CWF – Delegate Info

Webpage last updated:October 30, 2019. Information will be provided as it becomes available. Prior year information remains posted for reference only. 


  • 4-H members in 10th-12th grade at selection; minimum age 15 during experience.
  • Delegates register through 4HOnline. Check with your county office about scholarship opportunities.
  • Delegates carry county approval through the experience.
  • Delegates must not have attended CWF in the past.

What Should Delegates Expect?

  • Participation in a delegate orientation session 1-2 months prior to departure.
  • Complete the two-step registration process (4Honline November 15-December 15 and Additional Forms April 1)
  • Conduct research to be completed prior to departure to the experience to prepare for a congressional meeting on Capitol Hill.
  • Experience high temperatures with summer humidity in Washington D.C., therefore plan to pack light, appropriate clothing.
  • Select a committee to serve on throughout the week; these include communication, government, healthy living, open-mindedness, responsibility, and talent.
  • Learn about and contribute to a mock bill writing activity where delegates draft bills and lobby for its successful passage through the CWF House and Senate.
  • Be active on the National 4-H Youth Conference Center front lawn through various activities.
  • Live at the National 4-H Youth Conference Center.
  • Experience landmarks, monuments, and museums in Washington, D.C.
  • Identify ways that you can make a positive impact in your home community from the tools you gained during Citizen Washington Focus.

2020 CWF Delegate Orientation Information

  • Tuesday, May, 5 2019 – Week # 2 at 7:30pm
  • Thursday, May 7, 2019 – Week # 5 at 7:30pm

All Delegates and Adult Advisors will attend their assigned week orientation teleconference. More information is available in the 2019 CWF Handbook.

2020 CWF Delegate Information/Registration Packet

2020 Citizenship Washington Focus Information and Registration Packet –Ltr 1

2019 CWF Handbook

19 WI Participant Handbook

19 Forms for Delegates

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