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4-H News

The 4-H Clover News is a monthly 4-H newsletter

December Newsletter (PDF)
November Newsletter (PDF)

 

Because of Camp

Be sure to check out the YouTube video from the American Camp Association:  Because of Camp http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9AzqybYCVKQ

The Power of Camp

Be sure to check out the YouTube video about the power of Camp http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jwWw8sPml4g


Clubs

Joining a 4-H club is as easy as contacting the Laclede County Extension Center at 417-532-7126 or contacting Sam Lower, 4-H Youth Development Specialist, lowers@missouri.edu   Information about 4-H clubs and leader contacts is available.

Barn Bums Club meets at 6:30 pm on the third Thursday of every month at the Laclede County Water District #3 (located by the water tower on Hwy East 32). 
Club Leader:  Aaron Wrinkle

Country Kids 4-H Horse Club meets 2nd Saturday of every month at the Laclede County Saddle Club at 9 am
Club Leaders:  Brian and Tammy McKimmey

Drive Club meeting time and location TBA (located in the Stoutland Area)
Club leader:  Becca Witt

Friendship Club meets at 10 a.m. on the first Saturday of every month at the First United Methodist Church, Lebanon.
Club leader:  Susan Kromrie, Kim McSorley and Elada Wears

Home Grown Club meets on the first Saturday of every month (time and location TBA)  Stoutland Area
Club leader:  Cassie Wans

Laclede County Aggies Club meets at 6:30 p.m. on the second Monday of every month at the Lebanon FFA Educational Building.
Club leaders: Glenn and Jennifer Raef

Trail Blazers Club meets at 10:00 a.m. on the first/second Saturday of every month at the Gasconade C-4 School.
Club leader:  Sarah DuBose

Whippoorwill Club meets at 7 p.m.on the second Monday of every month at the Conway Community Building.
Club leader: Brian Appleby

 

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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

Y630, 4-H Member Enrollment Form (PDF)
Y640, Youth Health Statement, Parent Consent and Event Acceptance Form (PDF)
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.
Missouri 4-H Volunteer Application Form (PDF fillable) | Spanish version (PDF)