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 (Jefferson City area) meets at 3 p.m. on the first Thursday.  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. Looking for a meeting place. Contact the office for more information.
  • 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 6:45pm on first Tuesday at St. Martins Catholic Church Basement.  Check out their newsletter!
    • Meeting Date changes as follows: Nov. 15, 2016 & Dec. 13, 2016
    • Resume normal schedule Jan. 2017
  • 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.
  • Wardsville 4-H Club meets at 6:45 p.m. on the second Thursday at the Wardsville Lions Club.

Single Project 4-H Clubs:

  • Mid-Missouri Bit and Bridle (county-wide horse knowledge group) meets at 6 p.m. on the first 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.
  • Cole County Clover Kids - A club meeting just for our 5-7 year-old members!  Typically meets the last Tuesday 6:15 p.m. at Cole County Extension Center, Jefferson City

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.

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 -- 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

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.