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4th H Club Challenge


We pledge our "health to better living" but do we actually practice it? The 4th H Club Challenge encourages Ohio 4-H Clubs to learn, practice, and advocate for healthy choices and behaviors at 4-H club meetings. Practicing healthy habits and choices now has lifelong effects on the health of youth.

Each club that completes the challenge before the deadline will enter into the $100 voucher drawing for their region to use for their club (project books, educational tools, etc.)! Each region will have a winner. The first 25 clubs that complete the registration and pre-survey will get an extra entry. How does it work? Apply 3 healthy practices per meeting (see list below) at 6 or more 4-H clubs/meetings from April - December 2023.

If your club already does some health practices, great! We encourage you to challenge yourselves with different or new health practices for your club.

  1. Register and complete pre-survey.

  2. Record the dates and activities in the 4th H tracker link. (the tracker link will be provided after registering)

  3. Share a picture of your club doing a healthy practice on social media. Be sure to include the official hashtag #Ohio4thHClubChallenge.

  4. Submit all activities to the tracker link by December 31st, 2023.

4th H Club Challenge Regions

A winner will be selected from each region.

4th H Club Challenge Region Map

Region 1: Allen, Auglaize, Defiance, Erie, Fulton, Hancock, Henry, Huron, Lucas, Ottawa, Paulding, Putnam, Sandusky, Seneca, Van Wert, Williams, Wood
Region 2Ashland, Ashtabula, Carroll, Columbiana, Coshocton, Cuyahoga, Geauga, Harrison, Holmes, Jefferson, Lake, Lorain, Mahoning, Medina, Portage, Stark, Summit, Trumbull, Tuscarawas, Wayne
Region 3Champaign, Clark, Crawford, Delaware, Fairfield, Franklin, Hardin, Hocking, Knox, Licking, Logan, Madison, Marion, Morrow, Richland, Union, Wyandot
Region 4Adams, Brown, Butler, Clermont, Clinton, Darke, Fayette, Greene, Hamilton, Highland, Mercer, Miami, Montgomery, Pickaway, Preble, Ross, Shelby, Warren
Region 5Athens, Belmont, Gallia, Guernsey, Jackson, Lawrence, Meigs, Monroe, Morgan, Muskingum, Noble, Perry, Pike, Scioto, Vinton, Washington