Ohio 4-H offers over 88 different 4-H projects designed especially for teens, as well a Self-Determined project for teens who wish to pursue other areas of interest.
Teens interested in a variety of local, state, national, and international opportunities including teen leadership, citizenship, service, workforce preparation, camps, trips, awards, etc. should refer to the Just For Teens section of the Ohio 4-H Website for a complete list including requirements.
High school seniors are eligible to apply for 4-H Scholarships. Scioto County 4-H Scholarships range from $500 to $1,000. To apply for a Scioto County 4-H Scholarship, complete and submit the Scholarship Application. To be considered for a county level scholarship, please have your application turned in by January 24th. There are also 4-H Scholarships available at the State level. To apply for scholarships at the state level, submit a STATE SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION, online. All applications are due by the date on the application.
The Portsmouth Rabbit Breeders Association will be offering The Taylor Ann Ramsey Memorial Scholarship in memory of Scioto County 4-H former member, Taylor Ramsey. This will be a $1,000 scholarship provided to the 4-H or FFA member selected by the PRBA board of Director. Completed scholarship form may be mailed to the PRBA Secretary/Treasurer, Karen Stidham 317 Pine Lane Lucasville, Ohio 45648.
Teen Leadership Club
The Teen Leadership Club focuses on international awareness, career exploration, current issues and socialization. Teens may join the Teen Leadership Club, upon their 14th birthday, by completing and submitting the OHIO 4-H ACHIEVEMENT RECORD.
County Junior Fair Board
County Junior Fair Board Members are selected on a yearly basis. Members must be 15 years or older as of January 1st of the current year, and may serve up to three on-year terms. Selections are based on past leadership experiences and good leadership qualities. For membership consideration, teens must complete and submit the JUNIOR FAIR BOARD APPLICATION* no later than 4:30pm on January 24th.
Teens who are interested in being a Camp Counselor must complete and submit the CAMP COUNSELOR APPLICATION* by January 24th. Teens must receive 24 hours of training in order to serve as a camp counselor. The majority of those hours come from attending either Making eXtreme Counselors, at the Ohio 4-H Center in Columbus, or Counselor College at Canter’s Cave. First-year counselors MUST attend Counselor College. Counselor College Applications are due February 2023. MXC Applications will be mailed to all those youth who have submitted a Camp Counselor Applicaiotion.
The Queen Contest is open to Scioto County girls, ages 16 to 19 as of January 1st of the current year, not married, nor have been married, nor have borne a child. Contestants must be a member or an alumnus of one or more the other organizations represented by the Junior Fair Board, 4-H, Girl Scouts, FCCLA, FFA and VICA. The QUEEN CONTEST APPLICATION includes more information, rules, and guidelines. The entry deadline is TBA for the 2023 Queen's Contest. *Please DO NOT mail your applicaiton to the OSU Extension Office. We will post application submission instructions as the deadline draws closer.
Carteens (Cautious and Responsible Teens)
Teens serve as planners, facilitators, peer counselors, and teachers for the 4-H Carteens session. They also gain leadership, public speaking, and organizational skills. Visit the CARTEENS website for more information.
Ohio 4-H Volunteer Conference
The Ohio 4-H Conference is designed to bring together 4-H volunteers and teens from across the State of Ohio. The objective of this event is to learn together and from each other in order to improve our abilities to deliver the Ohio 4-H Program to its members. We truly believe that these educational selections offer something for everyone, and have the ability to satisfy every taste and need.
Visit the Ohio 4-H Conference webpage for the conference booklet and registration.
Registrations must be turned in to the Scioto County OSU Extension Office no later than Monday, February 6th.
Ohio 4-H Teen Opportunities
4-H offers a wide variety of opportunities for teens to develop knowledge, skills, attitudes, and aspirations needed for adult success. Please visit the "Just For Teens" page on the Ohio 4-H Youth Development website.
*These applications are fillable PDF's that must me downloaded and saved before completion. Once completed, you can email them directly to our office.