Preparing Youth for Success

In Ohio 4-H, we empower youth with the skills they need to lead for a lifetime! 4-H inspires curiosity, builds lifelong skills, fuels adventure, and grows leaders through fun, hands-on activities, that include clubs, projects, service, and camps. Kids can be a 4-H project member when they are 8 and in the third grade, and they can participate in competitive events like projects and judging at county fairs. 4-H project members select from 200+ projects based on their interest—what we call sparks in 4-H. 

Younger children age 5 and in kindergarten are Cloverbuds who enjoy group-centered, non-competitive activities until they are eligible to be a project member. All 4-H members engage in hands-on learning in clubs, camps, and other settings with approved adult volunteers. 4-H volunteers are critical to the success of the 4-H program and undergo a thorough selection process. 

If you are interested in enrolling your child in the 4-H program and/or would like to talk more about becoming a 4-H volunteer, contact us today! 

You also can learn more about all OSU Extension 4-H youth development programs at

Scioto County 4-H Youth Development teaches leadership, citizenship and life skills. 4-H is a non-formal educational, youth development program offered to individuals ages 5 and in Kindergarten to age 19. Youth are involved in hands-on, experiential learning that allows learning by doing. All 4-H programs focus on active involvement and quality experiences which stimulate lifelong learning of values and skills.

4-H offers learning experiences in more than 200 subject areas.  Some of the subject areas include health, family life, photography, robotics, bicycles, natural resources, safety, horticulture, nutrition, money management, and livestock.  Members can go to 4-H camp, do demonstrations, learn about electricity or learn to sew--and there's more!

Ohio 4-H utilizes four primary delivery methods to educate youth: Community Clubs, School Enrichment, Special Emphasis, and Camping Programs. Contact us to find out more!

Scioto County Club List

Special Needs Accommodations

Accommodations can be made for youth with disabilities through our Winning 4-H Plan. Visit for more information and to download the request form.

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