4-H Club and Leader Information

4-H Clubs

Carroll Co. has 15 organized 4-H clubs.  The majority of these are Community clubs.  Plus, there are 3 project clubs.

Community clubs are located in most of the townships in Carroll Co.  The Community clubs meet 1 - 2 times a month from Nov. through the Fair.  Community clubs offer a broad and general 4-H background.  Some of the activities in a community club include: officers, demonstrations, programs, community service projects, make a float for the 4-H parade, paint a barrell for the fair, club picnic and / or club field trip.

Project clubsfocus on a single project.  The project clubs are:  Junior Leaders, Shooting Sports, and Young Wranglers (horse and pony).

 

Volunteers

Adults are needed for “4-H Volunteers”, also known as Club Leaders, Project Leaders, 4-H Exhibit Board members, Animal committee members and helpers during the fair.

 

Junior Leaders

Youth in grades 7 - 12 can join 4-H Junior Leaders.  The Carroll Co. 4-H Junior Leaders meet from Sept. - Aug. each year. The have monthly programs / activities / trips.

Last year, the Carroll County 4-H Junior Leaders served their community through fourteen service projects and other leadership projects that:

  • Made a financial impact of $629 for 2,585 people.
  • Networked with local churches in December to provide toys for 398 kids through Toy Store and distributed 250 Christmas Baskets.
  • Organized a Fall Party for 50 younger youth, bingo for St. Elizabeth’s residents and filled 1800 Easter eggs for local Easter egg hunts.
  • Taught various 4-H projects to 34 mini 4-H’ers during three mini 4-H workshops.

In addition to learning leadership and citizenship skills through Junior Leader activities, teens become part of the community. As one participant said, “My favorite part of Junior Leaders is helping others.”

 

By Joanne Z Lytton, County Extension Director
The Educational Store