Wednesday, December 17, 2014

2015 Natural Resource Weekend

Natural Resource Weekend is heading here quickly!  The 2015 Natural Resource Weekend will be held January 24-25 at Holiday Lake 4-H Educational Center.  This weekend camp is open to youth ages 9-19 and adult volunteers.  All youth under the age of 18 must come with adult supervision.

The cost is $60 per person before January 2, 2015 and $70 per person after January 2, 2015. 

Workshop topics include Wildlife ID and Tracks; GPS; Wildlife Anatomy; Snakes; Intro to the Wildlife Habitat Education Program; Bat Conservation; Duck Decoy Painting; and more!
Registration deadline is January 15.

For more information, please contact Jenny Thompson at the Louisa County Extension Office, or by e-mail at jthomp05[at]
The registration brochure can also be found on the document library under the "Blog Post Follow Up Information" folder.

Youth in Action Award Applications

National 4-H Council is now accepting applications for the annual Youth in Action award to be presented at the 4-H Legacy Awards in Washington, D.C. on April 23, 2015The Youth in Action Award is one of the highest honors a 4-H’er can achieve. 

The Award recognizes one remarkable 4-H’er who exemplifies the life-changing impact of 4-H---a young person who demonstrates personal growth, community impact and project excellence through their 4-H experience. 

In addition to this great honor, the Youth in Action Award winner will receive:
    • Scholarship: A $10,000 scholarship for higher education.
    • Public Recognition: An all-expenses paid trip to Washington, D.C. to be recognized at the 4-H Legacy Awards on April 23, 2015. Promotion in the winner's hometown media as the national winner.
    • Executive References: Official reference letters from National 4-H Council executives and corporate supporters.
    • A Shopping Experience: A shopping experience (valued at $1,000) to select attire for the 4-H Legacy Awards event.
    • Spokesperson Opportunities: Opportunities to serve as an official 4-H Youth Spokesperson through national media and events.
To qualify, applicants should be a 4-H member or recent alumni, ages 16-21, that represent the diversity and passions of 4-H youth nationwide, demonstrate outstanding leadership, showcase the essence of 4-H positivity and possess a proven ability to engage others. More detailed guidelines can be found at
If you know of an outstanding 4-H member that fits this criteria, please encourage them to apply for this distinguished award.

Application deadline is January 12, 2015. Please visit the Youth in Action Award website for information on our past winners.

Questions? We're happy to help! Please email Rachel Mentzer

Monday, December 15, 2014

Goat Club Christmas Parade Report

On Sunday December 7, 2014, the Orange County 4-H Goat Club decorated a float for the Christmas Parade. We had a Christmas tree, hay bales, and different types of stuffed animals on the float. There were three goats on the float when we rode through the city. Everyone had a great time.
                -Submitted by Goat Club Reporter Austin Connor Thomas