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The Gift of Giving

Discovering your passion. Taking responsibility. Being part of a team. A special bond with an adult who cares. Learning about yourself. Knowing you're really good at something. Showing at Fair and making forever friends. The first time sleeping under the stars. 4-H is all these things. Those of us...

Posted on Friday, November 20, 2020 at 7:58 PM
  • Author: Marianne Bird

Thoughts on Starting Up...and a Thank You!

It's been almost four months since the coronavirus transformed our communities and created changes that, just last February, we would never have dreamed possible. The shutting down and now gradual re-opening of where we work, shop, live and play has affected all of us in different ways. Some have...

Posted on Monday, June 29, 2020 at 7:18 PM
Focus Area Tags: 4-H, Environment

Thank You for Giving

This week we celebrate Thanksgiving, and I've been reflecting on the word “giving.”  We give to things we care about. Think about where you spend your time and your energy, both limited resources. I suspect most of us dedicate ourselves to family, like our children or spouse (or...

Posted on Monday, November 20, 2017 at 2:32 PM

Primary Members and Pillowcase Prizes

Sometimes a lesson really hits home. This happened for me recently at a family camp I direct over the Memorial Day holiday. A group of my childhood camp friends and I have organized the gathering for five years. It began as a place for old camp buddies to gather with each other and their kin,...

Posted on Tuesday, June 20, 2017 at 11:28 AM

Helping Kids Understand Their World

It was dinnertime and Claudia, my colleague and friend, was seated at a table talking with the kids at 4-H On the Wild Side camp.  Sitting next to Claudia, an African American girl in the fifth grade chatted away between bites of spaghetti. “You're from Mexico, aren't you?” the...

Posted on Tuesday, November 22, 2016 at 11:35 AM

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