Friday, April 12, 2019

Volunteers Needed!

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We're incredibly thankful that after a hard day's work, our Bainbridge Island 4-H volunteers roll up their sleeves to do so much for our 4-H community.  They share hours of their time and talents without any compensation and we extend a heartfelt thanks for all they do! 

Our volunteers need help and are reaching out to our 4-H parents for assistance.  Any task, big or small, will help your leaders and will help Bainbridge Island 4-H continue to be a great program for our kids.  Many hands make light work.

Please join the leaders of our club on Monday, April 15, 2019 to learn and plan for the 2019/2020 year.  We'll meet at Montessori Country School at 6:00pm.           

Needed areas of support

  • Assist Mike with treasurer duties 
  • Order and distribute club T-shirts
  • Coordinate Holiday Potluck
  • Coordinate End of Year Celebration
  • Coordinate the Harvest Fair Celebration
  • Coordinate rental of Yeomalt Cabin and Bethany Lutheran Church (for Holiday Party)
  • Volunteer to Judge 4-H Public Presentations
  • Assist with Teen Leadership
  • Coordinate community service project
  • Assistant leader with the cooking project
  • Volunteer to bring snacks and build fires for general meetings
  • Assist with website updates







Thursday, April 11, 2019

Kitsap County 4-H April 2019 Newsletter




View April 2019 Kitsap County 4-H Newsletter

4-H Summer Camp: July 28 - August 1, 2019




4-H Summer Camp is July 28 - August 1, 2019.  It will be held at beautiful Panhandle Lake 4-H Camp in Shelton, WA.

This year's theme is:  Legends of 4-H Camp, Mythology in the Wilderness!

Join the fun for 5 days as campers enjoy canoeing, swimming, teamwork, field games, archery, hiking, fishing, crafts and more.  The camp fee is $200 and Bainbridge Island 4-H is subsidizing a portion of our enrolled Bainbridge Island 4-H camper fees.  Attached is the enrollment flyer for more information.  Please ask your 4-H leader about this great and memorable experience.

4-H Summer Camp 2019 Brochure


Monday, April 8, 2019

Join us to Write Letters for Orphans in Nepal and Create Dog Toys for Kitsap Humane Society: Sunday, April 14, 2019 (4-H Community Service)


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Please join us for our Community Service event this year!  We will meet on Sunday, April 14, 2019 from 2:00 - 4:00pm at Montessori Country School, 10994 Arrow Point Drive, Bainbridge Island.

Members can:

  • Write special letters to orphans in Nepal and/or
  • Create fun dog toys for Kitsap Humane Society


We'll look forward to seeing all of our Bainbridge Island 4-H members at this great event.

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Apple Tree Grafting Workshop and General Meeting on April 8, 2019









Please join us at 6:30pm on Monday, April 8, 2019 at Yeomalt Cabin.

At our apple tree grafting workshop, you will learn how to graft your own apple tree seedlings.  Grafting creates apple trees with your favorite varieties of fruit on special rootstock.  

We will learn about different apple tree varieties, grafting techniques, and apple tree care.  All members will take home their own grafted apple tree seedling.

We'll also enjoy warm apple pie as a delicious treat!! 




Wednesday, March 6, 2019

4-H Guest Speaker and General Meeting

We're happy to announce the guest speaker for our next 4-H General Meeting!  Jeanne Goussev, together with her team, Sail Like a Girl, won the 2018 750 mile R2K - Race to Alaska.  The R2K is North America’s longest human and wind powered race.  Jeanne will share their amazing story about the no motor, no support, no kidding adventure. 

This team surely used their head, heart, hands, and health in their journey!!

We'll look forward to seeing you on Monday, March 11, 2019 at 6:30 pm at Yeomalt Cabin.

Copyright © 2018 Sail Like A Girl - Photo Credit: Zoe Katrina Norbom


























Copyright © 2018 Sail Like A Girl - Photo Credit: Zoe Katrina Norbom

Thursday, February 14, 2019

4-H Public Presentations


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4-H encourages its members to expand their life skills which includes the ability to do public presentations.  As a result, once a year, they offer a 4-H Public Presentation forum where members get the opportunity to do public presentations on topics they are interested in.

