Friday, November 21, 2014

Ada County Teens Meet and Bowl

"Come bowl with us and check out some great leadership opportunities!"

The Ada County Teen Ambassadors are hosting a bowling night to introduce our teen program with an information session followed by BOWLING!!
The Ada County Teen Ambassador group meets at the Ada County Extension Office and holds community service activities, fun and educational events, and acts as ambassadors for the Ada County 4-H Program.
The group is open for all 4-H members 13 and up. You can also join 4-H and become an ambassador too!
Hope to see you there!
  • Tuesday, November 25
  • Westy's Lanes, 5504 Alworth St, Boise (near Chinden right by the Expo Building)
  • 6 to 8 pm

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

4-H Monthly Calendar

The 4-H year is just getting started! Check out these events:

November 6: Ada County Leader's Meeting, 7 pm, Ada County Extension. The public is welcome to attend the leader's meeting.

November 7-9: State Leader's Forum, Lewiston. This is a great chance to meet 4-H leaders all over the state and exchange ideas and learn new ways of leading projects. There are workshops and trips around the area.

November 8: Deadline to register for the Ambassador Conference. Register on 4-H Online.

November 9: Deadline to register for National 4-H Conference. Register on 4-H Online.

November 11: District II Horse Council Meeting, 7 pm, Canyon County Extension.

November 13: Ada County Endowment Board Meeting. If you would like to attend this meeting please call 287-5900 for location. (The Endowment Board meets monthly and provides 4-H members with scholarships to attend 4-H events.)

November 14: Deadline to register for the 4-H Archery Certification training. The cost is $50.

November 15: Recognition Night! 6 pm, Small Animal Barn (Expo Idaho). Come help us celebrate our 4-H members and leaders as we recognize their accomplishments. There will be a potluck dinner (call 287-5900 or email  to see what you should bring) and a silent auction that will benefit our 4-H program. Everyone is invited to attend and help us celebrate!

November 15: Teen Dance! 8:30 - 10:30 pm, Small Animal Barn. Open to youth 13 and up.

November 21-23: Ambassador Conference, Camp Ida-Haven, McCall. The conference is open to 4-H members who have been in 4-H for at least two years and are freshman and up.

November 22: Archery Certification class, Emmett. 4-H leaders who would like to teach the shooting sports curriculum must become certified through 4-H.

Friday, October 24, 2014

Shooting Sports Trainings

We're always looking for new shooting sports volunteers. If you have an interest in helping youth learn about our shooting sports program which includes, safety, care for firearms, proper handling, and shooting there are trainings in this area this fall!

To help with our shooting sports program 4-H volunteers must take the 4-H certified trainings in each discipline they would like to help with. Check out these trainings:

  • Archery, November 22, Emmett. The cost of this training is $50 and the registration deadline is November 14
  • Rifle, January 10, Emmett. The cost of this training is $50 and the registration deadline is January 2.
  • Shotgun, April 11, Caldwell. the cost of this training is $50 and the registration deadline is April, 3.

The registrations are available on our website.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

4-H Ambassador Program

4-H members make the best spokespersons for the 4-H program. the purpose of the Ambassador program is to promote 4-H to youth, parents, and the community.

4-H members who are in 9th grade or above and have been in 4-H for two or more years are eligible for this program. 4-H members with an interest in promoting our program and learning to improve their public speaking skills are encouraged to apply for this program.

The registration deadline is approaching fast! Saturday, November 1 is the deadline to register. The cost for the program is $95. If you would like to learn more about the program check out this website.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

How to Join Ada County 4-H

It's the end of September and the new 4-H year begins on October 1st! This is a great time to join a local 4-H club and participate in upcoming activities and here's how you do it:

  1. Attend our Open House on September 29 and learn more about our clubs, projects, and activities. You can also meet our staff and 4-H volunteer leaders.

       2. You can all the Extension Office at 287-5900 or email for more information about our program.
Information that will help find a club:
Your children's project interest
The area of the county that you live in
Your children's ages as of January 1, 2015
For more information on projects offered please see this link!


Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Important Dates for WIF

The Western Idaho Fair is almost here! Here's a list of important dates to remember:

Saturday, August 9: Horse Project interview evaluations at the Western Riding Club. Check with your 4-H leader for interview times.

Monday, August 11: Robotics posters are due to the Extension Office.

Tuesday, August 12: Interview evaluations for all projects, except Horse at the Expo Building from 9 am to 8 pm. Interviews are by appointment only, call 287-5900 to schedule.

Wednesday, August 13: Final day of interview evaluations. 9 am to 1 pm. By appointment only.

Thursday, August 14: Check in for livestock, check fairbook for details.

Friday, August 15 - 19: 4-H Fair at the Western Idaho Fair.

Be sure to check the fairbook for times, dates, and locations of events throughout the fair. Go to:

Monday, June 23, 2014

4-H REC Night

Is your record book ready for fair? If not, come to our 4-H REC Night clinic.

This clinic will have people available to answer your questions or use this time to complete your record book.

  • July 31 and August 1
  • 2 - 8 pm
  • Ada County Extension Office

Call 287-5900 to RSVP. If you would like to help with the clinic please let us know!