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January 29, 2010

4-H Camp Counselor Application


January 28, 2010

4-H Federation 2010 Constitution


January 26, 2010

2010 Animal ID Affidavits and Information Sheets

you can locate the 2010 ID Affidavits and Information Sheets on each species project page. Start with the Animal Science page for convenience...


Then go to each individual species page, the names of the species (headings) are links (just put your cursor over the name and click). The information sheets and ID forms are in the upper right hand corner.

January 25, 2010

BLACK BEAR 4-H CLUB Meeting Notes for January 2010

Submitted by Cindy Terwilliger

A great meeting...we welcomed more new members to the club!

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We voted to donate $100.00 to the North American Bear Center in Ely, Minnesota. We thought it would be fun to support research about black bears because of the obvious reason....we are the BLACK BEAR 4-H CLUB!

Check out the den cam they have stationed at the mouth of Lily's den by going to www.bear.org.

Lily is a 3 year old bear about to give birth. Our members volunteer to give a bear report each month and we look forward to learning more about the black bear. Other mammals we've supported and studied include bats and whales.

Committees were set up to plan activities to learn about and support our troops, to plan a parent meeting and our Winter Project Meeting Day.

The club is finalizing plans for conducting the Mini Jubilee for kids ages 2-12 at Nisswa Elementary School on Feb. 13th from 10-11. Always fun...games, face painting, crafts, snacks...and then watch the parade in downtown Nisswa!

Justin gave a demonstration on Homemade Cocoa Mix and Joe showed four shooting positions.

Our program this month was Crafts and Fine Arts. The three stations set up were Tri Bead Valentine Hearts, Stamped Paper Valentine Boxes, and Tangrams- a Chinese puzzle. Youth split into groups and visited each station.

January 20, 2010

Project Day 2010

The Land Services Building was buzzing on Saturday, January 16 when almost 30 youth participated in the CWC Project Day. With help from the Ambassadors the Cloverbuds had their own track of activities including puppets, aerospace, even sliding outside, and finally MAKING ICE CREAM AND BUTTER!!


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Ice Cream and Butter Making

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Sessions for the older 4-H members included Fishing with a Pro Bass fisherman, Archery, GPS/Geocaching, Demonstration Helps and the famous Duct Tape Fashion Design.


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Duct Tape Fashion Design

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Thanks to the participants in the Card Making session for over 3 dozen thank you cards donated to the CWC 4-H Extension Office.

The day concluded with most of the youth rolling coffee cans in the square outside the Extension Office to make 'Rock and Roll' ice cream.

January 13, 2010

Next Shooting Sports/Wildlife PDC meeting

Beginning of the year Shooting Sports/Wildlife (SS/W) Project Development Committee (PDC) meeting.

If you are interested in being on the SS/W decision making committee, you will want to attend this meeting.

Discussions on fundraising, shooting schedules, instructor training, youth development and much more. The Committee meets bi-monthly on the third Monday of the month. All SS/W project members are welcome to attend.

Monday January 18, 2010, 6:30 - 8:30, Gander Mountain

Contact Joy Ruzich with any questions
14401 Shoreview Drive, Baxter, MN 56425

Drill Team Leader Manual - Updated

horses-bw.jpg Here is the most current Leader Manual. Drill Team Manual - update

January 6, 2010

Project Day 2010! Just around the corner....

Register now!
Download session description and registration form or read on...

County Project Days provide an opportunity for youth to try new projects or learn more about a project they are currently enrolled in. These hands-on, experiential workshops are open to all 4-H members and non-4-H friends.

LOCATION: CWC Land Services Building
DATE: January 16, 2010
TIME: 9:15 am - 2:30 pm
COST: $3.00 per youth, $10.00 maximum per family (This fee helps cover material costs & lunch)

Class Selection Procedure

Please note! If you are a Cloverbud (grades K-2) you can only take Cloverbud classes.

You will only have time to participate in one class per session. All morning classes are 75 minutes and the afternoon classes are 60 minutes. Class sizes are limited and your place is reserved on a first-come first-reserved basis. Because of this, you need to choose more than 1 class per session and rank your choices. Put a "1" in the space next to your first choice, a "2" next to your second choice.

