Wakulla 4-H April and May 2019* Newsletter and Events
Registration for 2019 Chick Chain* closes March 31!
Deadline for Worm Gruntin’ Booths is April 1!
Tractor Supply Clover Days March 27 – April 7
Patrons are asked to donate at the register and are recognized with a paper clover. 4-H Clubs have the opportunity to set up booths in front of the store to do fundraisers – egg sales, bake sales, hot dog sales. 4-H Club Leaders should reserve a date directly with the local store manager and notify Extension staff/4-H agent to add it to the office calendar.
Wakulla 4-H Day at the Capitol April 4
Pre-registered participants will spend Thursday, April 4 at the Capitol in Tallahassee representing 4-H. Green polo shirts are in and can be picked up when $15 payment is made at the Extension office.
Multi-County Teen Retreat and Service Project April 6
4-H youth ages 11 to 18 from Wakulla, Franklin, Leon, and Jefferson counties will gather at the St. Marks Wildlife Refuge to elect district council officers and to participate in a coastal cleanup project with Keep Wakulla County Beautiful. Registration closes March 29 for this event. The cost is $10 per child and includes snacks, beverages, and lunch.
Wakulla County Tropicana Speech Competition April 11
Winners of the school level competitions will compete to be the county winner in order to advance to districts.
Does your club want to operate the concession stand as a fundraiser? Contact 4-H agent Rachel as soon as possible for details!
Worm Gruntin’ Festival April 13
This is a fun, kid-friendly festival and your club may want to have a fundraising booth to promote your club.
APRIL 1, 2019, IS THE CUTOFF FOR ACCEPTING VENDORS FOR THIS FESTIVAL.
May 4th is a Busy Day!
(May the Fourth be with you!)
Panacea Blue Crab Festival May 4
4-H Clubs may want to enter the parade or have a booth inside the festival.
District Showcase & District Tropicana Speech Competition Finals May 4 2019
The Purpose of County and District Events
County and district level presentations provide a valuable teaching and learning situation. They give Junior, Intermediate, and Senior participants an opportunity to:
- Practice making oral and visual presentations.
- Learn presentation techniques from observing others.
- Receive constructive suggestions for improvement.
- Receive recognition for efforts.
The District 4-H program receives additional recognition and visibility through these activities.
All 4-H events should foster a strong educational 4-H program by providing physical, mental, social, and emotional growth experiences for individual 4-H members. Events should give 4-H members positive, meaningful experiences in leadership and citizenship development.
Competitive events are a planned part of the 4-H curriculum, designed to allow youth to:
- gain experience and develop skills in gathering, preparing, and presenting educational information.
- enhance decision making capabilities.
- make public presentations.
- learn standards by which comparisons are drawn.
- develop good sportsmanship.
Competitive events are just one of the many teaching methods used by 4-H leaders and Extension Agents.
District Events are a very important part of participation in 4-H beyond the club level. At district events you can compete in the following activities:
- Illustrated talks
- Fashion Revue(fashion show/sewing)
- Public Speaking/Horse Public Speaking
- Graphic Design
- Share-The-Fun(talent show)
This year’s 4-H District Showcase is scheduled for Saturday, May 4, 2019 in Liberty County at the Extension office.
Keep Calm and Register for Summer Camp!
Wakulla 4-H Day & Residential Camps
This summer, Wakulla 4-H has day camps available for children who want to learn all about insects or all about how to manage and grow their finances now and in the future. The always popular cooking and grilling camps are back. Sewing camp has added an advanced track for those who have become experienced with needle and thread after prior years attending our popular sewing camp. New to our summer day camp line up this year will be two archery offerings – for beginning or more advanced archers.
Day Camp Registration
Day Camp registration is open as of March 3. There are limited day camp spots available. Once a camp is full, UF/IFAS Extension staff will take names for a cancellation waiting list.
Registration for Camp Timpoochee
Registration for Camp Timpoochee will open in April. Wakulla 4-H offers a week of overnight residential camp at Camp Timpoochee in Niceville every summer. For 2019, that week is July 8-12. Students ride bus transportation to camp together. They depart from the UF/IFAS Extension office in Crawfordville on Monday morning and return Friday afternoon. While at Camp Timpoochee, students stay in air conditioned cabins and enjoy a range of activities including crafts, swimming, boating, and archery. Please watch the Wakulla 4-H Facebook page for details and registration dates for Camp Timpoochee. Click on “Parent 4-H Camp Packet” link below.
Update Your Child’s & Family 4-H Membership
To register your child, please create or update an existing family profile in 4-H online https://florida.4honline.com. Once your profile is complete or updated and your registration becomes active, you may register your child for one of the 2019 summer camps. New family profiles may take up to 24 hours to become active in the system.
To see the complete list of day camps available, visit our website or stop by the office.
Wakulla Wonderful t-shirts are still available for adults and youth. T-shirt cost is $10 per shirt and all sales directly support Wakulla 4-H programs. Stop by the Extension office to get your shirt today!