4-H Youth Development
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Bacon County 4-H offers a variety of programs for kids of all ages. For more information, please contact the Bacon County Extension Office and ask to speak to Ms. Leah or Mrs. Faye.
-Cotton Boll and Consumer Judging - competitive Judging contest where 4-H’ers learn about cotton as an agriculture commodity in our state as well as to promote cotton through commercials or PSA’s (public service announcements). 4-H’ers gain skills in making rational decisions when purchasing goods and services while maximizing resources.
-Project Achievement - self-directed individual competition including presentations and, when age appropriate, a documented record of project work, leadership and service based on experiential learning activities.
- Cloverleaf Project Achievement (4th-6th grade) - compete at District level on March 24, 2018. If you're interested, stop by the office to pick out a project area, and we will help you with your speech and posters!
- Junior Project Achievement (7th & 8th grade) - compete at District level February 9-11, 2018. Portfolio, picture page, speeches, and posters need to be completed by December 22, 2017. Come by the office to pick out a project area, work on your portfolio, and prepare your speech and posters.
- Senior Project Achievement (9th-12th grade) - compete at District level February 9-11, 2018 for a chance to advance to the state competition known as State Congress held July 24-27, 2018. Portfolio, picture page, speeches, and posters need to be completed by December 22, 2017. Come by the office to pick out a project area, work on your portfolio, and prepare your speech and posters.
-Poultry Judging - an evaluation event in which students learn and understand standards used in poultry and egg production and marketing, and to apply the standards in a realistic decision-making situation.
-BB Team - Georgia 4-H participates in a program called Project SAFE (Shooting Awareness, Fun and Education) involves youth in a life skills program that teaches safe and responsible use of firearms including sound decision-making, self-discipline and concentration.
-Horse Club - for students who are interested in learning more about horses, Bacon County Horse Club offers afterschool meetings to come together and share information and passion about horses.
-Livestock Program - offers many opportunities for 4-Her's to exhibit market hogs, market goats, dairy cattle, and beef cattle throughout the state.
-Summer Camp - Every camp offers great adventure, friendship and fun, and all seek to engage the camper's Head, Heart, Hands and Health to provide a positive youth development experience.
Cloverleaf Camp (5th & 6th grade) - Camp Jekyll (Jekyll Island) - June 11-15, 2018
Junior Camp (7th & 8th grade) - Fortson 4-H Center (Hampton, GA) - June 4-8, 2018
Senior Camp (9th-12th grade) - Rock Eagle 4-H Center (Eatonton, GA) - July 2-6, 2018
Senior Extreme Camp (9th-12th grade) - Rock Eagle 4-H Center (Eatonton, GA) - June 11-15, 2018
Marine Resources Camp (6th-8th grade) - Burton 4-H Center (Tybee Island) - July 16-23, 2018
Wilderness Challenge Camp (6th-8th grade) - Wahsega 4-H Center (Dahlonega, GA) - July 2-6, 2018
And so much more!
Below are some of 4-H's most broadly useful resources from the Georgia 4-H website. Please contact us for more information about participating in any of these programs through this county office.