Be More, Do More, Join 4-H

Who can join? Youth ages 8 and in third grade to age 18 as of January 1st of the current year may join.

Where do I sign up? Join a Fulton County 4-H club near your home or school. Experience 4-H with a friend; invite them to join with you. Contact the Fulton County Extension Office if you need help finding a 4-H club to join.

When should I sign up? Enrollment is anytime from January 1 until April 1 and not accepted after June 1. April 1 is a competition deadline, but youth may join after that for the 4-H experience. Youth would not be eligible for prizes or awards after the April 1st enrollment.

What is there to do? Members will select projects to explore through club and county activities and can choose from more than 250 projects. Use the Fulton County 4-H Handbook (available on the website at fulton.osu.edu) to learn more about each project.

What are the benefits? Members learn life skills, make new friends, enhance self-esteem, achieve personal goals, develop positive relationships with peers and volunteers, and have fun learning and sharing as a family and a club.

Does it cost anything? Your out of pocket costs for participating in 4-H will include one or more of the following types of expenses. A $20.00 county activity fee per member includes your project books. Projects sometimes need specific materials, supplies or animals to complete the 4-H learning experience. Some clubs fundraise for their activities and some have dues or fees for refreshments, fair passes, t-shirts or supplemental insurance, etc. Sometimes club events and opportunities will have a fee.

Ask the advisor about their fee structure.

For more information call the OSU Extension Office in Fulton County at 419.337.9210, email stechschulte.23@osu.edu or see the website at fulton.osu.edu and click on 4-H Youth Development.

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