Brunswick County 4-H

4-H is a community of young people across America who are learning leadership, citizenship & life skills.

Christmas Cards for Soldiers November 25, 2008

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StarsWhen doing your Christmas cards this year, take one card and send it to this address.  If everyone sends one card, think of how many cards these wonderful special people who have sacrificed so much would get.

When you are making out your Christmas card list this year, please include one the following North Carolina’s VA Hospitals. 

*Asheville VA Medical Center
*% Volunteer Services
1100 Tunnel Road
Asheville, NC 28805 

*Durham VA Medical Center*
% Volunteer Services
508 Fulton Street
Durham, NC 27705

 *Fayetteville VA Medical Center**
*% Volunteer Services
2300 Ramsey Street
Fayetteville, NC 28301

*Salisbury – W.G. (Bill) Hefner VA Medical Center*
% Volunteer Services
1601 Brenner Avenue
Salisbury, NC 28144


4-H Postage Stamp November 24, 2008

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There is a new contest that can help fund a trip to Congress, 4-H Camp, or any other state 4-H event.  

Since 1909, North Carolina 4-H has worked to “make the best better” in the lives of the youth of North Carolina. To commemorate the NC 4-H Centennial, the NC 4-H Development Fund will be selling North Carolina 4-H Postage Stamps, with proceeds benefiting our County Innovative Grants Program…but we need your help designing the stamp! What does the NC 4-H Centennial theme of “We Are 4-H!” mean to you? How has NC 4-H impacted your life? Where is NC 4-H going in its next 100 years? The winning deisgn will encapsulate the past, present and future of 4-H in North Carolina.

We Are 4-H!  

Click here for contest details.

Be sure to submit your entry to the county 4-H office by Friday December 12th!


4-H Fleece Blanket Workshop November 18, 2008

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Make a blanket for yourself or for a gift!

Make a blanket for yourself or for a gift!

Leslie will be teaching a fun no-sew Blanket Workshop on Wednesday, December 3rd, from 4:00PM until 6:00PM in the Training Center, Building N. Please bring fleece of your choice, it must be at lease 40 inches wide, most is 54 inches wide. You will need two pieces of the same size.

Amount needed varies:
Baby/toddler: 2 pieces 1-1 1/2 Yards each
Child: 2 pieces 1 3/4 Yards each
Teen: 2 pieces 2 yards each

This is a good opportunity to make a gift and learn a new craft!

Please RSVP to the Office by December 1.





Project Learning Tree Workshops for 4-H Volunteers November 12, 2008

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 There are still opportunities to squeeze in a Project Learning Tree Workshops before the end of 2008….just take a look at our workshop offerings below!  And as always, you can keep abreast of where PLT is by checking out our online PLT calendar at   Workshops are already being added for 2009!

November 21, 2008 
9am – 4pm        PreK-8       
Chimney Rock State Park        Chimney Rock, NC
To Register:  Kelly Hoke  704-528-6514
****6-hour workshop.  Participants will need to complete a simple “homework” assignment to receive 1.0 CEU credits and/or to meet EE Certification requirements.

December 4 & 5, 2008
9am – 4pm & 9am – 1pm        PreK-12        Blue Jay Point County Park        Raleigh, NC
To Register:  Blue Jay Point County Park  919-870-4330
****Please let the staff at Blue Jay know if you will be attending the 6-Hour PreK-8 portion of the workshop on Thursday, or both days for the full 10 contact hours and the secondary module Places We Live. Friday attendance only is not an option.

December 13, 2008                                                                                                                                       9am – 4pm        PreK-8        Museum of Life and Science        Durham, NC
To Register:  Rebecca Shackleford  919-220-5429 x 435
****6-hour workshop.  Participants will need to complete a simple “homework” assignment to receive 1.0 CEU credits and/or to meet EE Certification requirements.


Centennial 4-H Website November 3, 2008

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We are excited to announce that the NC 4-H Centennial website is now online. Please take a minute to visit and bookmark site. This site will eventually be the central location for all NC 4-H Centennial materials.  On this website you can learn about NC 4-H history, see a 4-H timeline, or tell your own personal 4-H Story.

Please note that the new website is still under construction (a scrolling graphic header will be added to each page and the story link will be updated to accept stories from site visitors).   So, please keep checking the site as it becomes more updated.


2009 Blue Heron Bowl :: February 21, 2009 November 1, 2008

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Today’s technological advances allow us to research and explore vast ocean regions which were relatively unknown. With these new discoveries comes the potential to improve not only the environmental and economic well-being of our country but also our quality of life. Now our challenge is to continue the exploration and develop strategies for managing the oceans’ resources. TheNational Ocean Sciences Bowl (NOSB®) is one program that prepares the next generation of marine scientists, policy makers, teachers, explorers, researchers, technicians, environmental advocates, and informed citizens to accept this challenge.



Team Registration Directions:

  1. Print registration form
  2. Fill it out completely
  3. Acquire the appropriate signatures – all forms must be signed by coach and school principal
  4. Fax completed form to: (910) 962-2410
  5. After faxing the form, wait 30 minutes and then call (910) 962-2777 or
    e-mail to confirm that your fax was received.


North Carolina is one of 25 NOSB regions. The winner of the Blue Heron Bowl, hosted at UNCW on Feb. 21, 2009, will qualify for the NOSB National competition which will be hosted in Washington, DC in April 2009. This all-expense paid trip will allow the winning team from North Carolina to compete with other regional winners and provide the team with the opportunity to learn more about ocean science research at the Smithsonian Institutions Natural Museum of Natural History. To learn more about NOSB and the National Competition, please visit: