While the 2017 season has ended, preparation has already began for the 2018 season. The annual coaches meeting will be on December 2, 2017 at the Methodist Church in Pierre, SD.
The SDSU Extension 4-H Youth Development newsletter is your source for South Dakota 4-H events and deadlines, volunteer resources, youth development tools and updates from our great programs around the state.
With the unofficial South Dakota state holiday of Pheasant Opener a week behind us, I want to look at ways to be safe as we introduce the next generation of outdoor enthusiasts to hunting resources. I remember as a young boy getting to shoot my grandpa’s gun for the first time. It is one of my fondest memories.
Emily Foiles (4-H Youth Council Member) joined the South Dakota 4-H Youth Council because previous council members made a huge difference in her life, and she wanted to "pay it forward."
Andrew Mairose (4-H Youth Council Member) joined Youth Council because he had two sisters who had previously served on the council and they encouraged him to join. He felt that 4-H had given him many opportunities over the past 9 years so he wanted to give some of his time back to 4-H.
Marie Robbins (4-H Youth Council Vice President) joined youth council because she attended the Teen Leadership Conference (TLC) and had so much fun that she wanted to be a part of the event's planning. She also wanted to help promote 4-H on a statewide level.
Across the state of South Dakota 4-H reaches every county. Accompanied by the 4-H program are Promotion and Expansion Committees or also, known as, P&E Committees. These committees are utilized to explore innovative strategies the 4-H program can continue to expand to new audiences.
The new 4-H year started October 1st and with that all 4-H members and volunteers need to re-enroll in 4-H Online and pay the volunteer renewal fee of $10 to your local SDSU Extension county office. If you are a new volunteer, you must download and fill out the Volunteer Work Agreement Form and submit it to your local SDSU Extension county office.
The 2017 State 4-H Shooting Sports season ran from January to September 2017. Competitions included Qualification Matches 1-3, State Shoot, the National Shooting Sports Championships, and the Fall State Shoot.
The Western Junior Livestock Show is held each year in Rapid City, SD.