Ohio 4-H Statewide Programs

Ohio 4-H Statewide Opportunities and Events - Discounts to state attractions; Information on statewide camps and workshops.

Public Speaking Opportunities

** Public Speaking Contests will be held on June 10th at the Lorain County JVS, Rt. 58, Oberlin.

Brief Descriptions, Contest Dates & Entry Deadlines for All Public Speaking Contests - Contests to be held June 10th

4-H Pledge and Creed Contest - Registration Due May 31st

4-H Demonstration Contest - Registration Due May 31st

4-H Health and Safety Skits and Team Talks Contest / 4-H Health & Safely Speech Contest - Registration Due May 31st

4-H Dog Public Speaking Contest - Registration Due May 31st


Officers' Chamber

In the Officers' Chamber you will find the four cornerstones to running an effective 4-H club.  Look in this chamber to find more information for Presidents, Vice-Presidents, Secretary and Treasurer.

Click here for Officer Manuals and Resources

Officer Book Contests

Club Secretary Book Contest Guidelines - Updated 11/2017

Club Treasurer Book Contest Guidelines - Updated 11/2017



OSU College of Education and Human Ecology Scholarships    Due February 1, 2020    Online Scholarship Application available on the State 4-H Website CLICK HERE

OSU College of Food, Agriculture, and Environmental Sciences         Due February 1, 2020        Online Scholarship Application available on the State 4-H Website CLICK HERE

Ohio 4-H Scholarships     Due February 15, 2020     Online Scholarship Application available on the State 4-H Website CLICK HERE

Lorain County Scholarships     Due April 1, 2020  Extended Deadline Date:  May 15, 2020   Scholarship Application PDF Typeable (Please contact Michelle at czarnecki.1@osu.edu for application submission arrangements...do not mail or deliver the applications to Extension Office at this time.)

Christopher T. Norman Memorial 4-H Scholarship      Due April 13, 2020        Scholarship Information and Application
Ohio State Fair Scholarship              Due April 15, 2020


Youth Leadership Opportunities AND CONTESTS

4-H Activities & Opportunities Interest Form

4-H Leadership Award Nomination Form - Due July 12, 2019

4-H Time to Say Thank You Contest Entry Form - Due May 15, 2020

Junior Fair T-Shirt Design Contest Entry Form - Due April 13, 2020


Ohio 4-H Conference - Saturday, March 14, 2020
Greater Columbus Convention Center

Conference Session Booklet             Conference Registration Form

4-H Camp Counselors

Counselors are expected to attend training sessions and assist with the county 4-H camp session for 3rd-7th graders or Cloverbud Day Camp for K-2nd graders.  Their job at camp is to lead activities and to see that the campers are well supervised and having a good time.  Junior and Cloverbud Camp Counselor applications are due November 1st and interviews take place December 9th, 12th and 15th.

Camp Counselor Application - Junior Camp and Cloverbud Day Camp


CARTEENS (Cautious and Responsible Teens) is a volunteer program for teens between the ages of 14 and 18.  Their goal is to inform teens about the dangers and risks involved with driving; they plan, facilitate, teach and serve as peer counselors for the 4-H CARTEEN sessions.  CARTEEN volunteers in conjunction with the Ohio State Highway Patrol and Metro Health Life Flight teach traffic safety education to first-time teen traffic offenders in an interactive program.  It is a great way to gain leadership, public speaking, and organizational skills.  No application is required; contact Sherry Lacko-Chutes at lacko.5@osu.edu or the OSU Extension office for more information.

Junior Fair Board

The Junior Fair Board is responsible for establishing exhibit classes and rules for the Jr. Fair.  They organize, prepare for and conduct the activities of the Jr. Fair.  They are active January through November.  Youth must be 15 years of age on January 1 and not turn 19 before January 1 and be a member of Lorain County 4-H, FFA, FFCLA, Farm Bureau Youth or Campfire USA.  Application is required.

Junior Fair Board Application - Application deadline 3:00 p.m.November 29th to Lorain County Fairgrounds, Wellington

Jr Fair Board Department Assistant Application - Application deadline 3:00 p.m. January 15th to Lorain County Fairgrounds, Wellington