Saturday, January 31, 2015

4-H Military Camp Mentors

2015 4-H Military Camp Mentors
The Texas 4-H Center is accepting applications for mentors to assist with camps for our military youth this summer. We are accepting mentor applications for the Young Hero’s Camp scheduled for June 8-12 and Camp Corral which is scheduled for July 12-17.
The Young Hero’s camp is designated for military youth whose parents serve in National Guard and Army Reserves. Youth for this camp range in ages 11-14 and their parents are currently active
members of the military.
Camp Corral is a summer camp designated for children of wounded, disabled or fallen military families. The camp is a place where military kids, ages 8-15, are free to be kids. It’s a week packed full of fun and discovery.
Youth interested in serving as mentors must be from 15-18 years of age. Mentors will reside in the dorms and participate in all camp activities. They will shadow Texas 4-H Center counselors and be available to assist in whatever capacity is needed.

This is a great leadership opportunity and will help the children of our military have a fun filled camp experience. Registration for each mentor selected will cost $35. To apply for a 4-H Camp Mentor position, please fill out the attached application and submit two reference forms. For more information on the 4-H Military Camp Mentor positions please email Mark Carroll at  Applications will be accepted until March 15th.

2015 Recipe Rally

Howdy Travis County! The first month of 2015 is coming to a close and with it comes new opportunities. Information and Sign-up for the "Recipe Rally" competition is here! .

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Houston Livestock Show Horse Show Infomraiton

If interested in the horse project, check out the flyer on the link below.

4-H Day at the Capitol

The Texas 4-H Youth Development Program is pleased to announce the plans for the 2015 4-H Day at the Capitol scheduled for Wednesday, March 25, 2015.  This event is designed for all 4-H members to learn more about our state legislative process, see our legislators in session, and to visit with their respective elected officials.  The event registration is $30.00 per person and includes a t-shirt, catered meal, printed materials, and appreciation tokens for our elected officials.  Registration will open February 1st and will close when the first 300 registration are received or on February 28th.  THIS IS A LIMITED REGISTRATION EVENT DUE TO SPACE AND WE ARE EXPECTING A QUICK REGISTRATION PROCESS - please communicate with your families that registration needs to be completed immediately when registration opens.

The day’s event will include:  Opening Session and Welcome, Group Photo, Visit to either House of Representatives or Senate Chambers for 4-H Recognition, Catered Lunch, and office visits with legislators.  Additionally, we will have four of our statewide leadership/ambassador teams present to demonstrate 4-H projects and activities.

Sunday, January 25, 2015

4-H Grown Social Media Campaign

4-H and HughesNet are launching the "4-H GROWN" Alumni Campaign -- inviting 4-H alumni to check in as a proud, 4-H Grown alum in their community and to tag their 4-H friends and family. Checking in and tagging friends through "4-H GROWN" is easy. Please help Texas win a $10k science sponsorship from HughesNet! Learn how:

Travis County 4-H Senior Consumer Team at Nationals

4-H Has Talent Contest

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

State Photography Contest - Senior 4-H Members

Texas 4-H Photography Contest
Take a photo, it will last longer, and then enter it into the 2015 Texas 4-H Photography Contest!  Rules and Guidelines are available for those interesting in the '15 photo contest.  State contest is open to senior 4-H members, but many districts have contest for younger 4-H members.  To learn more about the state contest, click HERE

Senior members will need to submit photos to Cory via email by April 3rd. 

2015 Texas 4-H Day at the Capitol

Join Texas 4-H at the Texas State Capitol on Wednesday, March 25, 2015 for the third 4-H Day at the Capitol.  More information will be released in January with registration open in February.  This event will have a limited registration to the first 300 youth and adults, so don't delay in signing up!!!

Austin Spurs Game - Saturday, February 7th

Travis County Youth Show - Food Challenge

The Travis County Youth Show will host the 2nd annual Food Challenge Contest on Thursday, January 22nd at the Travis County EXPO Center. Rules, guidelines and entry form may be found at the following link:

Entry form is due January 14th

Monday, January 12, 2015

Nutrition Quiz Bowl - Tuesday, February 10th - Kerrville

Contest and Learning Opportunity - If interested, please email Cory, this is a team event of 3-4 members of the same age division.

This contest helps participants increase their knowledge of basic nutrition, consumer information, food and kitchen safety, food preparation skills and storage, and nutrition and health. This contest will follow the rules and procedures listed in the Texas 4-H Quiz Bowl Study Guide, 4-H 3-2.030. The State 4-H Food & Nutrition Quiz Bowl Study Guide should be utilized for support information. These documents will be released by the beginning of September and will be posted at this website. If there are significant changes from the State FDRM unit related to NQB, we will update this letter and re-send to the counties after we receive the information. - click under 2015 State 4-H Food & Nutrition Quiz Bowl Study Guide (PDF)
Official references by age group include:

Juniors ➔ Safe Home Food Storage (Texas AgriLife Extension publication B-5031, rev. 8/02)
➔ Nutrient Needs at a Glance (Texas AgriLife Extension publication E-589, rev. 7/11)
➔ USDA My Plate
Focus on these tip sheets:
Choose MyPlate Got Dairy Today?
Add more Vegetables to Your Day With Protein Foods, Variety is Key
Focus on Fruits Healthy Eating for Vegetarians
Make Half Your Grains Whole Salt and Sodium
Be Food Safe
 Dietary Guidelines for Americans Executive Summary (DGA):

Intermediates ➔ All Junior References PLUS
➔ AAFCS Food: A Handbook of Terminology, Purchasing and Preparation, 11th edition
➔ ADA Complete Food and Nutrition Guide, 4th Edition – Pages 1-51

Seniors ➔ All Junior and Intermediate Resources PLUS
➔ ADA Complete Food and Nutrition Guide, 4th Edition – Entire book

Volunteers Needed to Assist at Travis County Youth Show

 Listed below are two opportunities for volunteers to help out at the Travis County Youth Show, please take a look and see if there is something you would like to help with. Be sure to sign up on the respective opportunities.

- Register to help with the Shavings Truck:

- Register to help with Kid's Town: