Carroll County

4-H

Carroll County clubs

Carroll County has several community clubs. Members attend monthly meetings where they elect officers, plan educational programs of business, community service projects and learn together about parliamentary procedures, leadership, communication and other skills that are helpful throughout life. In addition members enroll in projects they are interested in.

Bogard Willing Workers meet at 6:30 p.m. on the second Friday of every month in the Bogard Memorial Hall in Bogard.
Club Leader: Christy Isaacs

Bosworth Fireballs meet at 4 p.m. on the third Sunday of every month in the basement of the Christian Church in Bosworth.
Club leader: Stella Patton

Chase meets at 5 p.m. on the second Sunday of every month at the Norborne Elementary School in Norborne.
Club leader: Kathy Miller

Happy Hustlers meet at 4:30 p.m. on the second Sunday of every month at the 4-H Youth Building.
Club leader: Carol Harman

Happy Hustlers Clover Kids meet at 3 p.m. on the second Sunday of every month at the 4-H Youth Building.
Club leader: Carol Harman

The 4-H Camp Experience

4-H camp has a rich history and tradition in Missouri. 4-H staff have conducted camps for more than 60 years. Historically, 4-H camps were some of the original users of the group camp facilities found in Missouri state parks, and today many 4-H camps still use them.

4-H camp programs offer a variety of camping experiences

  • Residential camps for one or more nights
  • STEM and Arts & Crafts learn-shops
  • Community service
  • Camp fires
  • Teamwork activities

Camping also provides opportunities to experience new and exciting activities. Climbing walls, swimming, archery, canoeing and many other activities are offered in a safe, supervised environment where campers can explore new areas of interest with encouragement from trained counselors and staff.

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    4-H clubs

    4-H clubs are open to ages 8 to 18. Clubs meet monthly for group activities and club business. Each club elects officers and has an approved adult leader who supervises club activities. Club members also enroll in projects in their areas of interest.

    With projects on more than 75 topics, 4-H has something to interest every child. Here are just a few of the opportunities 4-H offersógeocaching, robotics, international exchanges, horsemanship, pets, starting a business, arts and crafts, raising animals, woodworking, photography and gardening.

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    Clover Kids clubs

    Clover Kids introduces 5- to 7-year-olds to the 4-H experience. In Clover Kids, children learn how to get along with others, work in groups, explore their interests, while building self-confidence. Clover Kids do not enroll in projects or raise animals, and do not participate in competitive events, contests or shows.

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    How to join

    Joining 4-H is as easy as contacting the extension center. A staff member will explain the enrollment process and membership dues. In addition to dues, some projects may require a small investment to get started, and there may be a fee for materials, trips or other activities.

    Young people are welcome to join at any time. The 4-H program year runs from Sept. 1 to Aug. 31. Certain activities may have participation deadlines.

    Contact Carroll County Extension Center

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    Be a 4-H volunteer

    Adult volunteers are essential to 4-H. Adult volunteers serve as club or project leaders, help with county or regional events, chair committees and organize fund raisers. You don't have to be a parent or grandparent of the 4-H member to get involved. All volunteers are screened for child abuse and neglect, as well criminal records, before they are accepted and each year thereafter. As a volunteer, University of Missouri Extension will provide you with training so you will be well-prepared and successful as an adult leader. The orientation includes information on 4-H history and the educational framework, the characteristics of age groups, character development and safety.

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