4-H is a community of young people across America who are learning leadership, citizenship and life skills.

Crawford County 4-H Newsletter

April 2019 (PDF)

January/February 2019 (PDF)

December 2018 (PDF)

November 2018 (PDF)

March 2018 (PDF)

2019 4-H Camp

This summers exciting line-up of 4-H Camps at the Lake of the Ozarks Camp Clover Point:
     4-H Counselor Camp                 Ages 14-18           May 31-June 1
     Traditional 4-H Camp                 Ages 8-13             June 3-6
     4-H Shooting Sports Camp        Ages 10-18           June 6-8
     4-H Canine Camp                      Ages 8-18             June 20-22

4-H Camp Counselor Letter (PDF)
4-H Camp Counselor Application (PDF)

Lifeguard Flyer (PDF)
4-H Camp Staff Application (PDF)

4-H Camp Registration Form (PDF)
4-H Camp Flyer (PDF)
Camper Medication Form (PDF)
4-H Camp Information Sheet (PDF)
Camp Technology Agreement (PDF)
Trip Scholarship Application (PDF)


Materials and Forms
State 4-H Award Applications
4-H Trip Scholarship Application (PDF)

So You've Been Asked to be a Crawford County 4-H Volunteer (PDF)

Four easy steps to becoming a 4-H Volunteer

  1. Online enrollment
  2. Hard copy of volunteer application (PDF)
  3. Background screening: The extension office will take care of this once the above form is returned.
  4. Volunteer orientation (one time only)


Blue Ribbon Kids 4-H Club meets at 6 PM on the second Monday of the month at the MFA in Cuba.  Leaders:  Dana Pilkenton, dpilkenton@cuba.k12.mo.us or 573-259-8320 

Crossroads 4-H Club meets at 7 p.m. on the second Wednesday of the month (excluding January) at the Cuba Fire House. Leaders: Rosemary Campbell, campbellrosemary94@gmail.com, Tracy Staples, tstaples@peoplesbk.com, 573-885-4141 or 573-259-7404

Final Drive 4-H Club meets at 6 p.m. on the first Thursday of the month at the Cuba Fire Station. Leaders: Vicki Bouse Ladd, vicki.bouse@mercy.net or 573-263-4481; Abby Rutz, arutz@steelville.k12.mo.us

Forest Hill 4-H Club meets at 3 p.m. on the third Sunday of the month at the Bourbon High School. Leaders:  Karen Dunakey, kdunakey93@gmail.com; Vickie Bridgeman, 5bfarms@centurylink.net; Terri Rowden, terrirowden@gmail.com

Lone Star 4-H Club meets at 7 p.m. on the first Thursday of the month at the Church of Christ in Cuba. Leader: Linda Bast, dlbast@centurylink.net or 573-885-2058

Oak Hill 4-H Club meets at 6 p.m. on the last Monday of the month (no meetings in December) at Knights of Columbus Hall in Cuba. Leader: Genifer Cape, gencape@gmail.com or 573-259-1857

Outdoors and More 4-H Club meets at 2 p.m. on the first Sunday of the month at the Steelville Library. Leader: Dana Richter, drichter@misn.com or 573-775-6715

Ozark Trails 4-H Club meets at 4 p.m. on the second Sunday of the month at the Steelville Community Building. Leader: Tracy Worley, ozarktrails4h.mo@gmail.com or 573-205-8342

Prairie 4-H Club meets at 7 p.m. on the first Wednesday of the month at the Amazing Grace Community Church, Highway 19, north of Cuba. Leaders: Sandy Stewart, grannystew418@gmail.com or 573-205-0195; Sue Brown, bbrown073@centurytel.net or 573-885-7594; and Fannie Lea, fannielea57@gmail.com or 573-885-2588

Yadkin Creek 4-H Club meets at 6 p.m. on the first Wednesday of the month at the Steelville Presbyterian Church in Roper Hall. Leader: Kim Zeiss, kjzeiss@gmail.com

Meeting places and dates may change. Check with club leaders.

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.