Pepin County 4-H Senior Youth Council

This organization is made up of 4-H members in grades 7-13. The SYC Council is active in community service, youth development/life skills/educational activites, and volunteering at the Pepin County Fair.

SYC Consitution and By-Laws


Space Camp  is held 5 days in April in Huntsville, Alabama, .  Participants complete a simulated Space Shuttle mission and learn about becoming an astronaut at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center. This opportunity is for members in grades 6-8.

FIVE (Finding Interesting Varieties in Everyone) Trip  – A diversity trip for delegates to enjoy learning about multiculturalism (appreciating different cultures) in a diverse location closer to home while introducing concepts of diversity, acceptance, and tolerance of other individuals!  This program is for members 7-8 grades.  If interested contact the Extension Office.

Wisconsin 4-H & Youth Conference is typically held in Madison the 3rd week of June.  This is a great beginning trip for members in the 7th-10th grades. Youth participate in a variety of seminars, motivational speakers, dances, recreation, and more.

American Spirit is a Northwest Region bus travel experience to Amish Country in Pennsylvania, New York City, Plymouth Rock, Boston and Niagara Falls. Youth will teach about a topic related to American history and gain a better understanding of America’s heritage.  This is open to members in grades 9-10.

Out -of- State Service Learning Trip This trip is in conjunction with the Pierce and Buffalo 4-H program.  Teens (9th-12th  grade) travel to another state for a five day/four night trip focused on education and service.  This takes place for a week in the summer.  Dates to be announced.

Citizenship Washington Focus is for members in the 10th grade and over.  Delegates participate in seminars on citizenship, leadership, government, tour D.C. and meet with U.S. Congress and Senate.  This takes place for 10 days in the summer.  Delegates stay at the National 4-H Center, near D.C.

National 4-H Congress includes a wide selection of self-development seminars, tours, and a service project while exchanging ideas with youth from across the country.  Delegates selected this fall will travel to Atlanta, Georgia, in November  (during Thanksgiving vacation but not on Thanksgiving Day – allow a couple of days for travel).  Members must be 14-18 years of age as of January 1st at the time of application.  State selection.  Ask Marie Ritscher for details.

National 4-H Conference in Washington D.C. will be held in April (allow a couple of days for travel).  Participants will work in task-groups with other youth from across the country to develop plans around specific issues (education, promotion, environment, youth partnerships, etc.)  They will help direct future 4-H programming.  They will also spend a day meeting with legislators and touring.  Members must be in 10-12 grade maximum age of 18 years of age as of  January 1st.   State selection.  Ask Marie for details.

International Travel Opportunities are also available.  Contact the 4-H Youth Development Agent (Marie) for more information.

If you are interested in joining the Senior Youth Council or applying for any of these award trips contact Marie Ritscher at 715-672-5214.  SYC also offers a scholarship available to active members to support participation in the award trips and camp counselor positions.  Please see the attached application for further information.

Award Trip Scholarship Application