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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.

 


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.  


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.


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.


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 to 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


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. We are currently looking for a team in each age group!  Email Shawnie at ssahadeo@uga.edu to sign up.  Deadline is Sept. 30, 2020.