Category Archives: 4-H Club Updates

Posts on what Sussex County 4-H clubs have been up to

Shelton Shooters Clean Up in the Community

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. 

Shlt Shoot Montague Rd CleanUp


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!



4-H Holiday Wreaths-Send Us Your Pictures!

4-H members showing decorared wreaths
Summer Blossoms members proudly display the wreaths they decorated.

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.

Happy Holidays!

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.

Bow & Barrels Club Scores at State Competition!

Emily Malone shatters a clay pigeon!
Emily Malone shatters a clay pigeon!

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!


State Archery Results

  • Jenn Natoli, 6th place overall
  • Tim Straway, 9th place overall

State Shotgun Match

  • Emily Malone, 1st place, Trap Shoot; 1st place, Wobbler; 1st place, Doubles

Emily qualified to participate on the State 4-H Shooting Sports team that will compete nationally.

State Smallbore Match Event

  • Silhouette Relay: Wyatt Bohmann, 5th place; Connor Brady, 9th place
  •  3 Position Relay: Wyatt Bohmann, 8th place; Connor Brady, 10th place
  • CMP Relay: Connor Brady, 6th place; Wyatt Bohmann, 11th place

Final: Wyatt Bohmann, 7th place; Connor Brady, 9th place

Wyatt Bohmann is an alternate to participate on the State 4-H Shooting Sports team that will compete nationally.

State Air Rifle Qualifying Match

  • Silhouette: Wyatt Bohmann, 13th
  • 3 Position Relay: Wyatt Bohmann, 5th place
  • Standing: Wyatt Bohmann, 11th place

Final: Wyatt Bohmann, 9th place

Wyatt Bohmann qualified to participate on the State 4-H Shooting Sports team that will compete nationally.

Hands On Learning to Change to: Nature’s Kids!

Natures Kids_compositeLast 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:

  • weather proofing the benches at one of the trails
  • taking more hikes
  • doing a roadside cleanup
  • making crafts
  • visiting a nursing home
  • building birdhouses and more!

New members are welcome!

Devon Schneider Takes Top Honors at Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival

DSchneider_MD_SheepWoolShow_2014Congratulations 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!

Krafty Krafters and Little Critters Raise Funds at Tractor Supply Co. in Sussex

4-H club members at TSC 4-H members at TSCMembers 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.