Who Can Join 4-H?
(Age as of January 1st)
Cloverbuds: Youth age 5 and in Kindergarten through 2nd grade. Non-competitive group activities! No Projects!
Project Members: Youth age 8 and in 3rd grade (or 9 and any grade) to age December 31 of the year a member turns 19 years of age.
What Can You Do In 4-H?
- Learn By Doing With Projects ... more than 200 to choose from including rockets, electricity, cats, dogs, fishing, photography, bicycle, fitness, and MORE!
- Develop Life Skills ... Leadership, communication, responsibility, time management, teamwork through club and community 4-H experiences.
- Make Friends and memories... at 4-H camp, clinics, workshops, trips, Junior Fair and in your 4-H CLUB!
4-H Membership Expectations
The expectations for 4-H membership are a balance among 4-H project work, involvement in the 4-H club, participation in 4-H activities and events, and working towards improving one's personal growth.
Project Work Through 4-H
Each project book contains a wealth of information and activities for planning and conducting a project. The projects can be completed by participating in activities through organized project groups or by carrying out the activities individually under the guidance of a parent or other adult. Use the following resources to learn more about 4-H projects.
- Ohio 4-H Family Guide - listing of all projects available
- Project Central - preview project books and resources
What Does 4-H Cost?
County Activity Fee: $10 per member with a $40 maximum per family.
Projects: Minimum $8.00 project book fee with additional costs for supplies, materials, equipment, animals, etc.
Club Dues: Dues are charged by some clubs for refreshments, project book costs, and other programs.
How Can You Join?
- Contact one of overly 30 clubs to join.
- Join ANYTIME, but you must join by April 1st to participate in project judging, skillathon, or exhibit at the Guernsey County Fair.
What Is The Best Way To Find a 4-H Club?
- Start with clubs in your community.
- Review the Find a 4-H Club in Guernsey County list to find a club that offers projects in your interest area.
- Contact the 4-H club volunteer to ask about club activities, projects, requirements and meetings.
- For more information about Guernsey County 4-H clubs, call the Extension Office at 740-489-5300.
Find out the Basics of 4-H
- Check out the 2023 4-H Member and Volunteer Handbook
Would You Like To Become a 4-H Volunteer?
Learn how by calling OSU Extension at 740-489-5300.