Johnson County has 10 4-H clubs. If you are a first time attendee for a club meeting, please contact the club leader to confirm the meeting date, time and place. The ones listed below are the regularly scheduled times, but may change based on club activities.
Blackwater Bobcats 4-H Club meets the second Thursday of each month at 6 p.m at Church of Hope (580 NW 105th Road, Centerview); Contact Mendy Brewington or Kristin Holcomb.
Chilhowee Indians 4-H Club meets the first Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. for Clover Kids and 7 p.m. for regular members at the Baptist Church in Chilhowee; Contact Becky Skidmore or Susan Remington.
Good Neighbors 4-H Club meets the fourth Monday of each month at 7 p.m. at Bethlehem Lutheran Church; Contact Ann Papasifakis, Kathrine Kanneman or Rhonda Edmunds at [email protected].
Heartland 4-H Club meets the second Monday of each month at 7 p.m. at the Library in Knob Noster; Contact Sabrina Howser or the MU Extension Office at 660-747-3193.
Mineral Creek 4-H Club meets the second Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m. for Clover Kids and 7 p.m. for regular meeting at the Leeton Christian Church; Contact Alaina Davis or Tricia Fleming.
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. You can also visit 4-H Online to join.
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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