4-H New Leaders Educational Resource Page! Just starting out with your club or joining as an Independent 4-H Family Member? This webpage is for YOU!
Cloverbud Project Sampler: An overview of some of our most popular projects for 4-H Cloverbud clubs.
Welcome to 4-H Cloverbuds
4-H Cloverbuds are a small group of
5 – 7 year old children under the leadership of enthusiastic, caring adults engaged in a series of developmentally appropriate fun learning activities. Cloverbuds are not simply young members of 4-H clubs.
Cloverbuds represent a unique and special age group, quite different from the age group of 8 to 19 year olds. Children must turn 5 by December 31 and be in Kindergarten of the current Cloverbud year to join. Members who are seven years old and will turn eight between September 1 and January 30 can be considered as a traditional (8 – 19 year old) 4-H member. Those who turn eight after January 30 are still considered Cloverbuds.
You need at least 5 young people ages 5-7 and adult leaders who are willing to help. A Membership Specialist is available to meet with you to get you started, or you can attend one of our fall or winter recruitment nights. Check with the 4-H office for schedule.
$7.00 per member, $14.00 maximum per household. This covers insurance, newsletter and other notices. Project material costs vary along with the interest of the members. Membership Specialists provide guidance to clubs to ensure that members have a rewarding, fun, educational experience.
Whatever you choose for your child. A 4-H club is something you do with your child. Parents play an active role as project leaders. Clubs generally meet twice a month for about two hours each meeting. Children that want a broader experience can opt to be involved in a county wide or other level program.
Leader Orientation, project and resource training are offered by program staff several times a year. Trainings are localized around the county to give you easy access. In addition, the monthly newsletter provides information on subject matter, training dates and resources for your club.
Cornell University Cooperative Extension provides equal program and employment opportunities. Please contact our office if you have any special needs.