The Bighorn Basin area will be hosting this year’s State Leaders Conference in Riverton February 21-24, 2014. Leaders and youth from throughout Wyoming will be gathering for workshops, speakers, and to share knowledge and ideas with one another.
There is always something for everyone, and we hope to see you there! There will be an opportunity to carpool, and there may be some funds available from the 4-H Council for leaders that would like to attend. For up-to-date information about the conference, click the link below.
Looking for an opportunity to learn and share ideas with 4-H leaders from throughout the west? This is a perfect opportunity just a short drive from Buffalo! This year’s conference will be in Billings, MT and they have done a great job of offering a wide variety of topics and inviting some inspirational guest speakers as well!
Registration is now open, with the early bird registration fee available until December 31st. There are opportunities for fundraising for those interested, and carpooling is encouraged! There may also be funds available from the 4-H Council. If you are interested in attending, check out the website for more information and registration forms.
What can you do to join the revolution? Post your ideas, and let’s see if we can make it happen!!
With County Fairs, Open Shows, and other competitive events happening during the summer months, it is easy to forget what matters most in competition- doing your best, not defeating the rest. There can only be one winner at a time, but there are other ways to win- WINNING WITH CHARACTER. The Six Pillars of Character are Trustworthiness, Respect, Responsibility, Fairness, Caring, and Citizenship. Here are some ways you can win with character:
1. Trustworthiness: have the courage to do what is right and honor the rules of the contest without cutting corners.
2. Respect: treat others the way you want to be treated even if you feel you did as good or even better than they did. Don’t take away from someone else’s victory by putting them down. Everyone should have an opportunity to win and you wouldn’t want anyone putting you down for your wins.
3. Responsibility: acknowledge and meet your moral obligations and fulfill your duties the correct way every time. Hard work and dedication often times takes you further than natural talent.
4. Fairness: Make decisions without favoritism or prejudice and treat people equally. Above all else, do not cheat or bend the rules to gain an advantage over anyone. You have not truly won if you have not competed on the same playing field as everyone else.
5. Caring: Be kind, loving, and considerate to everyone including your animals and take initiative to get to know others. Everyone has something to offer and you just might learn something new by reaching out to others.
6. Citizenship: We are all in this together whether it is just a livestock show, club, or a soccer game. care about and pursue the common good. be a participant and volunteer your time. Help your neighbors (even your stall neighbors) and by helping them look good you’ve, in turn, helped you and everyone around you look good. Follow the rules.