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2015 Nebraska State Fair 4-H Fairbook

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Pre-Fair Entry Forms

                                                                Due to Extension Office July 15Scotts Bluff County Fair Logo

Part of competing in the Scotts Bluff County Fair is to complete your Pre Fair Entry Forms by July 15. These forms are very improtant to help our office organize our large county fair! Fair entry forms MUST be submitted to the Extension Office no later than July 15.
Dog and Cat vaccination forms, Horse Advancement Level Testing, and Shooting Sports certifications are also due by this July 15 deadline.


Summer Camp

The 2015 summer season is approaching fast -- make sure to include a trip to Nebraska 4-H Summer Camp in your schedule! 4-H Camps are open to ALL YOUTH ages 5-18; you do not have to be a 4-H Club Member. We are thrilled to invite all youth to enjoy summer camp at our two sites -- Eastern Nebraska 4-H Center near Gretna and Nebraska State 4-H Camp near Halsey, and at our Destination Camps across Nebraska! Day Camps and Family Camps are also available. Learn more by viewing the 2015 Camp Brochure.

Scotts Bluff County 4-H Summer Workshops

Mini Gardening & Herbs
Postponed      10am-2pm      $20      PREC      Ages 8 and up
Create your own miniature garden!  Learn how to grow your own herbs and explore different uses of herbs.  Participants will leave with a mini garden ready for fair! Please bring a shallow container to plant your mini garden in as well as fairy/gnome decorations if you like. Soil, plants, and lunch will be provided.   
Register by July 1st.

Fashion Fabric
Tuesday, June 30      9am-2pm      $15 (includes lunch)      PREC      Ages 8 and up
Design your own fabric! Learn about design elements and the color wheel. Leave with your unique fabric ready to be used in your next sewing project.         
Register by June 25th.

Sew Savvy! and Modeling
Wednesday, July 1      9am-2pm      $10 (includes lunch)      PREC plus tours of area businesses Ages 8 and up
Take the fabric you designed in the Fashion Fabric workshop  (or other fabric) to create your own pillow case.  Participants will learn the basics of sewing and leave with a project ready for fair.
Do you want to brush up on your modeling before the county fashion show?  Receive advice from the experts and practice your techniques.                    
Register by June 26th.


Weather and Meteorology
Tuesday, July 7      10am-noon      $10      PREC      Ages 8 and up
The weather in Western Nebraska is unpredictable! The meteorology workshop covers the different types of weather and what causes it.  We will also be making our own meteorology instruments to track storms, measure rain, and predict severe weather.       
Register by July 1st.

Robotics
Tuesday, July 7      12:30pm-3pm      No cost      PREC      Ages 8 and up
Join us for a fun afternoon of exploring the world of robotics . Work with   members of the Robotics Club to program Rover Bots and learn about robotic competitions.            
Register by July 1st.

Cake Decorating
Wednesday, July 8      9am-3pm      $15 (includes lunch & snacks)      PREC      Ages 8 and up
Learn new skills and techniques, decorate sugar cookies using fondant and icing, and practice before the county fair!                                                       
Register by July 2nd.

Mad Scientist
Thursday, July 9      9am-Noon      $10 (includes snack)      PREC      Ages 8 and up
Explore the world of science through this workshop! Participants will experiment with chemical reactions, electricity, and more.                                           
Register by July 6th.

Animal Science
Sunday, July 12      1pm-4pm      No cost      Scotts Bluff County Fairgrounds      Ages 8 and up
Learn about animal diseases, vaccinations, living conditions, and low-stress handling. Participants will also learn about meat science, how to identify primal and retail cuts, and how to judge cuts of meat.
Compete in the Livestock Skill-a-Thon to build your knowledge! Compete as an individual or as a team (2-4 people). Prizes will be awarded for each division (4-H team, 4-H individual, Old-timer team, Old-timer individual).
Register by July 3rd.

 

Scotts Bluff County Summer Camp Scholarship Application


                   ENROLLMENT4-H Join today

The UNL Project Resource Central web page helps youth, parents, and leaders select projects. It identifies project areas, career choices and exhibits and includes related, additional curricula resources.  The 2015 Project Resource Central Publication (pdf) lists project resources (printed manuals, CD, DVD, or online) available for Nebraska 4-H members, families, and volunteers.

Hello 4-H Families! As we embark on a new 4-H programming year, we are excited to introduce you to a new on-line enrollment system. All 4-H families will enroll in clubs and projects through 4HOnline at ne.4honline.com . We will be discontinuing the use of our previous online system, ACCESS 4-H. You will need to create a new family account and profiles for each 4-H member at ne.4honline.com to participate in the 2015 program year.

4HOnline is a web-based enrollment system that will allow families to enroll in 4-H on your personal computer or mobile device. If you do not have internet access at home, feel free to stop by the UNL Extension office and use our computers. You'll be able to complete all of the information necessary to join 4-H online, including 4-H code of conduct forms and health forms. There will be no paper forms to submit for enrollment. Coming soon, you'll also be able to register for events, pay enrollment fees on-line and more!