Please fill out the information below and return to
CWC Extension, 322 Laurel St Suite 22, Brainerd MN 56401
Or email
rohrx022@umn.edu by January 13, 2010.

Payable at the door, or you can mail in a check payable to CWC 4-H.

Call 824-1065 if you have any questions.


Name: _______________________________________ Grade: _______

Are you a 4-H Member? Yes No (If you answered "no", please fill out the information below)

Parent/Guardian: ___________________________________

Phone Number: ___________________________________

Address: ________________________________________________________

Email Address: ___________________________________________________

Session I
____ Cloverbud Puppets
____ Fishing
____ Card Making

Session 2
____ Outside Cloverbud Activities
____ Project Bowl
____ Duct Tape Fashion Design


Session 3
____ Cloverbud--Rockets & Airplanes
____ Demonstration Tips & Helps
____ GPS/Geocaching

Session 4
____ Cloverbud-Making Butter & Cream
____ Archery
____ Making Butter & Ice Cream

Session Descriptions >

Morning Sessions
9:30am -- 10:45
Join a Professional Bass Fisherman to learn many tips to help you fishing. Grades 3+

Cloverbud Puppets:
Create a family of puppets out of a variety of materials. Name your puppets and share their personality. Grades K-3

Card Making ( An Attitude of Gratitude)
An opportunity to make thank you cards to have on hand when those 4-H thank you's are needed. Grades 3+

10:45 --12:00
Project Bowl
Find out what project bowl and how it works for Rabbits, Dairy, or Poultry? Dog, Horse, & General Livestock teams will show you how it done. Grades 3+

Cloverbud Outdoor Activities:
You will have fun outdoors sledding and playing games. Bring your sleds, saucers, and dress for being outside. Grades K-3

Duct Tape Fashion Design
Have fun designing, making, and modeling an outfit out of Duct Tape and newspaper. Grades 3+

Afternoon Sessions
12:30 - 1:30
What's the difference between a demonstration and a project talk? Learn what judges are looking for at county and state fair when demonstrating from Ambassador Sarah Fairbanks. Grades 3+

GPS/Geocaching: Go on a scavenger hunt using GPS units to find the hidden geocaches. Session will be outdoors. Grades 4+

Cloverbud Rockets & Airplanes: Make different types of rockets and airplanes to see which fly farther or better and why. Ambassadors Justin and Jonathan Warling will share the fun basics of the Aerospace project. Grades K-3

1:30 -- 2:30
Butter & Ice Cream Making:
Dairy Ambassadors Austin Moe Inga Wicklund will help you shake it up to make butter & ice cream from dairy products. Grades 3+

Cloverbud Butter & Ice Cream Making: Make butter & ice cream during this session. This Cloverbud session will be combined with the older group of 4-H members. Grades K-3

Car pool to the Brainerd Archery League's facility in the Baxter Industrial Park to join archery instructors to learn or improve your skills with bow and arrow. Do not have to be enrolled in Shooting Sports to take this session. Grades 3+

Schedule 9:30am -- 10:45 Fishing 3+ Cloverbud Puppets K-3 Card Making (An Attitude of Gratitude) 3+ 10:45 --12:00 Outdoor Cloverbud Activities K-3 Project Bowl 3+ Duct Tape Fashion Design 3+ 12pm --12:30pm LUNCH BREAK 12:30 - 1:30 Cloverbud -Rockets & Airplanes K-3 Demonstration Tips & Helps 3+ GPS/ Geocaching 4+ 1:30 -- 2:30 Butter & Ice Cream Making K+ Archery at Brainerd Archery League facility 4+

January 4, 2010

Next Federation Meeting - Bylaws

The next Federation meeting is scheduled for January 25 at 6:30 PM in the Land Services Building lower level meeting room. The bylaws will be looked at again and voted on. A report by the fundraising committee will be given. Please plan to have representatives from each club and PDC in attendance at this meeting. Fruit Sales information should also be available for clubs at the meeting.

Review the document: