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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

Fall 2022 Regional 4-H Volunteer Training Opportunities

The words 4-H Volunteers and a 4-H clover surrounded by hands reaching out with hearts in the palms

There are 4-H volunteer training opportunities scheduled around the state from late August through early October. A meal and 4-H club ideas (with supplies!) will be provided to each participant.

Volunteers are strongly encouraged to attend these trainings to gain new skills and learn how to restart/start 4-H clubs. This session will provide grab 'n' go training resources and curriculum you can use in working within the 4-H youth program. The training will also focus on building relationships between 4-H volunteers and Extension educators. We are excited to come back together to learn, socialize and recognize our excellent volunteers that support our youth.

Read Fall 2022 Regional 4-H Volunteer Training Opportunities

Excellence in 4-H project work on display at the State Fair of West Virginia 2022

Adult taking a picture of a boy in a 4-H camp backdrop

The public is encouraged to picture themselves in 4-H this year at the State Fair of West Virginia. The stage has been set for kids of all ages to step into a 4-H club meeting or head off to 4-H camp at the 4-H exhibit in the Cecil Underwood Youth building. Thank you to Gold Ribbon poster winner, Hannah Beckner from Gilmer County for inspiring the exhibit theme this year.

Cornbread muffins, collections of leaves, creative 4-H clover displays, and handmade clothing garments and toolboxes line the display stands in the Cecil Underwood Youth Building at the as evidence of 4-H members’ hard work throughout the past year. People attending the State Fair of West Virginia can view these blue-ribbon 4-H project exhibits from August 11 through 20, 2022. Additionally, there are hundreds of exhibits online in the virtual state 4-H exhibit .

Read Excellence in 4-H project work on display at the State Fair of West Virginia 2022

West Virginia 4-H Announces 2022 Youth in Action Award Winners

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

Read West Virginia 4-H Announces 2022 Youth in Action Award Winners

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