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Pendleton 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
Currently Pendleton County has:
  • an enrollment of more than 125 youth in seven community 4-H clubs
  • an active Teen Leader Organization
  • more than 50 adult volunteers who serve as leaders and mentors
  • a Youth Livestock Judging Team
  • School Enrichment Programs
  • 4-H Camp at Thorn Spring Park
  • state, national and international adventures

For more information about 4-H and how you can join the fun, call the Pendleton County Extension Service at 304-358-2286.


Recent WV 4-H News

West Virginia 4-H Announces 24 State 4-H Poster Contest Winners

West Virginia 4-H is proud to recognize 24 State Winners for the 2021 State 4-H Poster Contest!

The State 4-H Poster Contest is an annual event that provides an opportunity for 4-H members to gain awareness of topics, like Healthy Living, Civic Engagement, STEM, and Agriculture, through artistic expression. Posters are judged at the county level and only the top poster in each age division can move forward to the state level.

There were a total of 601 posters collected at the county level this year, including 250 posters advancing to the state contest from 30 of the 55 counties. Our 24 State Gold Ribbon winners are showcased below, but you can view all 2021 State 4-H Poster Contest entries on our virtual exhibit page.

Season 2, Week 4 - Energy Express on WVPB

We are starting the week off with Ellen Rossi, president of the EQT Foundation. She will read us the book “How to Feed Your Parents.”

Next, WVU Extension Service Family and Community Development Agent Ami Cook teaches us about kitchen safety. She will take us on a tour of her kitchen to learn what objects could be dangerous or potentially cause us harm.

Another one of our Family and Community Development agents, Cheryl Kaczor, will share with us some kitchen basics. She will go over a few special kitchen tools and show us other things we might find in the kitchen.

Season 2, Week 3 - Energy Express on WVPB

Let’s kick off week 3 by learning about friends! Cindy Fitch, associate dean of research for WVU Extension Service, will begin the episode by reading us “Bear, Squirrel and Friends.” You don’t want to miss the surprise ending of this book!

Grab your pencils and paper! We’ll join 4-H Youth Development Agent J.R. Davis to learn about the 4-H pen pal program. He’ll teach us about letter writing etiquette and explain how we can become involved in the pen pal program. 

Next, Kerri Carte, Family and Community Development agent in Kanawha County, will show us how to have some fun making lunch snacks. For this recipe, you will need flour tortillas, lunch meat slices, lettuce, tomato, cheeses—and cookie cutters!

Older WV 4-H News


Clubs

Pendleton County 4-H Clubs

Camps

Contact the Pendleton County office for more information.