Osage County 4-H: 2012-2013 Year in Review

4-H members enjoyed four days at “Discover Your Superhero Self” 4-H camp held at the beautiful Rock Springs 4-H Center near Junction City.

 

By Kylie Dicket
4-H Youth Development Agent
Frontier Extension District

OSAGE COUNTY – It is hard to believe the 2012-2013 4-H year has already come and gone. Over the past year 4-H members have participated in club activities, project experiences, community service projects, local, state and national trips and most importantly learned leadership, citizenship and valuable life skills.

4-H, which stands for head, heart, hands and health, envisions a world in which youth and adults, learn, grown and work together as catalysis for positive change. The Frontier Extension District 4-H program is open to all youth age 7-18 and is comprised of more than 585 4-H members. The program is led by over 220 wonderful volunteers who dedicate hours of service each year. With 21 4-H clubs, there is a 4-H presence in nearly every town in Franklin and Osage counties.

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Throughout the year, Frontier District 4-H members have been busy fulfilling their motto of “Making the Best Better!”

Members learned about projects such as photography, shooting sports, robotics, foods and nutrition, bicycle, poultry, visual arts, pets, citizenship, wildlife, clothing and textiles, livestock, plant science, electricity, woodworking, dog care and training and many more!

District 4-H Sunday was held Oct. 14 at Pomona Lake as a morning of fun and fellowship for families.

On Nov. 3 at the Lyndon High School Auditorium, Achievement Night recognized the outstanding achievements of members, volunteers, clubs, alumni and supporters from the past year.

Seven Frontier District 4-H members attended the Kansas Youth Leadership Forum Nov. 16-18 at Rock Springs 4-H Center to learn leadership skills with 4-H members from around the state.

A New Family Dinner was held on Feb. 7 to welcome new families in the 4-H program and share information about how to be successful in the program.

District Club Day was held Feb. 16 at West Franklin High School and allowed members a chance to practice their public speaking and performing arts skills, parliamentary procedure knowledge and more.

Frontier District had nine 4-H members attend Discovery Days on the Kansas State University Campus to have a mini four-day college experience with over 700 other Kansas 4-H members.

Fifty campers and 16 counselors attended the Fantastic Four 4-H Camp themed “Discover Your Superhero Self” at Rock Springs 4-H Center June 23-26.

4-H members participated and exhibited themselves and their projects at the Melvern Sunflower Days, Osage City Osage County Fair, Overbrook Osage County Fair, Kansas State Fair and Kansas Junior Livestock Show

The Frontier Extension District 4-H is a program of K-State Research and Extension, the United States Department of Agriculture and local governments which serves Osage and Franklin counties. For information on 4-H programming in the Frontier Extension District, contact either K-State Research and Extension office by calling Lyndon at 785-828-4438, Ottawa at 785-229-3520 or online at www.frontierdistrict.ksu.edu.


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