What is 4-H?
4-H is the nation's largest youth development organization, involving young people in urban neighborhoods, suburban schoolyards and rural farming communities. Brule County 4-H promotes the idea learn by doing and provides leadership and life skills education for youth ages 5-18. Youth ages 5 to 7 are welcome to participate in Cloverbuds activities which provide a sneak peek to the traditional 4-H program through hands-on activities and lessons highlighting 4-H project areas. Youth ages 8 to 18 (by January 1 of the current year), may enroll in 4-H to participate in limitless activities and projects available throughout the year. There are 4 traditional 4-H clubs located throughout Brule County, each offering unique opportunities, activities, and experiences. Additionally, we have two special interest groups which focus on specific project areas including: Rodeo and Shooting Sports.
The 4-H calendar runs from October 1 to September 30 of each year. Enrollment is submitted online each year. Activities are highlighted in our weekly Brule County Newsletter email update. Culminating events generally take place in June, July and August which showcase the achievements of 4-H members through their participation in Youth-in-Action Events, Horse Show, Dog Show, and 4-H Achievement Days.
The county office is on the first floor of the Brule County Courthouse.
Who can join 4-H?
Brule County 4-H membership is open to all boys and girls ages 8-18. There are Cloverbud programs for boys and girls ages 5-8. 4-H is open to all youth regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or handicap.
How much does 4-H cost?
4-H is free! 4-H clubs may have small dues to pay for their activities. Other activities may have a fee to pay for things like food, transportation, etc.
4-H programs are open to all young people, no matter where they live. There are programs in the Chamberlain, Pukwana, and Kimball areas. Some projects work especially well for youth that live in town such as drama, pets, foods and nutrition, gardening, and STEM.