Brunswick County 4-H

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

It’s Time For Summer Fun 2009!!! May 8, 2009

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It’s that time of year again!  School is almost out and we are very excited to make our 2009 Summer Fun Schedule and Registration Form available to you.  We have many activities that are brand new this year in addition to our traditional activities.  There’s something for everyone: High Ropes Course, Cake Decorating, “Dirty Jobs,” Crabbing, Canoeing, Pottery, Surfing, Gardening and more!!

Checkin out the farm animals at Indigo Farms, June 2008

Checkin out the farm animals at Indigo Farms, June 2008

Please read all of the details carefully, noting age restrictions for each day.  Also note that you are not officially signed up for an activity until you have paid the fees.  To sign up, you will need to submit the registration form, 4-H enrollment form, medical release form, and the appropriate fees.  The Summer Fun Program is available to youth ages 5-19, regardless of whether or not you are already involved in 4-H. Sign up today!! Email or call 910-253-2610.

Indo-Jax Surf Camp, July 2008

Indo-Jax Surf Camp, July 2008


National 4-H Week September 25, 2008

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October 5th-11th is National 4-H Week! 

Monday, October 6, 2008

Brunswick County Commissioners proclaim this week as Brunswick County 4-H Week.    If you would like to attend this meeting please meet at the 4-H Office at 6:30 for the 7:00PM Commissioners Meeting.  Sign up by October 1.


Tuesday, October 7, 2008

“Walk for the Clover” – Come help us host, as County Employees walk the Brunswick County Government Complex Fitness trail from 11:00AM 3:00PM and earn a 4-H cup.  Also, we are baking and selling home-made 4-H Dog Treats.   Come and help us in the kitchen at 9:00AM.  Call the office to sign up by October 1.


Wednesday, October 8, 2008

“Reading Makes the Best Better“4-H’ers will take time to read to local kindergarten classes.   4-H’ers need to sign up in advance and be at the 4-H office at 8:30AM.    Plans are for the Readers to read from 9:00am until 11:00am, we will give them a quick lunch and they can return to their own classes.  They will be transported to Bolivia Elementary School to read to the kindergarteners.   Arrangements may be made at other schools, depending on how many volunteers are available in the different sections of the county. 

Readers must be 12 or older.  Call to sign up before October 1.


Thursday, October 9, 2008

“Dancing and a Movie in the Garden” To top off the celebration week, we are planning on Dance Lessons in the Garden followed by a movie.  Events start at 4PM and end at 8PM.  Make your reservations for Family Night by calling the office by October 1.  We will start with shagging lessons with Charlie Spencer and learn line dancing with Leslie.  After dancing, we will have pizza, and then enjoy the Movie with popcorn.  The evening will cost $2.00 per person or $5.00 for the whole family.  Movie choices are “Remember the Titans”, “Finding Nemo”, “Homeward Bound” or “Happy Feet”.  Vote for your movie choice by when making reservations.

 Brunswick County 4-H'ers at Pony Express July 2008

Also to help celebrate National 4-H Week…

– Enter the “Color Me Green” 4-H Outline Drawing Contest.  Check out our website for an application.





– Send us your favorite 4-H story or photo

– Write a few sentences or even paragraphs entitled “What 4-H means to me” 


Stories, photos, & entries will run in the newspapers during National 4-H Week


All entries must be submitted to the Brunswick County 4-H office by October 1st. 

The “Color Me Green” contest has district and state level awards, and the top three picked story or writing will receive 4-H bucks to use at future 4-H events.  1st place-$15, 2nd place-$10, and 3rd place-$5

For the adults, “If you were a 4-H member as a kid or want to write about your volunteer experiences, please feel free to submit entries for the newspaper on “What 4-H means to me” or send us your favorite 4-H story or photo.


Brunswick County 4-H Focuses on Youth Fitness September 11, 2008

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Fitwize 4 Kids in Leland

Fitwize 4 Kids in Leland

According to a new report by Trust for America’s Health (TFAH), North Carolina has the 5th highest rate of overweight youth (ages 10-17) at 19.3% percent while the US average rolls in at 14.8%. In a society where statistics show that one out of every three kids in America is overweight and most kids get very little physical exercise because they are stuck behind a computer, television, or video game, Brunswick County 4-H is fighting to make a difference. Brunswick County 4-H offered an extensive summer program for kids called the 4-H Express that provided 42 days of activities and over 31 events to attend. Although the summer program contained a large variety of activities from trips to farms, zoos, parks, museums, greenhouses, and more, there was a huge focus on physical activity and fitness.

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