State 4-H Congress

SC 4-H Program

Clemson University

July 13-16, 2016


Shannon B. Herndon, Bamberg & Barnwell Counties


803-245-2661 ext 111

2015congress.jpgState 4-H Congress is South Carolina's Top 4-H Event. Senior 4-H Members (ages 14-19) who meet eligibility requirements, will spend four days on campus to learn about community involvement, cultural diversity and service to others while making new friends. South Carolina's best dressed event is the State 4-H Congress Awards Banquet where 4-H'ers meet donors who support the 4-H program throughout the year. State Winners, National Congress Delegates, National Conference Delegates and Presidential Tray Recipients are announced during the awards program, followed by the Clover Ball. Join us at Clemson University for State 4-H Congress!   

"Growing for the Future, Rooted in the Past"

2015 Special Events:

  • Blast from the Past: Congress will kick off with presenters from Native American, Square Dancing, Blue Grass History, The 50's Golden Age Fashion and Fads finishing up with Root Beer Floats.
  • 4-H Family History Presentations: Learn how families have grown generations of 4-H'ers.
  • Donor Luncheon. This year's Alumni Luncheon will be in the Ballroom of the Clemson House. All alumni are invited. Cost of the luncheon is $15 per person.
  • Awards Banquet. Awards Banquet will be held at the Madren Center. Cost is $30 per person. 

Other Events at Congress:

  • Talent Request: Performing Arts & Visual Arts
  • Service Project: Visiting Clemson Downs, local nursing home, and collecting school supplies.
  • Alumni Banquet - July 15 (additional tickets $15)
  • Awards Banquet - July 15 (additional tickets $30)
  • Clover Ball

Congress Registration Form - Due to Bamberg or Barnwell County office June 2016. All other counties please contact your Local County Extension Office or Pam Ardern in the State Office at 864-650-0295 or email  

State 4-H Membership and Event Form - Due to the county office June 2016
(To stay overnight on campus, an additional physical form must by completed by a licensed physician or a copy of current student athletic medical form or  physical can be attached. If you completed the Medical Examination form last year it will still be good (24 months).

Please scan and email to or mail completed forms before deadline with a check made payable to Clemson University. Participants in Portfolio Contest receive $100 scholarship.

Alumni Luncheon and Extra Banquet Tickets 

Eligibility Requirements

SC 4-H Official Dress Code

Click here for pictures from 2015 State 4-H Congress ( Shannon Herndon)

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