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4-H Youth Development

2023_Jr-Sr-DPA2023 Southeast District Jr. - Sr. Project Achievement at Rock Eagle

Top Left - In 2022, Bacon County 4-H hosted its first ever dinner theater, Murder at the Banquet. It was attended by over 100 people and was a huge success. Included in the photo are the 2022 cast members.

Top Right - 4-H volunteer, Josh Landis looks on as Addison Strickland makes a braclet at summer camp at Rock Eagle. 

Middle Left -  Bacon County's Poultry Judging competed in the district competition at Lyons, GA. This team practices and learns how to determine if a chicken is a good layer and be able to explain why, as well as how to grade eggs and chicken pieces and identify all the parts of the chicken. 

Middle Right - Keon'dre Young competes at State Council in the Food Fare Project area after placing first in the district in his project area at DPA. 

Bottom Left - 4-H'ers went seining under the direction of one of the many outstanding counselors at Junior Camp at Jekyll. In this photo, the counselor is teaching the group about the blue crab they had caught in the net. 

Botton Right - Twenty seven cloverleaf 4-H'ers were able to attend camp at Rock Eagle this year. If you ask them, they would tell you they had an awesome time!

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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.

-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 develop effective public speaking skills,  self-confidence, and social skills, as well as learn time management.  In 2021-2022 school year, Bacon County 4-H had 15 4-H'ers participate in Project Achievement from 5th through 12th grade.  In the senior division, Bacon County had 2 4-H'ers advance to compete at State Congress.

  • Cloverleaf Project Achievement (4th-6th grade) - compete at District level in the Spring of 2023. 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 January-February 2023. Portfolio, picture page, speeches, and posters need to be completed by December 15, 2022. 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 January - February 2023 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 15, 2022
  •  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. Poultry Judging Area Competitions are held each Spring. 

-SAFE Shooting Sports - 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. Bacon County crrently has both a BB and Shotgun team and plans to add an Archery Team in the 2022-2023 program year. Call the office if you are interested in this awesome opportunity. 

-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. Scholarships and fundraising opportunities available. Contact our office for more information.

And so much more!



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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
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
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
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
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. 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.