Sioux County Newsletter
Calendar of Events
Jan. 13 - 4-H After School
Jan. 20 - 4-H After School
Jan. 23 - Sioux Panhandle Best Competition
Jan. 25 - 4-H Council Meeting at 6 pm
Jan. 27 - 4-H After School
Jan. 29 - First Lego League competition
Black Hills Stock Show
4-H Online Enrollment
4-H online enrollment is now open!! They have a new website:v2.4honline.com. You will use the same login and password as you did in the old system. Step-by-step instructions on how to reenroll, enroll a new family, or add a youth member can be found at our North Panhandle website: https://extension.unl.edu/statewide/northernpanhandle/. Online 4-H payment option is now available.
- NEW 4-H Member Enrollment Guide
- RETURNING 4-H Member Enrollment Guide
- Adding NEW Member to EXISTING Family Account Guide
Youth who are between the ages of 5 and 7 as of January 1, 2022 are eligible to enroll as Clover Kid members and youth who are 8 as of January 1, 2022 are regular members. The fee to enroll in 4-H is $5. Members must enroll in 4-H prior to June 15, 2022 in order to participate in the County Fair. Youth who are participating in robotics and shooting sports need to enroll in 4-H prior to participating in the shooting sports practice and the robotics competition.
Coming in January!
Volunteer Screening Process
Like many other youth-serving organizations, Nebraska 4-H makes youth safety a priority. Nebraska 4-H makes youth safe by screening the volunteers that work with youth. 4-H has different volunteer roles. Reach out to find out the different ways to volunteer! Depending on the volunteer roles, there are different volunteer screening processes.
Direct Volunteers (club leaders, adults who teach special interest programs, etc.)
- Complete 4-HOnline Enrollment
- Complete Volunteer Screening - done every 5 years after initial screening. Sioux next rotation will be 2023
- Attend Volunteer Training
Indirect Volunteers (superintendents, 4-H Council, etc.)
- Not required to complete 4-HOnline Enrollment
- Sign paperwork given by office
Please note that certain volunteer roles within Nebraska 4-H require additional screening or training, including 4-H Shooting Sports Instructors/Leaders, FIRST Robotics volunteers, and 4-H Horsemanship Advancement Level Examiners.
4-H Summer Camp Registrations
Wilderness Wonders Camp
Special Garden Project
The Special Garden project gives 4-H members the opportunity to grow a new and unusual vegetable or flower each year. The project allows experienced 4-H gardeners to grow something fun and exciting while letting those who are newer to gardening get their feet wet in the horticulture project area. This year the focus is on Rubenza Cosmos. These plants produce unique flowers with petal that change color as they age. Pollinators and beneficial insects are attracted to the blooms all summer long.
To get started with this project enroll in the Special Garden Project within 4-H Online and contact the Extension Office or Melissa Mracek at email@example.com by January 15th to get your seeds ordered. Seeds cost $0.50 per person. For more information about the Special Garden project and the resources visit https://4h.unl.edu/special-garden-project.