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Awards & Recognition

While the 4-H program focuses on helping youth and adults gain valuable life skills through active involvement in citizenship, leadership and project-related involvement at all levels, the following options provide incentives that encourage youth and adults to excel.

Volunteer Awards

Youth Awards

 March 6, 2014
Mar 062014
 
Scholarships

The Idaho 4-H Youth Development program is dedicated to encourage our youth participants to pursue continuing education beyond the high school level.  A variety of scholarship opportunities exist to assist current and/or former members with their post-secondary education costs.

County

State  (scholarship descriptions)

 

 March 6, 2014
 
Leadership Training, Citizenship & Travel

 Recognizing group and project-based activities at the club level typically form the foundation, there are many additional opportunities available for youth and adults to further enrich their total 4-H experience.  Whether it be participating in local events to traveling overseas, a wide variety of learning experiences are available to build your skills related to leadership, citizenship and cultural understanding.

 Leadership Training

While leadership development permeates most 4-H opportunities, this section focuses on those events designed for youth and/or adults to further enhance their organizational or project-specific teaching skills.  Opportunities are grouped by the level at which they occur and indicates the primary audience (youth, adult or both).

County

Numerous local youth and adult leadership training opportunities are available which do not require pre-registration.  These include organizational leaders (mid-October), livestock (January & March), Super Saturday (late-February), and new leaders (late-March) for example.  Consult your current 4-H Express newsletter for specific details regarding upcoming opportunities.

District

State

Regional

 Citizenship

The following provide youth and adult chaperones an opportunity to better understand the workings of our state and federal government.

State

National

Travel

Middle-school to high-school age youth can apply to represent Idaho in a variety of national or international educational travel experiences.  Their families can also apply to serve as host families for the international (IFYE and LABO) programs.

 National

International

 

 

 March 6, 2014
 
2014 State 4-H Leader Forum

The Northern Extension District 4-H volunteers and staff welcome you to the 2014 State 4-H Leader Forum in Lewiston, Idaho on November 7-9.  The Red Lion will serve as our conference hotel, with a flat room rate of $85/night plus tax for single to quad occupancy.

A variety of pre-Forum tours will be available Friday, including a jet boat tour by Snake Dancer Excursions, “Taste of the Valley” agribusiness adventure, downtown Lewiston underground haunts and much more.  Opening ceremonies featuring former 4-H member and director of SEL University, Jackie Peer, will energize us Saturday morning.  A wide array of  20 stimulating workshops will be offered throughout the day, with the State DSA and Hall of Fame Banquet highlighting the evening festivities.  Capnote speaker, Jana Kemp, will inspire and challenge us to new heights during the closing ceremonies on Sunday morning.

So whether you’re packing the car, hopping a plane or even paddling your own canoe to the confluences of the Snake and Clearwater Rivers, Lewiston Idaho is the place to be November 7-9, 2014.

Lodging

Hotel reservations should be made directly with Red Lion (208-799-1000 or 800-232-6730).  Be sure to mention you’re with the 2014 State 4-H Leader Forum and special rate of $85/night; this should avoid subsequent delays at check-in.

Registration & Schedule

The 2014 State Leader Forum planning committee is looking forward to hosting you in beautiful Lewiston, November 7-9.  Despite the loss this year of a significant donor to State 4-H Leader Forums nationwide, we have worked diligently to secure supplemental funding to ensure the registration costs for volunteers and youth are truly affordable.  A complete registration packet and schedule can be found below.

Everything you need to know, from workshop descriptions and pre-Forum tours to securing space for table-top displays or submitting an auction item is all contained within the registration packet.  After reviewing everything being offered, we think you will find this Forum to be an excellent investment in your personal growth.  What do you think?

Forum Donors

We are grateful to those groups and businesses who are contributing their support to make the 2014 State 4-H Leader Forum a truly positive, educational experience for volunteers and youth throughout Idaho.  For more information on our three-tiered sponsorship program (Gold – $500 or more, Silver – $250-$499, or Green – $100-$249), please contact Kerry Sanford at 208-799-3096.  Gold level donors to date are noted below:

  • Nez Perce 4-H Leader’s Council

 

 

 March 6, 2014
Mar 062014
 

Shooting Sports Training

April 26-27, Coeur d’Alene.  This training is designed for 4-H leaders seeking their initial Shooting Sports certification in archery, hunting, pistol, rifle and/or shotgun.  Participants can obtain certification for one discipline in a single day or certification for two disciplines over the entire weekend.  [2014 Shooting Sports Registration packet]

May 10-11, Coeur d’Alene.  This training is designed for 4-H Shooting Sports leaders who have at least one year of experience since receiving their archery certification.  Participants will gain extensive knowledge and skills necessary to achieve USA Archery Level 2 certification.  [2014 - Advanced Archery Registration packet]

 March 6, 2014
 

Idaho 4-H Teen Conference is just around the corner.  See the Idaho 4-H State Teen Conference Page for the most up to date information and registration forms.

