State Opportunities and Events

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4-H Citizenship Seminar
January 20-22, 2019
Helena, MT

  • Register with the Extension Office by December 1st

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Montana Citizenship Seminar is designed to educate and inspire 4-H youth as they learn and experience the rights and responsibilities of citizenship. Delegates participate in a mock trial, create and debate bills, meet with elected officials, and participate in a service learning project.

4-H Recreation Lab
March 22-24, 2019
Chester, MT

  • Must be 13+
  • Early Registration: $100 by February 15th
  • Late Registration: $115 by March 1st

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This event provides an opportunity for youth and adults to enhance their leadership, communication and team building skills in an action packed and interactive setting. Rec Lab programming is designed to provide participants with tips and tricks for being a better club, camp and community leader.

Shooting Sports Invitationals
Throughout the year
Multiple Dates

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Montana 4-H Shooting Sports events provide 4-H Shooting Sports members with opportunities to participate in fun and educational competitive matches in archery, air rifle, air pistol, and small bore rifle.

Montana 4-H Congress
July 9-12, 2019
MSU in Bozeman

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Montana 4-H Congress provides youth from across the state an opportunity to come together on the Montana State University campus in Bozeman for four days and participate in an event like no other. Congress offers both youth and adults a venue in which to learn, be challenged, and most of all, have a great time with their peers. Its purpose is to provide a safe and fun environment for youth to experience all that 4-H has to offer - contests, workshops, social events, and more.  

Montana 4-H Horse Show
September 14-16, 2018
Heart K Arena, Livingston, MT

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The Montana 4-H State Horse Show is an opportunity for 4-H horse project members to test their skills alongside their peers from across the state in an educational and enjoyable competitive contest. Classes are offered to include nearly every aspect of the 4-H horse project as well as nearly every skill level of rider.

4-H Ambassador and Teen Leader Training
October 18-20, 2018
Hilton Garden Inn, Bozeman, MT

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Fall Training is the annual leadership development retreat for Montana 4-H Ambassadors and Teen Leaders. The event is planned, implemented, and evaluated by the State Ambassador Officer Team. Youth will leave the weekend prepared and excited to take the knowledge and skills they have gained and apply them in their counties.

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               National Opportunities and Events

Leadership Washington Focus
July 14-19th, 2019
Washington, D.C.

  • Applications are due January 15

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This program is designed for middle school students (grades 7-9). Participants build confidence in their abilities to motivate and direct others in meaningful action, practice effective communication with others through group discussion and public speaking, work with others to create and accomplish goals, develop an understanding of their own personal leadership style, exchange ideas, practice respect, and form friendships with other 4-Hers from across the nation. Participants are accompanied by an adult chaperone.

Citizenship Washington Focus
July 8-15th, 2019
Washington, D.C.

  • Applications are due January 15

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Go to Washington, D.C. for a week in June to experience our nation's capital, meet your legislators, and meet 4-Hers from around the country. During this week-long trip, delegates have the opportunity to tour the Smithsonian and the National monuments as well as visit with Montana Senators and Representatives. Montana delegates travel as a group with two adult chaperones. Intended for current 4-H members age 14-19.