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Charleston & Dorchester Clubs

4-H Club year starts September 1, but you can join anytime.

4-H Youth Development Clubs are groups of youth, ages 5-19 years, and adults who meet on a regular basis. Clubs are chartered through the county 4-H Extension office. Club leadership is a partnership between youth and adults to ensure quality educational projects that engage the youth. Clubs spend at least 6 hours in a given year working towards a goal or project.

4-H Club members are expected to attend and participate in club meetings, set at least one 4-H project goal and work towards completing that goal, participate in public speaking opportunities and presentation, submit project record books, take part in state, regional, and county 4-H events throughout the year. 

4-H Clubs are lead by 4-H Volunteer Leader(s) and elected youth officers. All adult volunteers complete an application and orientation process before being approved as a club volunteer. Clubs consist of at least 5 youth from a minimum of two families.

For more information on joining a club or becoming a 4-H Volunteer email Jennifer Scales.

Charleston & Dorchester County Clubs:

  • Charleston Clover 4-H Club
    • Summerville/Ladson area
      • Main Projects: Citizenship, Leadership, Life Skills
      • Other Projects: Healthy Lifestyles, Natural Resources
  • Citadel 4-H Club
    • Citadel Campus BOND HALL, Charleston Peninsula
      • Main Project: Horticulture, Nature, Crafts
      • Meets 2nd Saturday each month at 10am, walk-ins welcome!

  • Charleston Wanderers *Needs new Leader, email to learn more. 
    • West Ashley & James Island- location rotates
      • Main Project: STEM & Nature

  • Partridge Creek Young Guns 4-H Project Club
    • Partridge Creek Gun Club off Hwy 78, Dorchester
      • Main Project: Shooting Sports
      • Meets weekly on Saturday mornings
      • Blog
  • 4-H Explorers
    • St. George, Dorchester
      • Main Project: Science on the Move, Citizenship, Leadership
      • Other Projects: Public Speaking, Cooking, Presentations, etc.
      • Meet once a month on Thursday evening
  • Dorchester Academy 4-H School Club *Interested in having a Co-Leader
    • St. George, Dorchester
      • Main Project: Miscellaneous
      • Meets monthly on Mondays
  • St. Mathews AME 4-H Club 
    • Ravenel area, Charleston
      • Main Project: Crafts, Garden, Miscellaneous
      • Meets on weekends and some weekday afternoons 
  • Rohming Robots 4-H Project Club
    • North Charleston, Charleston
      • Main Project: Advanced Robotics
      • Website
      • Facebook
      • Club is full for 2017-2018 year
  • 4-H Archery Project
    • West Ashley, Charleston
      • Archery practice ages 9-19years
      • 3rd Saturday each month from 9:45-11:30am; except May & October
      • Walk-ins welcome, no experience needed, Email Jennifer Scales for location and times
      • $1 or 1 arrow donations requested for each participant. 

  • Sand Hill 4-H Garden Club, In-School Club
    • Sand Hill Elementary, Dorchester
      • Main Project: School Garden
  • Trinity School 4-H Club, After-School Club
    • West Ashley, Charleston
      • Main Project: Nature, Science, Leadership, Community

  • Summerville Club *NEW* Meeting Feb 7th! Join us to learn more about 4-H and the new club.
    • Summerville, St Luke's Children Center
    • 1st Wednesday of the month, meeting starts at 6:45pm.
      • Project areas: TBD 
      • Walk-ins welcome

  • Coming Soon-  community members and volunteers are working to set up 4-H clubs in the following areas: 
    • Summerville, meetings TBD- topic animal projects and animal care. 

Want to start a new club? Contact Jennifer Scales to discuss establishing a 4-H Club. Remember you can also join 4-H as an individual or family. Clubs provide wonderful opportunities, but they do not always fit within everyone's schedules and timelines; don't rule out 4-H just because you cannot make club meetings!

Google Map of Clubs, clubs may change meeting locations throughout the year. Please confirm meeting time and location before planning to attend.

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SC 4-H Volunteer Handbook

New Volunteer Forms; Returning Volunteer

Youth Member Forms 2017-2018

Membership Payment

Club/Event Insurance Form

Club Awards- Due June 30

Club Charter Form

State Volunteer Page

State Training Powerpoints- Child Abuse & Emergency Procedures


Jennifer Scales, 4-H Agent


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Charleston, SC 29401

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