November Newsletter

Hello 4-H Families,

What a year it has been! We are finally winding down 2020 and this one will go into the record books as a year no one will forget! We are approaching one of my favorite holidays, Thanksgiving! This year more importantly than any other year I think it is important to be thankful for what we have. In the 4-H World I am thankful I have had the opportunity to teach youth from all over the world, one of my Field Trip Friday participants was from England! I’m also thankful for all of the wonderful 4-H families in Lucas County. Although it looked different we were one of the fortunate counties that did get to have a fair this year and we all know how important that is in 4-H. In my personal world I am thankful that I am still healthy, my family is still healthy, and my friends are still healthy. I hope everyone has a fantastic Thanksgiving holiday, remember sometimes that ultimate giving of thanks is not always immediate, please be safe everyone!



County News

4honline 2.0

4honline 2.0 has launched! Although re-enrollment is not due until March 1 you can go into 4honline 2.0 and see what the new interface is like. It is completely different than 4honline 1.0. Enrollments are now done completely online and paper enrollments will not be accepted. Luckily Lucas County 4-H has had this policy for the past two years so it is no different than previous years. Your email and password from 4honline 1.0 should work with 4honline 2.0. If you need help with enrolling please let me know. 4-H Club Advisors: if you want to plan an enrollment night I have 10 Android Tablets and 20 iPads (coming soon) that can be checked out for clubs to use. Click here to access 4honline 2.0

Youth Entrepreneurship SPIN Club

Calling all future business owners! It’s never too early to learn about being your own boss. Coming soon in December Lucas County 4-H and Franklin County 4-H are hosting a youth entrepreneurship club. Learn about how to start your own business, channel your passions in creating a company, and collaborate with like minded peers in an online environment. We are going to be hosting a morning session and an afternoon session. Both sessions will be the same but we wanted to offer two times for maximum flexibility. The link below will take you to the registration page where you can choose between morning or afternoon.

New Sign at 4-H Camp Palmer

Adding an esthetic appeal to the entrance of camp is a new sign that welcomes camp guests. Gary Beaverson, owner of Metal Methods Manufacturing, Morenci Michigan designed and created the metal, powder coated sign for camp.  Gary also donated the sign which is mounted on a sturdy frame constructed out of barn siding. He also provided the boom truck to install the sign. The barn siding was donated by Jake & Kayla Holland, Delta. We want to thank Gary, Jake and Kayla for their generosity towards camp.


4-H Project Books

Its that time of year where we start thinking about the different projects available to take in 4-H (there are over 250 different projects!). If you haven’t looked at it already you can check out all of the project books from this website You can also directly order your books from that website and have them delivered to your house. Extension Publications has also been gracious enough this year to send every 4-H family a copy of the 2021 4-H Family Guide. You should be getting your copy in the mail shortly. There are a several different ways to obtain 4-H Project books this year:

  • Download one for free. Select from a dozen popular titles in the Perfect Stay-at-Home Projects collection. Click on the book you want, and when the file opens on your screen, save or print it from there. This year, a selection of 4‑H Cloverbud activities is available too. (For accessible formats of these publications, visit
  • Order and pick up project books in your county office. If you would rather purchase a printed copy of a Perfect Stay-at-Home Project or any other project book, check with your club advisor and county educator. Ohio residents get the best price on printed books when they order and pick up their purchases through local Extension offices.
  • Buy one online. Like last year, you also can order directly from Ohio residents receive free shipping on orders of $20 or more with the coupon FREE2021. Books cost slightly more this way, but orders can be shipped directly to any Ohio address. There is no restriction on the number of times a coupon can be used.  See our printable Ordering Is Easy instructions. Please review your order carefully. Extension Publishing is not able to accept returns.

Important Dates

4-H Advisor Training (required for all club advisors and volunteers)- January 18, 2021 at 6:00pm online

Quality Assurance (required for all youth taking livestock projects)- March 20, 2021 at 10:00am online

Re-Enrollment is Due March 1 2021 and new enrollment is due April 1 2021

4-H Camp Counselor Applications (now online!) are due January 31 2021- Apply here

Lucas County 4-H Camp is July 22, 2021- July 25, 2021

State News

2020 Ohio 4-H Awards Recognition Event

Join us to honor the 2020 Volunteer Awards, Hall of Fame inductees, Tenure Milestones, and Teen of the Year and the Teen Hall of Fame inductees we were unable to recognized at the Ohio 4-H Conference originally scheduled for March 2020.

Tuesday, December 1, 2020 7:00 p.m., held virtually
Register by November 28 at

State 4-H Leadership Camp

  • Date: June 1-5, 2021 (check in at 2:00 p.m.; Dismissal at 10:30 a.m.).  Full time attendance is required.
  • Location: 4-H Camp Ohio, St. Louisville, Ohio
  • What: The Ohio 4-H State Leadership Camp is a premier leadership development opportunity that offers participants engaging sessions in topics such as motivation, courage, teamwork, and more! While at camp, participants are actively learning AND teaching their peers!
  • Who: Teen 15-18 as of January 1, 2021 and mature 14 year olds (as determined by the county 4-H professional) who have significant leadership potential or experience in their home county’s 4-H program.
    • Camp is designed for participants to attend one time.  However, individuals may attend for 2+ years, if space is available.  Scholarship dollars are only to be used for first time in-person attendees.  Contact Hannah for this opportunity.
    • Individuals who attended virtually in 2020 are still eligible to attend and utilize sponsorship dollars in 2021.
  • What do they do? Participants will develop concrete peer leadership skills that will enable them to have an immediate impact in their home 4-H club, county, community, or school. Participants will leave camp ready to take on new challenges.
  • Cost: Counties have a credit thanks to Nationwide, Farm Credit Mid America, and the Dorothy L. Miller 4-H Leadership Camp Endowment Fund.  This amount can be used for an entire campership, or divided among participants. Each county is allotted $475 (in 2021).  Cost is $280/person.

Contact Elliott before March 15th for more details or if you are interested in being nominated.