Special Interest Clubs & Competition Teams
Special Interest Club Opportunities
We have several new clubs and activities that some people have expressed interest in either participating or leading. We will need new or more volunteers for each of these clubs and activities, so please let 4-H know if you are interested and able. Volunteer leaders would be required to go through a UGA background check, 4-H risk management training, and a volunteer leader meeting with 4-H staff. Certified teen leaders can also help lead these clubs.
Are you interested in learning about chickens and other birds and how to care for them? You should join the poultry club. Club members learn about types of poultry, care, housing, showing, and much more.
Rock & Gem Club
You will learn how to identify local rocks and gems, learn how to cut and polish stones, and prepare for some mining trips. We will also paint rocks to promote the 4-H program.
The 4-H Program is excited to promote the fishing line recycling program again and also train 4-H members to become coastal awareness ambassadors. We will have monthly meetings to learn more about the coastal environment and marine life. 4-H members will be leaders to help learn and share information about protecting and conserving these elements of our coastal area. Members will help to monitor and collect from the PVC fishing line recycling containers in the community. We will also promote the program at area festivals and attend marine and coastal field trips (some cost may apply).
If you want to learn to cook and try new recipes, the Cooking Club is the group for you! The program is designed to teach youth the proper skills of cooking such as techniques, utensil use, and basic culinary skills. This group meets on a monthly basis throughout the school year at a location in the community or at the 4-H office in Woodbine. There will be a small fee to participate! We need volunteer leaders with cooking and baking experience that are willing to complete the volunteer leader process to be able to have this club. This would include deciding on cooking lessons and activities to complete during the monthly meetings and instructing 4-H members how to complete the project. Additional skills and technique instruction could also be included in the meetings.
Arts & Crafts Club
For the past few years we have enjoyed an active 4-H Arts & Craft Club. However the main leaders of this club are not able to lead this year. We need volunteer leaders with arts and craft experience that are willing to complete the volunteer leader process to be able to have this club. This would include deciding on craft projects to complete during the monthly meetings and instructing 4-H members how to complete the project. Additional skills and technique instruction could also be included in the meetings. This group meets on a monthly basis throughout the school year at a location in the community There will be a small fee to participate! If we do not get at least 2 to 5 leaders or helpers, we will not be able to have this club.
Fifth graders are new to the world of 4-H, especially to the 4-H public speaking competition, Project Achievement. The Mentorship Program provides more experienced 4-H members to mentor the fifth graders in the 4-H program and public speaking contest. Monthly and weekly meetings are scheduled to work together.
4-H members develop life skills through a variety of decision making activities in a competition format.
Weekly practices will be held in September and October at a location in the community. This judging event teaches 4-H members consumer skills including comparing prices, reading a nutrition label, understanding clothing quality, and explaining why one product is better than another. This contest is sponsored by the Georgia Cotton Commission, so there is also a 30 second commercial (5th - 8th grade) or 1 minute speech (9th - 12th grade) about cotton that is required. These practices will tentatively occur on Mondays.
Life Smarts Competition
Life Smarts is a new life skill competition. FBLA & FCCLA have also picked up this program and are competing. Middle and high school 4-Hers have expressed the interest in life skills so, we will be sharing lessons from this new program at the monthly county council meetings. We need additional volunteer leaders that would be willing to help prepare for the Life Smarts competition. This quiz bowl type event focuses on the topics of personal finance, consumer rights, technology, health & safety, and the environment. There will be online review and daily quizzes available from September - January and will culminate into a State Competition in February. All of the information to be covered is located on the website lifesmarts.org. We need a volunteer leader to be ready to learn the material and lead weekly sessions and coordinate the Junior and Varsity Teams. Some meetings may be ZOOM or online meetings with at least 2 live meetings a month until the competition.
We are looking to expand the Poultry Club to a Spring Poultry Judging Competition. This competition includes learning how to candle and grade eggs, learning the different cuts of chicken, grading ready to cook chicken, and determining egg production quality for white leghorn hens. Weekly practices will be held in February & March at a location in the community. This judging event teaches 4-H members observation, decision making, and consumer skills. We need a volunteer leader to attend the required poultry judging training to be able to have a team.