Participation is the key element in 4-H. The more you do, the more you will get out of it and the more friends you will make. There are so many different activities in 4-H — there is something for everyone!
Browse our website, paying close attention to projects, programs
, and scholarships
. Join 4-H and you’ll soon be having so much fun you won’t believe it!
Who can join?
Youths age 5 to 19 can join as members. Adults ages 19 and up can join as volunteers. There are age limits for some projects (more fully explained in the Idaho 4-H Today
publication). The Cloverbuds program
is designed specifically for younger 4-H members.
Do you need to join a 4-H community club?
Most members belong to a community club that meets regularly throughout the year, but there are a number of 4-H activities and programs that do not require membership in a club. Visit Programs and Youth Opportunities for New Members to find out more about 4-H programs and clubs.
When can you join?
You can enroll in 4-H at any time throughout the year, although some projects may have enrollment deadlines to show them in the county fair.
Where do you find 4-H?
4-H programs can be found in every Idaho county. Youths from cities, suburbs, towns, and rural settings participate.
How do you join?
Call your closest county extension office
. Ask to speak with someone about joining 4-H.
How much does 4-H cost?
To join a club, the state participation fee per youth is $5 per year or $15 per family (with three or more members), with additional county fees that cover administrative costs and insurance (usually less than $20). Some types of projects have additional costs for supplies, equipment, travel, etc.