Nebraska Extension in the Panhandle is launching a special, area-wide 4-H group in the Panhandle and north-central Nebraska to help members in grades 7 and 8 develop leadership skills while meeting other 4-Hers throughout the region.

The group is known as Leadership Opportunities for Growth in Nebraska 4-H (LOG N 4-H). A kick-off event is being planned for May 30-31 at the state 4-H camp at Halsey, where members will develop a service leaning project and create a leadership skill plan. They also will participate in a variety of fun traditional camp activities designed to build leadership skills and group trust.

The cost to attend is $50 and applications are due by May 1. To apply, contact the Cherry County Extension office at (402) 376-1850 or email Applications are either essay or video format. Scholarships are available for Cherry County applicants, through the Cherry County 4-H Foundation.

Following the organizational event, LOG N 4-H members will meet locally four times a year.