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Up Coming Events

Camp Counselor Application due Jan. 8

NW Regional 4-H Energizer due Jan. 27

4-H Council 2015 Meeting Dates

January 12, 2016 at  5:00 p.m., Eiserer Hall

March 8, 2016 at  5:00 p.m., Eiserer Hall

April 12, 2016 at  5:00 p.m., Eiserer Hall

May 10, 2016 (TBA) at 5:00 p.m., Eiserer Hall

June 14,  2016 at 5:00 p.m., TBA

September 13, 2016 at 5:00 p.m., Eiserer Hall

October 7, 2016 Judge Saline County awards at 5:00 p.m.

November 8, 2016 at 5:00 p.m., Eiserer Hall

 

 

Join a 4-H Club

Carroll County Clubs

Carroll County has several community clubs. Members attend monthly meetings where they elect officers, plan educational programs of business, community service projects and learn together about parliamentary procedures, leadership, communication and other skills that are helpful throughout life.  In addition members enroll in projects they are interested in. Projects range from beef and sewing to robotics and computers. For a complete listing of projects and other valuable information regarding 4-H, check out the 4-H Clover (PDF).

Bosworth Fireballs meet at 4 p.m. on the third Sunday of every month in the basement of the Christian Church in Bosworth. Club leader: Stella Patton

Chase meets at 5 p.m. on the second Sunday of every month at the Norborne Elementary School in Norborne. Club leader: Kathy Miller

Happy Hustlers meet at 4:30 p.m. on the second Sunday of every month at the 4-H Youth Building. Club leader: Mindy Minnick

Membership enrollment

4-H programs are open to all youth who are 5 to 18 years old by January 1. You may live in the country, in a small town or a big city and still be part of 4-H. Getting involved in Carroll County 4-H is easy; Missouri 4-H Center for Youth Development has a easy 4HOnline enrollment system.  Please log on at mo.4honline.com.  A link to the detailed, step-by-step instructions  is included on the login screen, but we think you will find the system very easy to navigate. State dues for Missouri 4-H are $20 with the additional $5 for Carroll County. Until dues have ben paid, in full, the members enrollment status will remain in pending. 

Volunteer enrollment

How would you like to inspire youth in your community? Do you have a skill or talent you would like to share or do you just want to give back to your community? We are always looking for caring adults to help the Carroll County 4-H program to continue to grow.

To get started we need you to fill out a Annual Background Check Consent Form (LG639). The form may be turned into a club leader or the Carroll County Extension Center.

You will also enroll on the Missouri 4HOnline website HERE. There is no cost for Volunteers to enroll.

The next step is to complete a one-time orientation by one of the following methods:

 

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

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.