Lexington 4-H Clubs

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. Clubs also allow members to connect with other youth with similar interests!

What 4-H Clubs are offered in Lexington County?

  • Country Springs 4-H Club
    1st and 3rd Thursday of each month at Country Springs Equestrian Center at 6pm
  • Lexington 4-H Horse Club
    3rd Tuesday of each month at Virginia Hilton Park (location may change) at 6pm
  • Clovers in the Kitchen
    2nd Tuesday of each month at the Lexington County Extension office at 6pm
  • 4-H Explorers – Erika Hwang (erikaj@clemson.edu)
    Last Tuesday of each month at the Lexington County Extension office at 6pm
  • Lexington 4-H Livestock Club
    2nd Thursday of each month at the Lexington County Extension office at 6pm*
    *Some meetings will be at a different location and may be moved to a Saturday or to an earlier time to accommodate for various farm tours
  • County Teen Council
    Last Thursday of each month at the Lexington County Extension office at 6 pm*
    *An application is required for County Teen Council, and some (2) events may fall on school days
  • Bootstompers 4-H Horse Club

For information on how to start a club or contact a club leader contact erikaj@clemson.edu or 803-238-2183.

How do you become a club member?

You can join a club in three ways:

  1. Contact or visit the Clemson Extension office in Lexington County.
  2. Visit the club meeting and discuss your interest in joining the club.
  3. Visit https://sc.4honline.com and select "I need to set up a profile".

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 websites. 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 led 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.

Lexington County 4-H Teen Council

The Lexington County 4-H Teen Council, comprised of 4-H’ers from ages 12 to 18, 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.