Welcome to the Lucas County 4-H Program!  

To join a 4-H club in Lucas County, you should call the Extension Office at 419-574-0976. You will be asked some questions and we will give you contact information of some 4-H volunteers in your area. Please be aware that youth must by signed up online with a club by April 1st!!  Clubs begin meeting as early as February and March, so please contact the Extension Office as soon as possible.


  • Youth 8 years old AND in third grade as of January 1st can become regular 4-H members who can compete in a wide range of project areas, attend overnight camps and take projects to the local and state fair.
  • Youth 5-8 years old AND in Kindergarden through second grade as of January 1st can become Cloverbud members, who participate in non-competitive activities which are specifically designed for their age level.

Please read through this page to learn about what our program has to offer.

New 4-H Family Information

The 4-H Pledge

What is there to do?
Members, age 8 and in the 3rd grade to age 18 as of January 1st of the current year can select 4-H project(s) to explore through club and county activities.  Projects available to members can be found on the Project Central website.  All projects are judged in mid-July, at the Lucas County Fair.

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.  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 $8.00.  Some project books require a one-time purchase of a Resource Handbook ($10.00-$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.