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Brooke County 4-H

What is 4-H? 

4-H is one of the largest youth development programs in the United States involving more than 6.5 million young people and 540,000 youth and adult volunteers. The focus is on helping youth learn leadership, citizenship, and life skills by participating in projects and service.

Membership is open to any youth when he/she is in at least 9 years of age and is not older than 21 within the current 4-H year, which runs from October 1 – September 30. The Cloverbud program is open to youths ages 5-7 years of age. On a local level 4-H offers community clubs, specialty clubs, cloverbud clubs, county camp(s), club outings, Achievement Banquet, and more! In 4-H youth socialize, learn, and develop life skills in a safe, educational atmosphere.

Studies show that 4-H members
  • do better in school
  • are more motivated to help others
  • feel safe to try new things
  • achieve a sense of self-esteem
  • develop lasting friendships

4-H Cloverbud Program

The 4-H Cloverbud program is for youth ages 5-8 years old in grades K-2. Age-appropriate curriculum is available through the Extension Office.

Cloverbuds may show projects at a county fair and are awarded a participation ribbon. Cloverbuds may not participate in livestock shows as per WVU Extension Service guidelines.

To be eligible for Cloverbuds, a child must turn 5 years old during the 4-H year (October 1 to September 30) and be in kindergarten.


Brooke County 4-H Clubs

Any child between the ages of 5 and 21 can join 4-H by emailing Jason Rine or by calling the Brooke County Extension Office 304-737-3666 Ext. 204.


Brooke County 4-H Clubs

Brooke County 4-H Camps

Brooke County 4-H Camp  Cloverbud Day Camp  STEM/Garden Day Camp

Brooke County 4-H Leadership

Being a tribal chief/sagamore should be a challenging role and a rewarding experience. The selection of the tribal chief/sagamore for Brooke County 4-H Camp should support 4-H goals. The 4-H youth program in Brooke County promotes meaningful experiences and helps develop life skills as a result of the camper’s active participation and involvement in 4-H program events, volunteer community service, and leadership experiences. Learn more...


Adult Volunteers

Adult volunteers are an important component of the Brooke County 4-H program. Volunteers coordinate local community clubs and help plan and conduct local, regional, state and national 4-H events. They can even camp out at our Brooke County 4-H Camp! Learn more... 


Recent WV 4-H News

2024 My Hands to Larger Service mini-grants available

Youth replacing the floorboards of a porch

For several years the West Virginia 4-H All Stars have generously funded to eleven mini-grants for West Virginia 4-H teens/teen leader groups to assist in the planning and completion of a community service project through the My Hands to Larger Service 4-H Project.

Mini-Grant Application

Read 2024 My Hands to Larger Service mini-grants available

West Virginia 4-H Announces 2023 Youth in Action Award Winners

The West Virginia 4-H Youth in Action Program announces three young leader in 4-H pillar areas: agriculture, civic engagement, and STEM.

Read West Virginia 4-H Announces 2023 Youth in Action Award Winners

Win up to $3,000 in the Natural Resources & Agriculture Business Pioneer Competition

Photo of student standing at a podium presenting in front of a screen with the words "Natural Resources and Agriculture Business Pioneer Competition" overlayed on top. The Flying "WV" and "Extension" written in bottom left corner

West Virginia individuals or teams (up to four persons) of students in grades 9-12 from traditional, virtual or homeschool environments, or those attending career and technical centers are invited to compete in the 2023 Natural Resources and Agriculture Business Pioneer Competition.

This competition is an exciting program designed to engage talented youths in our community, state and beyond. By participating in this competition, young people will have the opportunity to jump-start their own businesses or develop essential skills for their future roles with potential employers.

Read Win up to $3,000 in the Natural Resources & Agriculture Business Pioneer Competition

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