Scotland County


Scotland County 4-H clubs

Azen Jolly Timers meet on the first Wednesday each month at the Church of Christ at 6:00 p.m.
Club leader: Emily Frederick

Gorin Go-Getters meet on the Second Sunday each month 2:00 p.m. at the Gorin Christian Church.
Club leaders: Joanie Baker

Jolly Jack and Jills meet the first Tuesday each month at the First Christian Church at 6:30 pm. until further notice. This is a temporary location during Covid.
Club leader: Jodie Jackson

Contact us

If you would like to join a club or become a volunteer leader, contact Kristy Eggleston-Wood, Youth Education Assistant, or call the Scotland County Extension Center at 660-465-7255.

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    4-H Council

    4-H Council strives to do the following:

    1. Give guidance to county program planning by interpreting needs
    2. Establish needed policy
    3. Plan and coordinate with county events
    4. Plan and cooperate with county extension personnel in leader training
    5. Suggest areas and potential leadership for expanding and carrying on 4-H club work
    6. Develop a plan for raising funds to support the council's financial needs
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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 Scotland 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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