Wayne County 4-H Teen Council kicked off PA 4-H Week a little early this year! On Tuesday March 6that the last Teen Council meeting, Holly Hubert – Project Linus Coordinator, visited the teens to talk about Project Linus. Teen Council then donated the 16 blankets they made to the organization to be given to children who have experienced an injury or some sort of trauma.

The next Community Service event Teen Council has planned is making and delivering Easter Baskets to a local nursing home on Good Friday.

Teen Council has also recently helped organize the New 4-H Family Orientation held at the Penn State Extension Office on Saturday March 10th. While the parents learned about 4-H and all the opportunities it has to offer, the newest Wayne County 4-H members played a few ice breaker and team building games with Teen Council. Towards the end of the evening, Teen Council members in attendance also gave 4-H project demonstrations to the new 4-H families. Project demonstrations included; Brianna Metschulat – woodworking, Brooke Rutledge – Beef and hogs, Emma Diliberti – Livestock Judging Team, Allison Billard – Goats and ceramics, Rowan Murray – Dairy and Horseless, Emma Modrovsky – Photography, and Paige Gries – Sewing and Scrapbooking.

4-H members and volunteers will be promoting the 4-H program across the state throughout PA 4-H Week. 4-H members and leaders will be actively informing Pennsylvania communities about the importance of Head, Heart, Hands and Health and the benefits of actively participating in the 4-H program. The Pennsylvania 4-H program strives to reach achievement goals for their 4-H members including learning-by-doing activities, responsibility, record keeping and life skills.

The Wayne County 4-H program has fifteen 4-H clubs across the county. Within these 4-H clubs, 4-H members can take a variety of projects including fishing, cake decorating, ancestry research, food science, sewing, animal science, plant science, environmental science and much more. Members are encouraged to try new projects and activities in 4-H. 4-H members learn by doing these projects and the skills learned will last youth a lifetime! Wayne County 4-H clubs pride themselves on community service, teaching youth responsibility as well as how to be active in their community.

Those who would like to learn more about the Wayne County 4-H program should contact Jessica Scull at the Penn State Extension office in Honesdale – 570-253-5970 x4110 or Pennsylvania 4-H on Facebook or https://extension.psu.edu/programs/4-h. The registration deadline for new 4-H members in Wayne County is April 1st.

The 4-H program is a youth development program of Penn State Cooperative Extension. It is open to all youth between the ages of 8 and 18, without regard to ancestry, color, disability or handicap, national origin, race, religious creed, sex, sexual orientation, or place of residence.