Pulaski County 4-H clubs
Pulaski County has several 4-H clubs for children ages 8 to 18, as well as Clover Kids clubs for those ages 5-7. To join a 4-H club, call MU Extension at 573-736-2119.
Crocker Aggies In-School 4-H Club meets weekly at the Crocker School. Grades 7-12.
Club leader: Matt Schroer, 573-694-4944
Farm U 4-H Club (Family Club)
Contact: Wendy Laughlin 573-528-6135
Richland 4-H Club meets at 6:00 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month at the Richland Library, Richland MO, ages 5-18.
Contact: Tori Carnes
Fort Leonard Wood Military 4-H Club
Please contact Pippen Youth Center 573-596-0209 or School Age Services 573-596-0200
Ozark Mountain 4-H Club meets 2nd Tuesday of the month at Faith Baptist Church at 6:00 p.m.
Contact: Jennifer Chapman, 931-206-4928
County-Wide Projects- Shooting Sports
Contact: Amy Fisher, Pulaski County 4-H Shooting Sports Coordinator, or 573-842-5556 after 4:00 p.m.
Enrollment for the shooting sports program is October 1st. each year. Please call and get on the interest list during the year.
- Archery: Ages 8-18 years old
- Shotgun: Ages 11-18 years old
- Air Pistol: Ages 8-18 years old
- .22 Pistol: Ages 14-18 years old, with one year of air pistol.
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.