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How to Join 4-H

Program Contact: Wendy Waxman Kern, 4-H Program Coordinator
360-317-3303 • wendy.waxman@wsu.edu
Enroll for 4-H at 4HOnline

Become a member of 4-H

The 4-H program welcomes youth who turn between 5 and 18 years old by October 1 of the current 4-H year.

To become a member of 4-H club, you will need to meet all enrollment deadlines and sign up on 4-H Online, the Washington State 4-H enrollment database. The program fee is $25. If this fee is a barrier to joining, please contact the Extension office for financial assistance.

For more information about how to use 4-H Online, please refer to our member resources or contact the local Extension office.

How does a 4-H’er successfully complete the year?

In order to successfully complete their 4-H year, San Juan County youth:

  • participate in 2/3 of the local club meetings, or meetings with leaders or special interest 4-H groups
  • submit a 4-H Permanent Record Book
  • exhibit a poster, project, or booth at the San Juan County Fair
  • give a presentation (demonstration) within the 4-H club or group
  • participate in at least one community service project

Members are encouraged but not required to:

  • hold an office in a local 4-H club
  • serve on a club or county committee
  • attend 4-H educational activities (i.e. camps, State Conference, Northwest Teen Rally, State Forum, Know Your Government Conference)

After completing their 4-H year, members receive a certificate and pin.