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.
How do you get a Cloverbuds group started?
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.
How much does it cost?
$15.00 per member, $25.00 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.
How much time is involved?
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.
Last updated March 2, 2023