4-H Online is open for Enrollment


Benton County 4-H Camp Application


4-H Clubs

All Arounders 4-H Club meets at 6:30 p.m. on the third Monday of every month at the John Boise Middle School in Warsaw.
Club leader: Christina Jinks, 660-723-4361

Explorers 4-H Club meets at 7 p.m. on the second Thursday of every month at the 4-H building in Lincoln.
Club leaders: Beth Crouch, 660-547-9956 or bcrouch@iland.net; JoAnn Clark, 573-552-7897 or clarkjo67@yahoo.com

Lake Creek Lamplighters 4-H Club meets at 6:30 p.m. on the second Monday of every month at the Lake Creek Community Center north of Cole Camp.
Club leaders: Stephanie Louiselle, 660-281-3270; Kristie Jonson, 660-287-3344; Debbie Dieckman, 660-668-3329 or dnofarms@yahoo.com

Searchers 4-H Club meets at 6:30 p.m. on the third Tuesday of every month at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Cole Camp.
Club leaders: Jamie Anderson, 660-668-3231 or stacjami@gmail.com; Heather Haase, 660-221-5912; Tina Ives, tinamives@gmail.com

Turkey Creek Homesteaders meets the third Sunday each month at 2 pm (after church) at the Evening Shade Mennonite Church in Edwards. Club Leader: Wendy Light

4-H To The Rescue


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All volunteers need to complete Form LG639 (PDF) and return to either the Pettis or Benton County Extension Office

 A one time volunteer training session is required for volunteers at http://mo4h.missouri.edu/ (Volunteer then under C-Missouri 4-H Volunteer Orientation 2015)


Web Site:  Missouri 4-H




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.


4-H Online enrollment system
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.