The 4th H Club Challenge

We pledge our “health to better living” but do we actually practice it? The 4th H Club Challenge encourages Ohio 4-H Clubs to learn, practice, and advocate for healthy choices and behaviors at 4-H club meetings. Practicing healthy habits and choices now has lifelong effects on the health of youth.

Each club that completes the challenge before the deadline will enter into the $100 voucher drawing for their region to use for their club (project books, educational tools, etc.)! Each region will have a winner. The first 25 clubs that complete the registration and pre-survey will get an extra entry. How does it work? Apply healthy practices per meeting at 6 or more 4-H clubs/meetings from April – December 2023.

  1. Register and complete pre-survey.
  2. Record the dates and activities in the 4th H tracker link. (the tracker link will be provided after registering)
  3. Share a picture of your club doing a healthy practice on social media. Be sure to include the official hashtag #Ohio4thHClubChallenge.
  4. Submit all activities to the tracker link by December 31st, 2023.

More information can be found at Attached is a graphic both in PNG and PDF file for your newsletters, social media, etc.

4-H Food & Nutrition Project Clinic

Date: Thursday, June 15

Time: 10:00 – 11:30 am

Clinic Topics: My Plate Plan & Portions, Ingredient Measuring, Food Safety, Handwashing, Preparing for County 4-H Project Judging, Ohio State Fair Expectations, Prepare a Sample Recipe

Location: OSU Extension Office, 2nd Floor Training Room, 1115 Gilman Ave, Marietta

Who: All members taking the 4-H Food & Nutrition Projects or interested in food projects are invited.


Questions: Call the Extension Office at 740-376-7431

What to Bring: 4-H Food & Nutrition Project Book

Instructor: Alexus Masterson, OSU Extension Program Assistant, Family & Consumer Sciences

Hevida BBQ – May 6

Come support the Hervida Chicken BBQ on Saturday, May 6 at Hervida 4-H Camp! Meals will be served from 5:00 to 700 pm

We are also in need of some help:

  • dessert donations
  • country store donations
  • cut and stock desserts during the BBQ (one hour time slots)
  • Serve and stock beverages (one hours time slots)
  • Clear tables and wipe trays (one hour time slots)
  • Run dishwasher (one hour time slots)
  • Prepare Carry-out Meals (one hour time slots)

You can sign-up to help here:

4-H Club Officer Resources

Were you not able to attend the county 4-H Club Officer training? There are some great resources and videos on the Ohio 4-H page to learn more about your responsibilities!

Club Officer Training – Pictures

We had a nice turnout for our 4-H Club Officer Training on Monday night. Thanks to our volunteers for teaching the sessions:

  • President/Vice President: Travis Morris & Maggie Webster
  • Treasurer: Marlene Williamson
  • Secretary, News Reporter: Melina Matics
  • Historian/Scrapbook: Sloan Matics & Darlene Burke-Ogletree
  • Health & Safety/Community Service: Misty Mason
  • Recreation: Martha Webster


AED Device Now at Camp Hervida

The Peoples Bank Foundation, Inc. provided funds through their community grant program to purchase an AED device for Hervida 4-H Camp. The unit is housed in the Nurse’s Cabin. Thank you Peoples Bank Foundation for making this possible!!

Thank you Nora Richmond, Nat Richmond, and Melina Matics from the Oak Grove Explorers 4-H Club as they display the new unit.

Congratulations Horse Bowl Teams!

Congratulations to the Washington County Junior Horse bowl team placing 5th in the state. Members Maddie Starkey, Ashlyn Carson, Carlos Beatty! And our Senior Team placing 8th with Zoey Carson, PJ Harshberger, and Ryace Boyer. Special shout out to Maddie for placing 8th overall individual. Thank you to their coaches and parents for helping them achieve the dream!
The state event was held in conjunction with the Ohio Equine Affaire at the Ohio Expositions Center in Columbus.

The primary objective of Horse Bowl Competition is to provide an opportunity for 4-H members enrolled in horse projects to demonstrate their knowledge of equine-related matters in a competitive setting, where attitudes of friendliness and fairness prevail. The competition provides an educational experience for both participants and the spectators.

Heart of the Great Outdoors: 4-H PROJECT DAY

Calling All Ohio 4-H’ers!

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) invites Ohio 4-H members to explore the state’s rich natural wonders through hands-on activities that fulfill the requirements of select project books.

4-H members will disperse throughout Alum Creek State Park to participate in workshops led by expert ODNR staff and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers volunteers.


Hosted by ODNR


Saturday, June 17, 2023

10 am to 4 pm


Flyer with more details: 4-H Project Day



Geology: Can You Dig It?

Why Trees Matter

Outdoor Adventurer: Beginning Fishing

Ohio Birds

Insect Adventures

Explore the Outdoors

Photography Basics

Get Started in Art


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