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 23, 2019. 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 1-3, 2019. Portfolio, picture page, speeches, and posters need to be completed by December 21, 2018. 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 1-3, 2019 for a chance to advance to the state competition known as State Congress. Portfolio, picture page, speeches, and posters need to be completed by December 21, 2018. 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) June 10-14, 2019 - Rock Eagle 4-H Center
Junior Camp (7th & 8th grade) June 24-28, 2019 - Camp Jekyll
Senior Camp (9th-12th grade) May 27-31, 2019 - Rock Eagle 4-H Center
Senior Extreme Camp (9th-12th grade) June 10-14, 2019 - Rock Eagle 4-H Center
Marine Resources Camp (6th-8th grade) July 8-12, 2019 - Camp Jekyll
Wilderness Challenge Camp (6th-8th grade) July 1-5, 2019 - Wahsega 4-H Center
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.