University of Missouri Extension's 4-H educational program empowers young people to reach their full potential while working and learning in partnership with caring adults.
Montgomery County 4-H clubs
Bellflower Boosters 4-H Club meets at 6:30 p.m on the third Monday at Bellflower Community Building.
Big Spring Busy Beavers 4-H Club meets at 7 p.m. on the first Tuesday at Big Spring Firehouse. (In June, July and August and on any election day, meetings start at 7:30 p.m.)
Coon Creek Cronies 4-H Club meets at 6:30 p.m. on the first Thursday at Grace Lutheran Church, Wellsville.
Kountry Kids 4-H Club meets at 7 p.m. on the second Sunday at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Jonesburg.
Middletown Meddlers 4-H Club meets at 6:30 p.m. on the first Friday at Middletown Community Center.
Montgomery Progressors 4-H Club meets at 6:30 p.m. on the third Monday at Montgomery City Library.
For more information, please contact MU Extension in Montgomery County.
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, April 18, 2023
COLUMBIA, Mo. – During National Volunteer Appreciation Week, April 16-22, 2023, Missouri 4-H wants to thank the heart of the organization, the volunteers! Each year, thousands of people choose to spend their time volunteering for Missouri 4-H, and ...
- 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 ...
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