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University of Idaho Extension, Boundary County

Physical Address:
6447 Kootenai St
Bonners Ferry, ID 83805

Mailing Address:
PO Box 267
Bonners Ferry, ID 83805

Phone: 208-267-3235

Email: boundary@uidaho.edu

Web: uidaho.edu/boundary

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4-H Youth Development

4-H is the largest youth organization worldwide, reaching all 50 states and 80 countries.

Members have fun and make new friends while gaining leadership, citizenship and useful life skills through a wide variety of projects.

Skilled, caring adult volunteer leaders provide guidance and ensure a safe learning environment.

We invite you to become a member of the 4-H family. View the New 4-H Family Handbook (PDF) and Idaho 4-H Policies and Procedures to get started.

Eligibility

4-H is open year-round to youth ages 5 to 18 without regard to race, creed, gender, marital status, handicaps or disadvantages, economic or ethnic backgrounds.

Participants ages 8 to 18 are eligible for all 4-H programs, including competitive activities and events. Ages 5 to 7 are eligible to participate in Cloverbuds.

Individuals older than 18 who have special needs are eligible if they are still enrolled in high school.

4-H age is the age of the individual on Jan. 1 of the current 4-H year (which runs from Oct. 1 to Sept. 30).

Enrollment

Individuals can enroll at any time, but are encouraged to enroll between Oct. 1 and Jan. 10 so they can fully participate in all activities and events for that year.

The following information provides step-by-step instructions on how to enroll (or re-enroll) in our 4-H program, along with a link to the local 4HOnline portal.

Fees

There is a nominal annual fee that helps cover the cost of project curriculum, accident insurance, resource materials, related mailings and state participation fees.

The current annual base fees for 1-3 projects are:

  • Cloverbuds: $25
  • Regular members: $25
  • Horse and ATV members: $27

There is a $3 per project fee for youth participating in more than three projects.

Awards/Recognition

While the 4-H program focuses on helping youth and adults gain valuable life skills through active involvement in citizenship, leadership and project-related involvement at all levels, the following options provide incentives that encourage youth and adults to excel.

Volunteer Awards

  • Distinguished Service Award (DSA)
  • Leader of the Year

Youth Awards

  • Idaho Key Award
  • Outstanding Member Award

Contact

University of Idaho Extension, Boundary County

Physical Address:
6447 Kootenai St
Bonners Ferry, ID 83805

Mailing Address:
PO Box 267
Bonners Ferry, ID 83805

Phone: 208-267-3235

Email: boundary@uidaho.edu

Web: uidaho.edu/boundary

Google Map