Saline County


Saline County 4-H

Membership enrollment

Welcome to Saline County 4-H! We are excited about your interest. 4-H envisions our world as a place where youth and adults learn, grow and work together for positive change. There is a place for you in that vision! 4-H welcomes youth ages 5-18 years old by Jan. 1 of each year. Contact the Extension Office with questions — we’d love to connect with you!

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    Saline County 4-H clubs

    Saline County has several community clubs. Members attend monthly meetings where they elect officers, plan educational programs of business, community service projects and learn together about parliamentary procedures, leadership, communication and other skills that are helpful throughout life. In addition members enroll in projects they are interested in. Projects range from beef and sewing to robotics and computers. For a complete listing of projects and other valuable information regarding 4-H, check out the 4-H Clover.

    Bizy Beavers
    Second Sunday, 6 p.m.
    Methodist Church, Marshall
    Adam Shaw, 660-815-2997
    Bizy Beavers 4-H Club Facebook group

    Clay Center
    First Sunday, 6:30 p.m.
    Hardeman School
    Kayla Foster, 660-631-4706

    Third Monday, 6:30 p.m.
    First Christian Church, Sweet Springs
    Pat Werneke, 660-335-6687

    First Sunday, 5 p.m.
    Community Center, Sweet Springs
    Michelle Fuehring, 660-229-1820

    Lucky Leaf
    First Sunday, 6 p.m.
    Civic Center, Blackburn
    Amanda Finkeldei, 660-641-1762

    Town & Country
    Third Sunday, 6 p.m.
    Shooting Sports Building, Marshall
    Kim Vogel, 660-886-6011

    Work to Win
    Second Sunday, 6:30 p.m.
    Malta Bend School, Malta Bend
    Jill Buck, 660-631-2068

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    County 4-H Council


    • President: Nancy Laurenti
    • Vice-president: Julie Vogel
    • Secretary: DeEtta Murphy
    • Treasurer: Kim Vogel

General 4-H info

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    The 4-H camp experience

    4-H camp has a rich history and tradition in Missouri. 4-H staff have conducted camps for more than 60 years. Historically, 4-H camps were some of the original users of the group camp facilities found in Missouri state parks, and today many 4-H camps still use them.

    4-H camp programs offer a variety of camping experiences

    • Residential Camps for one or more nights
    • STEM and Arts & Crafts Learn-shops
    • Community Service
    • Camp Fires
    • Teamwork Activities

    Camping also provides opportunities to experience new and exciting activities. Climbing walls, swimming, archery, canoeing and many other activities are offered in a safe, supervised environment where campers can explore new areas of interest with encouragement from trained counselors and staff.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

    Contact Saline County Extension Center

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    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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