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4-H

University of Missouri Extension's 4-H educational program empowers young people to reach their full potential while working and learning in partnership with caring adults.

Clover Connection

A monthly newsletter for 4-H families in Grundy and Mercer counties

2017 March
2017 April
2017 May
2017 June
2017 July
2017 August
2017 September
2017 October
2017 November
2017 December
 

4-H Camp Crowder

Ron's Fund Application
2016 Camp Application

4-H Forms

 

2017 Camp Forms

Other

2017 Grundy County Shooting Sports Contest

Missouri State Fair Rules

Clubs

Busy Bees-Kristi Urich 359-1047 meets at Laredo Community Center on the third Friday of the month.
Grundy Go Getters-Julie Simpson jsimpson@trentonr9.k12.mo.us & Marie Clark marie4clark@gmail.com They meet on the second Tuesday at 6:00 p.m. at Salem Baptist Church
Helping Hands-Normally meet 2nd Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. at the First Christian Church.  Mary Ellen Johnson, Leader
Oak Leaf Achievers-Amanda Griffin 660-635-1542 & Tracy Kralicek 660-359-1341 meet on second Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at Grundy Center Church

4-H in Grundy County is a United Way Agency.

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.