Showing posts from October, 2011


There will be a silent auction and live auction at the State Leader Forum on Saturday, November 5 at the Boise Doubletree Riverside.

The silent auction starts at 8:00 am and will go until 6:30 pm.
The live auction starts at noon.

If you have items to donate for either auction bring them to the Leader's Meeting on Thursday, November 3rd or bring them by the Extension Office before that date.

All donations will benefit the State Leader's Forum. Thanks for your help!

Activities for Teens

Are you looking for activities where you can meet new people and have fun? 4-H has lots of events going on throughout the year.
We'll post a series of articles about some of the upcoming events starting with Know Your Government (KYG).
This annual event is open to youth in the 8th and 9th grades and is held in Boise on Presidents Day weekend (Saturday, February 18 to Monday, February 20) Here's some things you can do with KYG:
meet people from around the state learn how the state government decision making process works learn how teens can participate politically in influence state government learn how the state judicial system works learn what is involved in bringing a case before court observe the legislative process in action Participate in a mock trial or mock legislative sessions. The registration deadline will be in December and the registrations forms will be posted here when available.
Keep watching for more information on Know Your Government!


Check out these playdays! The only bad news is that they are both on Saturday, October 22nd. Both playdays have games and races and loads of fun! Here's the details so you can decide:

Halloween Playday
Ten Mile Riding Club
9:00 am

Desperado's will be hosting this event and raising money to help their club. There will be games and prizes. The cost is $4 per game, $20 for the day, or $45 for a family.
Arena race
Barrel and stake
Phonebook race
Boot race
"Heads" in a bucket
Team ribbon race

Fall Playday
Optimist Arena
11:00 am

Proceeds from this playday will go towards the local food banks in Mountain Home. Wild Vaqueros 4-H club is hosting this event. There will be games and races  and fun!
Eat a cracker, whistle race
Ribbon race
Ride a buck
Timed roping

So, come out and enjoy this great fall weather and ride your horse!

Time to Enroll in 4-H

The next 4-H year has begun and now it's time to fill out the 2011-2012 enrollment form for members and leaders. It is very important to enroll in 4-H before attending any 4-H events. Events include Horse Judging, Ambassador Retreat, and national contests and events. By enrolling you will be covered by our insurance in case of an accident during a 4-H event.

The annual dues are $12.00 for leaders, $14.00 for members taking the horse project, and $10.00 for everyone else.

Enrollment forms are available here.

Thanks for being part of the Ada County 4-H program!

Ambassador Retreat

This Ambassador Program is designed for teens who are high school freshman or older and who have completed at least two years of 4-H club work. Ambassadors promote 4-H to others in their communities.

The retreat is Friday, November 18 to Sunday, November 20 at Camp Ida-Haven in McCall. The cost per delegate is $90.00 and applications are due by Thursday, October 17th.

Scholarships are available to attend the retreat.

The Ada County Endowment Board offers scholarships to 4-H events. They usually provide around half of the cost of the program. (this varies based on the program though) This form has to be filled out by the applicant (4-H member) and the 4-H leader. Scholarship form:  form. Return the scholarship application by Tuesday, November 8th to the Ada County Extension Office to be considered for a scholarship.

Click here for the registration form for Ambassador Retreat.

State Leader Forum

This year the State Leader Forum will be held in Boise! This means little or no travel time and no hotel fees. This is a wonderful opportunity to take advantage of the great workshops and events and save money too.

The early bird registration deadline has passed, but it's not too late to register for this event. The cost is $90.00 for adults and $80.00 for teens. Yes, teens are welcome to attend this event too!

The workshops are informative and the tours and other events are fun and interesting and this counts towards your annual training requirements as a leader.

There will also be a silent and live auction to benefit the State Leader Forum. So, please donate an item or come and bid on something. The auction will be Saturday, November 5th. The silent auction runs from 8:30 am to 6:00 pm. The live auction begins at noon.

Click here for the registration form.