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REC Lab Information

Montana 4-H State Shooting Competition

Montana 4-H Foundation Scholarships

4-H International Exchange Host Family

Virtual Leadership Academy

Montana Natural Resources Youth Camp


February 21: Deadline for State 4-H Shooting Competition

February 28th: REC Lab Registration Deadline for $75 Cost

March 7th: REC Lab Registration Deadline Price Increase to $125

March 13: Virtual Leadership Academy

April 1: Montana 4-H Foundation Scholarship Deadline

April 10: Virtual Leadership Academy



Registration will be completed using Zsuite. Enrolled members and volunteers can access the registration by clicking on events on the left sidebar. The event will only be visible to eligible members (age).

  • $75.00 Registration Fee Feb. 1 to Feb. 28
  • $125.00 Registration Fee. March 1 to March 7

Registration includes lodging, snacks, meals, t-shirts, workshops (some workshops have a small additional fee), and exciting speakers.

Please make registration checks payable to: Fergus/Petroleum County 4-H. 

During registration, participants will be asked to indicate their workshop choice. Many of the workshops have a limited number of participants and will be filled on a first come, first-serve basis.  The workshops they choose during registration are the workshops they will go to at the event.

2022 Montana State 4-H Shooting Competition

27th Annual Montana State 4-H Shooting & Archery Sports Competition on March 4-6, 2022, in Bozeman. Registration now open, until February 21st Register at Fair Entry. Range Fees: All competitors will each be charged a $10 range fee to help with the increased cost of the facility. The range fee will increase to $15 on February 9th. Cost of each event entry is $14.00. Time slots will be first come first serve. Firing points will be automatically assigned form all disciplines. Be sure to allow plenty of time to go from venue to venue. Location for Airgun events, smallbore events, silhouette events will be at the Gallatin County Fairgrounds, Bozeman and Archery events will be held at Big Sky Archery, 77 Laura Louise Lane, Bozeman (approximately 20 minutes from fairgrounds). Participants must be 9-19 years old as of October 1, 2021, and registered member of the Montana’s 4-H Program to receive ribbons. For Registration and more information, please visit Fair Entry.

Montana 4-H Foundation Scholarships

Application for the Montana 4-H Scholarships are now open. The deadline for applications is April 1st. The Montana 4-H Foundation supports 4-H initiatives that focus on healthy living, citizenship, leadership, science, engineering, and technology, to name a few.  The mission of the Montana 4-H Foundation is to "help 4-H youth by raising private funds, managing financial resources and partnering with the MSU Extension Service to fund educational opportunities for Montana 4-H youth, volunteer leaders and staff."

Scholarships and grants provide opportunities for youth and adults to strengthen their skills and maximize their positive impacts on the communities in which they live.

Applications for scholarships should be completed using the link below on or before April 1 (unless otherwise noted).  Interested persons need only complete one Montana 4-H Scholarship application to apply for multiple scholarships.  Awarding of Montana 4-H scholarships is based on the availability of funds. Application.

4-H International Exchange Host Family

We are seeking host families for the AYP at this time. Host family recruitment for the summer, month-long inbound exchanges will be announced at a later date.

Question? Please contact Dave Brink

Virtual Leadership Academy (Members 12+, 4-H Age)

Join the Montana 4-H Leadership Academy workshop on Sunday afternoons in 2022.  The leadership academy is a network of Montana 4-H members interested in exploring and developing their own leadership skills while serving their county 4-H program in new ways. 

Local county leadership groups will have an opportunity to join with groups from around the state as well as the Montana 4-H Ambassador Officer team, virtually and in person, when possible, to work on skill building, planning and mentorship. 

Each month the officer team members will be presenting a different workshop topic that they have found to be important as they have grown their own leadership abilities. This workshop should be paired with a local county leadership meeting to work on county projects that serve the local 4-H program and community. 

County Leadership groups should plan to meet face to face whenever possible and engage in the virtual statewide workshop together.

This time can be viewed as a leadership club meeting. County ambassadors can aid in planning and facilitating these local workshop meetings.  All workshops are Sunday afternoons from 2:30 to 3:45. 

March 13: Successful Service Learning 

April 10: Lead with a Purpose 

To receive the zoom meeting link and info for this workshop series please complete the short registration by clicking the "Register Now" on this Montana 4-H Page This can be completed by one adult volunteer or MSU extension staff that is hosting an entire county group or by individuals participating on their own. Once the form is complete an email containing the zoom meeting link for all 4 workshops will be sent automatically.

Montana Natural Resources Youth Camp

The future decisions of how our natural resources will be managed will be made by the youth of today.

For 35 years, the Montana Natural Resources Youth Camp has provided youth an opportunity to study in an outdoor classroom the scientific principles, economic realities, historical heritage, and social perspectives of today, to help these future leaders in their quest to gain a natural resources perspective that is informed and progressive.

We invite youth ages 14-18 and 13 (if graduated from eight grade) to spend one week in the rustic setting of Lubrecht Experimental Forest east of Missoula and learn about Montana's natural resources. The accommodations are comfortable, the food is great, and the instruction and friendships are the best.

Campers learn about forests, streams, soils, geology, range land, wildlife, and recreation, and spend a half-day rafting the Alberton Gorge of the Clark Fork River. In between the field sessions, taught largely by professionals that volunteer from a variety of natural resources-based agencies and industries, specialty evening programs, guest speakers, hands-on learning-through-discovery, and campfires provide for a lasting summer camp experience.

 Questions? Please call (406) 243-2773