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.
-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. Project Achievement helps 4-H'ers develp effective public speaking skills, self-confidence, and social skills, as well as learn time-managment. In 2018-2019 school year, Bacon County 4-H had 30 4-H'ers participate in Project Achievement from fith through 12th grade. In the senior division, Bacon County had 3 4-H'ers advance to compete at State Congress.
- Cloverleaf Project Achievement (4th-6th grade) - compete at District level on March 28, 2020. 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 7-9, 2020. Portfolio, picture page, speeches, and posters need to be completed by December 16, 2019. 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 7-9, 2020 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 16, 2019. 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 8-12, 2020 - Rock Eagle 4-H Center ($335.00)
Junior Camp (7th & 8th grade): June 22-26, 2020 - Camp Fortson ($370.00)
Senior Camp (9th-12th grade): May 25-29, 2020 - Rock Eagle 4-H Center ($365.00)
Senior Extreme Camp (9th-12th grade): June 8-12, 2020 - Rock Eagle 4-H Center ($365.00)
Marine Resources Camp (6th-8th grade): June 29 - July 3, 2020 (week 1) or July 13-17, 2020 (week 2) - Camp Burton ($340.00)
Wilderness Challenge Camp (6th-8th grade): July 6-10, 2020 - Wahsega 4-H Center ($380.00)
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.