Youth Groups and Organizations

*4-H Clubs*
Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chenango County
99 North Broad Street Norwich, NY 13815-1386
(607)334-5841 Fax: 336-6961
Web site:
Contact: Holly Sue Pullis- 4-H Youth Development Extension Educator
phone extension 17 or email
Carol Loefstedt - 4-H Program Assistant phone extension 15 or email

The Chenango County 4-H Youth Development Program, is a non-formal, hands-on, experiential education program that teaches life skills and lifelong learning through their mottoes "Learn By Doing"and "To Make the Best Better". Open to youth ages 5-18. Adult volunteers always welcome. 4-H offers projects and activities on a broad range of topics; from traditional animal, clothing, and foods projects to computers, aerospace, and public speaking; youth are sure to find a project to fit their interests.

21 active 4-H clubs are organized in communities throughout Chenango County. Clubs may concentrate on one subject area, such as livestock or fishing and aquatics, or may participate in a wide variety of projects each year. Club members help determine the focus of each club.

4-H clubs actively participate in the annual Chenango County Fair. Participation in the Fair offers members the opportunity to show the public the projects they have completed during the year what they have learn through their 4-H membership. It also serves as an educational and public relations tool. 4-H clubs, members, and volunteers also participate in many other community events throughout the year.

Cub Scouts
Jonathan Bogardus, Pack 65 Cub Scout Master and Chenango District Executive Email:
With fun and discovery at every turn, Cub Scouting makes the most of right now. Providing boys a foundation they can stand on to embrace opportunity, overcome obstacles and make new discoveries. Make Scouting the foundation of your future. Scouting addresses many issues that are important to young people and families, including health, civility, education, leadership, diversity, and service to others.
Meeting location: United Methodist Church, 38 S. Washington Avenue
Oxford Tiger Pack (first grade) and Wolf Pack (second grade) meet on second and fourth Tuesday of each month. Wolf Pack 5:30 - 7 p.m. and Tiger Pack 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
The Bear Pack (third grade) and WEBELOS Cub Scouts (fourth and fifth grades) meet on the second and fourth Thursdays of each month. Bear Pack 5:30 – 7 p.m. and WEBELOS Cub Scouts meet 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Activities may include: Camping, Swim night, Pinewood Derby, Caroling at the Vet's home, Marching in the Oxford Memorial Day Parade, Bike Rodeo, and a Raingutter Regatta. To find out more about the Scouting Programs visit Baden-Powell Council BSA #368.

Girl Scouts
Karen Norman
Service Unit Manager

The Girl Scout program is fun with purpose! It is based on the Girl Scout Promise and Law that generations of girls have followed. The Girl Scout Leadership Experience promotes the mission that Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence and character, who make the world a better place.

Each troop meets on different days and times. The levels of Girl Scouts are: Daisy Girl Scouts - K and 1st grade; Brownie Girl Scouts - 2nd and 3rd grade; Junior Girl Scouts - 4th and 5th; Cadette Girl Scouts - 6th, 7th and 8th; Senior Girl Scouts - 9th and 10th; and the highest level, Ambassador - 11th and 12th grade. (At the time of this 2016 publishing, there are girls in the Oxford Service Unit all the way up to 9th grade.)

The Oxford Girl Scouts are members of the Girl Scouts of NYPENN Pathways, Inc.
Cicero, NY 13039
(315) 698-9400
(800) 943-4414 - Local Toll Free Phone