4-H clubs

To join

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

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

Please contact office at coleco@missouri.edu before attending first meeting.  Club might have altered meeting date or have a special field trip or event planned in place of the regular meeting.

Traditional 4-H Community Clubs:

  • Ambassadors 4-H Club meeting time varies. Contact the office for more information.
  • 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 meeting time & location varies.  Contact the club at clovercrusaders@yahoo.com for meeting location.
  • Jefferson City 4-H Club meets at 1:00 p.m. on the second Sunday at Grace Lutheran, Holts Summit. (October 2018 meeting will be at Fischer's Corn Maze/Pumpkin Patch)
  • Osage Bend Clover Leafs 4-H Club meets at 10:00 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. Martins 4-H Club meets at 6:30 p.m. on the first Tuesday at St. Martins Catholic School Cafeteria. Check out their FaceBook page!
  • St. Thomas 4-H Club meets at 11:15 a.m. on the third Sunday at St. Thomas Knights of Columbus Hall, St. Thomas.
  • Taos Clovers 4-H Club meets at 10:00 a.m. on the second Sunday at the Taos Knights of Columbus. Check out their FaceBook page!
  • Thomas Jefferson 4-H Club meets at 3:30 p.m. on the first Thursday at Thomas Jefferson Middle School, Jefferson City. 
  • Wardsville 4-H Club meets at 6:45 p.m. on the second Thursday at the Wardsville Lions Club. Check out their FaceBook page!

Single Project 4-H Clubs:

  • Mid-Missouri Bit and Bridle (county-wide horse knowledge group) meets at 6:30 p.m. on the first Friday at the Cole County Extension Center, Jefferson City. Check out their FaceBook page

Special Interest Groups:

  • 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 plan community service, leadership and social activities with the help of their adult sponsors. Members travel to another state (selected by the members) and learn about 4-H in the community of the host families. Then those members travel to Missouri and our hosted by our Teen Exchange families. Past activities have included sponsoring a lock-in, mystery dinner theater, assisting with the development of a local park and assisting with the military support group.

Cole County Club in Good Standing Policy:

  1. Club must hold minimum of four meetings
  2. Enrollment:
    1. Special Interest Clubs: Must have 2 members
    2. Community Clubs: Must have 5 members from 3 families  (Adopted February 2016; effective October 2016)
  3. Must have at least 1 recognized club leader and at least 1 recognized project leader who conducts a meeting and provides a minimum of 6 hours of instruction.
  4. 4-H Member and Volunteer records must be entered in enrollment system in a timely manner (Re-enrollment completed by Jan. 1st)
  5. Plan, Implement and Evaluate a community service project.
  6. Turn in club audit packet by due date.
  7. Participate in rotation of countywide committees and fundraisers.
  8. Appoint a representative to attend 50% of 4-H Council meetings

Clubs not adhering to these policies will have their charter revoked.
                  (Adopted May 2015; effective October 2015)

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 (Alumni Leader will mentor you for starting your own project group )
  • Shooting Sports -- must be led by certified instructors: Archery, Air Rifle, Smallbore Rifle, Air Pistol, Shotgun, Smallbore Pistol, Muzzleloading.  (Looking for an instructor for Hunting/Outdoor Skills & Western Heritage)
  • SportFishing -- must be led by certified instructors.  We are looking for a leader for this project. Contact us at coleco@missouri.edu
  • Clover Kids - looking for a project leader for a countywide project
  • Theater Arts - watch for more information on this exciting opportunity
  • Aquaculture - watch for more information about this new project
  • Rabbits - new project group starting. Join a club and become part of the excitement.

Additional information

For more information, call or email the Cole County Extension Center at 573-634-2824 or coleco@missouri.edu. Ready to join? More information is on the Cole County 4-H Home Page. If one of these clubs does not suit your needs, talk to us about starting a new club.