Content for May County Newsletters 

 

Newsletter

In This Issue

Youth and Adult State Awards 

State Ambassador Officer Application 

State Ambassador selection committee application 

Virtual Meetings Resources

Keeping the 4-H Connection Page

4-H At Home

National 4-H Resources 

Montana 4-H Facebook Challenges

Record Book Resources 

National 4-H Shooting Sports Scholarship 

Upcoming Dates

April 19-25/ Volunteer Appreciation week 

April 17-19/Global Youth Service Day

April 25/ National 4-H Day of Service

May 1  / State Award Application Deadline

July 15 /Ambassador Officer Team & Selection Committee Applications due

July 6-8 / Pre-Congress, MSU Bozeman

July 8-12  /Montana 4-H Congress, MSU Bozeman

Aug. 29 / Working Ranch Horse Show, Great Falls, MT

Sept. 18-20 /State Horse Show, Livingston, MT

Sept. 18 /Montana 4-H Foundation Dinner, Bozeman, MT

Oct. 15-17 /Ambassador and Teen Leader Fall Training, Billings MT

Nov. 26-Dec. 1 /National 4-H Congress, Atlanta, GA

 

State Awards

Bored at home? Apply for a youth state award or nominate a volunteer for an adult award! 

Youth State Award Applications due: May 1, 2020

Adult Award Nominations due: May 1, 2020

4-H award

Who should apply for a state award?

  • youth who have put a considerable amount of effort into any of their projects
  • youth who have demonstrated leadership in their project area 
  • youth who have demonstrated leadership in their club and community 
  • youth who want the chance to attend National 4-H Congress in Atlanta, GA this November!
 

Who should be nominated for an adult award?

  • volunteers who have made a positive impact on their community with their 4-H Volunteer efforts 
  • volunteers who deserve to be recognized for their hard work and dedication on a state level
  • volunteers who inspire other youth and adults to become involved with 4-H
  • volunteers who go above and beyond the basic expectations to better the 4-H program 
 

If you, or someone you know, fit the above criteria apply or nominate them today! Don't delay!

 
 

Apply to be a State Ambassador Officer

Applications due June 15, 2020

The Montana 4-H State Ambassador program provides opportunities for youth to represent 4-H through leadership and service at the state level. State Ambassadors Officers are a select team of Montana 4-H Ambassadors that have demonstrated leadership in their county 4-H programs, and who are interested in developing and refining skills to teach other 4-H youth about leadership, promotion and service.

Ambassador Officer Application

Officer Job description

Apply to be your district representative for the officer selection committee

Applications due June 15, 2020

Officer selection is conducted by a committee during Montana 4-H Congress. The interviews will not conflict with participation in congress events. This is a great way for youth who are interested in being an Ambassador Officer in future years to learn about the selection process first hand.
Read the webpage to learn more about requirments, resposibilites, and application process. 

 Selection Committee Application Page

 

For questions regarding the State Office Ambassadors program, contact Brett Schomer bschomer@montana.edu 

Virtual 4-H Meetings 

keeping the 4-H Connection

Keep connected with your club and project members during this unprecedented time using virtual meeting resources 

Visit the Montana 4-H  Keeping the 4-H Connection Page to learn about resources volunteers have been using to keep connected with their club and project members

Keeping the 4-H Connection Page

 

4-H At Home- National 4-H Resources 

Looking for ideas to incorporate into virtual club or project meetings?

At home activity guide

Take a look at the fantastic resource page developed by the National 4-H Council. "4-H at Home provides critical learning resources for kids and teens while they're home from school during COVID-19. Explore this page to receive hands-on, educational activities, including our latest 4-H activity guides and Shop 4-H curriculum to help inspire young people to do, learn, and grow."  

National 4-H At-Home-Activities 

 

Montana 4-H Facebook Challenges

Join the fun! 

We have started fun weekly challenges on our Facebook page. Each challenge has a different theme where youth post a picture to enter the challenge. Then, we have a voting period where followers of the Montana 4-H Facebook page vote on their favorite picture. The winner with the most votes will receive a 4-H T-shirt as a prize. 

This is a great way for youth to feel connected and have fun doing something creative! 

Past challenges:

  • Photography
  • Baking 
  • Clover Costume Design 

Follow the Montana 4-H Facebook Page

4-H Record Book Resources 

Record Book

Keep your 4-H records current and document how you've adapted your projects during COVID-19

The 4-H program has a long history of record keeping. The focus reflects the importance of this life skill in our daily lives. In 4-H, young people have tracked their activities, events, profits and losses, skill development and learning experiences, and much more using the iconic 4-H Record Book. In addition to record keeping, the 4-H Record Book gives members an opportunity to reflect on their year, measure their achievements and growth, and set goals, and develop plans to meet those goals.

 

 

 

Visit the Montana 4-H Record book page for:

  • My 4-H Year downloadable Record Sheets
  • Project Year Journal/Financial downloadable Record Sheets 
  • Video Tutorials
  • Record Book FAQs's
  • Z-Suites Record Book Resources 

Shooting Sports Scholarship 

2020 Daisy 4-H Shooting Sports Scholarship

Applications due: May 15, 2020

Scholarship is limited to:

  • High school graduating seniors with plans to enroll in a junior college, technical school or four-year college/university in the fall semester following high school graduation.
  • 4-H members that had at least three years participation in a 4-H shooting sports program.

All applications need to be submitted to Montana's State Shooting Sports Coordinator, Scott Francis, who will select one qualified application to be forwarded on to the National 4-H Shooting Sports Coordinator. See application for more details.

2020 Daisy 4-H Shooting Sports Scholarship Application

Return completed scholarships to Scott Francis scott.francis@montana.edu