University of Missouri Extension's 4-H educational program empowers young people to reach their full potential while working and learning in partnership with caring adults. As one of the nation's largest youth organizations, 4-H reaches youths, ages 8 to 18, in rural, urban and suburban settings, helping them become competent, capable, caring and contributing members of society.

What's in 4-H?

  • 4-H community clubs for youth ages 5 to 18
  • Clover Kids clubs for youth especially for youth ages 5 to 7
  • Projects in rocketry, horsemanship, shooting sports, crocheting, geospatial, photography and many others
  • 4-H summer camp
  • Community service opportunities
  • Volunteer opportunities for youth and adults

To Enroll

Visit: https://mo.4honline.com/

New Family Packet

Inspire youths...volunteer

To volunteer click here! For directions click here!

4-H is always needing volunteers! Volunteers make our 4-H members what they are today.
If you are interested in volunteering please call 573-686-8064.
Volunteer Orientation

Local clubs                                                                                  

Steppin' Up 4-H Club
Club leader: Chris Waite

Neelvyille 4-H Club
Club leaders: Curtis and Peggy Reinbott

Rombauer Rascals 4-H Club
Club leader: Betty Schalk

Royal Riders 4-H Club
Club leaders: Ed Flanigan, Phyllis Flanigan, and Nancy Morse

Oak Grove STEM
Club leaders: John Fuller & Jeremy Catt

SEMO House of Robotics Homeschool Club
Club leader: Lakota Myers 

Shooting Sports

Youth ages 8-18 who are interested in shooting sports must attend a 740 safety training. Stay tuned for future dates. For more information regarding Shooting Sports Safety Training.pdf

What's Happening in 4-H???

The Butler 4-H Bulletin & Southeast 4-H Sun Newsletters

October 2019
September 2019
August 2019
July 2019
June 2019
May 2019
April 2019
March 2019
February 2019
January 2018
December 2018
November 2018
October 2018
September 2018
August 2018
July 2018
June 2018

Butler County 4-H Council minutes

September 2019
May 2019
March 2019
November 2018
September 2018
July 2018
May 2018
March 2018
January 2018 Minutes
November 2017 Minutes
September 2017 Minutes
March 2017 minutes (PDF)
January 2017 minutes(PDF)


4-H scholarships for current members

Scholarship Applications due to the Extension office March 1, 2019


Statewide resources

Missouri 4-H projects
4-H materials and forms
4-H volunteers

How to join 4-H

University of Missouri Extension 4-H

Empowering young people to reach their full potential

4-H brings young people, ages 5 to 19, and adults together to learn everyday skills through hands-on learning. Working on activities from animal and plant sciences to robotics, 4-H’ers learn problem-solving skills that can make a positive impact upon our community. Through 4-H, young people learn to:

  • meet the diverse challenges of today’s world;
  • build self-confidence;
  • learn responsibility; and
  • make positive decisions.
4-H clubs

4-H clubs are open to ages 8 to 18. Clubs meet monthly for group activities and club business. Each club elects officers and has an approved adult leader who supervises club activities. Club members also enroll in projects in their areas of interest.

With projects on more than 75 topics, 4-H has something to interest every child. Here are just a few of the opportunities 4-H offers—geocaching, robotics, international exchanges, horsemanship, pets, starting a business, arts and crafts, raising animals, woodworking, photography and gardening.

Clover Kids clubs

Clover Kids introduces 5- to 7-year-olds to the 4-H experience. In Clover Kids, children learn how to get along with others, work in groups, explore their interests, while building self-confidence. Clover Kids do not enroll in projects or raise animals, and do not participate in competitive events, contests or shows.

How to join

Joining 4-H is as easy as contacting the extension center. A staff member will explain the enrollment process and membership dues. In addition to dues, some projects may require a small investment to get started, and there may be a fee for materials, trips or other activities.

Young people are welcome to join at any time. The 4-H program year runs from Sept. 1 to Aug. 31. Certain activities may have participation deadlines.


4-H Online enrollment system
Missouri 4-H Clover—A guide to 4-H projects, activities and publications. It is designed to assist volunteers, members and their families select projects and activities, and set goals.

Be a 4-H volunteer

Adult volunteers are essential to 4-H. Adult volunteers serve as club or project leaders, help with county or regional events, chair committees and organize fund raisers. You don't have to be a parent or grandparent of the 4-H member to get involved. All volunteers are screened for child abuse and neglect, as well criminal records, before they are accepted and each year thereafter. As a volunteer, University of Missouri Extension will provide you with training so you will be well-prepared and successful as an adult leader. The orientation includes information on 4-H history and the educational framework, the characteristics of age groups, character development and safety.