Welcome to the Wood County 4-H Program! Please read through this page to learn about what our program has to offer.
The 4-H Pledge
Who can join?
Ohio 4-H membership is based on a child's age and grade as of January 1 of the current project year. Eligibility for Cloverbud participation begins when a child is enrolled in Kindergarten and is five years old. Eligibility for participation in 4-H projects and competitive events begins when a child is age 8 and in the 3rd grade. Any youth age 9 or above is eligible for project membership, regardless of grade level. Membership requires enrollment in an authorized Ohio 4-H club or group under the direction of an OSU Extension professional or an approved adult volunteer. A youth’s 4-H eligibility ends December 31 the year he or she turns 19. Joining Ohio 4-H is a privilege and responsibility for individuals and is subject to the Ohio 4-H Code of Conduct and applicable policies of The Ohio State University.
Where do I sign up?
Join a club in your county, near your home or school. Experience 4-H with a friend, invite them to join with you.
Wood County 4-H Clubs
Once you find a club you are interested in, please contact the Extension Office 419-354-9050 for more details.
When should I sign up?
Enrollment is available on-line and is due by April 15. Please see the 4-H Online Enrollment Page for more information on how to sign up.
What is there to do?
Projects available to members can be found in the Ohio 4-H Family Handbook. All projects are judged in mid-July, please visit the the Wood County Project and Judging Requirements web page to help prepare members for judging. Wood County also has a number of projects that are "county only" and do not participate at the Ohio State Fair. They include: MMMMCookies; MMMMSugar Cookies; Easy As Pie; Make A Bag I & II; Upcycling (Clothing). Requirements for these projects can be found on the Project and Judging Requirements page. Members can also participate in a number of activities including 4-H Camp and 4-H Leadership Board. Please visit our 4-H Calendar Page for upcoming events.
Eligibility for Cloverbud participation begins when a child is age 5 and enrolled in kindergarten. Cloverbuds participate in non-competitive activities exploring a variety of fun, hands-on interest areas. Ask your 4-H club advisor about the Cloverbud activities they offer.
Does it cost anything?
Your out of pocket costs for participating in 4-H will include one or more of the following types of expenses:
*Project book/Resources - Most project books have a cost of $6.00. Some project books require a one-time purchase of a Resource Handbook ($8.00-$21.00)
*Project Items - Supplies, materials, equipment, animals, facilities and other resources needed to complete the 4-H project learning experience.
*Club Dues/Fees - Per member fee charged by some clubs used at the club's discretion. Please ask individual club advisors about their 4-H club fee structure.
*4-H Events & Opportunities - Fees charged for participation in events and opportunities such as camp, workshops, conferences, trips, etc...
What are the benefits?
Members learn life skills, make new friends, enhance self-esteem, achieve personal goals, develop positive relationships with peers and volunteers, and have fun learning and sharing as a family and a club.
Learn more about the Ohio 4-H Program: