December 2021 Edition
COVID-19 Safety Protocols
As shared at the Annual CCL Meeting, Butte County 4-H is following safety guidelines required by California 4-H.

  • These guidelines currently state masks and social distancing are required for all indoor meetings and events.
  • Masks are optional at outdoor events, but social distancing is still required.
  • These policies apply to all individuals regardless of age or vaccination status.
  • Guidelines can be more strict as deemed necessary by local public health agencies, but cannot be less strict than directed by California 4-H.

More information about current guidelines can be found here on the State website.
Rainbow Craft Field Day
Rainbow Craft Field Day provides youth who participate in a variety of skilled projects to come, exhibit, and speak about the projects which they have made. This event is not specific to a single project, but invites any member to show off their makings.

If you have any questions or problems please contact the 4-H Office at 538-7201 or the organizing club, Lone Pine 4-H, at or call/text (530) 514-5921. We still need a few more evaluators to make sure the process runs quickly.

Event Details: 
Date: December 4, 2021 at 8:30 am
Location: Bidwell Jr. High School; Chico, CA
Evaluator Sign Up: Click Here

Thank you so much to the volunteers who helped evaluate at Foods Fiesta last weekend. It led to one of the quickest and most efficient judging processes in a long time. We encourage as many folks to register as evaluators as possible. Don't forget that senior 4-H members who have previously received a Gold at RCFD can also be evaluators and this would fulfill their presentation requirement. 

For full information, specifically on how to prepare for this event, please visit the Butte County 4-H Webpage for this event by following this link.
4-H Camp Counselors
Our Camp Program is in need of at least six more female counselors (and more male counselors are welcome to sign-up!)

Camp Counselors will meet monthly to plan for the 2022 Butte County 4-H Camp which will take place from June 26-30. Being a Camp Counselor is one of the high points of 4-H for many of our members, so we recommend eligible members to attend the meetings. Counselors must currently be in High School.

Dec. 9 (please note this is a Thursday and at the Jim Brinson Activity Center in Durham which is different than the regular schedule)
Jan. 19
Feb. 16
Mar. 16
April. 20
May. 18
June. 22

  • Most meetings are on Wednesdays
  • All meetings are at 7:00 pm and run from 1-1.5 hours in length
  • All Counselor paperwork and payment is due by Friday, December 17 at the 4-H office!
  • Most eetings will be held at the Durham Memorial Hall. (or other venue’s as needed) Check with Bill for each months location.
  • Teens can sign up as a county member and not be part of a club if they chose. AKA they don't need to be part of a club.
  • Even if you were unable to attend the November meeting, please complete the paperwork on time and contact Bill Anderson

If you have any questions, please reach out to:
Camp Director: Bill Anderson
Contact info: or 864-5572 after 6:00pm.
CSU Chico Swine Day
The Chico State Swine Unit is still finalizing this date. More information to come.
CSU Chico Sheep and Meat Goat Day
Chico State's Sheep Unit annually hosts Sheep and Meat Goat Day. This event is one of the premier livestock education events in the North State focusing specifically on sheep and meat goats. It is open to all members, and those enrolled in sheep and/or goat projects are strongly encouraged to attend!

Please click on the button below to learn more about Sheep and Meat Goat Day. Also, note that this year the event is taking place on December 11, two months earlier than it usually does!

This event has a 4-H competition component so it counts as a "4-H Event" in your Record Book!
Council Meeting
During the November 22 Future of Butte County 4-H Town Hall meeting, it was agreed upon that the Council model is the relevant management model for the program. You are invited to join the discussion at our next Council meeting about what next steps to take together to carry our program forward.
Meeting date: Thursday, December 9, 2021
Time: 7:00-9:00pm
Location: Harvest Hall at the Silver Dollar Fairgrounds
4-H Secretary Note
Enrollment is winding down, but if you have any questions please feel free to email me, the 4-H Secretary, Linda Darby at

If you are a returning volunteer and did not complete 2020-2021 returning volunteer course in eXtension, please do as soon as possible, as well as the 2021-2022 returning volunteer course. All volunteers are required to be completely approved by December 31, 2021.

I am still waiting on the DOJ dates from ANR Risk Services. As soon as I receive them I will enter them in the new system. Thank You for being patient with the new system and me.

Thank You and have a wonderful and safe holiday.
Butte County Rabbit Show
Event Details:
Date: Saturday; January 22, 2022 at 8:30 AM
Location: Butte County Fairgrounds- Expo Hall ; Gridley
Event Head: Donna Crosby

The Butte County 4-H Rabbit Club will provide more information in the near future.
Annual Calendar
To say the least, it's been an interesting fall to finalize our calendar! Nearly all of the dates that we normally have at this time of year are complete.

Click here to view the calendar. (We recommend saving it somewhere handy given the website's reliability right now)
Submit a Craft For
Spring 2022 Campaign
JOANN would like to engage a few current 4-H’ers and/or alumni to create a project with instructions to share out with their audience of makers. Selected projects may be shared out on JOANN social media channels and promotional materials in the spring of 2022.
Creativity is key and JOANN is open to a variety to projects, but please keep in mind that the most successful projects will be simple in their construction so customers can easily re-create them.
Once a project concept is approved by the JOANN team, they will provide supplies and/or a gift card to cover any project costs. Please click here to see the Creative Briefs on how to write out the project instructions and get the link to submit your entry on the California 4-H webpage.