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Marion 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


Marion County 4-H Clubs 

Ongoing Events

County Poster Contest: The purpose of the Poster Contest is to increase 4-H members' awareness of the topics and to give 4-H'ers an opportunity for artistic expression. Any current 4-H member (age 8 by October 1, 2021 up to last day as a 21 year old) may enter regardless of his/her project enrollment. No project requirements. Rules for the county and state poster contest are the same. Entries are due to the WVU Extension Office by 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 22, 2022.

County Round-Up: County Round up will be held Saturday, April 2, 2022. For more information  regarding  registration and County Round-Up information please contact the Marion County Office.

For more information, contact the Marion County Office.

County Photo Exhibition: The purpose of the Photo Exhibition is to encourage 4‑H members to take and exhibit pictures that interpret 4‑H to the exhibit viewers communicate what 4‑H is all about. Emphasis should be placed on 4‑H activities. Photos must be taken by a 4‑H member (age 8 by October 1, 2021 up to last day as 21 year old), but the member need not be enrolled in a 4‑H photography project. The exhibitor must be a 4‑H member during the year the photo is submitted. Remember:  A 4-H member can enter up to three (3) photos in this contest.  Photos must be either 3” x 5” or 4” x 6” in size.  Each photo must be mounted. The mounting material should be 5” x 7”. Mounting material can be cardstock, foam board, poster board, or a picture mat. It should be heavy material, so no printer paper or construction paper. Do not put photos in picture frames.  Each photo must have the following information on the center, back of the picture: Name, County, Age, and an identifying caption for the picture . Use the provided tags for this information.  Entries are due to the WVU  Extension Office by 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 22, 2022.

Marion County 4-H Teen Leaders

The Marion County 4-H Teen Leaders meet on the 4th Tuesday every other month at 6:30 p.m. Winter meetings are held at the G. Jacobs Building and the Spring/Summer/Fall meetings are held at Camp Mar-Mac.

For more information, contact any of their advisors:

Upcoming Events

4-H Code Camp
February 25-27, 2022 at WVU Jackson's Mill for youth currently in 6th-12th grade ages 11-17 at the time of the event. The cost is $100 and payment must be made by February 11th. If payment is not received by February 11th registration will be canceled and spot will be given to anyone on the waitlist.
Dance Weekend
March 11-13, 2022 at WVU Jackson's Mill for youth who are at least in 6th grade and 4-H leaders. The purpose is to enhance an individual's awareness of skills in specific heritage and folk dances as well as provide dance learning experiences that will challenge interested 4-H'ers at their skill level.
Junior Conservation Camp
June 20-24, 2022 at Cedar Lakes in Ripley, West Virginia. The Junior Conservation Camp aim is to have participants become knowledgeable about conservation and the environment, to gain experience sound conservation management practices, and to have participants to become good stewards of our natural resources. Cost is $175 and is for youth who are age 11-15 by June 20, 2022. Payment and form must be received by Monday, May 1, 2022.
Virtual S.P.I.N. Clubs
S.P.I.N. stands for Special Interest Clubs. These clubs are virtual and open to 4-H members and last for 4-6 weeks. Be sure to read each club description to determine which age groups are invited to participate. Some meetings are geared towards helping members complete project books. All 4-H youth are welcome to attend!