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Posted by beverly.sarles | February 7, 2020


Put March 7th from 8:30 AM – 3:00 PM on your calendar and plan to join us for Super Saturday at the Camas Center.  The event is free.

This is an opportunity to learn about 4-H Projects, gain skills you need, meet other 4-H youth, and have a lot of fun.  After lunch we will have Gaga Pit and 9-Square, Log Rolling in the Pool, and Wall Climbing.  If you want to use the pool in the afternoon, you must either have a membership or pay the day-use fee.

Cloverbud Super Hero Olympics:  New this year will be two sessions designed specifically for Cloverbud age youth and connected to 4-H projects.  Our youngest 4-H youth will get to:

  • Make a Super Hero Cape & Mask
  • Get a picture in our Super Hero Photo Booth
  • Train to prepare to capture villains
  • Bust through a Wall
  • Use a sticky web to capture Kryptonite Balls and protect Superman
  • Catch Villains and much more!

Thank you to Country Pride, Pend Oreille Union, Selkirk Valley, Riverbend, and Bare Mountain Bandits for signing up to bring items for our Taco Bar Potluck Lunch.  4-H Leaders, it’s not too late for your club to contribute.  We still need salsa and lettuce.  Here is the link to sign up:

If you have any questions, please contact Vickie Blanchet at 509.671.2428 or


Teens – we need YOU to help facilitate workshops and run our Cloverbud Super Hero Olympics during Super Saturday (March 7th from 8:30 AM – 3:00 PM).  Please contact Vickie Blanchet at 509.671.2428 or if you would like to volunteer.

Junior Tech Wizards announcements:

Youth K-6 grade – come join us for Junior Tech Wizards on Thursdays from 3-5 PM at Pine Ridge Community Church (on First St next to DCFS in Newport).  Each week enjoy cooking with SNAP-Ed and challenge yourself with a STEM project.

Upcoming February Projects:

Popsicle Stick Bridges

Geodesic Domes with Gum Drops

Rescue Carriers and Devices

Balloon Race Cars

For more information, please contact Vickie Blanchet @ 509.671.2428 or Diane Lukas @ 509.590.7468.

SeaPerch Regionals

Ten of our Tech Wizards youth will be competing in the Inland Northwest SeaPerch Challenge on February 22, 2020, at Eastern Washington University Aquatics Center.  Teams will race their underwater robot through a slalom, ring pick up, and cap a well.  You are invited to join us between 9:00 AM- 2:00 PM to cheer on your Pend County 4-H teams.

Know Your Local Government

Our next Know Your Local Government meeting will be on Saturday, February 29, 2020, from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM at the WSU POC Extension Office.  Please mark your calendars and don’t forget to complete your assignments.

SafeSitter Babysitting Certification

Youth ages 11+ will have the opportunity to receive their SafeSitter Babysitting Certification on Saturday, March 14, 2020, from 8:30 AM – 3:00 PM at the WSU Pend Oreille County Extension Office, (227 S. Garden Avenue, Newport).  Students will learn about ages and stages, managing difficult behavior, handling emergencies, setting up a business, and responding to a child or infant choking.  The cost for the course is $25.00 for the babysitting guide book.  Please complete the registration and code of conduct form and return them to the WSU POC Extension Office, (Vickie Blanchet c/o WSU POC Extension, PO Box 5045, Newport, WA 99156), or scan and email them to  If you have any questions, please contact Vickie Blanchet at 509.671.2428.  Spaces are limited ~ Sign Up Soon!

Student registration:  Student_Registration_Form

Student contract:  Student_Contract

Leader Council – Thursday, February 20

Join us for the next Leader Council meeting coming up in a couple of weeks.  The meeting will take place at the WSU POC Extension Office, which is located at:  227 S. Garden Ave., Newport.  The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m.

University of Idaho Hosts 4-H Teen Association Conference – and Washington State 4-H is Invited!

University of Idaho Extension 4-H will be hosting their 2020 State Teen Association Conference (STAC) June 22-25, 2020 on the University of Idaho campus in Moscow. Washington State University 4-H has been invited to participate – more information coming soon!

Apply Now for the Washington State 4-H Scholarships!

The Washington State 4-H Scholarship Applications is available now! If you are a senior 4-H’er, now is the time to apply. The deadline for applying is March 15, 2020.

More information and instructions for applying can be found here:

Join in the 4-H Mosaic hosted by Manna Pro

From February 1 – April 30, 2020 Manna Pro is hosting a contest to build a 4-H picture mosaic online.  This is a chance for 4-H members, supporters, and friends to upload pictures to Manna Pro’s site.  Those pictures are integrated into tiny pieces to make a larger photo.  As an incentive for photo uploads, Manna Pro is providing $6,000, $3,000, and $1,000 prizes to the three states that upload the most photos weighted by state population. 

Full rules will be available online, but general guidelines are as follows:

  • The contest is open to all 50 states (territories are excluded).
  • Each person can enter up to 5 entries total during the entire campaign period.
  • The winning state will be decided by the most entries weighted by state population.
  • Promotional materials will be available via our social channels @national4h @mannaprohomestead @cityyolks.

More information will be shared soon, but start looking through your photo albums for pictures you’d like to share!

Save the Date – 2020 Springtime Youth Calf Sale

The 2020 Springtime Youth Calf Sale will be March 21, 2020 at the Evergreen State Fairgrounds. The event has been moved to the Dairy Barn this year.

Calf grant and scholarship applications are available now. Grant applications are due February 18th. Scholarship applications are due March 1st.

For more information visit

Save the Date to Host a Summer International Delegate

This summer from July 24 – August 19, your family can host a delegate from Japan or Taiwan. A Washington 4-H International Exchange host family needs to have a child of the same gender and within 3 years of the delegate’s age to fill the role of “host sibling”. Host families do not need to be active in 4-H.

Make this a summer to remember by giving your family a global experience.
The host family application is online at
For more information go to


To get regular updates about 4-H – follow the Pend Oreille County 4-H Facebook page.