4-H Federation Youth Leadership Club provides backpack & hiking project

Federation members work on plans for the coming year during a project day at Starved Rock. (Photo contributed)

UTICA - A rainy day at Starved Rock did not stop the LaSalle County 4-H Federation Youth Leadership Club from offering a hiking and backpack project day. Youth gathered in Starved Rock Lodge to learn important tips on preparing for a hike, proper backpack needs, and preparing first aid kits in addition to enjoying a boxed lunch. Participants also enjoyed a scavenger hunt based on Starved Rock history trivia challenges.

Skills such as preparing a first aid kit were shared with Federation members. (Photo contributed)

Following the project presentations, Federation officers and delegates gathered for a business meeting to discuss planning of activities and community service ideas for the 2021-2022 4-H year. The Federation sponsors a variety of workshops and activities for both 4-H and non-4-H members.

Federation is the banding together of youth from different clubs into one representative group. Federation members focus on Leadership Training, Decision Making, County or Unit Event Planning, and Socialization.

To learn more about LaSalle County 4-H clubs and other opportunities, call University of Illinois Extension, LaSalle County at (815) 433-0707 or e-mail Toni Pienta at [email protected]

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