Ale-8-One, Darla, Build- a- Bear, Jumping photos, Call Me Maybe and Boyfriend are some of the words that describe our council exchange with Kentucky's 4-H. Our council made to drive to Kentucky starting June 9th. During the car ride we discorded our council likes to jam out to Boyfriend by Justin Bieber and Call Me Maybe by Carly Rae Jepsen. As Mya told us before we left, our council would become closer then ever during our drive. We took a seven passenger seat van with seven people. The seats were all full and where ever there was room to fit luggage, it was stowed.
As soon as we got to the university, we presented their state council with a presentation of Pennsylvania's 4-H program. Their state council was surprised with a treat from the Penn State Creamery. As part of our exchange, it was our goal to find differences in each of our programs and come up with new ideas that Kentucky uses. The biggest difference we discovered was their state Council was much bigger then ours. They hold 52 members on the council with 4 officers. It was a big shot to find out that the entire delegation the first two nights was their state council team.
Besides presenting our presentation, we helped their state council run their week where ever they needed assistance. We also joined in their workshops that included, jewelry making, science building, environmental protection, and much more. We were surprised to join in on two dances while we were down there. They had an opening dance and a closing dance.
Kentucky opened their arms to us and welcomed us in like we were one of them. Some of the fun events we went to were bowling, laser tag, miniature golfing, and roller skating. Our time spent in Kentucky was fulfilled with lasting memories and many new friends. I can say for my entire team that this trip will be in our top ten adventures for a long time.
With something to think about,
Ashley Mohn, State 4-H council secretary
“Truly great friends are hard to find, difficult to leave, and impossible to forget.”