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Taylor County 4-H

What is 4-H? 

4-H is one of the largest youth development programs in the United States involving more than 6.5 million young people and 540,000 youth and adult volunteers. The focus is on helping youth learn leadership, citizenship, and life skills by participating in projects and service.

Membership is open to any youth when he/she is in at least 9 years of age and is not older than 21 within the current 4-H year, which runs from October 1 – September 30. The Cloverbud program is open to youths ages 5-7 years of age. On a local level 4-H offers community clubs, specialty clubs, cloverbud clubs, county camp(s), club outings, Achievement Banquet, and more! In 4-H youth socialize, learn, and develop life skills in a safe, educational atmosphere.

Studies show that 4-H members
  • do better in school
  • are more motivated to help others
  • feel safe to try new things
  • achieve a sense of self-esteem
  • develop lasting friendships

Taylor County 4-H News

2021 Taylor County 4-H Day Camps

Due to continued health and safety protocols, we will not be holding overnight camp at Camp Towles this summer. However, we will be offering some exciting Day Camp options to help keep the 4-H Spirit alive. Each will be based around a different theme for a full day of fun at the low cost of $5 per day. 

Members will be able to register for their top choice on Zsuite through Friday, June 4, 2021, to ensure that everyone get the opportunity to attend at least one day Camp. Registration for additional days will open on June 5, and close on Friday, June 11, 2021. Enrollment on Zsuite is required to register. 

Day Campers will be asked to bring a packed lunch, but an afternoon snack and bottled water will be provided. If you cannot afford to provide a lunch for your child, please contact the office and we will work it out. Likewise, if you cannot afford the $5 fee, let us know. We can cover some scholarships.

Taylor County History Photo Challenge

Taylor County has a rich and varied history from its importance during the American Civil War to the founding of Mother's Day to the railroad that allowed the county to prosper. The WVU Taylor County Extension Service invites you to celebrate this heritage by participating in the Taylor County History Photo Challenge. Throughout the month of May 2021, take photos of yourself with as many of these 12 sites as you can and post them to Facebook, making sure to tag the Taylor County Extension page. Employees of the Taylor County Extension Office and their immediate families are welcome to participate, but will not be eligible for prizes.

Prizes will be awarded to participants with the most photos in Adult (18 and up) and Youth (17 and under) categories. In the case of a tie, a drawing will be held to determine the winner. We reserve the right the substitute a prize of equal value if the listed prize is not available at the conclusion of the Challenge.

On May 10, 1908, the first Mother's Day service was held at what was then Andrews Methodist Episcopal Church. The date was chosen to correspond with the anniversary of the death Ann Reeves Jarvis, Mother's Day founder Anna Jarvis's late mother.  Mother’s Day was made a national holiday by a joint resolution of the United States Congress on May 8, 1914. President Woodrow Wilson signed the bill into law on May 9, 1914.

2020 Taylor Summer Science Series

Summer is a time for relaxing and enjoying yourself, but you can also learn new things at the same time! Join AmeriCorps VISTAs Jordan, Mikala, and Charis each week for fun and easy STEM activities via Zoom. 

All Summer Science activities can be accessed via Demonstrations will also be recorded and posted on YouTube.

Flying WV | 4-H Clover

State 4-H Writing Exhibition Open to Taylor County 4-H'ers

If you're a Taylor County 4-H youth who enjoys writing, please consider entering WVU 4-H's statewide writing exhibition. 4-H youth in Taylor County who would like enter but have questions, should contact the Taylor County Extension Office.

Taylor County 4-H writing submissions may be dropped off, mailed, or emailed to the Taylor County Office by the deadline at:

State 4-H Poster and Photo Contests

Taylor County 4-H'ers don't forget to participate in the Poster and Photo contest. Photos and Posters need to be dropped off to the Taylor County Extension office no later than February 28, 2018.

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It Pays to BEE a Writer: State 4-H Beekeeping Essay Contest

Honeybee on red clover

West Virginia 4-H is excited to announce the 2024 State 4-H Beekeeping Essay Contest!

The topic for this 750-1000 word essay is Varietal Honeys.

Ten My Hands to Larger Service Mini-Grants awarded in 2024

Ten 4-H teen leaders and their teams have pledged their hands to larger service in the coming months as they implement the service projects outlined in their winning mini-grant applications. The West Virginia 4-H All Stars have committed $2,000 to support the ten mini-grants to enhance communities in Berkeley, Harrison, Monongalia, Morgan, Ohio, Preston, Putnam, Raleigh, and Randolph counties.

Cooper Knott and the Scrabble Scramblers 4-H Club in Berkeley County plan to update athletic equipment at the Camp Frame. This facility attracts the tri-county community for year-round social, educational, and recreational gatherings. The basketball hoop and backboard at the facility are broken and need to be replaced for the facility users to enjoy for years to come.

Harrison County 4-H members Hope Woods, Hannah Woods, and Spencer Nolan plan to repurpose old furniture to make a blessing box in their community. Community members can help fill this box with food, warm clothes, hygiene products, and other essentials that those in need can discretely acquire. By repurposing old furniture instead of building a new box, the 4-H members aim to reduce waste and encourage environmental preservation.

2024 My Hands to Larger Service mini-grants available

Youth replacing the floorboards of a porch

For several years the West Virginia 4-H All Stars have generously funded to eleven mini-grants for West Virginia 4-H teens/teen leader groups to assist in the planning and completion of a community service project through the My Hands to Larger Service 4-H Project.

Mini-Grant Application

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