Older Youth opportunities are for all 4-H members in grades 9-12. Eligible members (using previous year's enrollment information) are notified by a mailing in late November or early December announcing the Older Youth meetings. This is the only mailing eligible members will receive with the meeting dates, times, and location. Please notify us with any address changes. If you know of new members who may be interested in attending, please notify them of the meetings.

Ohio 4-H Achievement Award Informational Meeting

Are you interested in being recognized for your accomplishments
in the Tuscarawas County 4-H program but are unsure where to begin?

If you answered “YES” to this question, I may have just the thing for you. On Tuesday, December 11 I will be hosting an informational meeting at the Tuscarawas County Extension office beginning at 6:00 p.m. During this session, I will work with participants to better understand the following:

  • What is the Ohio 4-H Achievement Award Form?
  • What criteria are used in judging award applications?
  • How do I keep track of all my activities and projects?
  • What can I do to catch the judge’s attention?
  • Is the way in which I word my activities really all that important?
  • When I’m all done, what do I need to hand in?
  • What are the different awards levels and how do I advance?
  • …and I’ll have samples for you!

If this sounds like a meeting that may help you, be sure to attend this meeting. As you prepare to attend, be sure to invite your parent(s) and your club advisors, if you like; they may be assisting you as you complete your application. Bring with you to the meeting any records that you have compiled or past applications that have been submitted. We’ll see what we can do to get you started in the right direction.

Please call the office or email me by December 5 if you’ll be attending so that I have adequate materials prepared. I’ll look forward to seeing you on the 11th!

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

Click here for the flyer and more information about the categories.

State 4-H Older Youth Opportunities

4-H offers a wide variety of opportunities for teens to develop knowledge, skills, attitudes, and aspirations needed for adult success. Click here to see all the opportunities available to older youth.

County Older Youth Meetings Set to Begin in 2019

It’s time to start planning your 2019 4-H year!

Meetings will be held at the Salem Fellowship Hall, 4681 Stonecreek Road SW in Stone Creek. Meetings times are 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. Click here for the meeting notice.

  • Thursday, January 3
  • Thursday, February 7
  • Monday, March 4 (Instead of meeting at the Salem Fellowship Hall, we would like you to come assist during the Explore 4-H Night. Arrive at 6:00 p.m. at the Clover Cafe on the fairgrounds. You can help promote the 4-H program, answer questions, talk about your projects, help with registration, etc.)

Listed below are common questions and answers regarding the Older Youth program opportunities.

Why should I attend the meetings?

  • It will enhance your leadership skills.
  • You will learn activities to share with your club.
  • You are informed of 4-H events and opportunities.
  • Meet new teens.
  • They’re FUN!

Do I need to attend meetings to apply for Camp Counselor or Junior Fair Board?

  • Attendance is not required, but it gives staff an opportunity to get to know you.

What if I miss the application deadline for Camp Counselor or Junior Fair Board (February 1, 2019)?

  • The deadline is final! Applications will be available online and will be available at the January meeting. After your application has been approved, request by private message to join the Older Youth Group on our Older Youth Facebook page as reminders and important updates are announced there (facebook.com/olderyouthtuscarawas).

Are there scholarship opportunities?

Several scholarships are available to high school seniors:

  • If you are a senior, check out the Ohio 4-H State Scholarships. State scholarships are due by February 15.
  • A scholarship sponsored by the Tuscarawas County 4-H Committee will be available in the spring. The application will be available online and will be due June 15, 2019.

Dave Clark will again be assisting this year with the Older Youth program. We are planning some fun activities for you. Mark your calendars and plan on joining your peers for a great evening on January 3!

APPLICATION DEADLINE EXTENDED TO 4 PM MONDAY, FEBRUARY 4!

NOTICE 2/1/19: Due to the weather and less than ideal road conditions – we are going to extend the Older Youth Application deadline to Monday, February 4. Applications MUST be turned in by 4:00 p.m. on Monday (forecast is calling for a high of 54 degrees so snow will not be a problem!). We realize there’s some of you who had planned to bring your applications in today and you may if you wish but we would also like you to stay safe and warm.

 

Food and Fashion Board

4-H members - currently in 8th grade and older - interested in becoming members of the Food and Fashion Board, please indicate your preference on the Older Youth Cover Sheet. Members not old enough for Junior Fair Board or Camp Counselor may just complete the Cover Sheet and return by February 1. Those interested in joining after the February 1 deadline, please contact Chris Kendle.

Click here for the Older Youth Cover Sheet for Food and Fashion Board Interest

Junior Fair Board - Returning Members

The application forms are in a fillable pdf format which require Adobe to complete. Download document to fill required areas. Complete and print to obtain required signatures. Printed copies were distributed at the January 3 meeting to all in attendance. Forms are also available at the office for pick up.

Click here for the Returning JFB Member Application Packet (fillable fields fixed)

Junior Fair Board - New Members

The application forms are in a fillable pdf format which require Adobe to complete. Download document to fill required areas. Complete and print to obtain required signatures. Printed copies were distributed at the January 3 meeting to all in attendance. Forms are also available at the office for pick up.

Click here for the New JFB Member Application Packet (fillable fields fixed)

Camp Counselors

The application forms are in a fillable pdf format which require Adobe to complete. Download document to fill required areas. Complete and print to obtain required signatures. Printed copies were distributed at the January 3 meeting to all in attendance. Forms are also available at the office for pick up.

Click here for the Camp Counselor Application Packet (fillable fields fixed)

Making eXtreme Counselors (MXC)

February 23-24, 2019

This interactive and quick-paced training is for those who have served as camp counselors. Specific information is availalbe on the State 4-H web site. Contact Kiersten if you're interested in attending. Registration is due by January 31 and the cost is $50.

Camp Canopy

Camp Canopy LogoFounded in 1950 and formerly known as Ohio Forestry & Wildlife Conservation Camp, Camp Canopy is the place where high schoolers go to discover forestry, discover wildlife and discover adventure. Taking place at Ohio FFA Camp Muskingum on Leesville Lake the second week of June every year, the camp is open to incoming freshmen through graduating seniors and is sponsored by the Ohio Forestry Association. For more information, visit ohioforest.org/page/forestrycamp.