Cloverleaf Class Club Meetings
Cotton Boll & Consumer Judging
Horse Team - Judging and Quiz Bowl
Junior/Senior Leadership Council
Livestock Judging and Show Teams
S.A.F.E. Shotgun Team
News and Events
Monroe County 4-H February 2016 Happenings
Cloverleaf Project Achievement (DPA) Party for Participants that competed this past November(5th and 6th grades only) We will have a Celebration/reward activity for you later this month. You will receive an invitation at school this month from Monroe County 4-H. Please share with your parents so you can come and enjoy an afternoon of fun just for you! Parents of these participants, please be on the lookout for a printed invitation as well as an e-mail from me.
S.A.F.E. Shotgun Team (7th-12th graders only) This team is meeting on Sunday afternoons to practice. We have a large team this year and have reached our limit. If you are a new member of this team and have not taken your Hunter Safety Course you will need to complete the course on the CD for free from us or on-line for a fee. Once you have completed the course you will have to mail your certificate to the address listed on the certificate. You will need to present your Hunter Certification card to one of the S.A.F.E. coaches by March 6th in order to go to the competitions with the team.
Jr/Sr Leadership Council Meeting & Dinner (7th-12th grades only) Tuesday February 16th from 6:00-7:30 p.m. at the 4-H office. We will be planning activities for the year.
Horse Judging Team-(grades 5-12) This team meets Thursdays from 4:00-5:00 at TG Scott Media Center. No horse necessary. Please call or e-mail the 4-H office for more information.
Jr/Sr DPA March 11th-13th We have eighteen 4-H’ers participating this year! That is up from last year. These 4-H’ers will be busy working on their presentations, demonstrations, performances, etc. for this competition.
Summer Camp Sign up is Monday February 29th, 7:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. At the Monroe County Extension Office, 90 Martin Luther King, Jr Drive. Spaces are very limited for the Sr Extreme & Wilderness Challenge. I am only allotted 4 spots for Jr. Camp. I have 80 spots for Cloverleaf camp. $100.00 deposit is required to hold campers spot. We do not accept debit or credit cards. All spots are first come
Here are the Monroe County Summer 2016 camp dates and rates:
Cloverleaf camp-5th and 6th grades July 11-15 at Fortson 4-H Center $355.00 (the 5th and 6th graders received information in January during 4-H class club meetings.
Jr Camp 7th and 8th grades (we do not attend with 4-H’ers and they be transported with another county) June 27-July 1 at Burton 4-H Center (Tybee Island) $ 360.00
Senior camp 9th-12th grades May 30-June 3 (Public school is still in session we will not have any youth going to this that are in public schools) at Rock Eagle- $360.00 We will not be transporting-Parent would have to transport to and from this camp
Senior Extreme Camp 9th-12th grades June 13-17at Rock Eagle at Pioneer Camp Area (More primitive camping experience-not in cabins) $350.00
Wilderness Challenge Camp 6th -8th grades (must have completed 6th grade in 2016 and 12 years old by camp date) June 6-10 @ Wahsega 4-H Center in Dahlonega-$365.00-Transportation to and from this camp is provided by parent.
Please call, e-mail or check out our Facebook page to see what is happening in
Monroe County 4-H
90 Martin Luther King, Jr Drive
Forsyth, Ga 31029
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4-H Shotgun Competition Draws 1,000 Kids From Across Georgia
By Brooke MooreGeorgia Outdoor News – published Friday, May 29, 2015
Shots constantly rang out as hundreds of talented kids demonstrated their incredible abilities in the 4-H Modified Trap competition held May 8-9 in Putnam County. The youth shotgun competition was one of a number of 4-H shooting events that have occurred since February under 4-H’s Project S.A.F.E. (Shooting Awareness Fun and Education) program.
During the Modified Trap event, each contestant shot at 25 clay targets with the goal of hitting as many targets as possible in order to advance in the competition.
This may seem like a difficult task to most, but to some of these kids, it was a piece of cake. Multiple shooters were able to get near-perfect scores, which caused the hundreds of tents filled with supportive family, friends and coaches to burst with excitement. The competition and determination of the competitors were so intense that several of the titles up for grabs had to be decided through shoot-offs, which only emphasized the amazing talent these kids have.
As the day of competition came to a close and teams packed up to make their long trips home, the sounds of the shotguns were drowned out by the sounds of nervous heartbeats of the hopeful and anxious finalists. As the winning names were called, the smiles on those kids’ faces were priceless. All their hard work and dedication had paid off.
Brock Mixon, who competes on the Bulloch County 4-H Shotgun Team, won the overall Senior Individual competition.
“It feels great to have won and to have gone out with a bang,” said Brock. “I have had great coaches since the beginning, especially my dad, who has been my biggest support.”
Brock was able to pull out an incredible win after an intense day of competition against other top shooters in the state. Brock is attending Georgia Southern University after graduation in hopes of becoming an orthodontist. He also plans to return as a coach for the Bulloch County 4-H Shotgun Team.
“I want to return as a coach one day, so that I can help younger kids be successful and reach their full potential,” said Brock.
Alongside Brock in the winner’s circle was the Junior Trap Individual winner, Dawson Pyron, of Monroe County, as well as the top Senior and Junior teams, both from Jones County.
Overall, the weekend was full of fun, fellowship and fierce competition.
If you are interested in this event or any other event associated with the 4-H Project S.A.F.E. program, call your local county extension office, or go to www.georgia4h.org/safe to learn more.
For more 4-H photos and complete results, see the June issue of GON magazine, which is available now at Athens-area convenience stores including Golden Pantry.
The mission of Georgia 4-H is to assist youth in acquiring knowledge, developing life skills, and forming attitudes that will enable them to become self-directing, productive and contributing members of society. This mission is accomplished through "hands on" learning experiences, focused on agricultural and environmental issues, agriculture awareness, leadership, communication skills, foods and nutrition, health, energy conservation, and citizenship.
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The letters in the emblem represent head, heart, hands and health.
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