Kids and 4-H

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Our 2023 Drawing and Photo Contest Winners

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Congratulations to the winners of the 2023 4-H Drawing and Photo contest. 4-H is Nature was submitted by Lily Watterson and Archery Bullseye was submitted by Phoebe Craft!

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4-H is the largest out-of-school youth organization in Illinois. We’re no longer just about cows, plows, and sows. 4-H is making an impact on our community by providing programs for kids in career exploration, leadership, civic engagement, creative arts, environment, cooking, STEM and robotics, shooting sports, and more.

4-H builds leaders, grows innovators, and encourages kids to practice life skills in a safe environment with caring adults!

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Membership Enrollment

4-H is open to 8 to 18 year olds. Cloverbud clubs and programs are available for kids ages 5 to 7.

The membership year begins on September 1. New and existing 4-H members complete enrollment through Zsuite. The How to Enroll page provides step by step instructions and a video to assist with the enrollment process. 

4-H members can find important documents and resources by visiting the links below.

Project guides and selection     

Releases and medical forms

Secretary and Treasurer Books

Local Clubs

There are many 4-H clubs located in our three counties. Clubs focused on a special interest are known as SPIN clubs. Each county has at least one SPIN club, such as poultry, horses, robotics, shooting sports, and more. Traditional 4-H clubs are also available for kids to join.

Not looking to join a club at the moment, but still interested in exploring the many opportunities that 4-H offers? Visit our events page for community-based programs or attend 4-H summer camp in Monticello.

Interested in beginning a club? There are just a few requirements to meet! You must be 18 or older, meet at least six times throughout the year, and complete the required training. Complete the contact form, and one of our 4-H staff members will be in touch.

 

DeWitt County Clubs

Clinton

  • Clinton Archery: Additional club fees may apply

  • Clinton Air Rifle: Additional club fees may apply

  • Clever Clovers: Beef focus along with livestock

  • Clinton Cloverbuds: Science and art focus

  • DMP Natural Resources Club: DeWitt, Macon, and Piatt natural resources

  • Fiber Arts Club: Fiber arts and textile projects

  • Jimtown: Focus on community service & creative project thinking

  • Lead Heads Shotgun: Additional club fees may apply

  • Lucky Whirlwinds: Community service driven, individual development among club members

  • Rebel Riders: Horses, livestock, wide range of interests

  • Salt Creek Clovers: Cooking, visual arts, animal science, livestock, wide range of interests

  • Town & Country: Wide range of interests, something for everyone

  • Tri-County Cluckers: Poultry

Farmer City

  • Community Clovers: focus on community service and general project knowledge

  • Blue Ridge Archery: Additional club fees may apply

  • Farmer City Cloverbuds: Food and art focus

  • Master Mega Mind Builders: Master brick builders and STEM activities

Waynesville

  • Waynesville Braves: A wide range of interests-something for everyone

Macon County Clubs

Decatur

  • Crossfire Shooting Sports: Air Rifle, Archery or Shotgun, character building, and safety. Additional club fees apply. 
    Beginning Archery: October-December | Air Rifle: January-March | Shotgun: May-July

  • DPL Chess Club: Chess, grades 2+

  • Old King's Orchard: Leadership and club projects, Cloverbuds welcome

  • 4-H SCREAM*: Traditional 4-H Club, First Lego League & First Tech Challenge Robotics Team

  • Macon County Dog Club: Kindness and compassion for dogs, grooming, dog care

Blue Mound

  • Green Machines: Individual interests, leadership experiences, community-driven, Cloverbuds welcome

Long Creek

  • Long Creek Critters: Individual projects, community service focus

Maroa/Forsyth

  • Maroa Livestock*: Large & small animals, general projects, Cloverbuds welcome

Mt. Zion

  • Mt. Zion Eagles*: Traditional community club, general projects

  • Mt. Zion Blues: Individual development, community service, Cloverbuds welcome

*Not currently accepting new members

Piatt County Clubs

Monticello

  • Bit O' Luck Cloverbuds: Just for Cloverbuds

  • Learn and Lead: Community service and leadership

  • Mid-State Marksmen: Air Rifle, Archery, or Shotgun, character building and safety. Additional club fees may apply. Must be at least 10 years old by September 1 to participate in Shotgun. 

  • Monticello High School: (Must be enrolled at MHS) Leadership, livestock, various project areas and community service

  • Prairie Kids: Various project areas of interest. Cloverbuds welcome

  • "Stitches" 4-H Club: Sewing

Cisco

  • Cisco Clovers: Livestock and general project areas, Cloverbuds welcome

Mansfield

  • Mansfield Clovers: Agricultural focus and general projects

  • Mansfield Cloverbuds: A wide range of interest, something for everyone

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2024 Competitions and Show Dates

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Public Speaking Contest

March 23 | 10 a.m. | Macon County Extension Office

Shooting Sports Competitions

Midstate Marksmen Air Rifle Competition
June 4 | 6 p.m. | Cisco Center

Midstate Marksmen Shotgun Competition
June 8 | 1 p.m. | Lake Fork Sportsman's Club

Lead Heads Shotgun Competition
June 9 | 1 p.m. | DeWitt County Shooting Range

Midstate Marksmen Archery Competition
June 11 | 6 p.m. | Cisco Center

Blue Ridge Archery Competition
June 12 | 6 p.m. | Blue Ridge High School

Clinton Air Rifle Competition
June 25 | 6:30 p.m. | DeWitt County 4-H Fairgrounds

Clinton Archery Competition
July 3 | 6 p.m. | DeWitt County 4-H Fairgrounds

4-H Shows

Horse Show
July 6-7 | DeWitt County 4-H Fairgrounds

DeWitt, Macon, and Piatt Counties General Projects and Livestock Show
July 11-14 | DeWitt County 4-H Fairgrounds

Illinois State Fair
 August 2024 | Springfield

Shooting Sports Competition Classes

DeWitt, Macon, Piatt 2024 4-H Show Book

Fairs & Shows Documents and Forms