Projects are selected early in the club year
when enrollment forms are completed.
Usually, younger members should limit their
projects to one or two. Older, experienced
members may be able to do several different
projects in a given year. Each member
should decide for themselves how many projects
to take. Consider what else you are
involved in throughout the summer because if you
are extremely busy you many only want to take a
few projects. Talk to your local club
leader and parents for further suggestions.
When Selecting a 4-H Project Consider:
Interest - does the project interest the 4-H’er
and does it fit the family interest
Skill Level - some projects are enrolled by
grade and others enroll by skill level;
Space - you may have a garden in a window box or
a large plot of land;
Cost - may vary from a $1.00 for flower seeds to
several $100.00 for a large animal and the
Skill - you may start by: taking simple
photographs and move on to developing your own
video; or from making a simple wooden tool box
to crafting a cedar chest.
Time - will vary: from perfecting a batch
of cookies, building a model to caring for an
Add / drop date
The Add / Drop date is June 1. To either
add or drop projects, fill out an
Add / Drop form.
Have your leader sign the form and then
return the signed form to the Extension Office.
NOTE: It is better to adjust your project list
by June 1 rather than not completing a project.
(Later in your 4-H career, when you apply
for awards and trips, the Awards Committee will
look at the number and type of projects that
were complete and incomplete.)