4-H clubs are organized learning groups with a volunteer leader, a group of elected youth officers, and a membership of eager 4-H members. Members of clubs generally enroll in various project areas. The purpose of a club is to provide positive youth development opportunities, through educational programs, to meet the needs of its youth members.
In St. Croix County there are 19 clubs that one can join. A youth or adult should not have a difficult time finding a club …the hardest part will deciding which one to join. Below is a map and a list of clubs in St. Croix County.
Dues for the year – Paid to the club at time of enrollment or at the club’s deadline date. Dues are usually $3.00 to 10.00 per year.
Watch for the 4-H newsletter called the “Communicator” and weekly “4-H Email Blasts” for information dates and deadlines, workshops and events, and countywide committee meetings.
New members may enroll at any time during the year!!
However, in order to participate in the St. Croix County fair, all enrollments, new and previous members, must be done before March 31st. All enrollments must be done in the wi.4HOnline.com website. After March 31st new members may still join 4-H, but will not be allowed to exhibit at the St. Croix County Fair in the Junior Division for the current year.
Youth Growth Within 4-H
Cloverbuds: Youth in grades K-2. Cloverbuds are enrolled solely in Cloverbud Projects
Explorers: Youth in grade 3. It is meant to allow kids to try a variety of project areas and to exhibit a variety of projects at the fair. 3rd grade Explorers can only take ONE animal project (cannot be market animals). 4-H Shooting Sports programs are available to youth from 3rd grade and eight years old through the year following high school. Shooting Sports projects include archery, air pistol, .22 pistol, muzzleloading, air rifle (.177 pellet, .177 BB), .22 rifle, .22 pistol and shotgun. 4-H youth must be 12 years of age to operate any powder-burning firearm. This includes .22 handgun or rifle, muzzleloading handgun or rifle, or shotgun. Youth in grade 3 are required to take Exploring as a project in 4HOnline.
Members: Youth in grades 4-13 can participate as regular members. Suggestion is to select one to two projects. More can be selected if youth and parents feel they can handle it.Check on project leaders for programs. If the county or club does not have leaders, the parents and youth will need to work on the project.
** Grade is determined by registration into the school district during the 4-H enrollment period. When a child exhibits at the fair, they are enrolled under the grade that they just completed, not the grade they will be entering in the Fall after the fair.
Are you interested in 4-H? Joining a club and getting started is easy!
For new 4H families follow these easy steps:
The Following are Instructional PDF’s for New Families/Leaders, Club Management and Project Leaders
Click on the Link Below to View the 4-H Projects that are Offered in Wisconsin
Click on the Link Below to Access the Code of Conduct/Behavior Expectations at 4-H Activities
- To get started with the re-enrollment process, log into 4HOnline with your family email and password.
- On the family home screen, click on the orange button labeled Continue to Family.
- On your Member/Volunteer list, find the family member you wish to re-enroll and click on Edit next to their name.
- At the bottom of the next screen, click on the button for Enroll for 2019-2020.
- If the youth is over 17 years old, a box will appear asking if you wish to enroll as a youth or an adult. If the youth is graduating from 4-H and wants to continue as an adult leader, then choose Enroll As Adult, otherwise select Enroll as Youth.
- You will now see the Personal Information that you entered when you first enrolled. Look over the information and make any corrections. If the youth was in 12th grade last year, you must select the grade for this year, either Post High School Education or Not in School. When you are done, click on Continue.
- Next is the Additional Information screen where you will need to accept the agreements and answer the Photo Release and Accommodations questions. Click Continue when done.
- The Health Form for members is optional at enrollment, but you could be asked to complete it in the future if you attend any events that require one. Click Continue when done.
- If you are an adult volunteer and see the Volunteer Screening page, then it has been 4 years since the last time a background check has been completed. You need to check over the answers to the questions and correct as needed. This page will only appear every 4 years. Click Continue when done.
- On the Participation -> Club screen, confirm the correct club is listed. If you serve in a volunteer role (but not as a project leader) click on Edit and select the volunteer type. Click on Update to save the change. Click on Continue when done.
- On the Participation -> Projects screen, confirm all the projects you are enrolled in are listed. Add any missing projects. If you are dropping a project, click on Edit for that project and then click on Delete. After making sure all your projects are listed correctly, click on Submit Enrollment.
Requests for accommodations for disabilities or limitations should be made prior to the date of the program or activity for which it is needed. Please make such requests as early as possible by contacting the UWEX- St. Croix County Office (715-531-1930) so proper arrangements can be made. University of Wisconsin-Extension, U.S. Department of Agriculture and Wisconsin counties cooperating UW-Extension provides equal opportunities in employment and programming, including Title IX and ADA.