South Carolina 4-H Volunteers' Newsletter

October 2020 - Volume 6:1(1)


Dear 4-H and Extension Volunteer

Thank you for your dedicated service and support to Clemson Extension and the state of South Carolina. We understand and appreciate your desire to volunteer and your frustrations with the policies and restrictions related to COVID-19 that have infiltrated nearly every aspect of our lives. Please understand that our mission of delivering “unbiased, research-based information and education” mandates us to follow the evolving evidence surrounding this pandemic and support strategies intended to protect the public health, safety and general welfare of our employees and stakeholders. 
Clemson University Cooperative Extension’s COVID-19 volunteer guidance is consistent with the policies and guidelines provided by Clemson University and applies to officially sanctioned Extension programs and projects. They do not prevent volunteers associated with Extension programs (e.g. Master Gardener Associations, Master Naturalist groups, 4-H clubs, etc.) from convening independently or volunteering on their own. However, such activities are discouraged by Clemson Extension and the University based on the best evidence and risk mitigation strategies provided by public health authorities (SC DHEC, CDC, etc.). As a result, no Clemson University (including Cooperative Extension) resources, staff, facilities or insurance may be used in support of such gatherings or activities until Extension’s re-entry plan metrics have been met.
The university urges all colleges, divisions, schools, departments, registered student organizations and other organizational units to continue to limit face-to-face interaction to the extent possible by using virtual alternatives such as email, instant message, telephone, or video conference tools like Zoom or WebEx; and follow protective guidelines where face-to-face interaction is required as outlined in the Meetings section of the Return to Workplace Guidance. For more detailed information concerning virtual meeting options, see Free Virtual Meeting Service Recommended for Clemson Extension Volunteers.
We ask for your patience and understanding and that you please stick with us through this difficult time. We will emerge stronger together as we strive to serve each other and our neighbors.

Monthly 4-H Club Activity Idea

Each month, this e-newsletter gives you a monthly activity idea that you can try with youth in your club/community.  Special attention has been given to make these activities easily conducted on a budget, during a distance-learning or in-person 4-H club setting, and adaptable for multiple age groups. 
Click for "See" like a Bat Activity
4-H Art Card Contest
Open to all current South Carolina 4-H members. For youth participating in our 2020 South Carolina 4-H Card Art Contest, please submit your entries online at no later than November 1. Only one submission per category (Thank you/Gratitude or Holiday themes) per youth is allowed.  
Click here to Enter
Horse Project Record Book Workshop
South Carolina 4-H is offering a free Horse Project Record Book Online Workshop on November 10th at 6:00 PM. The workshop will cover why and how to complete a record book for the horse project.  
Click here to Register
4-H Coding Challenge
Insight from Mars is the theme for the 2020 SC 4-H Coding Challenge (open to youth ages 9-18). Registration is free and opens on November 1st.  Entries will be accepted during CS Education Week (December 7-13).  Youth must be registered by December 9th to participate in the competition challenge to create a Mars-themed animation project in Scratch.   Teachers can register their entire class in this contest! 
Click here to Register
Healthy Lifestyles Video Contest
We want to see your best homemade cooking videos each month! Videos will be shared on the SC 4-H Healthy Lifestyles Facebook group. Entries will be entered into a raffle to win 4-H cooking prizes. Exceptional entries will be selected for free entry to the 4-H Presentations contest. Pumpkins are the ingredient of the month for October; Eggs for November! 
Click to Find Out More
Healthy Lifestyles Clinic
What to learn about all the exciting things happening with the 4-H Healthy Lifestyles Program? A Healthy Lifestyles Clinic will take place on November 10th at 5:30 PM.  The event is free and open to 4-H members and non-4-H'ers across the state.
Click here to Register
Healthy Lifestyles Skillathon
Are you a 4-H member who cooks at home? Why not test your food and nutrition knowledge by participating in the 2020 South Carolina 4-H Healthy Living Skillathon? Register by Friday, November 27th. 
Click here to Register

4-H in the News!!!


Upcoming Events

November 1      South Carolina 4-H Card Art Contest 
November 10    Online Horse Project Record Book Workshop - 6 PM
                          4-H Healthy Lifestyles Clinic - 5:30 PM
November 15    Registration opens for Jr. & Sr. Weekends 
                          Registration opens for Presentation Contests (Jr. & Sr.)
November 24    Horse Talk Tuesday-Horse Racing-6:30 PM 
                          Horse Project Community Service Month Contest 
November 30    HLS Video Contest submission due for November
Nov 30-Dec 4    4-H Healthy Lifestyles Skillathon 

December 9      SC 4-H Horse Project Kick-Off - Registration Deadline
                          SC 4-H Coding Challenge - Registration Deadline
December 11     4-H Pinckney Leadership Camp Applications Open
December 29    Horse Talk Tuesday - Horse Carriage Industry - 6:30 PM
December 31    HLS Video Contest submission due for December


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Clemson, SC 29634
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