Serving Boone, DeKalb and Ogle Counties


Explore new places or visit old favorites as part of the 4-H Road Trip Family Challenge!  

Follow the directions below to earn one entry into the “County 4-H Family Challenge Prize Drawing” each time you visit a new “destination.”  Boone, DeKalb, and Ogle will have separate drawings. You will also be entered into the “IL-WI Grand Prize Road Trip Drawing.”  First county drawing:  December 15; second county drawing:  March 15.  Last date to enter:  March 5.  IL-WI Grand Prize Drawing:  March 15.

How to Complete This Challenge:

  1. Choose any one of the specific destinations listed to visit, and download the appropriate scavenger hunt questions to take with you.   
  2. Visit the destination, and take a family selfie at the designated spot. Post it on social media with the hashtag for your county: #Boone4H #DeKalbCounty4H, or #Ogle4H AND #4HRoadTripChallenge.    If you don’t use social media, email your selfie to your local 4-H Program Coordinator.
  3. Complete the Scavenger Hunt and upload your answers to the appropriate “Participation Report” link.  

Be aware that the scavenger hunt questions for each destination are meant to be answered by families.  Adult supervision during visits is needed to ensure safety at each of the destinations.  Nearby points of interest are provided as a courtesy for families unfamiliar with the locations.  No endorsement of attractions/restaurants is intended, and the list of options at any location is not nearly complete.

Destinations to Choose From:

Ellwood House Museum
DeKalb, IL - DeKalb County

Lowden State Park
Oregon, IL - Ogle County

Rochelle Railroad Park
Rochelle, IL - Ogle County

Belvidere Park
Belvidere, IL - Boone County

“City of Murals”
Belvidere, Il - Boone County

Kishwauketoe Nature Conservancy
Williams Bay, WI - Walworth County

White River County Park
Lake Geneva, WI - Walworth County

Coming Soon:

Destinations in other Wisconsin and Northern Illinois Counties are coming soon!  We are proud to be partnering with several other colleagues in offering this challenge opportunity.