Welcome to Delaware County 4-H
What is 4-H?
It's a volunteer-led organization for youth in rural and urban settings. 4-H provides fun, educational opportunities at the local, state, national, and international levels. 4-H programs are hands-on, age-appropriate, and university-based. 4-H helps youth develop important skills, including leadership, citizenship, communication, and decision-making, that can be applied over a lifetime.
Who can join 4-H?
4-H is for youth in grades 3-12. Delaware County also offers Mini 4-H for children in kindergarten through grade 2. 4-H is open to everyone, regardless of race, religion, color, disability, gender, or place of residence.
What do kids do in 4-H?
They have FUN! They have fun with friends at meetings, social activities, tours, trips, camps, and fairs. 4-Hers learn how to take care of animals and plants, redecorate their rooms, fix their bikes, take pictures, cook, and identify trees. They also help others learn more about their 4-H projects, provide leadership to younger youth, and learn about themselves.
What are 4-H projects?
4-H is a learning-by-doing program. Leaders, junior leaders, and parents are encouraged to teach and show members how to complete a task, but members are expected to learn how to do things themselves and complete their own projects. One of the fundamental principles of 4-H is that through successful hands-on activities, youth can build self-worth and a positive self-image. (For a list of Delaware County projects, click here.)
What does it cost to join 4-H?
Enrolling in 4-H will cost $15 per child, with no charge for Mini 4-H members, and a maximum of $45 per family. Depending on what project the member chooses, there may be a cost involved for project materials.
How do I enroll in Delaware County 4-H?
Glad you asked! There are several ways to enroll: online, with a downloaded enrollment form, or by coming to the Extension Office and completing an enrollment form. If you have any questions about enrollment, just call the Extension Office at 765-747-7732.
ÆClick here for 4-H online enrollment.
Remember -- you're not considered to be enrolled until you pay the state's annual $15 per-child fee.
ÆDownload an enrollment form here
ÆThe 2013 Delaware County 4-H Fair Book is now online. Download the entire book, or just select the pages you want.
ÆDelaware County 4-H is now on Facebook! Visit our Facebook page, become a fan, post questions and comments, or send us your 4-H photos!
4-H Information & Forms Mini 4-H
4-H Clover & Pledge
4-H Parent Consent Form 4-H Clubs in Delaware County
Scholarships Junior Leaders
County & State Fair Information 4-H Volunteer Information
Project Record Sheets & Scorecards
Indiana 4-H Website (additional project information)
Indiana Fair 4-H Animal Enrollment
Pork Quality Assurance (PQA) Workshops in Central Indiana
Sewing Project Information
Cake Decorating Project Information
Cupcake Decorating Project NEW
Recycling Project NEW
Purdue Food Animal Education Network
Indiana Board of Animal Health (including premise ID information)
4-H Horse & Pony Club Click here
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology offers FREE math and science tutoring during the school year (September -- May) for grades 6-12. Just call 1-877-ASK-ROSE (275-7673) Sunday through Thursday from 7-10 p.m.