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Create with 4-H Afterschool Club
Join Scotts Bluff County Extension for a Creative Arts afterschool club. Members will be able to express themselves creatively while completing original works of art! You will also be creating your own healthy snack. We will be learning about basic art conecpts and having fun togehter. The club is open to youth 8-12 years old. Youth 13 years and older are welcome to join us as Junior Leaders.
Panhandle Research & Extension Center 4:00-5:00pm, $25 for all sessions or $5 per session. Cost includes snack and all supplies. Contact the UNL Extension Office (308-632-1480) by October 23 if interested, a minimum of 5 students is required for each class to be held.
Tuesday Meeting Dates and Planned Activites
- November 4 4-H Achivement Night Decorations--Memory Jars
- November 11 NO CLASS
- November 18 Fall Craft and Plan for upcoming projects
- November 25 Thanksgiving Art Work
- December 2 Your Choice of Holiday Gifts
- December 9 Your Choice of Holiday Gifts
December 16 Your Choice of Holiday Gifts
Achievement Program is November 9
Scotts Bluff County Fairgrounds
"4-H - Making Memories"
The 2014 4-H Achievement Program will be November 9 with social hour between 2:00-3:00pm., program will begin at 3:00pm. Bring your favorite tailgate snack to share. Clubs are requested to create table decorations highlighting the projects that the club are involved in. Also to bring games that they'd like to share. Call the Extension Office (308-632-1480) for more information.
Volunteer and Heart of 4-H Awards
The 4-H Council honors several individuals and businesses each year for their support of our youth program. Please contact our office with names of people you think deserve to be nominated.
4-H Council Nominations
Executive Council Members (President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer) are elected at the Achievement Night. By October 6, please contact a Council Member or the UNL Extension Office if you have nominations. The 4-H Council meets every other month. The President of the Council is also required to represent 4-H at six Extension Board Meetings each year.
I Dare You Award Outstanding 4-H Member Award
The "I Dare You" Award and Outstanding 4-H Member Award are two of the highest honors given on the county level. Both awards are based on a 4-Her's activities and accomplishments. Each of these awards is given out every year. 4-H leaders, parents, the 4-Hers themselves, or a friend can submit an application for the 4-Her of their choice. Members who are 16–18 years of age as of January 1, 2014 are eligible. Applications are due October 6.
Outstanding Leader Award
4-Her's and 4-H families, here is your chance to recognize your 4-H leader and all of the hard work they do. We are now accepting nominations for the Outstanding 4-H Leader Award. Our leaders are vital people in 4-H. Anyone who belongs to our 4-H family can nominate a leader. Just submit their names along with a short story about why you think they should be chosen. Applications are due October 6.
Martha and Don Romeo Scholarship
The Nebraska Association of Fair Managers will award a $500 scholarship to one qualifying 4-H male and a $500 scholarship to one qualifying 4-H female who are graduating seniors in the State of Nebraska and who plan to continue with post high school education. The scholarship will be awarded at the annual NAFM convention in January. Typed Applications are due in the applicant's local County Extension Office by December 1, 2014. Contact the Extension Office for more information.
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 reports letter (pdf)
The UNL Pick Your Project web page helps youth, parents, and leaders select projects. It identifies project areas, career choices and exhibits and includes related, additional curricula resources. It also includes resources for projects which do not require a specific curriculum, eg. Decorate Your Duds. The 2014 Pick-A-Project Publication (pdf) curriculum catalog.
Contact the local Extension Office (308-632-1480) for more information.
Re-Enrollment - If you were enrolled in 4-H in 2013, return your enrollment forms and $5 fee to the Extension Office by Februrary 1. You 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 turn in their enrollment forms and $5 as soon as possible and no later than May 1 to be eligible to exhibit at County Fair.
New Member Letter(pdf 76kb 1pg)
2014 4-H Enrollment Form (pdf 279kb 2 pgs)
2014 Project Enrollment Form (pdf 414kb 1pg)
2014 Member Code of Conduct Form (pdf 313kb 1pg)
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 Volunteer Code of Ethics (pdf 1 pg)
2014 Volunteer Screening Forms (pdf 106kb 2pgs)
2014 Volunteer Enrollment Form (pdf 92kb 1pg)
2014 Volunteer Project Enrollment (pdf 192kb 1pg)
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:
- 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)
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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Scotts Bluff County Archived Newsletters:
July Pre-Fair Newsletter 2014 (4pgs)
July 2014 (7pgs)
June 2014 (9pgs)
May 2014 (7pgs)
April 2014 (9pgs)
March 2014 (7pgs)
February 2014 (7 pgs)
January 2014 (7pgs)
December 2013 (6pgs)
November 2013 (5pgs)
October 2013 (4pgs)