-H Foundation’s annual fundraising and fellowship event will be held at Leeds Farm in Ostrander, Ohio. Come join us on Thursday, October 6 for an evening filled with great food, fun farm activities, and fundraising for Ohio 4-H! All adults over the age of 21 are invited to attend and our young alumni (age 21 to 30) are even eligible for our special BOGO ticket package. Tickets can be purchased at https://go.osu.edu/COY and questions can be directed to ohio4hfoundation@osu.edu.

 

 

Teen Awards and Opportunities Workshop

It’s time to start thinking about recognition opportunities for our many 4-H Members! All are welcome, but we especially encourage those parents and Advisors who will have teens age 14 (as of 01/01/23) – and those teens – to attend… Let us explain the many options, share some resources, and then give you some great examples to get you started! Let us know if you’re planning to attend, as we want to have plenty of handouts for everyone!

What: Teen Awards and Opportunities Workshop

When: Monday, August 29, 2022 at 6:30pm

Where: Licking County Extension Office Conference Room – 771 East Main St., Newark, OH 43055