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Forms

4-H Member Enrollment Form (PDF)

Missouri 4-H Volunteer Application Form (PDF)

Cape Girardeau County Report Form (Ages 8-13) (PDF)

Cape Girardeau County Report Form (Ages 14-18) (PDF)

Missouri 4-H Recognition Form Level 1 (Ages 8-10) (PDF)

Missouri 4-H Recognition Form Level 2 (Ages 11-13) (PDF)

Missouri 4-H Recognition Form Level 3 (Ages 14-18) (PDF)

Guidelines for County Report Forms (PDF)

Clubs

Arnsberg 4-H Club meets on the first Thursday of every month at Trinity Lutheran Hall in Friedheim at 7:00.p.m.

Daisy 4-H Club meets on the first Thursday of every month at the Daisy Coon Hunters Building in Daisy at 7:30 p.m.

Delta 4-H Club meets at 7 p.m. on the second Saturday of every month at Crutsinger's Home in Crump.

Fruitland 4-H Club meets on the first Tuesday of every month at the Zion Lutheran Church Hall in Pocahontas at 7:00 p.m.

Helping Hands 4-H Club meets on the second Monday of every month at Fruitland Community Church in Fruitland at 7:00 p.m.
 

Pocahontas 4-H Club meets on the last Tuesday of every month at St. John's Lutheran Church Hall in Pocahontas at 7:00 p.m.

Progressive 4-H Club meets on the third Monday of every month at Emanuel United Church of Christ in Jackson at 7:00 p.m.

Tilsit 4-H Club meets on the first Thursday of every month at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Tilsit 7:00 p.m.

The Discovery Club meets at 2 p.m. on the second Wednesday of every month at the Cape LaCroix Church.

Young Americans 4-H Club meets on the third Thursday of every month at Grace Methodist Church in Cape Girardeau at 6:30 p.m.

Clover Kids (county-wide) meets on the third Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. of every month on the lower level of the MU Extension Center in Jackson.

Cape County Jr. Leaders meet on the fourth Monday of every month at 7:00 p.m. on the upper level of the MU Extension Center in Jackson.

Contact

If you would like to join a club or become a volunteer leader, call the Cape Girardeau Extension Center at 573-243-3581 or contact the youth specialist:

Lesley Meier, 4-H Youth Specialist  

meierl@missouri.edu                                                                                                                                                                                                         meierl@missouri.edu

 

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)