Cedar County 4-H county council
The Cedar County 4-H County Council includes members and volunteers from each county 4-H club. The council meets six times a year to develop and maintain countywide programming. Public is welcome to attend.
The following is a list of the current 4-H clubs. Meeting times and locations are subject to change. Please contact the club leader to verify meeting time and place.
Cherry Valley 4-H Club meets at 9 a.m. on the 1st Saturday of the month at the Land-O-Lakes Fair Grounds in El Dorado Springs. Leader: Chastity McCullick, 417-876-7497; Beth Hacker, 417-876-7840
New Kids on the Block 4-H Club meets at 6 p.m. on the 2nd Thursday of every month at the Land- O- Lakes Fair Grounds in El Dorado Springs. Leader: Cindy Carpenter, 417-876-8002; Julie Rieder, 417-876-7566
Osage River 4-H Club meets at 10 a.m. on the 3rd Saturday of every month at the Pape Christian Church in Tiffin, MO. Leader: Debbie Elder, 417-296-3454, [email protected]
Stockton Seekers 4-H Club meets at 6:30 p.m. on the 2nd Tuesday of every month at the Stockton Christian Church Activity Center in Stockton. Leader: Pam Elkins, 417-809-8513, [email protected]
Union Hall 4-H Club meets at 6:30 p.m. on the 2nd Wednesday of every month at the Land-O-Lakes Fair Grounds in El Dorado Springs. Leader: Amanda Schiereck, 417-876-9219
West Union Kids 4-H Club meets in the evening on the 3rd Wednesday of every month at the West Union Missionary Baptist Church, Stockton, MO. Leader: Kaylee Wisner, 417-309-3542
Summer camp is one of the most valuable learning experiences a child can have. Young people need strong relationships and emotional skills to meet today's challenges. Through camping, young people learn independence, responsibility, how to get along with others and how to make the right decisions. Camp promotes cooperation, teamwork, and respect for other people and our natural environment.
Because of Camp
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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 offers — geocaching, robotics, international exchanges, horsemanship, pets, starting a business, arts and crafts, raising animals, woodworking, photography and gardening.
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.
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.
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.