Laurens County 4-H Clubs
What is a 4-H Club?
A 4-H Club is a club designed to reach children in a specific area. Their activities include monthly meetings, educational instruction and much more. The club is often more open to doing a variety of 4-H projects and activities rather than emphasizing on one specific topic. It allows the child to be an individual while still learning those basic life skills that are so important.
By becoming a member youth will discover the possibilities of democratic citizenship, identify community needs, plan and execute service projects, and more. Some service projects that have been done in Laurens County include the Enoree River Sweep, canned food drives, and local elementary school garden clean-ups. Club also member to connect with members with similar interests or residential area.
What 4-H Clubs are offered in Laurens County?
- Laurens-Greenville 4-H Dairy Club
- Mountville 4-H Community Club
- Ware Shoals 4-H Community Club
- Laurens Community Club
- Trot 2 the Top 4-H Club
- Triple A 4-H Club
- Greenpond 4-H Livestock Club
- Or start your own club today!
How do you become a club member?
You can join a club through three ways:
- Contact or visit the Clemson Extension Office in Laurens County (Click here for office contact information).
- Visit the club meeting and discuss your interest in joining the club.
- Print a membership form (Click here for a copy of the 4-H Membership Form) and mail it to Laurens County 4-H, 219 W Laurens Street, Laurens, SC 29360.
What are the expectations of 4-H club members?
In general, all 4-H club members are expected to meet the following standards each year:
- Attend at least 70 percent of regular club meetings.
- Complete a 4-H project, doing one’s own work with minimal assistance from parents or others.
- Give a club, community, or county 4-H presentation.
- Complete a 4-H project record book.
These are the minimum expectations. Each club may have additional requirements. All club rules and policies should be contained in its club constitution. To join a 4-H club or find out more about what 4-H has to offer, contact or visit the Extension Office in the county where you live. Most counties also have local 4-H information on their own web sites. You can find out what types of 4-H clubs are available and when and where they meet.
Who leads a 4-H Club?
Each club is lead by a 4-H Volunteer Leader(s). 4-H has a responsibility to provide a safe and healthy environment for youth. Therefore, all 4-H volunteers complete a screening and orientation process before being appointed. To register to be a 4-H volunteer, complete a 4-H Volunteer Registration Form and the Extension Volunteer Status Form (authorizing background and references check). Please contact your County Extension 4-H Office for more information on the needs for 4-H volunteers where you live.
Laurens County 4-H Teen Council
The Laurens County 4-H Teen Council, comprised of 4-H’ers from ages 12 to 19, represents 4-H’ers from their clubs and/or projects and plans county events and other initiatives. The Council shall be a channel of communication among 4-H’ers, extension agents and volunteers. The Council shall promote all that is in the best interests of the 4-H members and will encourage leadership, citizenship, and life skills. The goal of the Council shall be to promote a positive learning experience. Click here to apply to join.