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Belmont County Junior Camp Counselor
Camp counselor responsibilities include planning and conducting camp programs, meditations, citizenship, flag ceremonies, song leading, recreational activities, campfire and much more.  Applicants must have completed the 9th grade by summer of current 4-H year to be a counselor.  There is some cost involved.  Interested applicants must complete the Camp Counselor and Counselor-in-Training Application Form and submit it to the Extension office by posted date.

Belmont County Junior Fair Board
The Belmont County Junior Fair Board is comprised of representatives from several youth organizations including 4-H, FFA, FCCLA, DECA, VICA, Girl Scouts, and Boy Scouts.  Junior Fair Board members are responsible for the design, implementation, and evaluation of all junior fair aspects of the Belmont County Fair.  There is an enormous amount of responsibility and hard work given to and expected of those individuals who are selected to serve as Directors of the Junior Fair Board.  Please review the Junior Fair Board Handbook and Contract for Membership.  Interested applicants must complete a Junior Fair Board Application (Available Here) and submit it to the Extension office by posted date.

The Belmont County CARTEENS program is a court mandated program for first-time juvenile traffic offenders.  CARTEENS is a peer education program which simply means the program is taught by "TEENS."  Teens must be 14 years of age as of January 1st of the current year (at least a freshman).  The CARTEENS program is held on the second and fourth Thursday of the month at the Extension office.  To learn more about the CARTEENS program, how to become a teen leader and the cool rewards teen leaders can earn such as gift cards, check out our CARTEENS page. 

County Achievement Awards
4-H youth may apply for County Achievement Awards.  These 24 awards recognize a 4-H member's achievement in a specific area.   Areas include: Beef, CARTEENS, Citizenship & Community Service, Clothing & Textiles, Dairy, Dairy Goat, Environmental Sciences, Family Life & Child Development, Foods & Nutrition, Gardening & Horticulture, Health & Safety, Horse, Leadership, Mechanical & Engineering Sciences, Meat Goat, Personal Development, Photography, Poultry, Rabbits, Sheep, Shooting Sports, Swine, and Veterinary Science.  County winners may be youth 8-19 years of age.  County winners selected for review for a State Achievement Award must be a minimum of 14 years of age as of January 1of current 4-H year.  Interested applicants must complete the Ohio 4-H Achievement Record and submit it to the Extension office by posted dates.

I Dare You Award
The "I Dare You" Award is given each year to one male and one female 4-Her who have demonstrated exemplary leadership through their years as a 4-H member.  The recipients, generally in there last few eligible years of 4-H, have shown outstanding qualities of servant leadership through the many avenues 4-H offers its members.  Examples of servant leadership activities include, but are not limited to, camp counselor, junior leaders, junior fair board, CARTEENS, Shooting Sports, judging teams, livestock committees, 4-H committees, state camps, State 4-H Ambassador, and club activities.  Youth need not apply for this award.

Scholarship Opportunities
Ohio 4-H Scholarships are available to all youth who are high school seniors or college freshman, a current or former Ohio 4-H member, have not previously received the scholarship for which they are applying.  Check for other specific eligibility information for particular scholarships on the Ohio 4-H Scholarship Application Form.  There are over 20 scholarships available to 4-H'ers throughout Ohio.  Interested youth must complete the online scholarship application no later than posted date.