4-H YOUTH DEVELOPMENT
4-H offers hundreds of different ways to learn and do new things. 4-H is the nation’s largest youth service organization. It helps young people develop and improve life skills such as self-confidence, leadership, citizenship and communications. Why should youth join 4-H? Through 4-H, you are exposed to fun and challenges that bring about education in numerous areas. With 4-H, you can: Have fun, make friends and go places!
4-H is a program that gives young people an advantage. It gives them the chance to learn new skills and build self-confidence. Students as young as Pre-K through high school participate in a variety of projects, which are subject areas that they are most interested in. They are encouraged to belong to a group or club. The program is delivered in a variety of levels and methods. Activities and other events challenge students to become more aware of their community and become active leaders.
4-H is a Federal program that is offered through the land-grant university system and the Cooperative Extension Service.
Decatur County 4-H programs that students may participate in:
Cloverbud program – for young people age Pre-K/Kindergarten through Second grade. They can choose up to 3 projects, complete activities that are in a work book and can exhibit one item from each of the projects chosen at the County Fair. Membership fee is $5.00 per year.
Traditional program – for students in 3rd – 12th grades. They select at least one subject or project from over 75 different options. They can exhibit items made or cared for at the County Fair. Many of the project winners can advance to the Indiana State Fair. Membership fee is $20.00 per year plus material supply expenses.
Use the following links for more information or to enroll:
4-H Enrollment – complete the on-line enrollment process or print out the enrollment form.
Cloverbud Enrollment – complete the on-line enrollment process or print out the enrollment form.
First Year Parents - this page has helpful information for first year parents
Decatur County 4-H Green Handbook - UPDATING - CHECK BACK Contains requirements pertaining to the 4-H projects in the Decatur County 4-H program.
Decatur County 4-H Rules - Complete rule book or by-project listing. Contains all rules and regulations pertaining to participation in Decatur County 4-H program and the various projects and exhibits.
Decatur County Leaders - List of current Leaders for Decatur County
Leaders & Volunteers - Information for Leaders & Volunteers
Junior Leaders - Information for upcoming activities and fair schedules
2014 Workshops & Activities - Information for upcoming workshops, activities, and cloverbud workshops.
Poster and Non-Animal Projects (New/Updated Jan 2013) - Links to project information.
Livestock & Companion Animal Projects (New/Update Feb 2013) - Links to project activity information.
Calendar – view upcoming events
2014 Decatur County Scholarships, Awards & Trip Opportunities
DEACATUR COUNTY FAIR INFORAMTION
2013 County Fair - July 11-18
4-H Daily Schedule - With the fair dates changing here is a daily schedule with changes in entering projects and judging of animals.
2013 Livestock Auction - July 19; 10:00am
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