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4-H Trips and Awards

February 4, 2019
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THIS IS YOUR QUICK-REFERENCE GUIDE TO MANY OF THE 4-H TRIPS AND AWARDS OFFERED IN 2019.  PLEASE CALL 574-935-8545 IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS.

Why go on a 4-H Trip?

4-H Trips are a terrific opportunity for personal growth and development – not to mention a great way to have fun!  A portion of the registration costs for trips are covered by the Marshall County 4-H Council. So, take advantage and apply!

How do I apply?

To apply for all trips, fill out the “Marshall County 4-H Trips, Awards, and Conferences Application” and choose your top 5! The 4-H Council Awards Committee asks that you rank your trip choices in order of preference. Please submit completed applications the Extension Office no later than March 8TH.

Some trips will require additional applications, and all trips require a deposit prior to registration, but turning in the enclosed application will allow us to notify you of the additional required information. You do not have to turn in deposits with the enclosed application. They will be due at a later date that will be defined based on the trips you choose to attend.

Also in this packet, you will find information about other awards and opportunities 4-H offers. Be sure to check those out in addition to the trip possibilities!

How do I get to my trips?

Most trips require that the 4-Her provide their own transportation to the event. However, some trips may have transportation that is provided or available for youth. If transportation is available for a trip, the youth attending will be alerted before the trip. 

How do I pay for my trips?

Most trips require a 25% deposit depending on the trip. If you would like to go on a trip, but are unable to afford the deposit, we strongly encourage you to look to the community for possible funding (family, friends, 4-H club, other groups, etc.).

You must apply in order to be eligible for one of these great

TRIPS & AWARDS!

Fill out and return your application TODAY!

PLEASE USE THE “Marshall County 4-H Trips, Awards, and Conferences” APPLICATION FORM FOR ALL TRIPS!  IN ADDITION, A COPY OF YOUR WHITE FORM "MY RECORD OF ACHIEVEMENT" WILL BE CONSIDERED BY THE AWARDS COMMITTEE WHEN MAKING DIFFICULT FINAL SELECTIONS.  IN MOST CASES THE EXTENSION OFFICE HAS RECORDS THAT CAN HELP YOU UPDATE YOUR ACHIEVEMENT RECORDS.

REMEMBER – THE APPLICATION IS DUE BACK TO THE EXTENSION OFFICE BY MARCH 8TH

*PLEASE NOTE: NATIONAL 4-H CONFERENCE APPLICATIONS ARE DUE DEC. 1!

SOME TRIPS/AWARDS MAY REQUIRE YOU TO FILL OUT AN ADDITIONAL APPLICATION OR ADDITIONAL PAYMENTS!

 4-H ACADEMY AT PURDUE – JUNE 12-14th (formally known as 4-H Science Workshops)

4-H Civic Engagement, Entrepreneurship, Food Science & Nutrition, Natural Resources, Sustainable Agriculture, Plant Science, $how Me the Money, Spread the News!, Animal Bio-Science, Animal Health, Food Animal 1, Food Animal 2, Horse & Companion Animal, Computer Science, Engineering, Robotics, The Science of Flight, Exploring Health Careers, Intro to EMS

 

STATE 4-H JUNIOR LEADER CONFERENCE – JUNE 18-21

Junior Leaders

This conference focuses on developing personal and team leadership, understanding of group dynamics and an awareness of self and others. It is carried out with the guidance of the State 4-H Junior Leader Council members elected at each conference to conduct the next year's program. There is one statewide conference planned annually for high school students who have completed grades 9-12. Website: www.four-h.purdue.edu/sjlc

 

INDIANA STATE FAIR YOUTH LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE – July 30-August 3

The conference is held during the Indiana State Fair and is sponsored by the Indiana State Fair Board, the Cooperative Extension Service and local county sponsors. Delegates may be nominated by the local county Cooperative Extension Service. ISFYLC allows youth to explore the legislative system, youth advocacy, and service learning around the Indiana State Fair. Website: www.four-h.purdue.edu/isfyl

THE FOLLOWING TRIPS AND ACTIVITIES HAVE ADDITIONAL APPLICATION FORMS.   READ EACH EXPLANATION CAREFULLY TO SEE HOW YOU MAY EARN THE TRIP AND AWARD, AND WHAT FORM(S) YOU NEED TO FILL OUT IN ORDER TO APPLY.

