State 4-H Junior Shooting Sports Camp

SPECIAL OPPORTUNITY FOR 4-H MEMBERS AGE 9-12!

State 4-H Junior Shooting Sports Camp – June 26-28, 2020

The Licking County 4-H Committee will be choosing two 4-H members, who will be between the ages of nine and twelve as of January 1st, 2020, to participate in State 4-H Junior Shooting Sports Camp. State 4-H Junior Shooting Sports Camp is a residential camp, and will be held at Canter’s Cave 4-H Camp in Jackson, Ohio. Application due to the Extension Office by Friday, December 6, 2019.

Click here for Jr. Shooting Sports Camp Application

Leadership Washington Focus Trip

SPECIAL OPPORTUNITY FOR 4-H MEMBERS WHO ARE CURRENTLY IN EIGHTH GRADE!

LEADERSHIP WASHINGTON FOCUS – July 27-31, 2020

The Licking County 4-H Committee chooses two 4-H members, who will be completing the 8th grade in the spring of 2020, to participate in Leadership: Washington Focus (LWF). While one delegate has been chosen during the fall teen awards selection process, one position remains open – and will be selected through this application process.

Leadership Washington Focus (LWF) is a 4-H leadership program for youth that will take place at the National 4-H Youth Conference Center, just 1 mile outside Washington, D.C. For more than 50 years, thousands of 4-H’ers have participated in our high school program, Citizenship: Washington Focus and now we are happy to introduce its precursor for middle school 4-H’ers, LWF.

A full description and list of requirements can  be found here.

Click here for the Leadership Washington Focus Application

4-H Cultural Immersion Experience in Puerto Rico

The best way to understand a different culture is to immerse yourself in it. Apply to be part of the Cultural Immersion project experience in Puerto Rico. You will build multicultural skills and understanding, as well as an increased ability to communicate in the increasingly diverse society that we live in. You will experience both the Old San Juan urban area as well as life in the remote mountain town of Castañer. We will also be working with 4-H youth from Puerto Rico in joint service projects around the island.

Teens ages 15-18 are eligible for this 7-day service-learning experience. The cost of the experience is $400 plus airfare (est. $650). Limited scholarship funds are also available.

Who: Teens ages 15-18 (by the date of the trip)
Where: Puerto Rico (both Old San Juan and mountain village of Castañer)
When: November 26 – December 3, 2019
Application Deadline: August 15th, 2019
Cost: $400 plus airfare — (Approximately $650)
(Includes most meals, program fees, overnight lodging and transportation)

Application and additional information can be found here.

Lisa’s Going Global!

Safe travels to Lisa McCutcheon as she travels to Guam to represent 4-H and assist with training at the University of Guam. Last year, Lisa and Adrienne hosted a delegation from the University of Guam for a day. They discussed project curriculum, judging, camps, and many other things. Much of the 4-H programming in Guam is currently set up as after-school and school enrichment programing. They are looking to expand that programing into more traditional forms of 4-H. Lisa and Joy Sharp (Pickaway County 4-H Educator) will be spending the upcoming week in Guam to assist with this transition. Please realize that Lisa may be unable to check/respond to email while she is away. Should you have questions, please call the Licking County Extension Office at 740.670.5315 and we will assist you as best we can. Lisa has promised us that she will be back in time for the next Quality Assurance and Horse Safety & Ethics training on May 6th.

4-H Youth in Action Awards

Every 4-H’er has a story, and those stories are worth telling! Sharing your 4-H story could earn you a $5,000 scholarship and a trip to Washington D.C. for National 4-H Council’s Legacy Awards, where you’ll have the chance to tell your story while meeting 4-H celebrities and other notable alums!

The program recognizes four confident young leaders in our core pillar areas of Agriculture, Civic Engagement, Healthy Living and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics), giving pillar winners the chance to share how 4-H changed their lives and how they have used the skills they gained in 4-H to change the lives of others.

Awards & Recognition
Each of the four Pillar Winners will receive:
• A $5,000 scholarship for higher education, to be paid directly to the institution, including two-year and four-year colleges, trade schools or other advanced learning opportunities.
• An all-expenses paid trip for the pillar winner & a chaperone to Washington, D.C. The winner will be recognized at the Legacy Awards and participate in training opportunities and media engagements, while engaging with Council leadership, celebrities & other prominent 4-H alumni.
• An opportunity to be featured as the 4-H Youth Spokesperson for their pillar area.
• An official reference letter from National 4-H Council President and CEO, Jennifer Sirangelo.
One 4-H Youth in Action National Award winner will be select from the four pillar winners and will receive an additional scholarship and further opportunities to serve as a spokesperson for National 4-H Council.
Awardees agree to comply with the requirements on the application and the Pillar Winner agreement sent by National 4-H Council at the time of selection.

More information along with the application can be found here.

4-H Achievement Award Forms and Scholarships

The 4-H Achievement Awards Forms are now available for youth to complete. The 4-H Achievement Awards Forms are a compilation of a youth’s involvement in 4-H. The information on these forms is used to select county representatives to compete in project areas at the state level, select youth to attend state/national camps and trips as well as scholarships and other opportunities. All forms must be completed and turned into the Extension Office by 4:30 pm on Friday, October 19, 2018.

A workshop will be held on Wednesday, September 19th at 6:00 pm at the Licking County OSU Extension Office. Please call our office at 740.670.5315 to RSVP for the workshop. For more information on the workshop, please click here.

The Achievement Awards Forms and information on how to fill out the forms can be found through the following links:

2019 Achievement Award Letter / Award Packet / Forms A & B (forms A & B to be inserted as pages 2 & 3 of Award Packet when turned in) – Word Document Format

2019 Achievement Award Form Packet – PDF Document Format

2019 4-H Committee Scholarship Application Packet – Word Document Format

2019 4-H Committee Scholarship Application Packet – PDF Document Format

Congratulations to Licking County’s State Project Award Winners

Licking County 4-H is so very proud of these two… Both Sarah Decker and Sean McCutcheon were recognized during the Ohio 4-H Awards Banquet with state project awards. Sarah was selected as the State Health & Safety Award Winner, while Sean was selected the State Sheep Award Winner. This is a tremendous honor! They will travel with Ohio’s delegation in November to attend the 2018 National 4-H Congress in Atlanta, Georgia.