Activity Leaders help members carry out specific activities the club has included in its program for the year. These may be field trips, community service projects, fund raisers, or social events. To begin the planning process, an activity leader should help members form a committee and agree on the goals of the activity. Is the activity being conducted for fun, to learn a new skill, to develop cooperation among 4-H families, to raise funds for club activities, or to assist a charitable cause? When the committee is clear on the goals of the activity, it’s easier to plan the activity and determine if the event was successful. It is not the activity leader’s responsibility to plan the activity, but rather to guide the members as they plan and conduct these experiences. Tasks that youth may need help with include planning, gathering information, obtaining resources, assigning responsibilities, promoting the activity, overseeing people and tasks, managing risk, and evaluating.
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Adopt a Highway
Many 4-H groups will participate in Adopt-A-Highway projects. We want to encourage our volunteers and parents to address safety concerns when working on the roadsides. There are educational resources on the Wisconsin Department of Transportation website that address safety issues. This includes information related to portable meth labs and other related hazardous materials that may be found along roadsides. While we’re not discouraging groups from roadside clean-up activities, we want to make sure participants are aware of hazardous materials and use safe practices.
I’d like to encourage clubs to register with the DOT for Adopt-A-Highway projects. Registered groups would receive updates and safety notices directly from the DOT.
Thank you for your commitment to making the 4-H experience possible for so many youth in Lincoln County. We have tried to include resources on this page to help adult volunteers who are providing leadership with the resources they need. If you have additional items you would like to see posted here or that you need, please contact the 4-H Youth Development Staff at 715-539-1072.