The complete document is located on the Ohio 4-H webpage at: https://ohio4h.org/sites/ohio4h/files/imce/Families/Ohio%204-H%20Planning%20Guide%20for%20In-person%20Meeting_Feb%205%20Final.pdf
As of February 5, 2021 the guidelines were slightly revised regarding face coverings.
Here is an overview of the guidelines:
- Hosting virtual meetings and events is preferred.
- If activities are critical/essential and are in-person, they must be focused on education.
- Group cannot be larger than 50 people, including adults, youth, presenters,etc.
- This directive is dependent on local health department advisories.
- The group size may need to be reduced to 10 (or other amount), based on the directives from your local health department.
- Face masks are required.
- This includes inside AND outside at all times.
- If a gaiter is worn, the CDC recommends it be folded to make two layers. Bandanas are not recommended as a face covering.
- Program participants age five and older, and parent/guardians must wear a mask.
- The exception is shooting sports where safety is a concern when on the line. Refer to the section below on additional shooting sports guidance.
- Medical conditions or disability exceptions are also permitted.
- Potlucks and buffets are not permitted.
- Participants may bring snacks and drinks for themselves.
In-person Meetings and Events Guidance and Requirements
As we begin the new year, the Ohio 4-H Planning Guide for In-Person Meetings & Events has been updated to reflect current guidance from Ohio State University and health officials. Beginning SATURDAY, JANUARY 16, 2021, the following is in effect:
- Hosting virtual meetings and events is preferred
- If activities are critical/essential and are in-person, they must be education-focused
- Group cannot be larger than 50 people, including adults, youth, presenters, etc.
- This directive is dependent on local health department guidelines.
- The group size may need to be reduced to 10 (or other amount), based on directives from your local health department.
- Face masks are required inside and outside at all times
- Potlucks and buffets are not permitted
Find details and updated guidelines at Ohio 4-H Planning Guide for In-Person Meetings & Events
On behalf of the Ohio 4-H Teen Leadership Council, we would like to introduce you to the 2021 Take the Leap Year Program. Thanks to the Ohio 4-H Foundation Board, Take the Leap Year is a teen-led, five-month free program available to Ohio 4-H Teens ages 13-18. Our goal is to help teens from Ohio gain leadership skills, career development skills, and learn how to establish and maintain goals. They will learn these skills through programming, journaling, and working with their peers.
Registration is now open at go.osu.edu/taketheleap and due January 24, 2021.
More information about the program:
We will be meeting virtually on the third Wednesday of each month February-May. There will be two meetings in June, with one on the second Wednesday of the month and on the fourth Wednesday. These workshops will be held in the evening. Each session will have different themes taught by teen leaders. Prior to beginning in February, registered participants will receive a package in the mail with supplies for the program.
Below are the following plans with the corresponding months:
- February: This meeting will be an introduction to the program. Throughout the program, we are challenging teens to pick one word to apply to all aspects of their life. This word can help them reach their goals.
- March: Working with teens to develop a 5-year plan to help them determine what they would like to accomplish in the near future.
- April: Teens will learn professionalism skills that will benefit them in their later careers. They will learn about resume building, elevator pitches, business cards, and much more!
- May: Participants will learn about state opportunities within the Ohio 4-H program.
- June (2nd Wednesday): Q& A with 4-H alumni and the opportunity to learn about several career paths.
- June (4th Wednesday): Closing Ceremony
The year isn’t quite over yet, but you can read the 2020 Ohio 4-H Impact Report online! Learn about the terrific things that 4-H members and professionals accomplished this year at https://ohio4h.org/foundation/ohio-4-h-youth-development-impact-report?fbclid=IwAR2Kh5vd1A_S6l5Y_fmefyvYxiWoZX25d6xdz9_yC0g6ybpfTdMU5oiu3tY
On November 14, 2020, Teen Leadership Council will be hosting their second Achievement Form Workshop on Zoom from 5:30-7:30 p.m.
This workshop is specifically for those teens who have already started/previously completed their Achievement Record Form and would like feedback. Teens who RSVP will receive individualized coaching from individuals who are experienced and have had success in submitting their Achievement Record at the state level.
Those interested in attending should RSVP at go.osu.edu/AchForm2020
We look forward to connecting with 4-H friends, alumni, and supporters. The Ohio 4-H Foundation invites you to join in and “like” the new page. Please share it with your circles! This is National 4-H Week and Thursday is 4-H spirit day. A great day to share the new page with others! If you have Facebook, please invite others to join at: https://www.facebook.com/OH4HFoundation/