4-H Club Membership
- A 4-H Club is five or more members with an adult leader.
- The club may be all girls, all boys, or boys and girls in a mixed group.
- Meetings are held regularly for business, project lessons, and recreation.
- Individual clubs determine the focus or project areas, their own year-round program, time and place of meetings, and number of meetings to be held.
- Clubs function under the leadership of volunteer adult leaders.
There is an annual educational materials fee of $10.00. Some clubs decide to add additional dues to use for club activities like field trips, picnics, etc. Project costs (like your material for a sewing project or your horse for a horse project) are all additional costs.
What is a Project?
A project is a subject matter based task or series of learning activities that each individual member is involved in to "learn by doing." A record book is provided for each of the over 150 different projects from which a member may choose. These records are maintained by the member. There are all kinds of projects, from building rockets and raising livestock to learning how to be a leader. Here are a few that are popular:
Animal Science Gardening
Archery/Shooting Sports Geology
Character Education Leadership Skills
Entomology Pet Care
Food, Cooking and Nutrition Veterinary Science
Rocketry Theater Arts
Project work is supervised and evaluated by an adult volunteer leader. Completion of the project requires submitting a completed record/project book into the 4-H office by Mid-October, and exhibiting a project at Round-Up. There is an opportunity for exhibition and competitive evaluation of their project work at the Allentown Fair held each year. It is recommended that a member only select 1-2 projects to complete their first year.