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4-H clubs

St. Charles County has several 4-H clubs for children ages 8 to 18, as well as Clover Kids clubs for those age 5 to 7. To join a 4-H club, call MU Extension at 636-970-3000.

Callaway 4-H Club meets at 7 p.m. on the second Thursday in the St. John's United Church of Christ hall, New Melle.

Daniel Boone 4-H Club meets at 7 p.m. on the first Tuesday in the St. Paul United Church of Christ hall, Defiance.

Flint Hill 4-H Club meets at 7 p.m. on the first Monday in the St. Theodore School cafeteria, 5059 Highway P, Flint Hill.

Harvester 4-H Club meets at 7 p.m. on the second Tuesday in the Zion Lutheran Church basement of the fellowship hall, Old Highway 94.

Josephville 4-H Club meets at 7 p.m. on the second Thursday in the St. Joseph School cafeteria, Josephville.

Junior Leaders' meetings vary. Check newsletter for dates and times. Meetings are held at St. Charles County Extension Center,St. Peters.

New Melle 4-H Club meets at 7 p.m. on the second Tuesday in the Wentzville Schnucks meeting room.

Pauldingville 4-H Club meets at 7 p.m. on the third Tuesday at Shiloh United Methodist Church, 1515 Highway T, Foristell.

Point Prairie 4-H Club meets at 7 p.m. on the third Thursday at VFW Post 4219, Highway 94 North, St. Charles.

St. Paul 4-H Club meets at 7 p.m. on the third Thursday at the St. Paul Church picnic grounds, St. Paul.

Twin Rivers 4-H Club meets at 7 p.m. on the second Tuesday at St. Charles County Extension Center, St. Peters.

Wentzville 4-H Club meets at 7 p.m. on the second Monday at Wentzville South Middle School, Wentzville.

Clover Kids

Callaway Clover Kids meet at 7 p.m. on the second Thursday in St. John's United Church of Christ hall, New Melle.

Daniel Boone Clover Kids meetings vary. Please check with the leader for up-to-date information.

Flint Hill Clover Kids meet at 7 p.m. on the first Monday in St. Theodore School cafeteria, Flint Hill.

Harvester Clover Kids meet at 7 p.m. on the second Tuesday in Zion Lutheran Church basement of the fellowship hall, Old Highway 94.

Josephville Clover Kids meet at 7 p.m. on the second Thursday at St. Joseph's School, Josephville.

Pauldingville Clover Kids meets at 7 p.m. on the third Tuesday at Shiloh United Methodist Church, 1515 Highway T, Foristell.

Point Prairie Clover Kids mees at 6 p.m. on the second Wednesday at Trinity Lutheran School, Highway 94.

St. Paul Clover Kids meet at 7 p.m. on the third Thursday at St. Paul Church Picnic Grounds, 2201 St. Paul Rd., St. Paul.

Twin Rivers Clover Kids meets at 7 p.m. on the second Tuesday at St. Charles County Extension Center, St. Peters.

Wentzville Clover Kids meet at 7 p.m. on the second Monday at Wentzville South Middle School, Wentzville.
 

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)