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Special Interest Clubs & Competition Teams

Special Interest Clubs

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.


Cooking Club

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.

Text @chefslife to 81010 for text reminders.


Mentorship Program

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.

Text @dpamentors to 81010 for text reminders


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.

Text @ccartcraft to 81010 for text reminders.


Marine Science Club

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). For more information on the Marine Science Club click here Marine Science Club.

Text @4-hmsc to 81010 for text reminders.


Poultry Club  

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.  

Text @ccpoultry to 81010 for text reminders.


Competitions

4-H members develop life skills through a variety of decision making activities in a competition format. A few of the competitions we offer are:

  • Project Achievement
  • Cotton Boll & Consumer Judging
  • Life Smarts
  • Poultry Judging
  • Target Sports

Project Achievement

Project Achievement is a competition for everyone! You pick the topic you want to present on, do a little bit of research, write a speech, prepare visual aids, and present your presentation at Project Achievement. 

  • 4th-6th graders go to a 1 day competition to compete against other 4th-6th graders in our district. Presentations are approximately 5 minutes long
  • 7th-8th graders go to a 3 day competition at Rock Eagle, where they will compete against other 7th-8th graders in our district. Presentations are approximately 10 minutes long and they must put together a portfolio on their topic. 
  • 9th-12th graders go  go to a 3 day competition at Rock Eagle, where they will compete against other 9th-12th graders in our district. Presentations are approximately 10 minutes long and they must put together a portfolio on their topic. If they win 1st in their topic they will earn a trip to Atlanta for a week at our State Competition. First place state winners will earn a "Green Jacket", Master 4-Her Status and a trip to the national competition

More information on Project Achievement can be found here


Cotton Boll & Consumer Judging

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.

Text @cj4hcc to 81010 for text reminders.


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.


Poultry Judging

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.


Project S.A.F.E

The 4-H BB Gun Club is part of the 4-H S.A.F.E. (Shooting, Awareness, Fun and Education) Program. SAFE was created to teach kids how to properly handle a gun through a program that institutes safety as its top priority. Gun safety is taught through the use of trained coaches, instruction manuals from Daisy, the NRA and 4-H and using a BB gun in competition shooting. All shooters are required to take a test on gun safety at each competition before shooting takes place. This program recruits both boys and girls to the 4-H program and to learn more about shooting safely, teamwork and discipline. The BB Team is open to youth age 9 to 8th grade.

For more information about the BB Gun Discipline including competition guidelines, rifle requirements, rules, practice test and tips to be the best shooter, go to the Georgia 4-H SAFE BB Webpage. 

We need at least 2 Adult Volunteers who are willing to attend a weekend training program and meet with 4-Hers on a weekly basis to prepare them for competitions.