4-H in Marshall-Putnam Counties

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.

Find a club near you in Marshall-Putnam Counties.

Marshall-Putnam 4-H brochure.

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Summer Sizzle Shoot 2023:

Archery Packet - Information and Enrollment Forms

Air - 22 Packet - Information and Enrollment Forms

Shotgun Packet - Information and Enrollment Forms


Marshall-Putnam Shooting Sports Information: 

Shooting Sports Overview

Shooting Sports Calendar 2022-2023 

Shooting Sports Enrollment Form

Shooting Sports Health Form

Upcoming Programs:

Summer Programs for Youth -We will offer programs in Bureau, LaSalle, Marshall & Putnam Counties this summer, free of charge, and full of fun! Registration is encouraged, but not required unless otherwise noted.  Please contact Beth Dellatori at beth5@illinois.edu or the facility hosting the program to register.  The four one hour programs being offered are:

  • DIY Birdfeeder -  This session will teach youth how to build their own birdfeeder out of popsicle sticks, glue, and string. Bird seed is included!
  • Binary Jewelry - During this session youth will learn about binary code that is used in computer programming. They will learn to write their name and use beads to make a necklace or bracelet in binary code.
  • Seed Bombs - During this session youth will learn about the importance of wildflowers and pollinators and then make their own seed bombs to grow beautiful, native wildflowers.
  • Blow and Bubble Painting - During this time, youth will paint unique art projects with bubbles and straws.



Awards - County:

Federation Education Award

4-H Activity Allowance

Awards - State: Visit the Illinois 4-H website for 4-H member and club awards available at the state level

  • 4-H Club Recognition
  • Illinois 4-H Experience Award for Individuals
  • Illinois 4-H Veterinary Science Award
  • Holstein-Friesian Association Award
  • Illinois 4-H Electricity Achievement Award
  • Illinois 4-H Leadership, Citizenship, Professionalism (LCP) Award
  • Illinois 4-H Key Award
  • Illinois 4-H State Award

Club Resources - State: Visit the Illinois Extension, Youth Development page, scroll down to the Meetings tab

  • Checklist for Club Officers
  • Club Meeting Agenda Template
  • Club Treasurer Book
  • Club Secretary Book
  • Tips for Good Meetings
  • Club Fundraising Request Form (click on Fiscal tab)
  • and more

Enrollment Resources - State:  Visit the Illinois Extension, Youth Development page, scroll down to the Enrollment tab

  • Agreement to Assume Risk form (also in Spanish)
  • Annual Code of Conduct Form (also in Spanish)
  • Member Emergency Medical Form (also in Spanish)
  • Member & Volunteer Photo, Audio, & Video Permission Form (also in Spanish)

Project Resources: Visit the Illinois Extension, Youth Development page, scroll down to the Project Record Sheets

  • Livestock Records
  • Crops Records
  • Activities Planning Record
  • Project Plans for various age groups
  • and more

Project Resources: Livestock Projects

  • Quality Assurance & Ethics training - to be completed, online, one time for 4-H members exhibiting dogs, cats, rabbits, poultry and horse projects


  • Youth for Quality Care for Animals training - to be completed, online or in-person, annually for 4-H members exhibiting beef, sheep, swine, goats and dairy projects

in-person trainings are available during the late spring and early summer months and include a $3 fee

online training is available year-round and includes a $12 fee  | yqcaprogram.org/

Volunteer Resources

Newsletters & Upcoming Events

Marshall-Putnam Shooting Sports 2022-2023 Calendar

Marshall-Putnam Shooting Sports Health Form

Marshall-Putnam Shooting Sports Enrollment Forms

Marshall-Putnam Shooting Sports Overview

Marshall-Putnam 4-H Hunting and Outdoor Skills Club

Senior Profile Questionnaire 

February - March 2023 County News Shorts

December 2022 - January 2023 County News Shorts

April - May 2022 Newsletter

February - March 2022 Newsletter











Fairs and Shows

2023 Marshall-Putnam 4-H Showbook 

2023 Marshall-Putnam 4-H Livestock and General Project Special Awards

2023 Marshall-Putnam County State Fair Delegates and Alternates