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New 4-H MU Extension position opens to help expand youth opportunities in Barry County

Cassville, MO- Barry County University of Missouri Extension Council has opened a new part-time 4-H Youth Program Assistant position, based in Cassville, MO. The position will support the Barry County 4-H program during a time of expansion. A successful candidate will be excited to help create opportunities for youth in the county and support the 4-H organization in partnership with the Regional 4-H Youth Development Specialist, County MU Extension Council and community partners. The candidate will need to be a self-starter, who is highly organized, proficient in verbal and written communication, and have experience in event planning and management.

4-H Youth Program Assistant position description (PDF)

Youth Program Assistant position application (PDF)

For information on this position contact Jeremy Elliott-Engel at (417) 455-9500 or the Barry County MU Extension Office at (417)-847-3161.

4-H Camp - The Wild, Wild West at Camp Smokey

4-H Club Member Camps

  • June 15 - 18: Member Camp #1 (ages 8-12) 
  • June 18 - 20:  Member Camp #2 (ages 8-12)
  • June 23 - 27: Teen Camp (ages 13and over)

    Registration form and camp information (PDF)

Clover Kids Camp

Clover Kid camp Registration form (PDF)

There is a late fee if registration and camp fees for all camps are received in the Extension office after May 15.

Alumni Camp

  • June 21 - 22
    This year an ALUMNI CAMP has been added. If you just miss that 4-H Camp days.. here is your opportunity.

Registration form (PDF)

Camp counselors

4-H Camp counselor application (PDF)

2014 Achievement Day

May 12, 2014 at Exeter School

Door opens at 4:30 p.m. and contests begin at 5 p.m.

Achievement Day Guidelines (PDF)

Achievement Day registration form (PDF)

Barry County 4-H News

A monthly newsletter for 4-H families to learn what is happening and what you can look forward to.

Clubs

Exeter Trailblazers 4-H Club meets the third Saturday of each month at various times and locations. Club leader: Salina Bridges,  417-835-5429 or see the Exeter Trailblazers Facebook Group

Screeching Eagles 4-H Club meets in Purdy and in Pierce City. For more information contact Nathan Witt, Club Leader at 417-459-14204 or nathan.witt@mo.usda.gov

For information on joining 4-H or being a volunteer, call the extension office at 417-847-3161.

 

How to join 4-H

University of Missouri Extension 4-H

Empowering young people to reach their full potential

4-H brings young people, ages 5 to 19, and adults together to learn everyday skills through hands-on learning. Working on activities from animal and plant sciences to robotics, 4-H’ers learn problem-solving skills that can make a positive impact upon our community. Through 4-H, young people learn to:

  • meet the diverse challenges of today’s world;
  • build self-confidence;
  • learn responsibility; and
  • make positive decisions.
4-H clubs

4-H clubs are open to ages 8 to 18. Clubs meet monthly for group activities and club business. Each club elects officers and has an approved adult leader who supervises club activities. Club members also enroll in projects in their areas of interest.

With projects on more than 75 topics, 4-H has something to interest every child. Here are just a few of the opportunities 4-H offers—geocaching, robotics, international exchanges, horsemanship, pets, starting a business, arts and crafts, raising animals, woodworking, photography and gardening.

Clover Kids clubs

Clover Kids introduces 5- to 7-year-olds to the 4-H experience. In Clover Kids, children learn how to get along with others, work in groups, explore their interests, while building self-confidence. Clover Kids do not enroll in projects or raise animals, and do not participate in competitive events, contests or shows.

How to join

Joining 4-H is as easy as contacting the extension center. A staff member will explain the enrollment process and membership dues. In addition to dues, some projects may require a small investment to get started, and there may be a fee for materials, trips or other activities.

Young people are welcome to join at any time. The 4-H program year runs from Sept. 1 to Aug. 31. Certain activities may have participation deadlines.

Resources

Y630, 4-H Member Enrollment Form (PDF)
Y640, Youth Health Statement, Parent Consent and Event Acceptance Form (PDF)
Missouri 4-H Clover—A guide to 4-H projects, activities and publications. It is designed to assist volunteers, members and their families select projects and activities, and set goals.

Be a 4-H volunteer

Adult volunteers are essential to 4-H. Adult volunteers serve as club or project leaders, help with county or regional events, chair committees and organize fund raisers. You don't have to be a parent or grandparent of the 4-H member to get involved. All volunteers are screened for child abuse and neglect, as well criminal records, before they are accepted and each year thereafter. As a volunteer, University of Missouri Extension will provide you with training so you will be well-prepared and successful as an adult leader. The orientation includes information on 4-H history and the educational framework, the characteristics of age groups, character development and safety.
Missouri 4-H Volunteer Application Form (PDF fillable) | Spanish version (PDF)