For more information, please contact Jess Soffee, Educator, 4H Youth Development, Lucas County at 419-574-0976 or

Welcome to the Lucas 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?
Youth, age 5 and in Kindergarten through age 18 as of January 1st of the current year.

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.

Lucas County 4-H Clubs

Or fill out this form and email it to (SEE ABOVE) and we'll match you with a club that would best fit your interests.

Once you find a club you are interested in, please contact the Extension Office 419-213-4254 for more details.

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.

Lucas County 4-H Camp

Lucas County Jr. Fairboard

Lucas County Cloverbud Camp

Lucas County Shooting Sports

Lucas County SPIN Clubs

Statewide Teen Opportunities

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 $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.