Schuyler County 4-H clubs

  • Downing 4-H Club meets at 7 p.m. on the second Monday of the month at Downing Christian Church (November to March) and Downing Depot Park (April to October).
    Leaders: Chelsea Jackson (8-18) and Ambur Jackson (CloverKids 5-7)

  • Glenwood Whistle Stop 4-H Club meets at 3pm on the first Sunday of each month at the Glenwood Full Gospel Fellowship Hall.
    Leader: Debra Ferdig(8-18) and Velma Brown and Jenny Ferdig (CloverKids 5-7)

  • Greentop Wildcats 4-H Club meets at 4 p.m. on the first Sunday of the month at Greentop Park (April to October) and Luke Erwin’s (November to March)
    Leaders: Jacki Sapp and Luke Erwin (8-18) and Shayna Sapp (CloverKids 5-7)

  • Queen City 4-H Club meets at 5 p.m on the second Sunday of the month at Mike & Donna Gray’s.
    Leader: Marta Aeschliman

Youth must be 8 by the start of the calendar year to join. Clover Kid groups for 5-7 year olds are also forming now. Contact Kelli Harris or call 660-457-3469.

If you would like to join a club or become a volunteer, call the Schuyler County extension center, 660-457-3469, or email Kelli Harris.

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.