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4-H Clubs & Projects

Program Contact: Anji Scalf, 4-H Youth & Families Coordinator
360-379-5610 x208 •

Current 4-H Clubs in Jefferson County

How to Join:

Find a club that sounds like something you are interested in, meet with the leader (Our 4-H Coordinator can connect you) and then when you are ready to enroll visit

*”Age” level in 4-H is determined by the youth’s age on October 1 of the current 4-H year

Cedar Tree Performers

Project(s) : Gardening, Sewing, Self Directed

Ages 5-18y

Leader: Linda Gately

Happy Haystacks

Project(s): Llamas & Alpacas, Self Directed

Ages 5-18y

Leader: Amber Miller

Jefferson County 4-H Horse Club

Project(s): Horse

Ages 8-18y

Leader: Trena Brown

Paws-N-Claws 4-H Cat Club

Project(s): Cats, Forensics

Ages 5-18y

Leader: Laurie Hampton

Northwest Rangers

Project(s): Family Living, Rabbits & Legos

Ages 5-18y

Leader: Jessica Dehnert & Jeanne Kitchen

Quilcene Wranglers

Project(s): Beef, Waterfowl & Rabbits

Ages 5-18y

Leader: Megan Titus

Roboctopi 4-H Robotics Club

Project(s) – Robotics

Ages 14-18y

Leader: Brian Morningstar

If you don’t see a club that fits you – consider starting a 4-H club!

A 4-H Club:

  • Is an organized group of youth.
  • Has a planned program that is ongoing thoughout all or most of the year.
  • Is advised by adult staff or volunteers.
  • Typically elects officers.
  • May meet in any location.
  • Includes opportunities to learn skills through a wide variety of project experiences.
  • Offers opportunities for leadership, citizenship/community service, and public speaking.

Steps in Establishing a 4-H Club

  1. Contact the county 4-H staff.
  2. Become a leader by attending local 4-H volunteer/leader training.
  3. Obtain county and state 4-H policies and guidelines.
  4. Assess youth, parent and community needs and interests.
  5. Recruit potential club members.
  6. Conduct an organizational meeting.
  7. Recruit project leaders and distribute curricula.
  8. Complete and submit enrollment and other appropriate reports.
  9. Assist with club by-laws preparation.

How Do We Recruit 4-H Members?
How Many Should We Have?

4-H clubs should have at least five members from 3 or more families. Some suggest that 6 to 10 members per adult leader is an optimum number. Limit your first group to a number with which you and your co-leaders feel comfortable!

Recruiting members is seldom hard to do. Start with a contact to your county Extension staff for names and ideas. You can always write newspaper articles, recruit at schools or church, or just talk up the club to parents and children you know.

Remember that 4-H must be available to all people equally without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, or handicap.

How Do I Enroll My Members?

Washington State University Jefferson County Extension uses 4honline for enrollment, please contact the local office. All 4-H members must re-enroll every year. Enrollment begins on October 1 and ends on May 1.