Marlboro 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. Clubs also allow youth to connect with members with similar interests or residential area. For information on how to start a club or contact a club leader contact esnipe2@clemson.edu or 843-479-6851.

What 4-H Clubs are offered in Marlboro County?

  • Marlboro County 4-H Explorers Club
    • Meets on the 2nd Monday of every month
  • Marlboro County 4-H Clovers in the Kitchen Club
    • Meets on the 4th Monday of every month
  • Marlboro County 4-H Livestock and Horse Club
    • Meets on the 1st and 3rd Monday of every month
  • Or start your own club today!

For information on how to start a club or contact a club leader contact esnipe2@clemson.edu .

How do you become a club member?

You can join a club in three ways:

  1. Contact or visit the Clemson Extension Office in Marlboro County.
  2. Visit the club meeting and discuss your interest in joining the club.
  3. Print a membership form (Click here for a copy of the 4-H Membership Form) and mail it to Marlboro County 4-H, Ag Building, 709 S. Parsonage St. Ext. Bennettsville, SC 29512.

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 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.