4-H Online enrollment instructions pdf

Members may enroll at any time during the year, but to be eligible for County Fair and State Contests these enrollment deadlines need to be met:

Re-Enrollment - If you were enrolled in 4-H in 2014, enroll online and pay the $5 fee to the Extension Office by February 1. You may have until May 1 to add or drop 4-H projects for County Fair.

New Enrollment - Youth who are joining 4-H for the first time are encouraged to enroll online and pay the $5 as soon as possible and no later than May 1 to be eligible for County Fair.

For more information contact the UNL Extension office at 632-1480 or jschwartz2@unl.edu. Also, if you have questions as you enroll, please let us help you!

Shooting Sports Parental Release Form (pdf 1 pg)

Adult Volunteers - Re-enrollment forms are to be turned in by February 1. Volunteers must re-enroll each year to retain status in years of service and for UNL insurance.

4-H Activity Workers guidelines (pdf 4pgs)

Volunteer Screening Forms (pdf 1pg)

2015 Volunteer Enrollment Form (pdf 1pg)

Volunteer Project Enrollment (pdf 1pg)


2015 Photography Career Exhibit Print Themes

UNIT II: NEBRASKA PHOTOGRAPHY CAREER EXHIBIT PRINT: Explore a career as an editorial photographer.  Editorial photographers take pictures that highlight the topics being written about in books, magazines, and newspapers. Editorial photos should be creative, powerful images that tell an intriguing story.  Let's tell a story about why we love our Nebraska communities.  Capture editorial photos that tell a story about your Nebraska Community. SF86.98(2)

UNIT III: NEBRASKA PHOTOGRAPHY CAREER EXHIBIT PRINT: Explore a career as a commercial photographer. Commercial photographers take pictures that are used for promotional purposes. Commercial photographs are often used in print and online communication materials (advertisements, brochures, flyers, web sites, social media banners, direct email messages, etc.). Capture commercial photos that tell the story of 4-H in your Nebraska community; photos should show the Nebraska 4-H Program in action. Photos may be used to promote the UNL Extension 4-H Youth Development Program. SF86.98(3)(6)


 4-H Club Year End Reporting

Nebraska 4-H policy requires all 4-H clubs to submit an End of the Year Financial Report to account for the dollars received and expended in the name of 4-H.
Most 4-H clubs raise money to support club activities through the collection of dues or by holding specific fundraisers. Because 4-H is an educational organization authorized through the USDA, several procedures must be followed when working with a club treasury. The key point to remember is the ability to show and prove proper accountability of how club funds have been received and expended. 4-H money is public money and we are responsible for its appropriate use.  Year End Club Reports – Due February 15

Year end reports letter (pdf)

Year end 4-H Club treasurer's report (pdf)

Year end 4-H Club general report (pdf)


Career Portfolio

The Nebraska 4-H Career Portfolio is the annual record-keeping system used by Nebraska 4-H youth; it is a composite of all 4-H and non 4-H projects/activities throughout the individual's 4-H career.

The 4-H Career Portfolio includes a:

  •    cover
  •    pre-printed tab dividers
  •    application and curriculum Forms
  •    4-H career portfolio
  •    4-H curriculum story
  •    supporting material (4 photo pages, 2 non-photo pages)

You can take a look at the instructions and print the pages from the State 4-H Website, or pick up copies at the Extension Office.


Nebraska 4-H Diamond Clover Program

Encourages Youth to Engage in a Variety of Projects and Activities

The Nebraska 4-H Diamond Clover Program is designed to encourage 4-H youth to engage in a variety of projects and activities that will enable members to acquire the life skills necessary to lead successful lives as competent, caring and contributing citizens. The program consists of six levels that require a 4-H member to plan and report a broad range of age-appropriate accomplishments. The program is designed to enable every 4-H member willing to exert the effort an opportunity to be recognized, regardless of how they are involved in 4-H. Participation in this program is optional.
Anyone with Adobe Reader can fill-in, save and print the pdf files. Check out Nebraska 4-H Diamond Clover Program for more information, or contact the UNL Extension Office at 308-632-1480.

Program Benefits (pdf)Diamond Clover Transparent
Accomplishments from Which to Choose:
Level 1 - Amethyst Plan & Report
Level 2 - Aquamarine Plan & Report
Level 3 - Ruby Plan & Report
Level 4 - Sapphire Plan & Report
Level 5 - Emerald Plan & Report
Level 6 - Diamond Part 1
Level 6 - Diamond Part 2


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The Scotts Bluff County June Newsletter (10 pgs) is now available!

Scotts Bluff County Archived Newsletters:

May 2015 (6pgs)
March 2015 (6pgs)
February 2015 (7pgs)
January 2015 (6 pgs)
2014 Year End
December 2014 (7pgs)
September 2014 (6pgs)
July Pre-Fair Newsletter 2014 (4pgs)
July 2014 (7pgs)
June 2014 (9pgs)

 

Spotlight on 4-H - Leader Newsletter     


2015 Scotts Bluff County 4-H Calendar (1pg)

Revised 2-6-15