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May 29, 2012

Military Appreciation Day, May 27, Craguns

Many thanks to members from the Black Bear, Emily Mighty Minnows, Baxters Sandpipers, and the Ambassadors 4-H Clubs for helping at Craguns for Military Appreciation Day on Sunday, May 27. The children enjoyed the variety of games and prizes offered on the beach of Gull Lake.

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May 24, 2012

4-H Emily Mighty Minnows May 22, 2012

Notice the pure excitement of the kids when they are around Koda. Koda is a domesticated wolf that came to visit the Emily Mighty Minnows at their May 22 meeting.

Koda goes to Camp Knuteson over in Crosslake and visits with the kids there...so this was not his first child encounter. When Koda first came into the room his back leg was shaking he was pretty scared but once he got used to the environment he was a snuggle bug!

If you ever want Gary and Koda for another group I'm pretty sure Gary would LOVE to
make an appearance. Here is his information just in case: Gary Hanson 218-763-3360

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May 16, 2012

4-H Club Daggett Brook May Meeting

The Daggett Brook 4-H Club held their monthly meeting on May 14th, 2012 at the Daggett Brook Town Hall.

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Hannah Schubert gave a talk on how she and her dad check the beef cows during calving. Hannah Studniski talked about taking care of baby calves and the shots and medicine to give them. Chelsea Emslander talked about her Siamese cat. Alexis Schroer talked about an animal habitat game.

Kirsten Schroer gave a demonstration on different types of hair braids. Sara Simmonds demonstrated crayon art.

The club did the adopt the highway cleanup before the meeting and had hotdogs afterwards.

Reports were given on the Heartland Symphony concert the club served bars and beverages at on April 15th. Heather Becker reported that the Plat Books are available for anybody to buy.

The club tour was referred to a committee and will report back at the next meeting.

The next meeting will be held on June 11th at 7:00 p.m. at the Daggett Brook Town Hall.

Reported by; Reilley Hettver, Club Reporter

May 14, 2012

4-H SS/W project and the Hot Shot Club at Mtn Men Fort

On Saturday May 12th , 30 people from both the SS/W project and the Hot Shot Club attended an all day event in Palisade at the Mountain Men Fort. We started with a team survival challenge called "Bushcraft" lead by David Schroeder.

Our cloverbuds decorated and attempted filling bug boxes lead by Aimee Burley. Carrie Guida taught us about knots and buttermaking. Anna Guida made hemp bracelets. Abby Flemming did a demonstration on rabbits and shared her three rabbits with the group.

Our youth had instruction in archery, air rifle, .22, shotgun, black powder and tomahawk throwing. More than a few fishing lines were wet Saturday as well in the Willow River.

A special thanks to instructors - Jason Burley, Roger Schroeder, Wendy Brown and Mountain Man Harold LeBlanc. This day was a complete success thanks to youth, parents and 4-H leaders all working together. A huge thank you to all.

Nancy Schroeder
Co-Chair SS/W PDC


May 7, 2012

Emily Mighty Minnows at Rock 'N Mineral Show

The Emily Mighty Minnows had 9 members who attended Rock N Mineral Show in Aitkin . The kids had an incredible time and said they want to come back again next year. They actually learn a lot there. They also made contact with a person from Outing who would be willing to have our group go to his house and see all his rock setups! How cool!

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Jeanne Rohr
Crow Wing County Program Coordinator