4-H summary fall 1962, Jess Scott (Summer was between 8th and 9th grades for Jess)
What I have Achieved in 4-H
I started 4-H Club work in the fall of 1958, and by 1961 I had earned a medal for being the most outstanding club member in my club. That year I also received a medal for my dairy project.
I went to 4-H camp for the second time this year . At camp last year I earned patches in: nature study, electricity, swimming, and handicraft. Also that year I received a Junior Camper Award. This year I earned patches in : swimming, archery, and handicraft. This year I earned a Junior Camper Award again.
In my dairy project I started out with a cull cow. I made enough money from her to buy me a registered Holstein calf. Last year (1961) she was judged as the best dairy calf in 4-H under one year at the Meade County Fair. For this I received a blue ribbon and 9 dollars. I received a grand champion ribbon also because she was the best Holstein at the fair. This year my heifer was judged as the best dairy cow in 4-H over one year. For this I received a blue ribbon and 10 dollars. There weren't enough dairy cattle at the fair to give a grand champion ribbon. In my dairy project I have learned how to make a halter, how to prepare a dairy animal for show, how to train a calf to lead, about feeding cattle, how to show a dairy cow, about judging dairy cattle, and how to keep accurate records on dairy cattle.
This year I took a tobacco project for the first time. I had to reach as high as I could reach to top most of my tobacco this time, and I am 5 feet 9 inches tall. It was the best tobacco in 4-H this year at the Meade County Fair and I received a blue ribbon and 75 cents. In my tobacco project I learned how to make a plant bed, to cultivate tobacco, how to top tobacco, how to prime tobacco, how to house tobacco, and how to keep accurate records on my tobacco project.
This year I took a gardening project for the first time. I had the best vegetable collection at the Meade County Fair in 4-H, and I received a blue ribbon and a dollar and a half. In my garden project I learned how to plant vegetables, how to keep the weeds out of them, how to transplant tomatoes, how to fix vegetables for show, and how to thin vegetables.
Last year my dairy record book was the best in the county and went to district where I got a red ribbon. I got to go to Hodgensville Ky. to receive my ribbon which was a very nice trip.
I gave a demonstration this year which went to district and won second place there. I was on the Junior Council at camp this year. I was also in our club act at the talent show where I received a red ribbon.