Welcome to the Frederick County Maryland 4-H Packgoat Project group web site!      Through the packgoat project, youth will have the opportunity to learn important animal husbandry skills, explore and challenge themselves in outdoor settings, get lots of great exercise, and train goats to navigate obstacles and become prepared for trail excursions.   The packgoat project is open to all Frederick County 4-H members.   

We highly encourage parents and gaurdians to become involved and directly participate in all activities (though it is not required).

For additional information about participating in the project, please contact Brian Talbert via email at 4hpackgoats@gmail.com 

Recent Announcements

  • We Hope You Enjoyed The Great Frederick Fair
    We've been very busy the past couple of months leading up to The Great Frederick Fair.  We hope you had the opportunity to stop by and visit us and talk with us about our packgoats.   If so, THANK YOU!  
    If you are interested in packgoats or the 4-H Packgoat Project, please drop us a line at 4hpackgoats@gmail.com.      We'd love to hear from.   And in the meantime, check out our website, explore the photos of some of our past adventures ... and check back soon!   After the fair we'll post results from the competition and share some more photos.
    And of course, we'll also get back to doing some hiking.   Let us know if you'd like to join us!
    Posted Sep 22, 2012, 4:25 AM by brian talbert
  • Greenbrier Red Trail
    Great hike on the Greenbrier Red Trail!   About 5.1 miles in 2 hours, 43 minutes of hiking.     That's about 2 miles per hour and perfect pacing for a pack of goats.  Great job everyone!

    Greenbrier Red Trail

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    Posted Jul 30, 2012, 7:23 AM by brian talbert
  • NAPgA Rendezvous Photos
    The NAPgA Rendezvous was a great success!    The attendance from the folks in Ohio was down, but we made up for it for sure!    Our 4-H group was well represented!

    NAPgA Rendezvous

    Posted Jun 30, 2012, 6:23 PM by brian talbert
  • Oberhasli Goat Club Essay Contest Winners!!
    Congratulations to Lyndsey and Caven, Oberhasli Goat Club essay contest winners!   Each have received gift certificates to Northwest Packgoats Supplies.

    2012 - OberhasliClubEssayAwards

    Posted Jun 4, 2012, 2:49 AM by Frederick Packgoats
  • Monocacy National Battlefield
    Originally planned for some water work along the Moncacy River, high water and some closed trails forced us to change plans ... but still a great day for a hike, beautiful weather, and an opportunity to practice highlining skills.

    2012 - Monocacy Battlefield

    Posted Jun 3, 2012, 3:21 PM by Frederick Packgoats
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