4-H members "Kicked up the Dust 4-H Style" at the 19th annual 4-H District Retreat | SkyHiNews.com

4-H members "Kicked up the Dust 4-H Style" at the 19th annual 4-H District Retreat

What does leadership and bullying have to do with each other?

That is what 4-H members 10- to 18-years-old learned at the District 11 and 12 retreat this past weekend in Glenwood Springs. Intermediate members 10- to 14-years-old attended four different workshops consisting of “Taste of 4-H” who taught members about various 4-H projects such as quilting, robotics, leather craft, and scrapbooking.

In “Duct Tape and T-shirt decor” members could use their imagination and creativity to create a project out of duct tape and decorate their camp T-shirts with fabric markers.

In “That’s Totally Gross” members learned about chemicals and made three different types of “slime”.

In “Respectful Leadership” Intermediate and Senior members listened to Kelly Barnes, a motivational speaker, who encouraged everyone to always go “a little bit more” no matter what you are doing in life.

Throughout the camp the Senior members focused on bullying. They were divided into groups and chose a type of bullying: cyber, verbal, or physical. Then, created a poster campaign, a T-shirts design, and a 2 to 3 minute video about How to Prevent Bullying.

Saturday evening senior members gave a presentations to the younger 4-H members.

District elections were also held during the retreat, and the new District 12 officers are President Jaelyn Whaley from Routt County, Vice President Clay Russell from Jackson County, Secretary-Treasurer Tia Rozel from Routt County, and Reporter Shyla Bohall from Grand County.

The entire weekend was fun and educational and I would like to thank the 4-H Agents, Leaders, Chaperones, and District Officers that helped make this camp a success.

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