Ohio 4-H Achievement Award Applications Due Jan 31

Thinking about applying for National 4-H Congress/State Achievement Award? Applications are due January 31 to the OSU Extension Office. The award application can be downloaded from the State 4-H Website: https://ohio4h.org/awardsandscholarships

Here are the award categories:

  • Beef
  • Citizenship & Community Service
  • Clothing & Textiles
  • Communications
  • Companion Animals
  • Creative Arts
  • Dairy
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Family Life & Child Development
  • Foods & Nutrition
  • Gardening & Horticulture
  • Goats
  • Health & Safety
  • Horse
  • Llama
  • Leadership
  • Mechanical & Engineering Science
  • Personal Development
  • Photography
  • Poultry
  • Rabbits
  • Sheep
  • Shooting Sports
  • Swine
  • Veterinary Science
  • Woodworking

CARTEENS is Searching for Teen Members

The Washington County CARTEENS club is recruiting new members.  If you are a youth ages 14-18 years of age we would like to talk to you!  CARTEENS is a 4H club that uses teen presenters to teach their peers traffic safety.  The club meets once a month on the 2nd Wednesday.  Teen members earn community service hours, learn public speaking skills, and make new friendships.  Teens also gain traffic safety confidence while organizing fun, hands on activities during presentations.  CARTEENS members may belong to another 4H club or may be brand new to 4H!  Join us for our next CARTEENS meeting to observe and meet our current members.  Call 740-376-7431 to reserve your spot and talk with the advisor or current members for more details.

Annual 4-H Club Volunteer Training – Registration Required

Our annual club volunteer training will be held face-to-face on the following dates:

  • Tuesday, February 15 from 6:00 – 8:00 pm at the Extension Office or
  • Monday, February 21 from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm at the Extension Office or
  • Monday, February 21 from 2:00 – 4:00 pm at the Extension Office or
  • Monday, February 21 from 6:00 – 8:00 pm at the Extension Office.

Registration is limited for each face-to-face session. Register at this link: https://go.osu.edu/washvolunteertraining

ALL club volunteers are REQUIRED TO ATTEND a face-to-face training.

Topics will include: Club management and programming, Livestock project updates, County opportunities & awards, Borrowed horse program, 4-H Online Enrollment review, Winning Plan review, Cloverbud program update, Annual Child Abuse Prevention Training.

4-H Holiday Make-it & Take-it

The kids had a fun time at the 4-H Holiday Make it & Take event. They made ornaments, gift tags, cards, place-mats and blankets. We want to thank Joann’s for their donation of supplies that we use throughout the year for events like this, including camps, 4-H open house, and fairs. Here they are with their favorite project:

Holiday Make-it & Take-it Day

The Washington County 4H program will be hosting a holiday crafting day at their office located at 1115 Gilman Ave Marietta.  The event will take place on December 22 from 9:30am to 12 noon.  All youth K through 12 are invited to attend(this event is open to any youth, you do not need to be a 4H member to attend).  Our crafting day will consist of card making, ornament making, gift tag workshops, and  no sew fleece blankets.  A holiday snack and Christmas movies will be offered as well.  Our current 4H members are encouraged to bring a friend and wear their favorite holiday shirt.  We ask that you RSVP using the following link:   https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A094EADA72CA1FD0-4hholiday . Attendees may stay for the entire time or just drop in for an hour or more until the conclusion of the event.  For more details please call our office at 740-376-7431.

Toy Drive Results Announced

Thank you everyone for donating toys and clothing to the recent Toy Drive. Washington County 4-H came in 3rd Place and will receive $4000 to be deposited into the 4-H Fund at the Marietta Community Foundation.
Congratulations to the winners of the 2021 Nonprofit Challenge, sponsored by Superior Toyota Hyundai!
1st Place: O’Neill Center
2nd Place: MCL – Sgt. Bob O’Malley Detachment 1436
Auxiliary Prize Winners:
Ely-Chapman Education Foundation