Scotts Bluff County 4-H

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2015 Nebraska State Fair 4-H Fairbook

2015 Nebraska State Fair FFA Fairbook

2015 Nebraska State Fair Results



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Volunteer Training Opportunity

The Scotts Bluff County 4-H Council invites participants to the 2015 North Central Region 4-H Volunteer e-Forum. Get energized as you network with volunteers, county-based staff and state specialists from the 12 states in the North Central Region! Leave with new ideas you can use to infuse heart into your 4-H programs! Check out the flyer and contact Kelley Rice at 308-632-1483 or to register or for more information.

Scotts Bluff County
Achievement Program

This year the Scotts Bluff County 4-H Achievement Program will be held on November 15 at the Event Center at the Fairgrounds, time TBA. The career portfolio, diamond clover pin applications, award and council nominations are due October 1. However, we will accept all paperwork through the end of day Monday, October 5. Please turn in your paperwork to the Extension Office as soon as possible. Remember we are always here to help with filling out forms, record book questions, or for other information. Please to do not hesitate to contact us at 308-632-1480,, or Jana at

4-H Council Nominations

Executive Council Members (President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer) are elected at the Achievement Night. By October 1 please contact a Council Member or the Nebraska Extension Office if you have nominations. The 4-H Council meets every other month. The President of the Council is also required to represent 4-H at six Extension Board Meetings each year.

Volunteer and Heart of 4-H Awards

The 4-H Council honors several individuals and businesses each year for their support of our youth program. Please contact our office with names of people you think deserve to be nominated.

I Dare You Award and Outstanding 4-H Member Awards

The "I Dare You" Award and Outstanding 4-H Member Award are two of the highest honors given on the county level. Both awards are based on a 4-Her's activities and accomplishments. Each of these awards is given out every year. 4-H leaders, parents, the 4-Hers themselves, or a friend can submit an application for the 4-Her of their choice. Members who are 16–18 years of age as of January 1, 2015 are eligible.

Outstanding Leader Award

4-Hers and 4-H families, here is your chance to recognize your 4-H leader and all of the hard work they do. We are now accepting nominations for the Outstanding 4-H Leader Award. Our leaders are vital people in 4-H. Anyone who belongs to our 4-H family can nominate a leader. Just submit their names along with a short story about why you think they should be chosen.

4-H Record Books

Many families have been experiencing issues with their computerized record books so the 4-H Council has extended the deadline to October 12.  Thank you to the families that have already turned in your books!  If you have submitted your book and would like to work on it more, feel free to pick up and resubmit. Record Book Help Nights by appointment will be Tuesday, October 6 from 3:30pm to 6:30pm and Wednesday, October 7 from 5:00pm to 7:00pm at the Panhandle Research and Extension Center.

The Nebraska 4-H Career Portfolio is the annual record-keeping system used by Nebraska 4-H youth. It is a composite of all 4-H and
non 4-H projects/activities throughout the individual’s 4-H career. The 4-H Career Portfolio is required for Nebraska 4-H youth to be eligible for many county and state awards.  Check out the October 4-H alerts or contact the Extension Office 308-632-1480 for more information.

ENROLLMENT4-H Join today

The UNL Project Resource Central web page helps youth, parents, and leaders select projects. It identifies project areas, career choices and exhibits and includes related, additional curricula resources.  The 2015 Project Resource Central Publication (pdf) lists project resources (printed manuals, CD, DVD, or online) available for Nebraska 4-H members, families, and volunteers.

Hello 4-H Families! As we embark on a new 4-H programming year, we are excited to introduce you to a new on-line enrollment system. All 4-H families will enroll in clubs and projects through 4HOnline at . We will be discontinuing the use of our previous online system, ACCESS 4-H. You will need to create a new family account and profiles for each 4-H member at to participate in the 2015 program year.

4HOnline is a web-based enrollment system that will allow families to enroll in 4-H on your personal computer or mobile device. If you do not have internet access at home, feel free to stop by the Nebraska Extension office and use our computers. You'll be able to complete all of the information necessary to join 4-H online, including 4-H code of conduct forms and health forms. There will be no paper forms to submit for enrollment. Coming soon, you'll also be able to register for events, pay enrollment fees on-line and more!

