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
- Archery/Shooting Sports
- Character Education
- Food, Cooking and Nutrition
- Leadership Skills
- Pet Care
- Theater Arts
- Veterinary Science
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.