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Franklin County 4-H News - December 13, 2022

4-H Enrollment Now Open

You can now re-enroll in 4-H for 2023. This year, the online enrollment system has gotten an upgrade to 4-HOnline 2.0. It will look different as it is now mobile friendly but login information from last year will continue to be used this year. Remember to log in with your family's email and password to find your family profile. Watch the videos below for a guide to the new enrollment system.

Returning Member Re-Enrollment
2021 Enrolling in 4 HOnline

Ohio 4-H Family Guides Now Available

This is your place to connect to the entire collection of Ohio 4-H project books for the year. When choosing a project, consider your interests, background, what is necessary to start the project, and the resources available to help you complete it. Start looking for your 2023 projects now! Download the Family Guide at

Copies of the Family Guide will be mailed to all of last year's 4-H families in the coming weeks. Advisors wishing to have copies for new members can pick some up at the Extension Office.

2023 4-H Calendar

Are you filling out your 2023 calendar yet? Make sure that you get all of Franklin County 4-H's events and opportunities on your calendar now. A Google Calendar and a 1-Page Calendar can found here:

Franklin County 4-H TLC

You’re Invited to apply to be on the Franklin County Teen Leaders Council for 2023. We are looking for Franklin County 4-H members who are at least 13 years old or in the 7th grade. Our meetings will mostly be held on the 4th or 5th Tuesday of every month from 6:30-8:30.

The Teen Leaders Council is a Franklin County 4-H club that focuses on preparing teens to be caring and contributing leaders through educational and leadership opportunities. Other opportunities will include fun outings and service-learning projects.

Tentative Teen Leaders Council Calendar

(All Dates and Times are subject to change)

January 24, 2023 6:30-8:30pm

February 28, 2023 6:30-8:30pm

March 28, 2023 6:30-8:30pm

April 25, 2023 6:30-8:30pm

September 26, 2023 6:30-8:30pm

October 24, 2023 6:30-8:30pm

November 28, 2023 6:30-8:30pm

Interested in applying to serve on the Franklin County Teen Leaders Council?

(2022 members must reapply.)

Franklin County Fashion Board

They meet monthly (January - July), often on Sunday afternoons in Hilliard but have also planned other dates/times when attending field trips and exhibits.

Requirements: Open to 4-H clothing members (with at least one year of construction experience) who are at least 12 years of age (by 1/1/23)! The board is looking for bright, motivated 4-H'ers who want to learn more about clothing and textiles.


  • help with a station at the Winter Project Fair
  • help plan and conduct a county sewing workshop
  • organize at least one event for Franklin County clothing participants
  • read the fair fashion review narration cards
  • assist with various activities surrounding the judging and the fashion review

Fill out the application today!

Deadline to apply 12/15/2022

Recognition Packets Available For Pick-Up

Attention Advisors! If you have not picked up your club's recognition packet from the recognition program in October, they are ready for pick-up at the Extension office. These packets contain end-of-the-year certificates, award pins, and other awards your members may have earned. If you would like to pick up your packet please email Rachel at and she will have it ready for you.

Ohio 4-H Conference

The 2023 Ohio 4-H Conference is designed to bring together 4-H volunteers and teens (age 13 and older) from across the State of Ohio. The objective of this event is to learn together and from each other in order to improve our abilities to deliver the Ohio 4-H Program to its members. The educational selections offer something for everyone and have the ability to satisfy every taste and need.

When: March 11, 2023
Where: Greater Columbus Convention Center
Registration Deadline: February 1

Registration information can be found here:

2023 Trip Scholarships and State Achievement Award Opportunities for Teens

Trip Awards

Each year, the Franklin County 4-H Council raises money to support our local 4-H program. Part of the money they raise goes to providing 4-H teens with amazing opportunities to take part in trips and camps throughout Ohio and nationally. More detailed information about these opportunities can be found on our website. The opportunities that teens can apply and compete to receive full scholarships for include...

Citizenship Washington Focus: June 25-30, 2023 (Ages 15 and older)

Ohio 4-H Leadership Camp: June 1-5, 2023 (Ages 15 and older)

Camp Canopy: Forestry & Wildlife Conservation Camp: June 11-16, 2023 (Entering Grades 9-12)

Ohio 4-H Sea Camp: July 14-18, 2023 (Ages 15 and older)

Buckeye Leadership Workshop: March 22-26, 2023


  • To apply for a Franklin County 4-H Trip Scholarship, complete the Ohio 4-H Achievement Record Application and submit it to the Franklin County Extension Office no later than January 20, 2023.
    (2548 Carmack Road, Columbus, Ohio 43210)
    *Ohio Achievement Record is not compatible with Google Docs. Please use Microsoft Word to fill out the form.

  • Some dates for these trips overlap with Franklin County dates which are beyond our control.
    Franklin County 4-H Camp: June 13-17, 2023 (Monday - Friday)
    Franklin County Fair: July 17-23, 2023

State Achievements Awards

These 27 awards recognize a 4-H member's achievement in a specific area. Areas include: Beef, CARTEENS, Citizenship & Community Service, Clothing & Textiles, Communication, Companion Animals, Creative Arts, Dairy, Environmental Sciences, Family Life & Child Development, Foods & Nutrition, Gardening & Horticulture, Goats, Health & Safety, Horse, Llama, Leadership, Mechanical & Engineering Sciences, Personal Development, Photography, Poultry, Rabbits, Sheep, Shooting Sports, Swine, Veterinary Science, and Woodworking. Each achievement award winner will receive a trip to the National 4-H Congress and which is scheduled to be held in Atlanta, Georgia in late November 2023.

  • To apply to be selected as the county nominee for a State Achievement Award and compete for the statewide award, complete the Ohio 4-H Achievement Record Application and submit it to the Franklin County Extension Office no later than January 20, 2023.
    (2548 Carmack Road, Columbus, Ohio 43210)
    *Ohio Achievement Record is not compatible with Google Docs. Please use Microsoft Word to fill out the form.

Other State Awards

State Junior Fair Board: SJFB is comprised of representatives from several different youth organizations in Ohio including 4-H Youth Development. State Junior Fair Board members help strengthen and coordinate State Fair activities in a fast-paced, action-packed month at the Ohio State Fair. Junior Fair Board members are expected to attend meetings and stay at the fair for the entire 12 days.

OTA Local Government Award: Two $1,500 awards are available to any 4-H high school senior who has completed a local government-type activity that has had a significant impact on the applicant's community, township or county.

  • To apply for this opportunity, members need to complete the Ohio 4-H Achievement Record Application and submit it to the Franklin County Extension Office no later than January 20, 2023.
    (2548 Carmack Road, Columbus, Ohio 43210)
    *Ohio Achievement Record is not compatible with Google Docs. Please use Microsoft Word to fill out the form.

Ohio 4-H Scholarships

There are over 36 state 4-H scholarships available and each has its own description and its own list of eligibility requirements. Completion of an Ohio 4-H Achievement Record is not necessary to be eligible for these awards/opportunities. Instead, a separate, specialized online application form is required. Please follow the instructions on the Ohio 4-H website.


If you are inspired, have a schedule that will allow for an awesome opportunity, and have a willingness to try something new - be sure to note the application deadline on your calendar so you can apply at the correct time!

SPECIAL NOTE: Some of these opportunities require applications and have a limited number of openings. Please don't be discouraged if space is limited and you aren't given a position. Continue to be involved in your club by taking on additional leadership roles or applying for something else - focus on Making the Best Better.

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