4-H Youth

Jackson County 4-H News Updated 9.19.17

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Compete in the 4-H Record Book Contest!


Record Books Workshop || September 28, 2017 || 6:00-7:00 p.m. || Extension Center

Record Book Contest Deadline || October 3, 2017 || 5:00 p.m. || Extension Center

Are you interested in competing in a contest intent on teaching you important and valuable life skills? Do you want to be able to apply for 4-H state and local scholarships when you graduate? Or simply have all your leadership positions and volunteer hours accounted for over the course of nine years? Well then, we have the perfect contest for you! In order to compete in the record book contest, you will need to put together your record book. Your binder will contain your current and past project records, your 4-H resume, and your 4-H story, along with a few other small details. 

Binder Details

Pdf Record Book Handbook 2017

Necessary Documents

My Resume – Word

My Resume – Pdf fillable

My 4-h project record pdf fillable

Sample format for “My 4-H Story”

Pdf sample format for My Story

Pdf Story Score Sheet

Additional Information – See State Link


Enrollment fees for 4-H - until January 31st, 2018

* Fee for ages 9-19: 1 youth=$30, 2 youth=$60, 3 youth=$70, 4 youth=$80 (if under the same family name/residence)

* Fee for ages 5-8 (Cloverbuds) is $2 each.  Enroll in Cloverbud project only.

* Each Club should collect $2 per volunteer to cover their 4-H insurance.

Our official 4-H year runs from October 1, 2017-September 30, 2018, so enrollment is now open!  If you know which club you want to join—great!  If you are thinking about changing clubs, but know for sure you want to join 4-H—you should still register and change clubs later.  New to 4-H, want to volunteer or start a new club?  Call the Extension office at 541-776-7371 and ask to be put on the 4-H Interest List.  A 4-H team member will get back to you with details.  Clubs start meeting in October, so September is a good time to call! 

Current members, please bring your check book or cash to your next club meeting.  Enrollment checks should be made payable to OSU and recorded by the club treasurer.  A responsible adult will bring all enrollment fees and a list of paid members/leaders to the Extension Office.  For more details on enrollment see the Join 4-H webpage.

Want help enrolling Online?  Prefer a personal touch?

Is the thought of using a computer like having your mother make you finishing eating a plate full of spinach?  Call our office or visit where someone is available to help you outside of the normal Extension office hours of 8:30—5:00 pm.  A 4-H Staff member or volunteer will have a computer ready to assist you!

After Hours Help

September 25th 5-6:00 pm (White City Library)

September 28th 7-8:00 pm (Extension Center)

October 12th 5-6:00 pm (Extension Center)

October 30th 5-6:00 pm (White City Library)

New Volunteer Leader Orientation Dates

Place: Extension Center Classroom

October 12, 2017 5:30-8:00 pm

October 17, 2017, 6:30-9:00 pm

November 4, 20-17, 12-2:30 pm

Southwest Annual Adult and Youth Leader Training

Saturday, October 28 9:00 am – 4:00 (?) pm

Want to learn some new tips and tricks to improve your 4-H Club meetings?  Share and receive new ideas from volunteers and 4-H Educators living in southwest Oregon!  Experienced and new leaders are encouraged to attend.  Free!  RSVP to Lena by October 25.

LEGO Robotics Informational Meeting – and Fun Night

Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at 6:30 pm—Extension Center

Steve Tarr (Lego Superintendent) and Lena have been brainstorming ideas to strengthen the program and to make room for the many young minds who wish to join in the fun. The program will probably look a little different this year than in year’s past to accommodate everyone who is interested in Lego Robotics.

This is a program wide meeting for youth and adults. If you are returning to Robotics, on the fence about returning, or anyone who wants to be part of this program, please attend this meeting. If you are thinking you are getting too old for Lego Robotics, please come to the meeting.  There will be opportunities for everyone.  We especially need adult volunteer help – and you don’t need know a thing about Legos or Robotics!  We will discuss our plan for the future and also have a little fun playing with the robots.  See you soon!

4-H National Youth Science Day – Incredible Wearables

Saturday, October 21, 2017 10 am – 3:00 pm, Central High School Medford

Get involved!  Contact Lena to learn how YOU can develop your leadership skills at this event.

4-H Member Recognition Night

Saturday, October 21, 2017 6:00-7:30 pm, Extension Center.  Mark your calendar!


For any further information contact:

Lena or Sara

Jackson County 4-H Youth Development Team

Southern Oregon Research & Extension Center
569 Hanley Road, Central Point, OR 97502
Phone: 541-776-7371

Lena Hosking – 4-H Youth Development, Assistant Professor of Practice Lena.hosking@oregonstate.edu       

Sara Shelton – 4-H Program Office Specialist


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