4-H in McLean County

What's it like in 4-H? 

  • You make 4-H what you want it to be. 
  • Choose events that sound fun to you!
  • Build your problem solving, communicating, and teamwork skills and help your community.
  • Meet adults who care about you and want you to succeed.
  • Be introduced to potential careers and get the training to land the career you want.

Find the latest 4-H News on our Unit 4-H Page!

Need Project Books?

Project books can be ordered on the Illinois Virtual Pop Up Shop on shop4-H.org. The Pop Up Shop is linked here!

Want to review the Spark Sheets instead? View them here!

2022 McLean County 4-H Show

View the 2022 McLean County 4-H Show Book

View the 2022 McLean County 4-H Show Schedule


Projects need to be entered in FairEntry by June 28

Need help with FairEntry? Click here!

Need Help selecting your projects? Click here!

View County Project list

View Project Resource Guides

Understanding Copyright




Lamb and Goat



Interested in volunteering at the McLean County 4-H Show?

Contact Katie Buckley

How Do I enroll in McLean County 4-H?

Enroll at 4HOnline

Review the Enrollment Guide

Check out some Enrollment FAQ's

Submit the Assumption of Risks Form to Sky Holland

Payment of $20 submitted on 4HOnline or by cash or check sent to the to the McLean Extension Office, 1615 Commerce Parkway, Bloomington IL. A Fee Waiver Form is also available.

New Family Resources:

View the Club Directory

Getting Started Guide

New Family Orientation Meetings

  • August 25th, September 16th, October 18th - all at 5:30 p.m.
    • Reach out to Katie Buckley at kbuckley@illinois.edu for more information and the Zoom link

Review the Project Guide on the Fairs & Shows tab

Additional Member and Leader Resources

Access the photo-use form

4-H Family Handbook - coming soon!

Yearly Calendar

Volunteer's Guide to 4-HOnline 

Secretary and Treasurer Book Tip Sheet 

Fundraising Resources

Clover Use Tip Sheet

Community Service Opportunities 

Forms for Clubs

Access the End of Year Wrap-Up Checklist

View the Club Directory Update Form

View the Annual Financial Statement

View the Indication of Financial Activity Statement

View the Secretary's Book

View the Treasurer's Book

View the Social Media Best Practices Guide

Click here to view timelines, application links, and responsibilities for leaders and youth for records and award applications!

McLean County Project Records: Due to the office after being reviewed from the club leader on September 15

Illinois State 4-H Awards

  • Want to learn more about Project Records and Illinois State 4-H Awards? Click here!

McLean County Livestock Records


HCE Scholarship: Applications closed, check back next spring

Mosbacher 4-H Educational Scholarship: Applications OPEN, due August 1

H.O.R.S.E. Education Committee Scholarship: Applications OPEN, due August 15

George E. Holder 4-H Scholarship: Applications OPEN, due August 1


Leader of the Year Nomination Form: Applications closed, check back in August

View our annual Recognition of Excellence, where we get to show appreciation to our members and volunteers for all of their hard work and dedication to McLean  4-H throughout the year!

Recognition of Excellence tabloid