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.
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.
In the world of 4-H we are often caught up with the idea that a project is merely an item that can be exhibited at the fair, but that exhibit is just the final result of the ‘project’. A project in its truest sense is the journey or the process that was experienced in the pursuit of the final product or exhibit.
SDSU Extension 4-H Youth Development offers South Dakota 4-H members the opportunity to participate in a variety of national trips.
The South Dakota 4-H Volunteer Hall of Fame was established in 2002 as part of the 100th birthday celebration of 4-H. Its purpose is to recognize and celebrate adult volunteers in South Dakota who have dedicated themselves to making significant contributions to the development of the SDSU Extension 4-H Youth Development Program in the areas of: Character, Citizenship, Leadership, and Career Accomplishment.