Brunswick County 4-H

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

County Council Hears from Carolina Canines December 11, 2009

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Justin Simmons, Perry Grosch, Kelsey Sanders, Rick Hairston, "Manna," Bryan Simmons

Members of the Brunswick County 4-H Council met on Tuesday December 8th at the Cooperative Extension Office in Bolivia.  The pledges were led by President Justin Simmons.  Members discussed the upcoming Southeast District Council Meeting in Duplin County as well as a Jr. Leader Ski trip with Wayne County 4-H.  Council advisor and 4-H Program Assistant, Leslie Kammer, reminded members about completing 2010 enrollment forms, Outstanding 4-Her of the Year forms, and the 4-H Scholarship application.  Rick Hairston from Carolina Canines for Service was the guest speaker for the evening.  He talked about the multiple ways his organization supports people with disabilities by providing specially trained dogs and how the youth could help by volunteering to raise a foster puppy.  The council will vote for 2010 officers during the next meeting on January 12th at 5pm at the Cooperative Extension Office.  For information about joining the council or 4-H, contact Leslie Kammer at 910-253-2610 or


Get Ready For County Activity Day May 12, 2009

Want a test run before competing in District Activity Day?  County Activity Day will be held on June 1st from 5pm-6pm at the Cooperative Extension Office.   It”s an opportunity for you to give your presentation in front of a small audience & get some tips before the big day at District competition. You must sign up by May 28th. Presentations should be between 5-12 minutes long.  For ideas on topics, click on the Categories link below, but remember that if your topic does not fit into any category you can compete in the Open Class.  Don’t forget you will receive a $20 4-H Scholarship for competing at District Activity Day!

For more information check out: 

County Activity Day Flyer

Presentations Fact Sheet

Presentation Categories



North Carolina 4-H International Exchange Program January 9, 2009

Japanese MarpleWould you like to learn about people in other countries, host an Exchange student from Japan, or one of the Newly Independent States such as Russia or Ukraine, travel to Australia or just learn more about the world? North Carolina 4-H offers you that opportunity through the 4-H International Exchange Program.

The North Carolina 4-H International Exchange Program and Cooperative Extension Youth Exchanges are a fully accredited member of the Council on Standards for International Educational Travel and strives to maintain those standards of high quality in the operation of its program.


These are programs for North Carolina 4-H members. Youth should be active members of their County 4-H program. Please read program brochures carefully. Each trip has a different cost, different ages requirements, and different dates. Scholarship money is available on a VERY limited basis. Youth wishing to travel must fill out an application, write an essay, obtain two references from non-relatives to be considered to take part in any trip.

  • Summer Four week outbound Program to Japan for youth ages 13 to 18. A $500.00 non-refundable deposit is due by January 27, 2009. Click here for a flyer about the program that gives more details.
  • Summer four week outbound program to Finland for youth ages 15 to 19. A $500.00 non-refundable deposit is due by January 27, 2009. Click here for a flyer about the program that gives more details.
  • Summer four week outbound program to Australia for youth ages 16 to 19. A $500.00 non-refundable deposit is due by January 27, 2009. Click here for a flyer about the program that gives more details.
  • Summer four week outbound program to Costa Rica for youth ages 15 to 18. A $500.00 non-refundable deposit is due by January 27, 2009. Click here for a flyer about the program that gives more details.

Kangaroo Crossing

Since 1972, more than 48,000 families in North America have hosted Japanese teenagers during short summer stays and more than 7,500 American students have made reciprocal visits to Japan.

Click here for necessary 4-H International Exchange 2009 Forms.  If you would like to learn how to be involved or have questions about hosting an exchange student, please email or call her at 910.253.2610.


Farm City Essay Contest September 12, 2008

Locally grown vegetables

Locally grown vegetables

The 2nd Annual Farm-City Week Essay Contest is open for entries from high school seniors in Brunswick, New Hanover and Pender Counties.  College scholarships, sponsored by the three county Farm Bureaus, will be awarded at the following levels:  $2000 first place, $1,500 second place and $1,000 third place.  A top winner will be selected from each county to compete for the first, second and third places. 

This year’s topic is “Why buy local food?”  Applicants must construct a thesis and support it with facts throughout the essay.  There is no requirement to the length of the essay.  Awards will be presented at the annual Rotary Farm-City Week luncheon on November 18th at the Coast Line Center, downtown Wilmington. 

In addition to Farm Bureau, the essay contest is sponsored by the Wilmington Rotary Club and the Cooperative Extension 4-H programs in Brunswick, New Hanover and Pender Counties. 

Essays must be electronically mailed by October 15, 2008 to Al Hight (  Disks or CDs may be mailed to: NCCES-Brunswick County Center, Attn:  Al Hight, P.O. Box 109, Bolivia, NC 28422, postmarked no later than October 15, 2008.  For more information call 910.253.2610.


National 4-H Week Poster Contest September 10, 2008

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What does 4-H mean to you?

In order to help celebrate National 4-H Week, Brunswick County 4-H is sponsoring a Poster Contest.  4-H’ers can turn in one poster that depicts what 4-H means to them.  They will be judged and one winner per age group will be chosen.  The top posters will receive 4-H Scholarship money and the posters will be displayed at strategic locations within Brunswick County.  Posters are due to the Cooperative Extension Office, Building N by October 1st at 5:00 pm.