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Franklin County 4-H News - September 13, 2022

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Register Now - Recognition Program

The 2022 Franklin County 4-H Recognition Program will be held Sunday, October 2. All participants should arrive at the Franklin County Fairgrounds by 1:30pm.

  • Each registered 4-H member will receive individual recognition on stage
  • Ice cream, popcorn, and snacks
  • Carnival games
  • Camp dances

Register your family to attend by September 28

Register at this link:

Helpers Needed at the Recognition Program

4-H members and adult volunteers are needed to pull off this great event! If you have registered to attend the Recognition Program and would like to help out that night, consider signing up for a helpful role at the program. The link to sign up can be found here: (DON'T FORGET THAT YOU MUST ALSO REGISTER TO ATTEND IN ADDITION TO SIGNING UP TO HELP!)

Franklin County 4-H Camp Counselors

Applications are now available. The process will also require a club advisor form regarding your club involvement along with an interview.

**There are a limited number of positions**

Due to the success of the program (camp) and the large number of applications, not everyone who completes the application process will receive a position.

Requirements: youth who are 14 years old by camp can apply. Applicants should have:

  • good attendance with their 4-H Club
  • demonstrate their attention to deadlines at the club level
  • completed a 4-H project in 2022
  • if they have attended camp, but aren't a 4-H member, they need to have contacted a club and have plans for club membership


  • to prioritize camp meetings in their schedule
  • new counselors should plan to attend 30-40 hours of training/meetings
  • returning counselors need to have a minimum of 24 hours of training/meetings
  • to fully participate in the activities at meetings and to attend Camp Counselor Workshop (weekend in April)
  • to practice camp songs, games, dances
  • be actively involved in planning one evening recreation at camp and help lead classes
  • plan to attend camp in its entirety including set-up and clean-up (June 13-17, 2023)
  • and many more that will be shared and discussed with applicants and their parents

Applications and more information can be found here!

Honor Club and Helping Hands Awards

Your club may be eligible for the Helping Hands Community Service Award or the Honor Club Award.

The Helping Hands Community Service Award is an opportunity for 4-H Clubs to share how they have made a difference in their local communities this year. The Helping Hands Award Application can be found here.

The Honor Club Award is an opportunity for 4-H Clubs to apply for recognition for completing the 4-H year while going above and beyond the minimum club requirements. The online Honor Club application can be found here.

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4-H Volunteer/Club Advisor Orientation

Are you or someone you know interested in becoming a 4-H Volunteer and helping a 4-H Club? 4-H Advisors must be screened Ohio 4-H Volunteers. This process takes several steps. One of which is to attend an orientation. Two are currently scheduled for the 2021-2022 4-H year.

October 24, 2022, 6:30pm (Extension Office)
February 13, 2023, 6:30pm (Extension Office)

If you are interested in attending the orientation please contact Rachel Stoneburner at to register.

If you would like to start the process to apply to be a 4-H advisor, click HERE for the application.

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OSU Extension, Franklin

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