The 4-H Pledge:
I pledge my head to clearer thinking, my heart to greater loyalty, my hands to larger service, and my health to better lving, for my club, my community, my country, and my world.
The 4-H Motto:
"To Make the Best Better"
How to Join 4-H
4-H has opportunities for youth ages 5-18! Morgan County offers both a Cloverbud Program and a 4-H Club Program following Ohio 4-H guidelines. Membership eligibility for the Cloverbud Program begins when a child has reached age 5 AND is enrolled in kindergarten as of January 1st of the current year; membership for the 4-H Club Program begins when a child is at least 8 AND enrolled in 3rd grade as of January 1st of the current year. Ohio 4-H membership eligibility ends December 31st of the year in which an individual attains the age of 19.
Morgan County's annual 4-H enrollment is April 1st! With this deadline in mind, you are encouraged to find and contact a 4-H club no later than mid-March to begin the project selection & enrollment process. Many of our 4-H clubs begin meeting in January and February, so start your search for a club early! To locate a club near you, contact the OSU Extension office.
If you are from another county (do not live in Morgan County), you are encouraged to contact the OSU Extension office to discuss the possibility of joining the Morgan County 4-H program. There is a request form to complete if you choose to participate Across County Lines. Here is a fillable request form to mail or email to the OSU Extension office: REQUEST. This form is due 30 days prior to the enrollment deadline for the county of request (March 1 for Morgan).
How to Volunteer
If you, or another adult you know, are interested in serving as a 4-H Volunteer, contact the OSU Extension office about a New Volunteer Packet or apply online using this link: go.osu.edu/morganNVA. All potential Ohio State University Extension volunteers working with members of a vulnerable population (i.e. youth) will be required to complete an application process which consists of:
- Understanding the volunteer position description;
- Completing an application and providing personal references (must have complete mailing address);
- Participating in an interview and orientation;
- Agreeing to and signing the Volunteer Standards of Behavior form; and
- Submitting to a fingerprint background check.
Also contact the OSU Extension office if you are interested in starting a new 4-H club. In Morgan County, 4-H clubs must have at least 5 youth members from 3 families and at least 1 approved 4-H advisor.