4-H Ambassadors: 

It is time to select our new County Junior Ambassador!

  • Are you a 4-H member who is at least age 14 (as of 10/01/18)?
  • Are you excited about 4-H and all the opportunities 4-H has to offer?
  • Would you like to excite others about 4-H?
  • Would you like to promote 4-H to the community?
  • Do you want to meet and work with 4-H members from other Montana counties?
  • If you answered YES to all these questions consider applying to be the new Ravalli County 4-H Junior Ambassador.

The position requires a two year commitment (The Junior Ambassador becomes the Senior Ambassador the next year). Ambassadors attend Fall Training (lots of fun), Congress (even more fun!) They create a plan of action and then spend the year fulfilling that plan. The job requires commitment, enthusiasm, the desire to lead others, hard work and HAVE FUN!

Applications are due May 1. Contact the Extension office 375-6611 for application or find online. Interviews will be set up in May.

Montana 4-H Congress

Date: July 9-12, 2019

Location: Montana State University in Bozeman

Cost: $100 per teen, Chaperones free (4-H Advisory Council will pay remaining registration fees)

Registration Deadline: Friday, June 7

Who: Open to all members 4-H age 13-19

Youth must complete the Registration Worksheet - Youth and Medical Release Form. *Forms are not available at this time but will be updated here when they are available.

Montana 4-H Congress has been going on for over 78 years! This event includes workshops, contests, entertainment, social events, and the opportunity to recognize all State Award Winners as well as 4-H Foundation Scholarship Winners.

How do you get to Congress? If you are going for the first time, teens do not have to compete in a county competition to attend.  County competitions include: Stir-Ups, Speech and Demo Day, Fashion Revue. Or create a team on your own in any of the other areas Livestock Judging, Horse Judging, Gavel Games, etc. These consist of a team. One team per area will go to Congress. If you would like to create a team, contact the Extension Office as soon as possible.  If there is more than the allowed individuals wanting to compete in a team event, there will be a local competition to qualify to represent Ravalli County.

2018-2019 Meeting schedule 


Tuesday, June 25, 2019
Summer Pizza Party –7 PM, Claudia Driscoll Park, Hamilton


Tuesday, August 27, 2019
Prep for Fair – 6 PM, Hornung Arena, RC Fairgrounds

Ravalli County 4-H Ambassadors:

John Shupert, Senior Ambassador

Lilly Challinor, Junior Ambassador

Through club and project work 4-H members learn valuable life skills. Montana 4-H helps give kids the extra edge for life success, by teaching leadership, citizenship and other life skills. 4-H is a program you can trust to help kids learn through fun, hands-on experiences. As 4-Her's, today's young people become tomorrow's leaders, creating a positive vision of the future.

Montana 4-H projects are designed to help you:

* Get along with other people
* Make wise decisions and take responsibility for your choices
* Foster a positive sense of self
* Acquire a concern for your community - local and global


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