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Register Now for BLU (Building Leadership & Understanding)

Northwest Regional Leadership Retreat

Building Leadership & Understanding (BLU)

February 8 (begins at 1:30 PM - 9th (concludes by 11:30 AM)

Castaway Club, Detroit Lakes


Activities are planned by the Minnesota 4-H State Ambassadors and a regional planning team.  This year's BLU focuses on "Unmasking Your Inner Leader".  We will be discussing what makes a leader, strengths, leadership styles including followership and introvert/extrovert leadership.  * NEW THIS YEAR* there will be a specific track for youth in grades 10-12!  These older youth will be able to explore different leadership opportunities and learn more in depth about leadership.  This will be an exciting opportunity offered only in the NW region!  


The fee to participate is $ 47 for all registered Douglas County youth participants.  This covers all meals, lodging, activities, supplies and a long sleeve t-shirt.  Each participant is responsible for their own transportation to and from the event.  Cost should not be a barrier to participation.  Please inquire with your county program about scholarships that may be available, or contact Jacquie at  


Register and pay by January 7. Registration is preferred through 4HOnline; alternatively, a paper registration can be completed (youth who are not current 4-H members are welcome but will need to enroll in Minnesota 4-H: ( The registration fee must accompany registration.  More information about 4-H BLU is available online (


See downloads below for complete flyer with paper registration.  If you have any questions, please contact the Douglas County Extension Office at 320-762-3890.