Contact Us

Jodi Baumgartner
Program Coordinator, 4-H and Youth Development
University of Illinois Extension
421 W Pines Rd, Ste 10
Oregon, IL 61061
Phone: 815-732-2191
FAX: 815-732-4007
jbmgrtnr@illinois.edu

Johnna B. Jennings
Extension Educator, 4-H Youth Development
University of Illinois Extension
1350 West Prairie Drive
Sycamore, IL 60178-3166
Phone: 815-758-8194
FAX: 815-758-8199
jbjennin@illinois.edu

Ogle County 4-H

Ogle County 4-H

Behavior Guidelines for Members

ALL youth participants in events and/or activities planned, conducted, and supervised by University of Illinois Extension and/or 4-H, are responsible for their conduct to Extension personnel and/or volunteers supervising the events. This responsibility is necessary for the health, safety, and welfare of the participants, and will be rigidly adhered to and uniformly enforced.

The following conduct is not allowed while participating in any 4-H event or activity and is subject to disciplinary action:

Category 1

  • Possession, use, or distribution of alcohol and other drugs (including tobacco products).
  • Theft or destruction of public or private property.
  • Involvement in sexual misconduct or harassment.
  • Possession or use of dangerous weapons or materials (including fireworks).
  • Fighting or other acts of violence that endanger the safety of the participant or others.

Category 2

  • Willfully breaking curfew.
  • Unauthorized use of vehicles.
  • Leaving the site of the event.
  • Participation in gambling.
  • Absence from the planned program.
  • Intentionally interfering with or disrupting the event.
  • Use of profane or abusive language.
  • Disregard for public or personal property.
  • Public display of affection or other inappropriate actions.
  • Failure to comply with direction of Extension personnel, including designated adults acting within their duties and guidelines.

Consequences:

University of Illinois Extension reserves the right to restrict participation in future activities for those individuals who have been removed from an activity for behavior as outlined in Category 1 or Category 2. In all cases, the participant will be responsible for restitution of any damages incurred by his/her actions.

Category 1

  • When notified of any of the actions listed under Category 1, the adult in charge, will ascertain the relevant facts, and with concurrence from Extension staff, will notify the affected participant of the action and any supporting evidence. The participant will be allowed an opportunity to answer the allegations and, if necessary, law enforcement officials will be notified. While facts are being verified, the participant will be removed from the 4-H activity/event and be under direct supervision of an adult chaperone.
  • The parent or guardian will also be notified of the actions of the participants, and upon finding the allegations to be true, must immediately remove the participant from the activity at the parent's or guardian's expense.

Category 2

  • When notified of any of the actions listed under Category 2, the adult in charge will ascertain the relevant facts, and with concurrence from Extension staff, will notify the affected participant of the action and any supporting evidence. The participant will be allowed an opportunity to answer the allegations. While the facts are being verified, the participant will be removed form the 4-H activity/event and be under direct supervision of an adult chaperone.
  • The parent or guardian of a participant who violates curfew, uses vehicles without authorization, or leaves the site of the event, will be notified of the actions of the participant, and must immediately remove the participant from the activity, at the parent's or guardian's expense. Participants who willfully disobey conduct as described in any other Category 2 action, will receive a verbal & written warning for the first commission. Upon receiving a second warning, the parent or guardian will be notified of the behavior and must make arrangements for removal of the participant from the activity, at the parent's or guardian's expense.