West Virginia 4-H is celebrating 100 years of camping.
In 1915, J. Versus Shipman, Extension Agent in Randolph County, West Virginia, wanted tof ind a way to bring his county 4-Hers together for programming and as a reward for their 4-H project work. He organized a camp at the Jackson Crouch farm, July 29-31, 1915.
4-Hers named this Camp Good Luck, thus was born the world’s first 4-H camp.
Boone County 4-H is also celebrating West Virginia 100 camping this summer, but it needs your help.
The Boone County Leader’s Association is compiling its 4-H history, old 4-H camps and 4-H clubs and event photos, project books, ribbons or your memories of 4-H in Boone County.
Please, if you know a former Boone County 4-Her or club leader that would share some history with us, let us know.
Karen Javins and Janie Fowler will be working on this project Boone County 4-H thru the Generations. Please contact them or emial the, Karen at 304-369-5710 or Janie at 304-369-9286 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
You may also drop old photos or items at the Boone County Extension Office, which is located at the old Foster Grade School at 304-369-5869. We will make sure they are returned to you.
Please help presere our 4-H History in Boone County. We are working on this display for Boone County 4-H camp this summer, July 19-24, and a public display for this fall.