4-H Youth Development - Event Registration

4-H Events

Presentation Contest

4-H Presentations Contests allow members the opportunity to develop communication and leadership skills. Participating youth have the opportunity to teach others by developing and delivering a "show and tell" presentation related to skills learned in 4-H.

The Senior Contest is being held in conjunction with 4-H Senior Teen Weekend at Camp Bob Cooper: 9am, March 2, 2019. Seniors are 14 – 18 years old as of January 1, 2019.

The registration deadline is the same date as the Junior or Senior Teen Weekend registration date. There will be a $15 non-refundable late fee for entries past this date.
Sr. Teen Weekend due date is February 15.

In the link below are the rules and paper registration.  You may either fill out the paper form and email it to Leigh Walker -  Email LAWLKR@clemson.edu

or you may register online - below.  Just register before the due date to avoid the late fee.

Contact Leigh Walker if you have any questions about the contest. Email LAWLKR@clemson.edu or Darlington County Extension office 843-393-0484.

Rules and Paper Registration

Register Here

4-H Senior Teen Weekend 2019

March 1-3, 2019, Friday evening - Sunday morning, at Camp Bob Cooper - Summerton, SC. for youth ages 14-18.

Cost is $115.  Covers lodging, meals, activities and a t-shirt.

This weekend motivates teens to expand their 4-H knowledge and leadership skills. Youth will enjoy educational and recreational activities while building life skills and friendships that will last a lifetime.

Final Registration deadline is Friday, February 15, 2019.

The Honey Bee Project, one component of the South Carolina 4-H Pollinator Program, is an independent-study project that engages youth (ages 5-18 years) in the active role of beekeeping, learning the basics of entomology, and gaining an appreciation for the role of pollinators in our world. Registration Deadline = February 1, 2019!

2019 Project (runs March - August)

  • Friday, February 1, 2019: Your registration and payment must be received by 4-H. Register HERE or take this paper registration (PDF 0.3MB) and payment to your local county office

  • Project materials should be available for pick up at your local Extension Office by March 1, 2019.

  • Wednesday, May 1st: Your hive must be installed in the apiary you will use. (Hives can be moved during the project, but you must have your hive and begin records no later than May 1st!)

  • Friday, August 2nd: Record books are due to your local Extension Office. 

Age Divisions: (all ages are as of January 1, 2019) Each youth will receive 2 copies of the project record book. One may be used as a draft copy and the other may serve as the final product that is turned in at the end of the project. Only ONE record book can be submitted for each participant.

  • Cloverbud, 5-8 years of age

  • Junior, 9-13 years of age

  • Senior, 14-18 years of age

    • Research topic for 2019:  "Explain the industry of managed crop pollination and how it relates to beekeeping."  This topic applies to the "Honey Bee Research" section of the project record book for seniors.

We understand that beekeeping often requires the management of multiple colonies or hives. We encourage this, but only want youth to report on ONE managed colony during the project season. (You are responsible for providing your own bees and equipment for this project. If you need assistance with this, contact your local 4-H Agent or beekeeping association.)

2019 4-H Honey Bee Essay Contest

4-H Legislative Day - March 12, 2019 
11:30AM at the South Carolina State House, Columbia, SC on the north steps

4-H Legislative Day is a one-of-a-kind opportunity for 4-H members to meet and interact with legislators and tell their 4-H story.

  • 4-H Legislative Day creates awareness of career opportunities in South Carolina’s state government, better understand state government, and network with delegates from other counties.
  • Members of the House and Senate will recognize 4-H attendees during legislative session.
  • County delegations can work with their local 4-H Agent to schedule visits with their legislators and sign up for tours of the South Carolina State House.  Tours will
    be held at 2:30 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. To register your group for the tours, please visit the following online registration page:   Tour Registration 

Every youth, volunteer, and agent must be registered to receive a 4-H green ribbon to wear during the day. Registration is free. Ribbons will be mailed to the county 4-H offices as soon as registration is completed. You may register a group or as an individual. Deadline to register is Friday, March 1

Please contact Katie Shaw if you have any questions

Register for 4-H Legislative Day

4-H Engineering Challenge

Engineering challenges are fun and engaging ways to allow youth to compete in various STEM disciplines like bridge building, energy, GPS, robotics, rocketry, and more. South Carolina 4-H Engineering Challenge is offered in the spring annually to youth, ages 9-18, across the state. The goals of this 4-H program are to provide a safe learning environment where youth can try, fail, and try again, gain valuable life skills, increase interest, confidence, and knowledge in science, and encourage futures in STEM-related careers. Some challenges require club or classroom work prior to the competition event. Other challenges require youth to create their designs onsite. In addition to challenges, the South Carolina 4-H Engineering Challenge hosts a STEAM Fair to further excite youth about opportunities in STEM careers and education. Since it began in 2012, the competition has grown to over 250 participants annually. Youth that participate report increased confidence and knowledge in science skills. We will continue with this effort to grow and support additional 4-H Engineering Challenges within the STEM field. Register here for the SC 4-H Engineering Challenge!  Please share our event flyer (PDF 0.8MB). 