4-H Online enrollment instructions pdf

Members may enroll at any time during the year, but to be eligible for County Fair and State Contests these enrollment deadlines need to be met:

Re-Enrollment - If you were enrolled in 4-H in 2014, enroll online and pay the $5 fee to the Extension Office by February 1. You may have until May 1 to add or drop 4-H projects for County Fair.

New Enrollment - Youth who are joining 4-H for the first time are encouraged to enroll online and pay the $5 as soon as possible and no later than May 1 to be eligible for County Fair.

For more information contact the Nebraska Extension office at 632-1480 or Also, if you have questions as you enroll, please let us help you!

Shooting Sports Parental Release Form (pdf 1 pg)

Adult Volunteers - Re-enrollment forms are to be turned in by February 1. Volunteers must re-enroll each year to retain status in years of service and for UNL insurance.

4-H Activity Workers guidelines (pdf 4pgs)

Volunteer Screening Forms (pdf 1pg)

2015 Volunteer Enrollment Form (pdf 1pg)

Volunteer Project Enrollment (pdf 1pg)

 4-H Club Year End Reporting

Nebraska 4-H policy requires all 4-H clubs to submit an End of the Year Financial Report to account for the dollars received and expended in the name of 4-H.
Most 4-H clubs raise money to support club activities through the collection of dues or by holding specific fundraisers. Because 4-H is an educational organization authorized through the USDA, several procedures must be followed when working with a club treasury. The key point to remember is the ability to show and prove proper accountability of how club funds have been received and expended. 4-H money is public money and we are responsible for its appropriate use.  Year End Club Reports –“ Due February 15

Year end reports letter (pdf)

Year end 4-H Club treasurer's report (pdf)

Year end 4-H Club general report (pdf)

Career Portfolio

The Nebraska 4-H Career Portfolio is the annual record-keeping system used by Nebraska 4-H youth; it is a composite of all 4-H and non 4-H projects/activities throughout the individual's 4-H career.

The 4-H Career Portfolio includes a:

  •    cover
  •    pre-printed tab dividers
  •    application and curriculum Forms
  •    4-H career portfolio
  •    4-H curriculum story
  •    supporting material (4 photo pages, 2 non-photo pages)

You can take a look at the instructions and print the pages from the State 4-H Website, or pick up copies at the Extension Office.

Nebraska 4-H Diamond Clover Program

Encourages Youth to Engage in a Variety of Projects and Activities

The Nebraska 4-H Diamond Clover Program is designed to encourage 4-H youth to engage in a variety of projects and activities that will enable members to acquire the life skills necessary to lead successful lives as competent, caring and contributing citizens. The program consists of six levels that require a 4-H member to plan and report a broad range of age-appropriate accomplishments. The program is designed to enable every 4-H member willing to exert the effort an opportunity to be recognized, regardless of how they are involved in 4-H. Participation in this program is optional.
Anyone with Adobe Reader can fill-in, save and print the pdf files. Check out Nebraska 4-H Diamond Clover Program for more information, or contact the Nebraska Extension Office at 308-632-1480.

Program Benefits (pdf)Diamond Clover Transparent
Accomplishments from Which to Choose:
Level 1 - Amethyst Plan & Report
Level 2 - Aquamarine Plan & Report
Level 3 - Ruby Plan & Report
Level 4 - Sapphire Plan & Report
Level 5 - Emerald Plan & Report
Level 6 - Diamond Part 1
Level 6 - Diamond Part 2

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The Scotts Bluff County September Newsletter is now available!

Scotts Bluff County Archived Newsletters:

Prefair Newsletter 2015
June 2015 (10pgs)
May 2015 (6pgs)
March 2015 (6pgs)
February 2015 (7pgs)
January 2015 (6 pgs)
2014 Year End
December 2014 (7pgs)


Spotlight on 4-H - Leader Newsletter     

2015 Scotts Bluff County 4-H Calendar (1pg)

Revised 9-22-15