We encourage all members of Bainbridge Island 4-H to deliver public presentations.  Through Kitsap County's 4-H public presentation forum, our members can earn blue ribbons, earning the chance to give their presentation at Kitsap County Fair or Washington State Fair.

The dates for the Kitsap County 4-H Public Presentations are Friday afternoon, March 1, 2019 or Saturday morning, March 2, 2019.

You can sign up for your presentation here: 4-H Public Presentation sign up

Below are some common questions from our 4-H members:

Q:  What should I talk about?

A:  There are so many great topics to choose from.  Choose a topic that is of interest to you.  If you need ideas, talk with your 4-H friends and leaders or check out: How To Do A 4-H Public Presentation


Q:  Who will judge me?  

A:  Judges for 4-H presentations are supportive and encouraging 4-H leaders and volunteers.

Q:  Will other kids be watching?  Can my parent be there?

 A:  No other 4-H members are in the room with you unless you invite them.  Your parents are welcome to observe.

Q: How long do I have to speak for?

A:  If you are a Junior (8 – 10 years of age):  3 – 8 minutes
If you are an Intermediate (11 – 13 years of age):  5 – 15 minutes
If you are a Senior (14 to less than 19 years of age):  8 – 20 minutes

Q:  Do you have any hints or tips on delivering my presentation?

A:  --Have a catchy introduction
--Your time starts when you give the title of your presentation.
--End with a conclusion and your sources.
--Remember that EVERY word on your posters need to be readable from 10 feet away.
--Don't forget to ask your audience if they have any questions, then always repeat the question back to the judge.
--Practice, practice, practice!!

Please read the 4-H guide for additional tips:  How To Do A 4-H Public Presentation

Q:  What is the cost?

A:  Normally, there is a $2.50 charge per presentation but Bainbridge Island 4-H is paying for  members enrolled in our club.  When you check in for your presentation, please tell them you are a member of Bainbridge Island 4-H.

Q:  Can I bring my dog?  I'd like to include my pet in my presentation.

A:  Unfortunately, you may not bring any live animals.

What should I bring with me?

A:  There will be an easel for you to use during your presentation.  You should bring everything you need for your presentation, including visual aids.  No projectors or screens are provided.  If you are using Powerpoint, please bring everything you need with you.  When you check in, please tell them if you are using Powerpoint.

Q:  Where do I give my presentation?

A:   Liberty Bay Presbyterian Church in Poulsbo.  The church is located across from Poulsbo Inn on Hwy 305.  The address is 18561 9th Ave. NE, Poulsbo, WA  98370

Please let your leaders know if you have any questions.

Monday, February 11, 2019

4-H General Meeting Cancelled for February 11, 2019

Due to the weather conditions, the 4-H General Meeting for Monday, February 11, 2019 is cancelled.



Monday, January 28, 2019

Community Service Events

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Our Bainbridge Island 4-H community service events are planned for the year and we're looking forward to giving back to our community!! 

The first event is on Friday, February 8, 2019 from 3:45 - 4:45 pm (after school).  We will be making Valentine's Day cards with our friends at Wyatt House.  Each special handmade Valentine is finished with a U.S. postal stamp ready for mailing to family and friends.

The second event is Sunday, April 14, 2019 from 2:00 - 4:00 pm.  We will meet at Montessori Country School to make dog toys for PAWS and to write special letters to orphans in Nepal and Kenya.

We look forward to seeing you at these events.

Monday, January 14, 2019

4-H Academy

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The Kitsap County 4-H Academy is January 26, 2019!  This fun filled workshop is held once per year.  4-H members can learn to crochet, sew a doll's sleeping bag, learn about animal law, learn about vet science, learn Scratch (MIT) and coding, make a leather bracelet and try out crayolligraphy.  You can also learn about public presentations, record books, and communication skills.  Be sure to check out the link below for additional classes and details.
Check-in is at 9:30am and classes end at 2:00pm at Silver Ridge Elementary School. 
All 4-H youth of all ages, volunteers, parents and leaders are all invited to attend! 
Registration is open now! Class sizes are limited so don't delay in signing up for the class that you want. 

This event is $5 per person with a $2 pizza lunch option.  Please sign up online and pay at the door. Registration closes on January 24th. 

For details on this event and to sign up for classes, please click here: