Grand County 4-Hers attend district retreat |

Grand County 4-Hers attend district retreat

Courtesy of CSU Extension Service

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Grand County 4-Hers attended the District 11 and 12 Retreat on March 20-21 in Glenwood Springs.

Twenty-one kids aged 10-18 and six chaperones from Grand County joined 4-Hers from Routt, Jackson, Moffat, Rio Blanco, Garfield, and Eagle counties for the retreat, which as themed "I Survived District Retreat."

They kicked the conference off on Friday night by hearing from Keynote Speaker Tori Allen. She used her story of becoming a professional rock climber at age 13 and winning the X Games for speed climbing at age 14 to inspire attendees to overcome obstacles and achieve their dreams.

On Saturday the kids learned survival skills, orienteering, and archery. They also participated in games and scavenger hunts. Senior members (ages 14 and up) sat in a Think Tank about water issues in Colorado. They participated in a round table with adults experienced in water law and issues, which included Grand County Commissioner James Newberry. The seniors then had to write comments and a press release for a public hearing about a fictitious threatened species of suckerfish found in a river.

District Officer elections were also held for both districts. Abigail Halley was elected Secretary for District 12 and Madison DeCicco secured the office of Reporter. All the 4-Hers had a great time and spoke highly of the retreat.