Pulaski County 4-H clubs

Pulaski County has several 4-H clubs for children ages 8 to 18, as well as Clover Kids clubs for those ages 5-7. To join a 4-H club, call MU Extension at 573-774-4766.

Crocker 4-H Club
Club contact: 573-774-4766

Richland 4-H Club
Club contact: 573-774-4766

Fort Leonard Wood Military 4-H Club
Please contact Pippen Youth Center 573-596-0209 or School Age Services 573-596-0200

Dixon 4-H Club
Contact: Jonie Wilson

Ozark Mountain 4-H Club
Club contact: 573-774-4766

County-Wide Projects- Shooting Sports
Contact: Amy Fisher, Pulaski County 4-H Shooting Sports Coordinator, or 573-842-5556 after 4:00 p.m.

Enrollment for the shooting sports program is October 1st. each year. Please call and get on the interest list during the year.

Programs offered:

  • Archery: Ages 8-18 years old
  • Shotgun: Ages 11-18 years old
  • Air Pistol: Ages 8-18 years old
  • .22 Pistol: Ages 14-18 years old, with one year of air pistol.

About 4-H

4-H brings young people, ages 5 to 18, 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 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 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 and 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.

Joining 4-H is as easy as contacting your local extension office. 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.

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 fundraisers. 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.