4-H Commander Volunteer Leader Meeting

Karol Osborne  |  8/17/2013 12:46:50 AM

2013 4-H Volunteer Leader Forum

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Kids need positive, committed adult role models in their lives and that's where parents and community volunteers play an important role in 4-H Youth Development. Volunteers are valued and recognized for the key role they play and a variety of training opportunities are provided throughout the year. The first one is coming up September 25 at the Rayville Civic Center and is open to any 4-H parent or volunteer as well as school/club sponsors.

Sessions begin at 8:45 a.m. and will conclude at 1:30 p.m. There will be three training tracks offered:

S.E.T. (Science, Engineering and Technology): We Bagged It! and That's a Fact, Jack!

Healthy Living: The 4-H Land and Squirrel Brains and Frog Giggin'

Citizenship: The Clover Dynasty Game and Orders from the 4-H Commander

We Bagged It!

Are you having trouble coming up with activities for your club members to do at club meeting? Well we have the problem bagged! Presenters will discuss ideas for "Demonstrations in a Bag" and YOU get to participate in hands-on demonstrations that you can use in your club meetings. Take home a set of prepared demonstrations in a bag to take the worry out of getting ready for club meeting demonstrations each month. IT'S BAGGED AND READY FOR YOU, SO YOU DON'T MISS OUT!

The 4-H Land

Interested in learning about the 4-H Land? We've planted some hands-on activities to take back to your classrooms. Get new resources and learn how to start your own garden projects. We have butterfly garden and vegetable garden ideas to share with you.

The Clover Dynasty Game

The Clover Games activity is a scavenger hunt maze that incorporates integrated technology using an interactive PowerPoint slide show. The game takes players to various websites (LSU AgCenter, National 4-H, etc.) to seek and find information about 4-H history, activities and events, contests, camps and trips, awards, etc. Players navigate through the maze and record their answers in a Mission Log, a Magic Book-style foldable card system. Great for Open House, PTO meetings and literacy night activities.

That’s a Fact, Jack!

On October 9, 2013, millions of young people will become scientists for the day during the sixth annual 4-H National Youth Science Day. This year, the National Science Experiment will be – 4-H Maps & Apps! Designed by Colorado State University Extension, the year’s set of activities will turn young people into geospatial thinkers as they design and map their ideal park, use GIS mapping to solve community problems and contribute data about their community to the United States Geological Survey. Get the scoop now!

Squirrel Brains & Frog Giggin

This session will not actually focus on eating squirrel brains or giggin’ frogs but instead focus on the importance of families sharing a healthful diet and being physically active. You will learn about the Family Nutrition Night program which is a fun, innovative way to bring together families and provide them with an educational opportunity to learn about nutrition and healthy lifestyles.

Orders from the 4-H Commander

Looking for guidance on planning and executing better 4-H club meetings? This session will provide tools for implementing an Order of Business using the basics of Parliamentary Procedure. Learn to use resources and get some hands on experience to help plan and conduct quality club meetings for all ages.

Call the 4-H Office to RSVP by September 18th. Lunch is provided and door prizes will be awarded. All participants will receive a 4-H logo polo!

For additional information contact: Karol Osborne at the Madison Parish Extension Office at 318-574-2465.
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