State Level Leadership Opportunities
4-H Junior Weekend
South Carolina 4-H’ers from across the state travel to Camp Bob Cooper in Summerton, SC for the weekend of a lifetime! SC 4-H Junior Weekend is an annual event that many Junior division 4-H members (youth age 9-13) look forward to each year. Youth are immersed in a weekend of activities and workshops organized by South Carolina 4-H State Teen Council. This is a great way for members to make new friends, have new experiences, and learn new skills through fun and adventure.
“YES! It was the best weekend EVER!” Tiger M., Horry County 4-H’er
Registration is through 4-HOnline. Link to 4-HOnline
4-H Senior Weekend
South Carolina 4-H’ers from across the state travel to Camp Bob Cooper in Summerton, SC for the weekend of a lifetime! SC 4-H Senior Weekend is an annual event that many Senior 4-H members (youth age 14-18) look forward to each year. Youth are immersed in a weekend of activities and workshops organized by South Carolina 4-H State Teen Council. This is a great way for members to make new friends, have new experiences, and learn new skills through fun and adventure.
Registration is through 4-HOnline. Link to 4-HOnline
State 4-H Congress
South Carolina 4-H State Congress is our premier event. This annual four-day personal development event is held at Clemson University. Senior 4-H members (ages 14-18) get to experience college life by staying in the dorms and eating at the college dining halls. University personnel and resources are utilized to provide quality hands-on workshops that expand knowledge and leadership skills in the youth. An important part of this event is celebrating and recognizing teens who “make the best better”. This event includes the South Carolina 4-H Achievement Banquet including the Clover Ball (dance) and the South Carolina 4-H Project Awards Luncheon.
State 4-H Teen Council
The State 4-H Teen Council, comprised of 4-H’ers from ages 14 to 18, represents 4-H’ers from their region and plans state events and other initiatives. The Council shall be a channel of communication among 4-H’ers, extension agents, and advisors. The Council shall promote all that is in the best interest of the 4-H members and will encourage leadership, citizenship, and life skills. The goal of the State 4-H Teen Council shall be to promote a positive learning experience. Applicants for Regional Representative positions must be at least 14 years of age and remain 4-H eligible for the term of office. Applicants for officer positions must be at least 15 years of age and remain 4-H eligible for the term of office. Applicants for President and Vice President must have completed at least one year as a member of South Carolina State 4-H Teen Council. (Application and completion of a year of service may occur in the same year.)
Teen council members meet throughout the year to plan events such as 4-H Day at the South Carolina State Fair, Junior Weekend, Senior Teen Weekend, SC 4-H Legislative Day, and State 4-H Congress.
Applicants must have completed the 4-H Ambassador training. This training can be completed during the year the applicant is elected to serve.
Application Deadline: June 28, 2021
4-H Ambassador Program
PURPOSE: The leadership committee is excited to announce that ambassador applications are now open! The purpose of the 4-H Ambassador Program is to enhance and utilize the leadership, citizenship, and communication skills of 4-H teens. We strengthen and expand upon 4-H Ambassadors’ current leadership abilities so that they may serve as positive role models for younger youth; build meaningful partnerships with other teens, adult volunteers, and 4-H professionals; and promote the 4-H mission in South Carolina. These 4-H Ambassadors will then be better prepared to actively educate the public about the South Carolina 4-H Program and the important youth and community issues 4-H addresses.
- Ambassadors will select one youth and/or community issue in which to focus, seeking to educate the public about this issue and position 4-H as a catalyst for positive change.
- Ambassadors will serve as the youth coordinators in their county for any statewide 4-H community service projects.
- Ambassadors will promote 4-H in their community and, upon request, on the county, regional, state, and national levels.
- Ambassadors will utilize the youth-adult partnership model to increase 4-H resources, programs and membership.
After having served as a 4-H Ambassador for one year, youth may choose to be a Horse, Leadership/Civic Engagement, Livestock, Natural Resources, Science, or a Healthy Lifestyles Ambassador the following year.
Three items need to be completed to become a 4-H Ambassador.
1-Registration - paper form
3-payment of $40
Link to Ambassador Description (more detailed information)
End of Year Report (32 KB, Word) is Due June 30 to the State 4-H Office.
Frequently Asked Questions:
- How old do you have to be to be a 4-H Ambassador?
Applicants must be a senior-aged 4-H member (ages 14-19) and must have the time available to fulfill their Ambassador responsibilities.
- How do I become a 4-H Ambassador?
You must complete the application and submit a resume to be selected. Then you must attend the Ambassador Training in August.
- How much does it cost to become an Ambassador?
There is a registration fee, usually in the neighborhood of $40. This covers the cost of the training and a 4-H Ambassador Polo Shirt.
- What is the time commitment?
You commit to be a 4-H Ambassador for 1 year and participate in 3 activities.
- 1 State, 1 Regional or 1 Multi-County Event
- 1 public speaking or presentation activity
- 1 self-directed activity