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 feasibility of club dues, 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.
Are there any dues or cost?
There is an annual educational reimbursement fee of $25.00 and horse members pay $50.00. Local groups sometimes decide to have club dues to use for club activities like field trips, picnics, etc.
Which club is right for you?
Local or County-wide Clubs
Nearly 50 4-H clubs are available to you in Westmoreland County, but each group is an individualized unit that reflects the wants, needs, interests and talents of its members and leaders.
Community 4-H Clubs
A group that offers a variety of 4-H projects for club members to study in subject areas from animal science, engineering, leadership, family and consumer science, plant science, theater arts and more.
Project 4-H Clubs
A group that studies one project area i.e. horse, veterinary science, dog, beef cattle, investors, shooting and nutrition.
Individual Membership (One on One)
A member works through a project at home in supervision with an older teen or adult. Some project work is better suited for this involvement than others.
A group that focuses their project work on the agricultural sciences such as plants, small animals, market and breeding livestock and horses.
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 that a member may choose from. These records are maintained by the member. There are all kind of projects from building rockets and raising livestock to learning how to be a leader.
Here are a few that are popular in Westmoreland County.
- Animal Science
- Archery/ Shooting Sports
- Character Education
- Food, Cooking and Nutrition
- Leadership Skills
- Pet Care
- Theatre Arts
- Veterinary Science
Project work is supervised and evaluated by a teen or adult volunteer leader. Completion of the project entitles the member to have their work judged as “ Blue”, “Red” or “White” merit with a completion certificate and ribbon to reflect the level of accomplishment of the member’s work. There is an opportunity for exhibition and competitive evaluation of their project work at the Westmoreland Fair held each year. It is recommended that a member only select 1-2 projects to complete their first year.