In this Issue:
  • Solutions for a Happy Independence Day!
  • Bleeding Green with Senior 4-H’er Danielle Tinker
  • Tips for Healthier Holiday Cooking
  • 3rd Annual 4-H Day at LEGOLAND
  • 4-H Summer in the Panhandle: Learning and Fun!
  • Inspiring the Next Generation: Mrs. Ruth Ann Scurry
  • 4-H Goes “Purple” to Show Support to Military Families
  • The Heart of a Handwritten Note: The 2nd “H” in 4-H
  • Bad Weather Blues: Ideas for Indoor Club Meeting Recreation
  • Three Tips for Positive Discipline when Dealing with Difficult Behavior
  • General

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    Solutions for a Happy Independence Day!

    It’s Fourth of July weekend and time to celebrate our independence with family and friends.  This week, we wanted to share with you some tips and tricks to make your celebration fun, yummy and safe! We’ve compiled a list of previous posts that you might want to reference for this weekend: Firework Safety Firework Photography …

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    Bleeding Green with Senior 4-H’er Danielle Tinker

    How do you 4-H? Through 4-H, youth can participate in clubs, mentorship, project mastery, competitions, local, state, and international trips, and service opportunities unlike any other youth development program in the country. Along with specific skills, 4-H also works to impart life skills, or workforce readiness skills, to its youth. One of the best ways …

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    Tips for Healthier Holiday Cooking

    The holidays are often filled with time-honored traditions that include some of our favorite meals and foods. As you celebrate, think of little changes you can make this holiday season to create healthier meals and active days. An added bonus, these small changes may help you to avoid those extra holiday pounds we all fear …

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    3rd Annual 4-H Day at LEGOLAND

    The 3nd Annual 4-H Day at LEGOLAND on Saturday, September 26th. This event is an opportunity for 4-H members and their families to explore the LEGOLAND theme park at a deep discount, while raising funds for 4-H clubs, camps, and other educational programs.  LEGOLAND is a great way to have fun with the entire family …

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    4-H Summer in the Panhandle: Learning and Fun!

    Each summer, 4-H programs across the Florida panhandle offer a wide array of residential and day camps for youth ages 5-18. Summer residential and day camps are a great way for youth to be introduced to all that 4-H has to offer. Many camps explore specific 4-H projects, or topics, such as culinary arts, sewing, livestock …

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    Inspiring the Next Generation: Mrs. Ruth Ann Scurry

    What keeps a volunteer motivated to serve for more than 20 years? If you ask Mrs. Ruth Ann Scurry, a Jefferson County 4-H club leader, she will tell you it’s about making a difference in a young person’s life! Mrs. Scurry raised three sons who were active 4-H members. Her son Kenya even competed at …

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    4-H Goes “Purple” to Show Support to Military Families

    Most people think of the color green when they think of 4-H, but on April 10th, 4-H youth and volunteers in Florida will be sporting the color purple to show support for our military families.  When we think of honoring our military, we often think of Memorial Day and Veterans Day.  Did you know there is …

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    The Heart of a Handwritten Note: The 2nd “H” in 4-H

    A handwritten note or card can express one’s gratitude, thankfulness, care, or encouragement and has not gone extinct even in this age of technology. Just think about the last time you received a personal handwritten note from someone. You may have gotten emails, texts, or posts relating to the same event and you appreciated it …

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    Bad Weather Blues: Ideas for Indoor Club Meeting Recreation

    It’s that time of year in North Florida when we’re not sure what we’ll wake up to each morning. We may be in short sleeves, sweatshirts, or hip waders and that can make planning a club meeting tough. During this time of year, between the cold and the rain, it’s seldom that our youth are …

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    Three Tips for Positive Discipline when Dealing with Difficult Behavior

    Chances are, if you have ever volunteered with a youth program, you have run into some children who have challenged you with their behavior.   Earlier this month, Dr. Kate Fogarty and Sarah Hensley shared some insight and tips for disciplining children in a positive and productive way. The word discipline often has a negative connotation, …

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