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4-H Clubs in Washington County

4-H Community Clubs are where youth learn citizenship and leadership skills while experiencing a wide range of projects. To learn more about the clubs we offer in Washington County 4-H, visit the #washco4h page.

Washington County 4-H Membership Policy:

Washington County 4-H membership is open to all youth, ages 5-18 years old as of September 1 of the current 4-H year, who reside in Washington County, Florida. 

  • Youth residing in the counties adjacent to Washington County (Bay, Holmes &Jackson counties) may join Washington County 4-H if, and only if, they meet the following exception:
    • Youth resides in Bay, Holmes or Jackson County but is enrolled as a Washington County School District student, attends a private school in Washington County, or is home-schooled.
    • Out-of-county youth will be considered for membership on a case by case basis.
    • It is not a given that out-of-county youth will be accepted for membership.
    • For 4-H Clubs with a maximum enrollment, preference will be given to youth residing in Washington County.  If space allows, out-of-county youth will be considered for membership.  
  • Dual-county participation is not allowed in Washington County 4-H.
  • Dual-state participation is not allowed in Florida 4-H.
  • Youth who are members of more than one club pay the state membership fee once and club dues for each club they are in.

4-H Project Record Books – Each year, 4-H members keep track of their activities in their 4-H project.  Project Record Books are turned in for judging and awards and are due May 31st each 4-H year.  If you don’t have a specific project book listed below, use the correct book for your age group.

4-H Age Divisions determined on September 1st of the current 4-H year
Cloverbud – 5-7 years old
Junior – 8-10 years old
Intermediate – 11-13 years old
Senior – 14-18 years old

The UF/IFAS Extension 4-H Youth Development Program uses a learn-by-doing approach to help youth gain the knowledge and skills they need to be responsible, productive citizens.