  • Saturday, March 30, 2019 at South Carolina State Fairgrounds
  • Deadline to register is March 1, 2019. 
  • Register HERE
    • For each child registered, we will ask the following information:
      • First and last name
      • Age division (based on their age as of January 1, 2019)
      • County (where they reside OR where they participate in 4-H, either is fine)
      • Demographics (race, ethnicity, gender)
      • T-shirt size
      • Whether they will eat the chicken sandwich provided lunch
      • Contact information (email or phone number)
  • Open to youth ages 5*-18 years of age (age calculated as of January 1, 2019)
    • Team Challenges (2-4 youth per team) include: 
      • Bridge Building
      • Lego Robotics
      • Mystery
      • Rocketry
    • Individual Challenges (1 youth only) include:
      • Coding (Scratch-based platform - Youth registered in this challenge can also register for/participate in the Bridge Building or Mystery Challenge)
      • Photography (Do not have to be present to win - Can register/participate in other challenges in addition to this one)
  • Six different challenges are available to choose from!!!  (Click on each Challenge to learn more.) 

Information on sponsoring or donating to our Engineering Challenge - Sponsor Levels (PDF 0.1MB). Register online or contact Ashley Burns at taberp@clemson.edu or 404-580-7984 to discuss sponsorship needs and options. 

For individuals, companies, or groups that would be interested in #InspiringKidstoDo through a hands-on or interactive exhibit at our STEAM Fair, you may also register online. You will be provided with an 8-foot table for display, along with lunch and t-shirt for up to 3 people.  There is a $50 fee to help us offset event and rental expenses. Nonprofit organizations are exempt from this fee, as well as any group that is not able to afford this expense.  Use the promotion code: NONPROFIT to register free of charge.  Contact Katie Burch (korishe@clemson.edu) with questions. 

*Most challenges, with the exception of the Photography Challenge, are only open to youth ages 9-18 years of age. Read individual challenge documents above for eligibility requirements. 

2019 4-H Sporting Clays Fundraiser Tournament

Friday, May 31, 2019

4-H Sporting Clays Fundraiser

NWTF Palmetto Shooting Complex, 535 Gary Hill Road, Edgefield, SC 29824

The 4-H Sporting Clays Tournament is designed to expand and support South Carolina 4-H Youth Development Programs -- 4-H State and National Congress, 4-H National Conference and other events and activities.

We are registering teams and sponsors for this event. Please join us with your support. You can register online or mail in the flyer.

Deadline to register as a team, individual shooter or sponsor is Wednesday, May 22, 2019.  If you are coming to watch, please purchase your lunch ticket in advance so we can let our caterer know how to plan.

Register here

Our goal for this year is $25,000!  We almost made it last year.  We can do it for sure this year.  Together we all are making a difference in the lives of youth in South Carolina!

Thank you for your support!

4-H Pinckney Leadership Conference (for High School youth)
4-H Pinckney Leadership Camp (for Middle School youth)

The 4-H Pinckney Leadership Applications for both high school and middle school youth are now open! 

If you will be a rising Sophomore or Junior or 7th or 8thgrader in the summer of 2019 and want to make a difference in your community while enhancing your leadership skills, the 4-H Pinckney Leadership Program is for you!   High School Application         Middle School Application

There will be two high school sessions on Clemson University’s campus: June 16 – 22, 2019 and July 21 – 27, 2019. Applications for high school youth are due by March 15, 2019.

There will also be two middle school sessions: June 23 – 28, 2019, at Camp Long- near Aiken, SC and July 14 – 19, 2019 at Camp Bob Cooper- near Summerton, SC (just off I-95) Applications for middle school youth are due by April 1, 2019

In both cases, no money is collected until the youth has been notified that they have been excepted in the program. The cost for high school program is $100 for the week and the cost for middle school camp is $50 for the week. This fee covers all costs of the program for the week - lodging (week long overnight program), meals and activities.  Again, no money is collect until after the youth has been notified of their being selected for the program.

Please either scan or fax your application and essay to Rachel Wright at rwrigh3@g.clemson.edu or fax# 864-656-7595 by the due date.

For more information, please contact Rushawnda Olden, Pinckney Leadership Program Director at rolden@clemson.edu  or  (864) 986-1195

High School Application

Middle School Application

2019 Small Garden Project

The purpose of the Small Garden Project is to educate the youth of South Carolina on where and how their food is grown using hands-on, in-the-garden experiences.

Cost: $10/garden (same price for individuals or groups)

Registration Due: April 11, 2019. 

Project Runs April-July 2019

Group Registration -  Group Registration Link

Individual Registration - Individual Registration Link.  

Please pay at your local County Extension office or, for an online payment option with a credit card, select the button below.

Online Payment Here

If you have any questions, please contact Jennifer Scales, Charleston County 4-H Agent at jscales@clemson.edu

4-H Alumni Registration

Calling all 4-H Alumni!!!

CS Device Registration