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Outdoor Pursuits

January 14, 2020

The purpose of this project is to give introductory exposure to outdoor pursuits that will encourage and motivate youth by participation and exploration.

The goal is for everyone to find at least one outdoor activity that they will enjoy enough to continue pursuing it for the rest of their lives.

Eleven (11) month project with the Call Out meeting in December of each year. Members will be able to vote on the once-a-month activities they will participate in as a group for the year.

Project manuals will be:
Level 1 (grades 3-5) – Hiking Trails
Level 2 (grades 6-8) – Camping Adventures
Level 3 (grades 9-12) – Backpacking Expeditions

Exhibit requirements:
Members will complete 3 activities in their manual per year.
Completed record sheets, and manuals, are due into the Extension Office on or before June 29, 2020, 4:00 PM. No record, no manual, or late/incomplete record/manual will result in an exhibit being considered for EXHIBITION ONLY – NO PLACING.

Exhibit Topics/Suggestions:
The following suggestions are ideas for development of an educational poster/display, or craft. 4-H’ers are not limited by, or to, just these mentioned topics. See poster construction rules on page 24 of your Handbook. Poster on an activity from your manual, fishing lure, first aid kit, survival kit, fishing net, shooting bench, making plaster casts of animal tracks, carve a decoy, tan a hide, make a duckwing board, make a deer jawbone board, build a bird feeder, build a bird house, build a bat house, make deer antler jewelry (buttons, tie slides, etc), try taxidermy, take wildlife photographs, make a duck, goose or turkey call, identify scat, etc.

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