Category Archives: Youth Leaders

Volunteers needed for AG Day 2016


Youth and adult volunteers are needed on Saturday, April 30 to assist with the 4-H Food Smart Families display. FSF will feature an interactive “Grocery Shopping Simulation” during AG Day and we need YOUR help! Shifts will be 1-2 hours long and will require about 10 people per shift. If you are available to assist with the display, please e-mail Kathleen Splane or call (302) 730-4000.

WE WANT YOU! 2016 Legislative Day Registration now open!

Legislative Day Flyer 2016


4-H Legislative Day provides Delaware 4-H members a unique opportunity to learn about the state legislative process. They learn firsthand about Delaware government, meet with local officials, and participate in a 4-H rally.  and also meet with elected officials. This event is open to 4-Hers 8 and above. Parents are invited to attend as well.

Registration form and payment are due to the NCC 4-H Office by Friday, April 22. Contact Serena Conner at (302) 831-8965 with questions.

2016 Legislative Day FormsGarfield Uncle Sam

February Grab n’ Go

Test your Olympic knowledge with this fun activity. Make it your own Olympic challenge by having a race to the right answer and award homemade medals to the winners! Feel you don’t know enough about the Olympics to win? That’s ok, the Jamaicans didn’t know much about bobsledding either, but they have had 6 teams compete since 1988. -Quite a feat for a country where it doesn’t snow! Guess they were “Up for the Challenge”, too!

Grab-N-Go Summer Olympics

Reminder: Rescheduled Contests and Competitions

Don’t forget! The events below were cancelled last weekend, due to the snow:


These events have been rescheduled for Saturday, February 20 at Kirk Middle School!

Since we had to reschedule, we are now extending registration for all events.  If you have not previously signed up for either the Photography contest or the Favorite Foods contest and would like to register, please contact the 4-H office at your earliest convenience.

Registration has been reopened and will close on Wednesday, February 10!

Please e-mail Mallory or Kaitlin with any questions!

Dream with Disney – 2016 State Teen Conference Registration NOW OPEN!

As we near the holidays, we are very pleased to offer the new and improved online registration for the 2016 State Teen Conference.
Dream with Disney – If you can dream it, you can do it!
The conference will be held on January 30-31, 2016 at the Courtyard Marriott in Newark. This year, the conference falls during National Drug & Alcohol Facts Week, so the event will feature a guest speaker who has experienced the real-life effects of addiction. Other workshop topics include Breaking the Code-A Bully Simulation and Social Media & Connections to Careers.
Participants will also be creating Wellness Kits for a local homeless shelter. New Castle County 4-Hers are asked to bring travel-size non-perishable snacks including goldfish, crackers, granola bars, etc.
The cost is $50 for active Junior Council members and $100 for all other Delaware 4-Hers, age 13 and above.  The discount will automatically be added to your registration when you click the “Jr. Council” button. If you are not sure if you qualify for the discount, please contact the 4-H office.
Registration and payment are due January 20, 2016!
2016 State Teen Conference Forms
You can find additional information at the State 4-H Website. E-mail Mallory Vogl or call (302) 831-8965 with questions regarding this event.

State Teen Council Meet & Greet – Bowl with us on November 10!

Join the Delaware 4-H State Teen Council officer team for a meet & greet event on Tuesday, November 10. The officers would like to invite you to Brunswick Doverama Bowling Alley to meet the team and find out more about the group. This is a FREE event from 6-8pm.

State Teen Council

State Teen Council is the statewide junior leader group for 4-H members, ages 13 and above.  Come to this FREE event to mingle, have a blast and find out more about how you can be involved throughout the year.

For more information, e-mail Mallory Vogl or call (302) 831-8965.


Delaware 4-H State Teen Council

Photo with Carney

The Delaware 4-H State Teen Council will hold their first meeting on Tuesday, October 13, at 7:00 pm. The meeting will be held at the Farm Bureau building in Camden. All 4-H’ers ages 13 and up are invited to attend. The meeting dates for the entire year are listed below.

• Tuesday, October 13, Farm Bureau, 7pm
• Tuesday, November 11, Farm Bureau, 7pm
• Tuesday, December 15, Kent County Extension Office, 7pm
• Tuesday, January 12, Kent County Extension Office, 7pm
• Tuesday, February 9, Kent County Extension Office, 7pm
• Tuesday, March 8, Farm Bureau, 7pm
• Tuesday, April 5, Kent County Extension Office, 7pm
• Tuesday, May 3, Kent County Extension Office, 7pm

All meetings begin at 7:00pm and will last approximately 2 hours. We have two different meeting locations this year. Please sure to pay attention to where each meeting is located. The meeting place addresses are listed below:

Kent County Extension Office Farm Bureau
69 Transportation Circle 3457 South DuPont Highway
Dover, DE 19901 Camden, DE 19934

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Mallory Vogl at or (302) 831-8965.

4-Her’s in the NEWS!

Colleen Murray named “STEM Innovator of the Year”

Colleen Murray
Congratulations to New Castle County 4-Her, Colleen Murray, for being named 2015 STEM Youth Innovator of the Year by National 4-H Council. Colleen received this prestigious award for her efforts within the area of STEM and her commitment to educating local youth about the importance of STEM education. In addition to a $500 scholarship, Colleen was also awarded an all-expense paid trip to Washington D.C. to assist with the 4-H National Youth Science DayA special thank you to the sponsors of this award: National 4-H Council and HughesNet.

To find out more about Colleen’s achievement, please read the articles from UDaily or Delaware Online .

National 4-H Dairy Conference

4-H‘er Spring Vasey of the Country Time 4-H Club in Kent County is currently attending the National 4-H Dairy Conference on the University of Wisconsin campus in Madison, Wisconsin. While there, Spring is participating in dairy science workshops and field trips along with approximately 200 other dairy project members from across the United States and Canada. Exploration of dairy related careers, dairy production, marketing, genetics and production and processing of dairy products are a few of the subjects they will be exposed to. In addition, she will also have the opportunity to spend a day at the World Dairy Expo. Spring is being chaperoned by 4-H volunteer Jody Vasey of Kent County. Special thanks to the Delaware 4-H Foundation for funding this leadership and dairy science experience for our 4-H members! If you are interested in attending National 4-H Dairy Conference next year and have three years of dairy project experience, applications will be due May 1, 2016.