For those local teens looking for scholarships to help pay the fees, here are a couple of opportunities:

District Teen Conference Scholarship Application is open to the 10 Northern counties and consists of 13 $100 scholarships. This scholarship is due March 14, 2014.

Teen Conference Mike Beck Scholarship is available for Kootenai & Shoshone 4-H members, the amount varies each year.  This scholarship is due March 17, 2014.

 February 27, 2014
 

There are many opportunities for graduating 4-H members to get financial support for college or vocational education.

At the state level, there are numerous  options.  Follow this link to see all of them along with the application(s) -  state level scholarships.  These are primarily due by February 1st.

At the county level high school seniors can apply for the following scholarships which are due by April 1st.

Kootenai/Shoshone 4-H Leaders Association Scholarship

Ford Cederblom Scholarship

The  North Idaho Fair Foundation Scholarship is also available to 4-H members from the North Idaho Fair Foundation Board and is due March 3rd.

 February 25, 2014
Feb 132014
 

4-H Horse Bowl is a quiz bowl for 4-H Horse members to show their knowledge in a fun yet competitive way.  This event is one of the options for horse members to complete their county activity requirement.  Please review the guidelines document to learn more about question sources and contest format.  Members should visit with their horse leader on the preferred method of registration.  Members can register using the event registration option in 4Honline or can register through their horse leader who will use the preregistration document.  Registrations are due March 3rd.

Link to 4-H Horse Bowl guidelines and registration form

2014 Horse Bowl Schedule Revised

 February 13, 2014
 

Both the Kootenai/Shoshone 4-H Horse Camp & Equine Retreat will be held June 22-28.  Horse Camp will be held along the Coeur d’ Alene River north of Kingston and Equine Retreat will be held at the Kootenai County Fairgrounds.  Sign-Ups for both events will begin on April 8th from 5:00-6:30 pm at the Kootenai County Extension Office.  Registrations will be taken after that time, but it does help us to get a good start on processing all of the registrations if they come in during that initial sign-up event.  This event is open to 4-H horse members and 4-H leaders of Kootenai/Shoshone and surrounding counties.  If you know of someone in 4-H in another county that would like to join, feel free to invite them.  Below are all of the forms you should need to answer your questions and get you registered.

Link to Horse Camp & Equine Retreat information and forms

 February 13, 2014
 

Kootenai/Shoshone Souper Saturday – February 22 at Lakeland Sr. High School – Begins at 8:00 am

This is a great way for leaders to get up to 3 hours of training on a variety of topics.  We will also have a Soup, Salad, Bread & Dessert contest for lunch.  It’s much like a potluck with an element of competition thrown in.  We are planning to be able to offer all of these classes, though the classes offered by the Panhandle Ambassadors may have to be canceled due to some of those youth having other obligations that day.  We hope that everyone attending will be able to find something to help them learn and grow though!  Souper Saturday 2014 schedule

Livestock Leaders meeting w/training – March 6 at the Kootenai Extension Office – Training begins at 7:30 pm

We will have a 1/2 hour Livestock Leaders meeting followed by a 2 hour training session.

Horse Leader Clinic – March 29 at Joy Richards Barn in Hayden – 2014 Horse Leaders Clinic Registration Form

This special training for Horse Leaders is a hands on clinic where they can learn new things to teach their members and how to teach them in a hands on environment.  There are a limited number of spaces, so preregistration is required.  Leaders can also audit this training if they don’t want to ride in it.

Shooting Sports Training

April 26-27, Coeur d’Alene.  This training is designed for 4-H leaders seeking their initial Shooting Sports certification in archery, hunting, pistol, rifle and/or shotgun.  Participants can obtain certification for one discipline in a single day or certification for two disciplines over the entire weekend.  [2014 Shooting Sports Registration packet]

May 10-11, Coeur d’Alene.  This training is designed for 4-H Shooting Sports leaders who have at least one year of experience since receiving their archery certification.  Participants will gain extensive knowledge and skills necessary to achieve USA Archery Level 2 certification.  [2014 - Advanced Archery Registration packet]

E-Learning

Those leaders just needing 1 hour of training still may want to do the online volunteer e-learning modules.  There are 4 modules to this training.  All must be completed to get credit for 1 hour of training.  Please print off the certificates of completion and submit those to the Extension Office for documentation of your training.  These are provided by Washington State University in partnership with the University of Idaho.  Please follow this link for further instructions Idaho 4-H Leader E-Learning

 January 14, 2014
Nov 222013
 

Our UI Extension, Kootenai County “4-H Express” newsletter is an excellent source of information regarding local, district, state, regional and national opportunities for the entire family. It is published 7 times per year and frequently answers many questions regarding upcoming activities and events.

Explore our most recent editions here:

 November 22, 2013