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4-H Programs

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.

4-H Resources:
Summer Camp County offices promote and coordinate 4-H summer camp experiences unlike any other in the county. Counties travel to unique 4-H centers across the state offering fun, friendship and adventure for over 8,000 4-H'ers each summer. Visit the Georgia 4-H Website
Environmental Education The Georgia 4-H Environmental Education Program is one of the nation’s largest and oldest providers of local environmental education, serving over 45,000 people annually. The research-based curriculum provides hands-on learning experiences aligned with Georgia Performance Standards.
Livestock Program The Georgia 4-H Livestock Program gives students the opportunity to practice and acquire new knowledge in the fields of animal science, business, time management and leadership.
Project Achievement This core program showcases the work and success of 4-H'ers through presentations and portfolios on numerous topics. Members compete against their peers at the local, district and state levels in an effort to master their project.
Become a Volunteer The Georgia 4-H Foundation relies heavily on the efforts of volunteers to help coordinate and organize yearly alumni & friends events. If you are interested in serving as a volunteer, read more about becoming a volunteer at the Georgia 4-H website.
Project S.A.F.E. Project S.A.F.E. (Shooting Awareness, Fun and Education) is a curriculum based and designed to assist young people in personal development, establish a personal environmental ethic and explore life-long vocational and avocational activities.
Military Programs UGA Extension Military Outreach builds partnerships and provides programs that help Georgia military families find positive ways to cope with the stress of military life.
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Bacon County 4-H Calendar  


View the PDF Version of the Cloverleaf (4th-6th graders) Newsletter here.
View the PDF Version of the Junior/Senior (7th-12th graders) Newsletter here.