Douglas County 4-H clubs
Ava 4-H Club (Ava)
Club leader: Cindy Jacobitz, [email protected]
Skyline 4-H Club (Skyline Elementary School)
Club leader: Jana Brixey, [email protected]
Club leader: Missy Rogers, [email protected]
For information about local 4-H clubs and activities, contact Dr. Krista Tate at the MU Extension Office in Douglas County at 417-683-4409.
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 Oct. 1 to Sept. 30. 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.
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News & articles
- Published: Wednesday, May 27, 2020
Social Distancing 101: Pets and Livestock As we work through this time of COVID-19 it is expected that people are worried and concerned about the health of their family, friends, and loved ones. Many people are closer to their pets and livestock ...
- Published: Tuesday, March 17, 2020
With the recent restrictions on gatherings due to COVID-19 affecting Missouri 4-H members, volunteers, and faculty and staff, we have received many questions about how to handle eligibility for participation at county fairs. As a reminder, Missouri ...
- Published: Tuesday, March 3, 2020
Campers observe Camp Counselor Ellie Wantland demonstrating clipping techniques at the 2019 Missouri Dairy Cow Camp. Youth ages 8-18 interested in learning about the dairy industry will want to register for 4-H Dairy Cow Camp, scheduled for June ...
- Published: Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019
Lila Wantland judged herself to the top of the senior division of the Missouri State 4-H Dairy Judging Contest. The contest was held Aug. 17 at the Missouri State Fair in Sedalia. Wantland was the high individual in the intermediate division of ...
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Making the Best Better: A Member, Leader and Family Workshop is a 4-H event open to 4-H'ers in Barry, Barton, Christian, Dade, Douglas, Greene, Howell, Jasper, Lawrence, McDonald, Newton, Ozark, Stone, Taney, Texas, Webster and Wright counties.