About 4-H

What is Marinette County 4-H?

4-H is a dynamic youth organization, whether you live in the city, village or country. You will have fun, be challenged, learn new things, meet others, and be an active member of your community. Volunteers will work with you to plan and carry out a year long program. Getting your family involved will make your experience even more meaningful.

What is 4-H?

4-H is an organization designed for all urban, city, or rural boys and girls in grades 3 through one year past high school. Cloverbuds are for children grades 5k through grade 2.

How Do I Join?

4-H members join a club and “learn by doing” while working in one or more project area with the help of parents and adult and youth leaders. A project area can involve animals, crafts, photography, etc. There are 75 topics to choose from. By following instructions in the project manual, you will learn to make or grow something, care for an animal, or learn fascinating facts about a specific topic.

4-H is a great opportunity to make new friends! Members attend meetings and can take part in programs, activities, camps, demonstrations, educational tours and judging contests.   Animal clubs are an exciting opportunity in Marinette County. If you’re an admirer of horses, you can join one of several horse clubs whether you own an animal or not, learning about how to ride as well as proper horse care. Dogs, cats, rabbits, and cattle are also very popular.

Camping in Marinette County is a fun and exciting part of our 4-H program and we offer outstanding camping opportunities at our beautiful campground at Camp Bird. Campers can canoe, swim, do crafts, learn about nature, and participate in a variety of outdoor sports.

What do the H’s stand for?

Head, Heart, Hands, and Health

What is the 4-H Member’s Pledge?

” My HEAD to clearer thinking”
” My HEART to greater loyalty”
” My HANDS to larger service”
” My HEALTH to better living for my club, my community, my country, and my world”

A club is a group of boys and girls who meet to learn about various subjects and do activities. In traditional 4-H, clubs also elect officers and learn about leadership. Leadership also plays an important part in our 4-H community. 4-H’ers from Marinette County have been involved in state and national level activities, such as being delegates to the State 4-H Youth Conference in Madison, National 4-H Congress, and Citizenship Washington Focus in Washington, D.C.

Who are the leaders?

Leaders are members of the community who volunteer their time to help young people. Leaders always need the cooperation and assistance of members and parents.

All this excitement and more can be yours in Marinette County 4-H, but the only way you can be a part of it is to join! Call (715)732-7514 now to find out how you can be a part of an experience that will provide a lifetime of friends and memories.