Maple Syrup SPIN Club

Are you interested in learning how to make maple syrup? Then you are in luck! The Patriot Kids 4-H Club will be facilitating a Maple Syrup SPIN Club! SPIN club stands for SPecial INterest club and only meets for a short time to focus on a single topic. The Maple Syrup SPIN Club will teach you all you need to get started making your own syrup.

Participants will learn how to:

  • Identify Trees
  • Tap Trees
  • Gather Sap
  • Test for Sugar Content
  • Make Maple Syrup!

The first meeting will be held at 6:30pm on Wednesday, February 15, 2023 at the Warner Sugar Shack located at 1616 Loudon St., Granville, OH 43023.

Must be a Licking County 4-H member to participate.

Speak Up, Speak Out Virtual SPIN Club

Speak Up, Speak Out is a virtual SPIN Club for youth grades 6-12, who want to improve their public speaking skills and overcome any fears of public speaking. Participants will learn basic speaking skills and the importance of effective verbal and non-verbal communication.

When: Tuesdays – January 10, 17, 24, 31 and February 7m 21

Time: 5:30-6:30pm

The SPIN club will be held online via Zoom and is free to participants.

Interested? Visit to register.

Entrepreneur SPIN Club

Ohio 4-H is proud to partner with Believe in Ohio ( to kick off a new STEM- based 4-H SPIN club this fall and winter for high school youth.

This club will meet virtually on Thursday from 6:30 – 8:00 pm starting on 10/27 – 12/15 (skipping Thanksgiving).   Youth will learn about the components of an entrepreneurial business plan and create a STEM-based project and pitch video as the final product.  Projects will be eligible for local ($100-500), regional ($1,000) and state ($5,000) based scholarships.  In Spring 2022 not all scholarships were given out.

Youth who participate will be 2023 4-H members in the county they live in.

To participate in the club, sign up here:

Youth can only miss 2 meetings to be eligible for awards. Youth can also submit their project as a self-determined 4-H project in their own county for county based awards and recognition in summer 2023.

All meetings will be recorded.  Youth will work on their STEM business plans with the help of a STEM advocate from Believe in Ohio from 12/15/22 – 1/31/2023.

More information about the scholarships and program can be found here:

If you cannot make the Thursday night meetings, you could also participate on your own as an independent student, but would not receive the support of the STEM Advocates, and learning with other 4-H members:

4-H Polar Mystery SPIN Club

Learn about Earth’s frozen landscape by solving a data mystery and become a polar scientist yourself in this exciting new 4-H Special Interest (SPIN) Club offered for the first time in person! (Note: this was previously held via Zoom). Hosted by Franklin County 4-H and presented by experts at Byrd Polar Climate and Research Center, youth will discover the Arctic and Antarctica through engaging activities. Special considerations apply. The program is offered jointly by OSU Extension, Franklin County; the Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center, and collaborators at Rutgers University.

This opportunity is designed for youth in grades 6th-8th. To register, visit