4-H in Stephenson County

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.

Below you will find our 10 local 4-H clubs listed, along with the date and time they meet each month. If you would like more information about Stephenson County 4-H, please contact Brenda Heimann at bheimann@illinois.edu or to enroll in a club now, please scroll to the bottom of this page and click on “online enrollment.” This will take you to a page with instructions and a link to enroll today.

Local Clubs

  • Country Cuzins, 7 PM, first Monday of month
  • Davis Rockets, 6 PM, 2nd Monday of month
  • Florence Crickets, 6:15 PM, first Monday of month
  • Freeport Fantastics, 6 PM, first Monday of month
  • German Valley Golden Eagles, 7 PM, second Monday of month
  • Harlem Helpers, 7 PM, first Monday of month
  • Lena Lucky Clovers, 6:30 PM, first Tuesday of month
  • Pearl City Hornets, 7 PM, first Monday of month
  • Pearl Valley Rangers, 6 PM, second Sunday of month
  • Snappy Snazzers, 6:30 PM, first Monday of month

Stephenson County 4-H Club Schedules

Calendar of Events & 4-H Show Book
Stephenson County 4-H Resources

YQCA Youth for the Quality Care of Animals training must be completed every year for youth showing beef, dairy, goats, sheep, or swine

YQCA step-by-step instructions for first-time users

YQCA step-by-step instructions for returning users

QAEC Quality Assurance Ethics Course must be completed once for youth showing dog, cat, horse, rabbit, cavy, or poultry

2023 Master Showmanship: Contest Rules, Authorization and Release, & Application Form

Absentee Form

4-H Lego Model Project Record Sheet