Orange County 4-H
Orange County 4-H
Orange County 4-H
University of California
Orange County 4-H

News & Calendar

Important Updates!

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Dates to Calendar Sept Update



I am happy to announce that beginning July 1, 2021 the University of California 4-H Youth Development has relaxed some of the guidelines for in-person 4-H activities in accordance with State of California and University of California. The limited resumption of in-person activities will ensure the 4-H program continues to provide safe learning environments to protect youth and adults, while at the same time allowing for increased engagement and opportunities to build relationships and engage our communities.

Visit the California 4-H website for updated guidelines and resources.

I'm so very proud of how the California 4-H Youth Development Program conducted themselves and managed these very challenging 18-months. I greatly appreciate the leadership and dedication of our 4-H professionals and volunteers in successfully creating new opportunities to keep members engaged and thank all the members and families for your on-going interest and participation in the program.

Lynn Schmitt-McQuitty
Statewide 4-H Director
University of California, Agriculture & Natural Resources
4-H Youth Development Program

Join Teen Council 2021-2022!

Are you 13+ and looking for a way to get involved?

Then represent your club at Teen Council!

Teen Council has new Advisers and great new ideas! Come to the virtual planning meeting on Friday, Nov 5 at 5:30pm. Use the link below to sign up!

Experience leadership at the county level and learn the skills to prepare you for future leadership as an Ambassador, at your school, in your community.

Help plan lots of fun activities! Keep in the know about county events! Keep your club members informed!

Yes! I want to join Teen Council!

Scholarship Application Update!

The Scholarship Committee has approved a very important change in the Scholarship Application Process!

You can now submit a Scholarship Application at any time throughout the year. Applications will be reviewed each month after the 15th of the month. You will receive an acknowledgment that your application by the end of the month in which you submit an application.

So...calling all applications for upcoming events!

If you are considering attending Youth Summit you now have two more chances to get a scholarship - submit an application by Nov or Dec 15!

You can find the application form on our GENERAL FORMS PAGE 

Then submit your application using this SURVEY



Please note: 4Honline has migrated to 4Honline 2.0 and online  enrollment is now open for families. Please refer to this Family Enrollment Guide or contact the county office if you need assistance with enrollment.


Youth enrollment instructions:

1. Enroll using the  NEW 4Honline 2.0 Enrollment System
NOTE: Youth leaders should identify their volunteer role when they enroll
2. Pay program fees by credit card using this SURVEY 
NOTE: Program fees will only be collected by credit card. If your club has received approval to collect special unit fees, you will pay only those fees directly to your club leader.

Youth Project Leader Requirements:

Youth Leaders of projects must complete this COVID-19 Mitigation Training. Project Leaders must complete this Project Planning Guide & Syllbus 2021-2022 - fillable and submit it using this Project Proposal & Syllabus Survey  NOTE: If a teen leader is co-leading a project with an adult Project Leader, they may be noted on the adult leader's Project Proposal & Syllabus and do not have to submit the form individually.


Adult Enrollment Instructions:

1. Enroll using the  NEW 4Honline 2.0 Enrollment System
NOTE: All adults should identify their volunteer role when they enroll
2. New this year: No program fees for Adult Volunteers! YAY! Thank you for your service to OC 4-H!
3. Complete the mandatory 4-H Volunteer Requirements:
  • Complete LiveScan only if no current record is on file
  • Complete the  4-H Volunteer Training, new or returning (Some volunteers who had a break in service due to COVID may qualify for an exception and may complete the returning volunteer training plus the one-time child abuse reporting acknowledgement separately. Please contact the county office if you believe you qualify for this exception.) Link to training:
  • Complete the COVID-19 Mitigation Training Survey
  • Project Leaders must complete this Project Planning Guide & Syllbus 2021-2022 - fillable  and submit it using this Adult Volunteer Training Acknowledgement & Project Proposal NOTE: Projects will not be added to club project lists until all mandatory requirements are met by the Project Leader. Youth will not be able to enroll in your project until it is added to the club project list in 4Honline 2.0.


November County Council Meeting Will Be Virtual!

The October Council Meeting happened Tuesday, Oct 26 at 7pm. Minutes coming soon!

You can click to watch the RECORDING  and use this passcode: iDY9!=bM

The November County Council Meeting will take place on Tuesday, November 23 at 7pm via Zoom. Please join us!

All members are welcome to attend council meetings. A lot of important information is shared and decisions are made that affect everyone. Please attend on a regular basis to stay up-to-date!

Check back here for the agenda!

Registration for this meeting is required for extra security REGISTER HERE

Join a County Committee

Make today the day you join one of the county committees that work to ensure OC 4-H programs, activities and events are the best they can be!

Volunteers are needed on several committees. Register here today!

Join a committee today!

Countywide Projects on the Horizon

Countywide Projects were a great success last year!

Wanna join a project and get in on the fun this year?

Have an idea for a new countywide project? 

Wanna lead or co-lead a project?


You can make a difference in the lives of OC kids!

Every donation helps!
Support 4-H Youth Development Programs in
Orange County with your tax-deductable gift!

We are so grateful to our donors in the big fundraising campaigns like Big Dig Day and Giving Tuesday, but we also appreciate those who think of us all year long!

It's always a good time to support a great organization like 4-H and help youth all over Orange County find their spark and follow their passion!

Margaret Mead

Make a difference! Be a donor!

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