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Dues and fees
Two payment options: Online or deliver to extension office with check made payable to Cooper County 4-H Council.
4-H program year is from Oct. 1 through Sept. 30.
- Regular members (age 8–18): $30 if paid by Nov. 30; $40 if paid by Jan. 1; $50 if paid by Feb. 1
- Clover Kids (age 5–7): $30
Shooting sports fees
- Basic fee: $20 (This covers ammo and targets for County Shoot and goes into the Shooting Sports for program expenses.)
- Small Bore Rifle: $25 (covers ammo and targets for 5 required practices) — due up front
- Archery: $5 — due up front
- Shotgun: $5 cost depends on the prices at River Hills for clay birds and ammo
- BB and Pellet (Air Rifle or Air Pistol): $5 (covers ammo and targets for the 5 required practices) — due up front
- Small Bore Pistol: $25 (covers ammo and targets for the 5 required practices) — due up front
- Muzzleloading: $5
- 4 C’s 4-H Club / Clover Kids meets at 7 p.m. the third Monday of the month at the Pilot Grove Community Building in Pilot Grove.
- Blackwater Willing Workers 4-H Club / Clover Kids meets at 7 p.m. the second Monday of every month at 20584 Hwy K in Blackwater.
- Clear Creek 4-H Club / Clover Kids meets at 7 p.m. on the fourth Monday of every month at the Pilot Grove Community Building in Pilot Grove.
- Family Fun 4-H Club / Clover Kids meets at 6:30 p.m. on the second Tuesday of every month at the Presbyterian Church in Boonville.
- Prairie Home Helping Hands 4-H Club / Clover Kids meets at 7 p.m. on the first Wednesday of every month at the Prairie Home School in Prairie Home.
- Zion 4-H Club / Clover Kids meets at 6:30 p.m. on the second Sunday of every month at the Zion Lutheran Church in Lone Elm
About 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 Oct. 1 to Sept. 30. Certain activities may have participation deadlines.
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.