What Happens Next in 4-H: November Monthly Highlights

Important Links:

2018 4-H Calendar

2018 Muskingum County 4-H Family Handbook


New 4-H Volunteer Applications Available – November 1 

The New Volunteer Application will be available on our website November 1. Visit 4-H Youth Development>Volunteer Resources.

Office Closed, Veteran’s Day Observed – November 12

Our office will be closed on Monday, November 12 in observance of Veteran’s Day.

4-H Committee Applications Due – November 15

Any current 4-H volunteers interested in applying to become a member of the Muskingum County 4-H Committee should submit a completed application to the Extension Office by November 15 at 4:30 p.m. Selected volunteers serve a three year term. 

The 4-H Committee serves as an advisory committee for the 4-H program and assists with county-wide 4-H programs like the 4-H Kick-Off and Volunteer Recognition Banquet. Applications are available on our website and at the Extension Office.

Older Youth Opportunities Applications Due – November 15, 4:30 p.m.

Youth interested in applying for any of the following opportunities can download the applications on our website:

  • Junior Leaders
  • Junior Fair Board
  • Camp Counselor
  • County Medals
  • County 4-H Ambassador
  • State Trip & Camp Scholarships

Office Closed, Thanksgiving – November 22 & 23

Our office will be closed Thursday, November 22 and Friday, November 23.

Junior Fair Board Interviews – November 26

See Junior Fair Board Application for details.

Camp Counselor Selection Night – November 29

See Camp Counselor Application for details.


Muskingum County 4-H Swag

Hey Muskingum County 4-H! Your Junior Leaders have a fundraiser for you! Orders can be placed with Susan Montgomery McDonald (mcdonaldsgreenhouse@columbus.rr.com) or a Junior Leader member! Everything will be back in time for Christmas! Deadline to place and pay for orders is November 19. Please confirm receipt of order.


Happy shopping, 4-H’ers!

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Ohio Military Kids Update

Sharing on behalf of Kayla Oberstadt, 4-H Program Manager for Ohio Military Kids:

It is finally fall! With that being said, the Ohio Military Kids 2018 season is coming to an end. However, we are already planning for the 2019 event season. Ohio Military Kids is a partnership with Ohio State University Extension 4-H Youth Development and Family Readiness with Ohio National Guard. With this amazing partnership, Ohio Military Kids puts on several events throughout the state of Ohio. These events range from one day events, to overnights, to weekend camps, and even weeklong residential camps. These events are open to youth of military families, and they do not have to be a member of 4-H to participate. 4-H members and adults have the opportunity to volunteer for OMK events, including as camp counselors in the summer!

The mission of Ohio Military Kids is to support the youth of military families throughout the deployment cycle. Ohio 4-H is an essential supporter of the Ohio Military Kids Program and its mission. Ohio 4-H works hand-in-hand with Ohio National Guard to deliver fun and supportive programs to military families. With military youth in every county in Ohio, the partnership of 4-H to promote OMK opportunities to your military friends and neighbors in all 88 counties is appreciated!

Please check out our website at go.osu.edu/OMK for more information!

Fall 2018 Newsletter Now Available

The Fall 2018 Edition of Muskingum County 4-H News & Notes is now available!

Inside this Edition:

  • Volunteer Banquet Awards
  • State Fair Recognition
  • Youth & Club Recognition
  • Steer Weigh-In
  • 4-H Awards & Recognition Sponsors
  • Volunteer Information
  • Opportunities for Older Youth

Download here.

Tractor Supply Paper Clover Campaign, October 3-14

Tractor Supply Company (TSC) continues its support of 4-H through the Paper Clover Campaign. The fall campaign is scheduled for October 3-14. 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 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!


Achievement Form Workshop, October 24

This year, I will be hosting a workshop for ANYONE interested in learning more about completing the County 4-H Achievement form (youth, parents, volunteers) to be eligible for 4-H Ambassador, county medals, state trips & camps and state award opportunities. Download the cover sheet and achievement form from our website.

These opportunities include:

  • County Medal Awards
  • State 4-H Achievement Award
  • County 4-H Ambassador
  • Citizenship Washington Focus
  • Leadership Washington Focus
  • State 4-H Leadership Camp
  • Ohio 4-H Sea Camp

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.

The workshop will take place October 24 from 6-8 p.m. in the Extension Office Meeting Room. Please RSVP.





Please RSVP.

What Happens Next in 4-H: October Monthly Highlights

Important Links:

2018 4-H Calendar

2018 Muskingum County 4-H Family Handbook


4-H Committee Meeting – October 1

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

Extension Advisory Committee Meeting – October 15

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

4-H Achievement Form Workshop – October 24, 6-8 p.m.

Anyone interested in learning more about completing the achievement form (youth, parents, volunteers) to be eligible for county medals, state trips & camps and state award opportunities are invited to attend this workshop. Please RSVP.