Our Shelton Shooters 4-H Shooting Shorts Club had this to share with us:
On April 18th the 4H group, Shelton shooters had a road side clean up in Montague. We are happy to report that there was a very large turnout. Almost all of the participating members of the group came to the cleanup. We collected a total of six bags of garbage and 4 bags of recycling. The group did not mind much that it was very hot for the cleanup. I guess the reason would be that we just came out of such a cold long winter (thank gosh spring is here!!!). So a special thanks goes out to the all the parents and Shelton shooters club members for making it a successful road side cleanup.
Stephen Sullivan, current President of the Kicken’ Chickens 4-H Club earned his Eagle Scout Rank through the Boy Scouts of America on October 30. 2014! The Morris Sussex Council was especially impressed with Stephen’s public speaking ability and commented about his amazing poise and professionalism! Congratulations Stephen!
On November 29th 17 4-H clubs braved the cold to participate in the annual Newton Chamber of Commerce Holiday parade! All Star Rabbits, Awesome Alpaca Adventurers, Breeders & Feeders, Bunnies n Buddies, Capricians, Furry Friends, Goats Galore, Kids in the Kitchen, Little Critters, Little Pocket Pets, Loping Life, Merry-Go-Riders, Side Kicks, Shelton’s Shooters, Sussex County K9 Frenzy, Sussex County Lego, and Sussex County Milkmakers!
The 4-H Summer Blossoms club got together to decorate the wreaths their club sold. They did a great job and had a lot of fun doing it!
Proceeds from the sale of 4-H holiday wreaths through the 4-H Foundation supports scholarships for 4-H members. The Foundation also supports the participation of 4-H members in regional and national events and competitions.
If your 4-H club decorated wreaths, please share your pictures and we’ll add them to our gallery.
12/8/2014: Tanya Patrie forwarded a picture of wreaths donated by Teen Council to the LG Cook Camp for the Camp’s first first annual Winter Gathering held on 12/6.
The Bows & Barrels 4-H Club competed successfully in a number of New Jersey 4-H Shooting Sports competitions. The club’s members did extremely well! Some have qualified to participate in the national competition. Congratulations to all the members of Bow & Barrels on their achievements!
Last year Hands on Learning voted to change its name to Nature’s Kids to fit the changing of the club. Outdoor activities, Nature and conservation is now the basis of the club.
This summer the club has been very active. They have done kayaking, archery, fishing, went to a firefly presentation, and on a nature hike. They also made care packages for the Appalachian Trail hikers and tie-dyed t-shirts. The club also participated in the Opening Ceremonies for this year’s fair, entered crafts and photos and participated at the 4-H Fun Day the fair. Lastly we collected ice pops (the liquid ones in plastic) and sent them to the USO in Afghanistan. One of our leaders, Matthew, is currently deployed there.
Nature’s Kids is fortunate to have the Wallkill River National Wildlife Refuge as well as High Point State Park and Stokes State Forest in their backyard so many future activities will be held there. Some of these will include:
Congratulations to Devon Schneider on her success at the 2014 Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival! Devon, a member of the Sussex County Shepherds 4-H Club, entered her fleece at the show and took top honors among 4-H fleeces. There were over 700 fleeces entered this year, and while they weren’t all from 4-H members, the quality of Devon’s won out over fleeces submitted from 4-H members from several other states.
This was a great honor for Devon, but not the first for Sussex County. Alexandra Rogers (also a Sussex Shepherds member) won the 4-H competition the last two years. While the Shepherds are a comparatively small club of just 15 members, they’re very accomplished!
Members of the Krafty Krafters and Little Critters 4-H clubs were at Tractor Supply Co. on Saturday, May 26 to promote 4-H and raise funds.
Tractor Supply Co. is currently running a nationwide Paper Clover fundraiser to support county 4-H programs. Purchasing a Paper Clover at the Tractor Supply Co. in Sussex will provide funds to support programming through Sussex County 4-H.
For more information see National Paper Clover Campaign Continues Support of Sussex County 4-H Youth.