What's it like in 4-H?
In 4-H, you get to decide what topics and projects interest you most. You make 4-H what you want it to be. Work on many projects or focus on one or two. Choose what events sound fun to you, and do them. In 4-H, you have an important role in making your community a better place to live, but you don’t have to do it alone. As a club, you’ll figure out what’s needed most in your neighborhood and find ways to help.
In 4-H, you’re part of a family working together. At club meetings, you’ll learn how to get along with others as you build your skills and help your community. In 4-H, you’ll meet adults who care about you and want to help you succeed. 4-H matches you with mentors who will coach you in areas like problem solving, communicating, and teamwork. 4-H introduces you to potential careers and then gives you the training to get the career you want.
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Local Events, Workshops, and Deadlines
- Award Opportunities
- Cloverbud Award
- Member Activities
- Project Award
- Outstanding Member Award
- President Award (must be completed by leader)
- Personal Record
- County Event Listing 2018-2019 (useful tool)
- Award Cover Page (must be signed by leader)
- National Leadership Award
- Illinois State 4-H Award Applications
- Foundation Scholarship This award is to encourage and support the county’s youth who are interested in higher education. The Foundation will be offering up to $5,000 annually with a minimum of $500 per scholarship awarded by the discretion of the Foundation Board of Directors.
- Assistance for 4-H Event Trips Assistance may be provided to 4-H members who wish to attend the following out-of-county 4-H trips. Scholarship amounts vary depending on the cost of the trip and other considerations.
- Club Tree Planting Project Clinton County 4-H Foundation is sponsoring a tree planting project in memory of Herm & Cecilia Wiedle.
- Illinois State 4-H Scholarship Applications
2020 Livestock Show Rules *COMING SOON*
2020 Live Animal Shows *COMING SOON*
Virtual Show Information
- Tip Sheet
- Exhibit Requirements
- Fair Entry Instructions
- Video Upload Instructions
- Project Report
- Exhibit Card
- Public Speaking Contest
- Virtual Horse Show
Included in the 4-H Project exhibit requirements distributed earlier we identified what was needed for a judge to evaluate the learning and knowledge gain associated with each 4-H exhibit opportunity. While we believe completing all of these experiences still provides the best educational experience for the 4-H member, with the transition to a virtual 4-H exhibition experience, members are only required to upload the elements listed in the Virtual 2020 Fair Entry Exhibit Requirements for a judge to review. Please continue to use your show book as a starting place but refer to the Virtual Exhibit Requirements spreadsheet for guidance on the new exhibit requirements.