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2007 Nevada Ambassador Leadership Camp

Posted 5/2/2007

Twenty-six 4-H members began leadership training Jan. 4-7 at the State 4-H Camp, Lake Tahoe. The 2007 Nevada Ambassador Leadership Camp taught teamwork skills to 4-H Ambassadors who will represent University of Nevada Cooperative Extension and the 4-H program.

The members, ages 14 to 19, were chosen from many statewide applicants to become the representatives of 4-H in Nevada. As Nevada State Ambassadors, the youth will plan, organize and participate in state 4-H events, such as 4-H Capital Days, Discover Your Future, and the 4-H Exposition.

The training helped the teens become 4-H leaders by teaching them to be good role models and teachers. Youth participated in workshops such as: "The History of the Land Grant System," "Youth in Governance," and "Health Rocks!" Also, ambassadors held and conducted business meetings using parliamentary procedure to elect new officers, form committees and vote on important items. The newly elected officers are from Clark County, Lyon County and Washoe County. The ambassadors' committees will address program events, finances, bylaws and technology.

A snowshoeing activity, conducted by the Great Basin Outdoor School, highlighted the leadership camp and provided a change of pace while youth learned about the watersheds and ecosystems of Nevada. Through many group challenges, the ambassadors learned how to cooperate as a team.

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