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Become a 4-H Member!

 Become a 4-H Member!

4-H Members

4-H members are youth ages 8-18. This age group is part of the competitive program and has full membership in the 4-H program.

A 4-H club is made up of 5 or more youth from 3 or more families. Clubs normally meet one to two times a month. Meetings include a business meeting, project work, demonstrations, and social time. 

The purpose of 4-H membership is to give youth an opportunity to learn through hands-on, learn-by doing techniques. 4-H members learn about leadership, community service, and an endless variety of projects areas. Our vision for North Dakota is for 4-H members to become positive, productive citizens and catalysts for effective change to meet the needs of a diverse and changing society.

Projects can be through individual study or in a group setting such as at a club meeting.

For information on 4-H clubs in Divide County or on starting a 4-H club, contact the Divide County Extension Service at 701-965-6501.


The Cloverbud Program in an introduction to the traditional 4-H club experience for children age 5-7.   The purpose of the Cloverbud program is to give young children a sense of belonging to a group and a chance to learn to get along with others while building self-confidence and self-esteem. As they develop a relationship with an adult helper, they explore interests and develop a positive attitiude about learning. 

Cloverbuds can be integrated into a club with older 4-H members or a separate club involving Cloverbuds only. Most clubs meet once or twice a month. Meeting time is spent learning the Pledge of Allegiance and 4-H Pledge, participating in a short business meeting, working on one or two projects, and participating in social games and snack time.

Cloverbuds do not sign up for specific projects. Leaders provide short lessons and activities appropriate for the age of the group. Cloverbuds can participate in local events such as Project Days, local Communication Arts contests, and Achievement Days in a non-competitive manner.


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