Tractor Supply Paper Clover Campaign: October 9-20

Tractor Supply Company (TSC) continues its support of 4-H through the Paper Clover Campaign. The fall campaign is scheduled for October 9-20. This fundraising program has been very successful in Muskingum County!

TSC sells paper clovers for $1 each during the campaign and proceeds go directly to 4-H. Seventy percent comes back to the county and 30 percent is divided among state and national 4-H organizations.

Encourage your friends and family to purchase a paper clover during the campaign!

If your club would like to help sell clovers or help promote 4-H during the campaign, be sure to call Zanesville’s TSC store at (740) 455-3441 and talk to the manager about how your club can help!

2020 Junior Leaders Enrollment Form Now Available!

4-H teens have the opportunity to participate in leadership development beyond their club. The group meets several times per year at various locations throughout the county and state with a focus on career opportunities, leadership, citizenship and developing relationships among its members. Members must be at least age 14 by January 1 of the current year.

Junior Leaders is a great place to start getting involved in 4-H teen leadership opportunities!

Download the Enrollment FormForms are due November 15 to Susan McDonald.

4-H Achievement Form Now Available!

Complete the 4-H Achievement Form to be eligible for the following opportunities and recognition.

  • County Medal Awards – 4-H members who demonstrate exemplary achievement in a specific project area over a period of years can apply to earn one of three potential County Medal Awards in any of the over 25 project areas. Youth are eligible to win more than once. 4-H members of any age can apply. Winners over 14 years of age may be nominated for a State 4-H Achievement Award.
  • County 4-H Ambassador – The purpose of the 4-H Ambassador is to promote 4-H in Muskingum County and develop leadership skills. You’ll have a chance to assist with various activities throughout the year. Priority will be given to 14 – 18 year olds; however, 13 year olds may apply.
  • Citizenship Washington Focus – Spend one week in Washington, D.C. with 4-H’ers from other states participating in workshops and touring our nation’s capital. Recommended ages 16 and older.
  • Leadership Washington Focus – Experience a national leadership development experience designed exclusively for 4-H’ers entering grades 7-9. Youth learn leadership skills using an experiential learning model based in 4-H curriculum and the living classroom of Washington D.C.
  • State 4-H Leadership Camp – Each county may nominate youth to attend State Leadership Camp to strengthen skills and experience personal growth at 4-H Camp Ohio. Must be 14 years of age by January 1 of the current year to attend the camp.
  • Ohio 4-H Sea Camp – The mission of Ohio 4-H Sea Camp is to offer teenage youth an introduction to the Great Lakes through hands-on experiences in a variety of aquatic-based programs. Sea Camp will enable participants to experience Lake Erie-based activities and culture such as aquatic science, water recreation, and fishing. It is open to youth ages 15-17.

A limited number of full scholarships for state trips are furnished through the Muskingum County 4-H Endowment Fund and selected by members of the 4-H Committee.

Download the ApplicationApplications are due November 15 at 4:30 p.m.

2020 Camp Counselor Application Now Available!

Camp counselors work with an Extension professional, adult 4-H volunteers, and the 4-H Camp Ohio staff to conduct a variety of outdoor learning experiences for campers ages 8-13. Counselors work with a partner to supervise a small group of campers in a cabin living environment. Camp counselors attend 20+ hours of meetings and activities from December through June to plan camp activities and learn skills needed to be an effective camp counselor. Camp counselor applicants must be ages 14 to 18. To be eligible to be a counselor, candidates must be a 4-H member in good standing.

Download the Application. Applications are due November 15 at 4:30 p.m.

2020 Junior Fair Board Application Now Available!

Muskingum County Junior Fair Board is comprised of representatives from several youth organizations including 4-H, FFA, FCCLA, Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts and Youth Grange. Junior Fair Board members are responsible for the design, implementation and evaluation of many Junior Fair aspects of the Muskingum County Fair. Applicants must be 14-18 years old as of January 1, 2020.

Download the Application. Applications are due November 15 at 4:30 p.m.

4-H Camp Ohio Launches Buckeye Funder Campaign

I know that 4-H camp is near and dear to many of our 4-H families, so I wanted to share this opportunity with you. This month, 4-H Camp Ohio is asking for your support to raise money for facility improvements. Specifically, the fifty-year-old restrooms on the west side of camp (the boy’s side) are in desperate need of renovation. While they are kept clean and usable, they are dark, unwelcoming, not ADA accessible, and they lack privacy.

The fourteen counties that utilize 4-H Camp Ohio are coming together during October to reach a goal of $30,000. Combined with other grants and donations already collected, this goal will make camp’s dream of great facilities a reality! If each county’s 4-H families collectively contribute just $2,200, we’ll meet our goal! All donations are tax deductible and 100% goes directly to facility improvements at Camp Ohio! All contributions, small and large, will make a difference! Please consider donating today at and show camp that Muskingum County cares!

While you can only donate via credit card through the Buckeye Funder website, checks can be accepted in the mail.


Checks should be made payable to The Ohio State University and mailed to:

OSU Extension – Franklin County

Attn: Beth Boomershine

530 West Spring Street, Suite 275

Columbus, OH 43215


Please indicate that it is for the Buckeye Funder.


We are more than 20% funded in the first few days! Thanks to those who have contributed so far! 



What’s Happens Next in 4-H: October Monthly Highlights

Important Links:

2019 4-H Calendar

2019 Muskingum County 4-H Family Handbook


4-H Committee Meeting – October 7

The 4-H Committee will meet in the Extension Office Meeting Room from 6-7:30 p.m.

Extension Advisory Committee Meeting – October 14

The Extension Advisory Committee will meet in the Extension Office from 6-7:30 p.m.

Junior Fair Liaison Committee – October 15

The Junior Fair Liaison Committee will meet at the Junior Fair Office from 6-7:30 p.m.

Small Animal Sale Committee – October 15

The Small Animal Sale Committee will meet at the Junior Fair Office at 7:30 p.m.

4-H CARTEENS – October 17

4-H CARTEENS takes place at the Muskingum County Juvenile Court. Youth interested in becoming 4-H CARTEENS volunteer presenters should contact the Extension Office for details.

4-H Teen Rally – October 26

Junior Leaders will be hosting the first 4-H Teen Rally at 6 p.m. All 4-H teens who will be 14 years old as of January 1, 2020 are invited to attend! Stay tuned for details!