Who can join?

Youth, age 5 and in Kindergarten through age 18 as of January 1st of the current year, may join.  Accommodations can be made for youth with disabilities. For information, contact Tracy Winters, 4-H Professional at the Gallia County Extension Office.

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. Contact Gallia County Extension Office to enroll today.

When should I sign up?

Join anytime! But join by Gallia County's 4-H enrollment deadline of March 15 of each year to take advantage of all 4-H opportunities including participation in Fair.

What is there to do?

  • Ohio 4-H membership is based on a child’s age AND grade as of January 1 of the current calendar year. Eligibility for Cloverbud participation begins when a child is age 5 and enrolled in kindergarten. Member eligibility for participation in 4-H projects and competitive events begins when a child is age 8 and in third grade. Any youth age 9 or above is eligible for project membership, regardless of grade level.
  • Choose from more than 200. Visit Project Central now!  Project Central is an easy way for 4-H members and project helpers to preview Ohio 4-H project books and resources. Take a closer look at a book, find out what others have to say, and share your experiences.
  • Use the 4-H Family Guide to learn about each and every one.  Cloverbud members, age 5 and in Kindergarten until age 8 and in 3rd grade participate in non-competitive activities exploring a variety of fun, hands on interest areas.

Gallia County 4H Information

Gallia County 4-H has over 35 4H Community Clubs.  These clubs are located around the county and include traditional community clubs as well as specialty clubs. Specialty clubs include: horse clubs, dog club, afterschool,shooting sports and SPIN clubs. The key to success in 4-H is finding the right club that fits your child’s interest and family’s’ needs! The Gallia County Extension office is here to help you find that perfect fit!

The Gallia County 4H Enrollment Deadline is March 15th of the current year. Early Registration for a Club Bonus is March 1st.

Ohio 4-H: Re-enrolling Using 4HOnline - Youtube Instruction Video

4H Online Family Enrollment Guide for New & Returning Members - Step by Step Print out Guide to signing up in 4HOnline

How to Use 4H Online for Your Enrollments (Brief Guide)

Welcome! We are so excited that you have chosen to join the Gallia County 4-H program.

The New Parent’s 4-H Guide is designed to be “snippet” of the information that will be valuable to you as you work through your first year as a 4-H family!

In 4-H, we believe in the power of young people. Every child has valuable strengths and real influence to improve the world around them. We are America’s largest youth development organization—empowering nearly six million young people across the U.S. with the skills to lead for a lifetime. Youth involved in 4-H are 1.9 times more likely to get better grades in school, 4 times more likely to give back to their community and 2 times more likely to make healthy choices.

Please feel free to connect with your 4-H club advisors, the Gallia County Extension staff, or myself if you have additional questions! We want your first year in 4-H to be a positive experience!

Tracy Winters

Gallia County Extension Educator IV

4-H Youth Development

College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences



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