Interested in joining 4-H? We’re so excited to hear that!
Check out the information below to join 4-H in Bastrop County!
4-H is a community of young people across America who are learning leadership, citizenship and life skills. Any youth may become a member of 4-H when he or she has reached 9 years of age, or 8 years of age and has entered the third grade. There is a program called Clover Kids that younger youth can participate as long as they are in K-2nd grade. Their experience may vary from club to club based on what the club offers.
Bastrop County has 9 different clubs from which families can choose! The 4-H experience can vary from club to club, so the first step in joining a 4-H Club is to review the List at the bottom of this web page and see if there is a Club that stands out to you. There might be a club that meets in your neighborhood or one that some of your friends belong to. We recommend that you look into the monthly club meeting location to determine what is feasible for your family.
Once you have decided on a club, you will need to contact the Club Manager contact the leader and discuss the club’s activities and programs to ensure that it will be a good match for your family. Clubs usually meet monthly from September to May. The clubs themselves have different project areas that they work on based on the interest and experience of both the youth and volunteers involved. We recommend attending one of the club meetings to decide whether or not that club is a good fit for your family with regard to meeting days, times, locations, and programs/activities before you decide to commit to one.
Once you find a club that is a good fit for your family, the last step in joining 4-H is to enroll online in the 4-H Connect System. This is a very important step because it gives us information about you! Not only do we use this information to send you newsletters and other important information, but we also need it to verify age requirements and your involvement in the program. Enrollment fees for youth are $20.00 on or before October 31st of each year and increase to $25.00 on or after November 1st. Instructions are available to help with enrolling a youth 4-H member or adult 4-H member. (Please note there is a required background check involved for all adults working with youth.)
Our Club Managers and Adult Leaders help facilitate most project areas that 4-H offers; however, if you find that there is one that your children would like to participate in that is not currently offered by that club we will help you find a club that does offer it or we can provide training to facilitate the projects! Check out the Texas 4-H Project Page to find more information on projects offered by Texas 4-H!
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