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Think you're too young to be in 4-H? Not for the 4-H Cloverbuds!                                                     

Our youngest 4-H'ers aren't quite ready to participate in many of the project areas and/or activities that their older siblings can but there's still plenty to do in 4-H, starting with fun!

The Cloverbud experience emphasizes on participation, learning, and teamwork, not competition. Anyone ages 5-7 can become a 4-H Cloverbud and start building their skills for their future "career" as a 4-H member.  

Wonder how tap dancers do the paradiddle? Curious how many eggs chickens lay? Dream of inventing a robot to do your chores? Budding gardener but still a sprout? Wonder how to become president? Aspire to be a fashionista?

Life's little questions aren't meant to be answered alone. In 4-H, kids learn practical things like pet care, growing gardens or building things - and important values like responsibility, leadership, and teamwork. Explore things that spark your interest! Discover new talents! Make new friends! Develop important skills! And best of all, have fun!

So whether you are in the city or the boonies, become a Pennington County 4-H member today and we'll tackle life's little questions together! 4-H is open to anyone ages 8-18. 


Why become a volunteer?

Want to make a difference? Eager to give back to your community? Enjoy working with young people? Ready to share your special talents?

There are a lot of reasons to become a Pennington County 4-H volunteer! Volunteers are critical to the success of 4-H youth by serving in a number of capacities: some choose to help at camp, teach a workshop or lead a club, while others chaperone an event, lend their professional skills or help at the fair.

As they provide hands-on guidance and real-world experience, these volunteers also offer young people another crucially important element: a healthy adult role model who helps build their confidence and ignite their dreams for the future. By giving your time to young people in your community, you'll help them answer life's little questions, achieve big dreams, and prepare for a lifetime of success.


How do I join?

Come on down to the Pennington County 4-H office for the chance to meet the new Youth Program Advisors, talk about the 4-H program and register. A New Member Enrollment form is asked of every new youth member upon registration.

Call the Pennington County 4-H office at 605-394-2188 or email pennington.county@sdstate.edu for more information.


What if I'm already a member?

Great! Enrollment for the 2017-2018 year begins October 1st!

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