Gasconade 4-H clubs
Bay Community 4-H Club meets at 6:00 p.m. on the second Sunday of the month at St. Paul Zion UCC Church in Bay. Club leader: Sandy Krimmel.
Bem 4-H Club meets at 7:00 p.m. on the second Thursday of the month at St. John's UCC in Bem. Club leader: Melissa Scego; Assistant club leaders: Jackie Gray, Heather Reed and Corey Wilson.
Bourboise 4-H Club meets on the third Sunday of the month at 6:00 p.m. at the Exhibit Hall of Memorial Park in Owensville. Club leader: Jennifer Eiler; Assistant club leader: Mandy Henderson.
Double S 4-H Club meets at 6:00 p.m. on the third Sunday of the month at Swiss Church Dining Hall. Club leader: Sarah Power; Assistant club leaders: Nancy Stephan, Tricia Theissen and Wendy Noelke.
Drake 4-H Club meets at 7:00 p.m. on the first Thursday of the month at St. James Charlotte UCC near Drake. Club leaders: Lori Doerr and Amanda Greunke.
Gasconade County 4-H Shooting Sports Club meets at 5:45 p.m. the third Wednesday of each month at the Exhibit Hall at Memorial Park in Owensville. Club leader: Amy Roethmeyer; Assistant club leader: Heather Reed.
Little Berger 4-H Club meets at 2:00 p.m. on the second Sunday of the month at the Hermann Administration Building. Club leader: Jessica Hoener; Assistant leader: Joe Fredrick.
Town & Country 4-H Club meets at 5:00 p.m. on the second Sunday of the month at the Hermann Administration Building. Club leader: Rhonda Lewis.
Woollam 4-H Club meets at 4:00 p.m. on the third Sunday of the month at Woollam Methodist Church. Club leader: Erin Sassmann; Assistant club leader: Laura Tuschhoff.
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.
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News & articles
- Published: Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2023
SEDALIA, Mo. – “Making the best better” for generations of Missouri 4-H club members, 40 volunteers joined the 2022 Missouri 4-H Hall of Fame on Aug. 20 at State Fair Community College in Sedalia.The Missouri 4-H Foundation recognizes ...
- Published: Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2023
The Issue4-H and FFA Livestock projects impact youth life skill development in motivation, responsibility, goal setting, discipline, and leadership (Anderson et al., 2015; Boleman et al., 2004; Evans, et al. 2019; Heavner et al., 2011; Rusk et al, ...
- Published: Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2022
Missouri youths gathered with others from across the nation for the 2021 National 4-H Congress, Nov. 26-30 in Atlanta.During National 4-H Congress, youths participated in a wide range of educational workshops, service-learning projects and keynote ...
- Published: Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2021
Missouri families and educators! Truman has something important to share with you. As any loyal fan knows, Mizzou’s mascot, Truman, is a Bengal tiger. Sadly, the number of tigers in the wild has declined sharply over the last century. Today, there ...
Publication date: Feb. 1, 2016
David H. TrinkleinHorticulture State SpecialistDivision of Plant SciencesWhy plant vegetables?Home production of vegetables has been increasing in popularity in recent years. In addition to saving on the family food bill, the availability of fresh, ...