4-H clubs are organized learning groups with a volunteer leader, a group of elected youth officers, and a membership of eager 4-H members. Members of clubs generally enroll in various project areas. The purpose of a club is to provide positive youth development opportunities, through educational programs, to meet the needs of its youth members.
In St. Croix County there are 19 clubs that one can join. A youth or adult should not have a difficult time finding a club …the hardest part will deciding which one to join. Below is a map and a list of clubs in St. Croix County.
After you find a club to join. Follow the Steps to Joining 4-H.
Steps to Joining 4-H
- Select a club that works for your family.
- Contact the leader to check out meeting day, time, and location.
- Go to the Club Monthly Meeting – Let the leader know you are there.
- Enroll by filling out the enrollment information – found at https://wi.4honline.com/Login.aspx?4045547A474E6832424D4A6F3D. As a new member, you will create a new profile. The 4HOnline Re-Enrollment or 4HOnline New Family Enrollment will help in this process.
- Select the project(s) that you are interested in for the year. The Enrollment Guide contains a description of all of the projects.
- Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd Grade – Cloverbud, no other program.
- Grades 3 through 13th can select any other projects
- 3rd graders can only take one animal project, this cannot be a market animal.
- 4-H Shooting Sports programs are available to youth from 3rd grade and eight years old through the year following high school. Shooting Sports projects include archery, air pistol, .22 pistol, muzzleloading, air rifle (.177 pellet, .177 BB), .22 rifle, .22 pistol and shotgun. 4-H youth must be 12 years of age to operate any powder-burning firearm. This includes .22 handgun or rifle, muzzleloading handgun or rifle, or shotgun.
- Suggestion is to select one to two projects. More can be selected if youth and parents feel they can handle it.
- Check on project leaders for programs. If the county or club does not have leaders, the parents and youth will need to work on the project.
- Dues for the year – Paid to the club at time of enrollment or at the club’s deadline date. Dues are usually $3.00 to 10.00 per year.
- Please remember to ask questions at any time.
- Watch for the 4-H newsletter called the “Communicator” and weekly “4-H Email Blasts” for information dates and deadlines, workshops and events, and countywide committee meetings.
Please feel free to contact the 4-H office at 715-531-1930 if you have any questions.
Requests for accommodations for disabilities or limitations should be made prior to the date of the program or activity for which it is needed. Please make such requests as early as possible by contacting the UWEX- St. Croix County Office (715-531-1930) so proper arrangements can be made. University of Wisconsin-Extension, U.S. Department of Agriculture and Wisconsin counties cooperating UW-Extension provides equal opportunities in employment and programming, including Title IX and ADA.