STATE 4-H BAND WORKSHOP – JUNE 22-24

Band members will attend an intensive workshop. Members perform at Round-Up. Special application forms must be completed by the 4-H member and band director and turned in to the Marshall County Extension Office.

 STATE 4-H CHORUS WORKSHOP – JUNE 22-25

The group attends an intensive choral workshop. The group performs at Round Up and at the State Fair Level.  Application forms must be completed by the 4-H member and their music director and turned in to the Marshall County Extension Office.

 

4-H ROUND-UP – JUNE 24-26

This 3-day conference is held annually on the Purdue University campus. The program provides an opportunity to meet 4-H'ers from all over the state of Indiana experience life on a college campus and participate in educational programs and fun activities.  Hundreds of 4-H members from all counties in the state participate in this program, making it the largest program of its kind in the United States. Interested individuals should contact their local parent committee, or call the Extension Office. 

 

INDIANA 4-H YOUTH CONGRESS – Date- TBD

This one day conference will hold leadership development sessions that can be replicated at club meetings. If you are interested in attending, please express your interest in attending to the 4-H Youth Educator or Program Assistant by early September.

NATIONAL 4-H DAIRY CONFERENCE – September 29-October 3

This is a trip to a national conference on dairy, held in Madison, Wisconsin.  The conference is designed to provide a better understanding of the operations involved in the production, processing, marketing and use of dairy products.

 NATIONAL 4-H CONFERENCE – April 6-April 11

Youth chosen to participate have an opportunity to increase knowledge, resources, and skills that will empower them to make an impact on their community in a meaningful and genuine way. Application is due December 15, 2018 to attend the 2019 trip. 1-3 Delegates selected throughout the state.

 NATIONAL 4-H CONGRESS – NOVEMBER 29 – DECEMBER 3

National 4-H Congress is one of the premiere experiences for 4-H members across the country to participate in. National 4-H Congress provides a life-changing experience for youth to meet other 4-H members from across America, as they participate in educational workshops focusing on diversity, cultural experiences, leadership, team development, and of course having fun!

Participants must be in grade 10 or above at time of due date and be in at least your third year of 4-H membership. Nine (9) 4-H members from across the state are chosen as delegates. Finalists will be notified by mid-May and telephone interviews will be conducted after notification.

OTHER OPPORTUNITIES!!!

INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMS – JUNE 1 – AUGUST 31

There are many opportunities to host and travel internationally. We have international programs that have partnered with locations all around the world including Japan and Poland. Contact the Extension Office for more details. 

STATE FAIR 4-H EXHIBIT BUILDING WORKERS                 

End of July - End of the Indiana State Fair (dates of employment can vary based on your availability)            

As a State Fair Worker you stay at the fairgrounds in Indianapolis, working with various 4-H projects and activities associated with the 4-H Exhibit Hall, 4-H Centennial Building and Marsh Ag-Hort Building.  You are paid for your efforts.  Workers are selected by a specially-appointed State Committee. 

4-H members, age 15 and above are selected to serve as building host and workers in the
4-H Exhibit Hall, 4-H Centennial Hall and the 4-H section of the Ag-Hort Buildings at the Indiana State Fair. Preparation starts ten days prior to the opening of the Indiana State Fair and goes through two days after the Fair.

Contact the Extension Office for an application.

4-H Ambassador Board

     The Marshall County 4-H Ambassador Board (formerly Star Achiever Contest) is open to any 9-12th grade 4-H member. The contest is composed of an application including achievement points, a resume, and an interview.  The top five participants will be named the 4-H Star Achievers.  See your Exhibit Guide for more details.

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