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Teen Council

Teen Council is open to all 4-H members between the ages of 13 to 19.  4-Hers can join as soon as they turn 13.  Teen Council provides opportunities for teens to interact with other teens from all over Delaware County. Activities include cultural, educational, social and community service events.  Teens are also asked to help in the Youth Building at the Delaware County Fair and have access to many state opportunities for 4-H teens.

Quilt Meetings

All are welcome, you don’t need to be a Teen Council member to participate. 4-H teens and volunteers meet once a month to make the annual 4-H Teen Council quilt which is sold in the Youth Building at the Delaware County Fair in August.  Proceeds from the quilt help to reduce the cost of 4-H Teen Council activities for members.  Teens socialize while learning sewing skills.

2019-2020 Dates:

Wednesdays; 6-8 pm: November 20, December 18, January 15, February 19, March 18, April 15, May 20, June 17

Contact Emily Roach, 4-H Resource Educator, at 865-6531; to sign up and to be put on an email list to receive quilt meeting updates and weather cancellations.

Monthly Activities

Each September an organizational meeting takes place, where teens are responsible for planning the activities for the year and working together to make decisions.  Some of the activities they have planned in the past include roller skating; bowling; laser tag, walking dogs and socializing cats at the Humane Society; attending plays at Orpheus Theatre in Oneonta; skiing; laser tag; and going to Zoom Flume Water Park; to mention a few.

Trips & Awards For Teens

Teens have the opportunity to apply for a number of incredible trips and awards by completing their 4-H Member Record Books. View Trips & Awards

Delaware County Fair (August in Walton)

Teen Assistants at the Delaware County Fair are invaluable! They:

  • Help set-up and tear-down the Youth Building
  • Assist with group activities
  • Help with public presentations
  • Welcome the public to the Youth Building
  • Sell quilt tickets to help support Teen Council activities and programs
  • Sell milk to help support Cornell Cooperative Extension of Delaware County
  • Enjoy a Thursday night pizza party with group games and fun
  • Re-connect with old friends and make new ones
  • And so much more

New York State Fair (August in Syracuse)

The New York State Fair is an opportunity for fun, leadership, and learning. There are many ways for teens to be involved:

  • Teen Assistant: Teens selected to work the entire State Fair, coordinating animal shows and the Youth Building
  • Teen Leaders: Some 500 Teen Leaders annually work 6 hours a day in programs like: Press Corps, Teen Judging Assistants, and Welcome Booth
  • Group Action: This includes clubs demonstrating a specific project in a county booth
  • County Booth: Some Teens work specifically in their county booth, assisting judges in finding items in the booth, keep things tidy, answering questions, and in some cases providing hands-on activities.

For more information, contact Emily Roach

4-H Resource Educator

(607) 865-6531