4-H clubs

To join

Interested in joining 4-H? Use this list to find a club near you. Annual dues vary between clubs.

To join a 4-H club, fill out the enrollment form and turn it in to your club leader. Health forms are required for most events and should be turned in to your club leader, too.

4-H Member Enrollment Form (PDF) 
Youth Health Statement, Parent Consent and Event Acceptance Form (PDF)

Scholarships are available to help families so that cost is not a barrier to participation. We have ways to help everyone become involved. Financial Assistance Application (PDF)

Cole County clubs

Traditional 4-H Community Clubs:

  • Brazito Eager Elves 4-H Club meets at 7 p.m. on the second Monday at the Brazito Lions Club, Brazito.
  • Clover Crusaders 4-H Club (Jefferson City area) meets at 6:30 p.m. on the second Wednesday at Jefferson City Area Board of Realtors, 1906 Bubba Lane, Jefferson City
  • Four Seasons 4-H Club (Jefferson City area) meets at 7 p.m. on the fourth Thursday at Christian Fellowship Church, 600 Beck St., Jefferson City.
  • Jefferson City 4-H Club meets at 1:00 p.m. on the second Sunday at the Community Room at Hy-Vee, Jefferson City.
  • Osage Bend Clover Leafs 4-H Club meets at 10:15 a.m. on the first Sunday at St. Margaret Church Hall, Osage Bend.
  • Stringtown-Corinth 4-H Club (Russellville/Lohman area) meets at 7 p.m. on the first Thursday at St. John's Church hall, Lohman.
  • St. Thomas 4-H Club meets at 11:30 a.m. on the third Sunday at St. Thomas Knights of Columbus Hall, St. Thomas.
  • Taos Clovers 4-H Club meets at 7 p.m. on the second Thursday at the Taos Knights of Columbus.
  • Wardsville 4-H Club meets at 6:45 p.m. on the second Thursday at the Wardsville Lions Club.

Single Project 4-H Clubs:

  • Wears Creek 4-H Club (meets with Nichols Career Center FFA) varies meeting times but typically meets at 3:30 p.m. on the third Thursday at the Nichols Career Center or Simonsen, Jefferson City.
  • 4-H Tech Club - meets at 6:30 p.m. on the third Thursday at Cedar Grove Baptist Church, Holts Summit
  • Cole County Robotics FIRST (county-wide robotics group) meeting times varies depending on process in robotic build. Typically meets at Founder's Hall on the Lincoln University Campus, Jefferson City.
  • Mid-Missouri Bit and Bridle (county-wide horse knowledge group) meets at 7 p.m. on the first and third Friday at the Cole County Extension Center, Jefferson City.
  • MidMO 4-H Canine Club (county-wide dog group) typically meets at 2:00 p.m. on the second Sunday  at MidMO Waggers Dog Training Facility, Tebbets.
  • Horse Crazies (horse-specific club) varies meeting times but typically meets at noon on the first Saturday at Wild Horse Creek Ranch, Russellville.
  • Clover Kids - Now a club meeting just for our 5-7 year-old members!  typically meets the last Tuesday 6:45pm at Cole County Extension Center, Jefferson City

Special Interest Groups:

  • Junior Leaders & Interstate Teen Exchange. Be sure to check the monthly calendar for future meeting dates. Membership is open to all 4-H members in Cole and Osage counties ages 12 and up. Members elect a full slate of officers, plan their own community service, leadership and social activities with the help of their adult sponsors. Past activities have included sponsoring an lock-in, mystery dinner theater, assisting with the develolpment of a local park and assisting with the military support group.

Countywide Projects

Thanks to our volunteers who have agreed to lead projects for anyone in a 4-H club in Cole County.  If you would like to join one of these groups, please contact the office at coleco@missouri.edu. We can put you in contact with these leaders.

  • Dogs
  • Horses (Knowledge &/or Riding)
  • Robotics (Current Leader will mentor you for starting your own project group for ages 8-13; Youth 14 & older may join the FIRST Robotics group meeting at Lincoln University)
  • Shooting Sports -- only available to be led by certified instructors: Archery, Air Rifle, Smallbore Rifle, Air Pistol, Shotgun, Smallbore Pistol, Muzzleloading.  (Looking for an instructor for Hunting/Outdoor Skills)
  • SportFishing -- only available to be led by certified instructors.  Looking for a leader for this project. Contact us at coleco@missouri.edu

Additional information

For more information, call or email the Cole County Extension Center at 573-634-2824 or coleco@missouri.edu. If one of these clubs does not suit your needs, talk to us about starting a new club.