Forestry Judging

State - National 4-H

Spring - Summer

Shannon B. Herndon


803-245-2661 ext 111

sticks.jpg4-H Forestry Judging develops an appreciation for the importance of conserving forestland as a source of products, benefits, and services necessary for quality living. 4-H foresters learn citizenship and leadership skills as well as practical forest management skills through participation in the 4-H Forestry Invitational. By learning these skills, young people will be better prepared to own forestland or deal with environmental issues in the future.

Forestry skills and knowledge events include:

  • Tree Identification
  • Tree Measurement
  • Forest Evaluation
  • Compass Orienteering
  • Topographical Map Use
  • Forest Insect and Disease Identification
  • Forestry Bowl
  • Forestry Written Exam

4-H Forestry Clinic - March 14-16, 2014
Webb Wildlife Center, Garnett, SC

Youth ages 14-18 interested in learning forestry can attend this weekend training. The clinic will be held at SCDNR Webb Wildlife Center in Garnett, SC. After a weekend of intense training, four youth and an alternate will be selected to represent South Carolina at the National 4-H Forestry Invitational in July 2015 in West Virginia. Cost for the clinic is $100. Limit 20 participants. Once selected for the team, members will practice throughout the year to prepare for the National Contest. 

Click here for the 2014 registration form  - Due February 28, 2014

Click here for 4-H permission and health forms

Click here to see pictures from 2014 clinic (

Space is limited to the first 20 participants with paid registration. Bamberg and Barnwell County participants, please send copy of registration form to Shannon Herndon, PO Box 299, Bamberg, SC 29003 or fax 803-245-2170 or email to All other counties register directly with McCormick County.  Registration and permission forms are due February 28, 2014. Late registrations must include $15 late fee.

Click here for the 2014 Forestry Clinic flyer

Is your company or organization interested in sponsoring the 4-H Forestry Program? Click here for a sponsor brochure.

4-H Forestry Invitational - July 27-31, 2014
Weston, West Virginia

Since 1980, teams of 4-H foresters from across the nation have come to Jackson's Mill State 4-H Conference Center at Weston, WV, the first and oldest 4-H camp in the United States, to meet, compete, and have fun.

Click here to go to the National 4-H Forestry Invitational website