• three teens at 4-H club meeting

4-H offers a wide variety of opportunities for all youth between the ages of 5-18. The 4-H Program is open to all interested youth and adults regardless of age, race, religion, color, sex, creed, national origin, handicap, sexual orientation or veteran's status. Expectations for 4-H membership are a balance between 4-H project work, involvement in local 4-H groups or clubs, participation in 4-H activities and events, and working towards improving one's personal growth. You can enroll in 4-H anytime, but September and October start the 4-H year.

What do I have to do to enroll my child in 4-H?

  • Know the age requirement: youth must be between 5-18 years old before January 1st.
  • Know your child’s interests, to help select a club that is the right fit for you and your family.
  • Select a club that interests you from the list below and contact us for more information about the club and how to get in touch with the club leader. 
  • After selecting a club and speaking with their club leader you must enroll your child in 4-H by using 4HOnline.

Minimum Yearly Member Requirements

  • Officially enroll and complete one project and learning experience annually (minimum 6 hours). 
  • Regular attendance at 4-H club meetings 
  • Determine and set project goals with leader and volunteer assistance. 
  • Participate in a community service citizenship, health/safety project and/or a communication project

What can you do to participate with your child?

4-H is a family affair offering opportunities where child and parent participate with many common interests which lead to strengthening family ties. Think about serving as a resource volunteer by completing the application and screening process.

For more information on 4-H clubs in our county and how to join contact us for more information!



  • Merrimack County 4-H Youth Leadership Team: Career Exploration, Citizenship/Government, Community Service, Leadership, Personal Development, Teen Exchanges 
  • Merrimack County 4-H Dairy Club: Dairy Cattle


  • Highland Riders 4-H: Beef, Animal Science, Photography


  • Canterbury Rascals: Arts & Crafts, Breads, Community Service, Entomology, Heritage Arts, Communications, Outdoor Education, Photography, Public Speaking
  • Canterbury Cloverbuds: Cloverbuds (Exploring 4-H)


  • The Handy Pony Club: Animal Science, Community Service, Horse, Other Animal Science, Poultry, Small Animal, Cloverbud (Exploring 4-H)


  • Appleton Clovers 4-H Club: Community Service, Horse, Cloverbuds (Exploring 4-H)
  • Rolling Bones: Community Service, Dog, Public Speaking


  • Contoocook Easy Riders: Arts & Crafts, Citizenship/Government, Community Service, Horse, Veterinary Science


  • Flying Yankee 4-H Club: Animal Science, Arts & Crafts, Community Service, Foods & Nutrition, Forestry, & Wood Working


  • Dunbarton & Bow Robotics 4-H Club:  Leadership, Robotics, Other Science/Technology
  • Pioneer Crew 556 4-H Club: 4-H Shooting Sports Club
  • Dunbarton Silver Birch: Arts & Crafts, Career Exploration, Citizenship/Government, Community Service, Foods & Nutrition, Leadership, Textiles & Clothing


  • Just for Fun 4-H Club: Swine, Livestock, Community Service, & Citizenship


  • Merrimack County 4-H Swine Club: Community Service, Communications, Public Speaking, Swine
  • Nanny Berry Lane 4-H Goat: Community Service, Dairy Goat, Meat Goat, Communications, Public Speaking


  • Pittsfield Victory Workers: Alpaca & Llama, Arts & Crafts, Beef, Beekeeping, Bicycle, Breads, Camping, Career Exploration, Child Care, Citizenship/Government, Community Service, Consumer Education, Dairy, Dairy Foods, Dairy Goat, Dog, Electricity/Energy, Entomology, First Aid, Fishing, Flower Gardening, Food Preservation, Foods & Nutrition, Forestry, Fruit Production, Health & Fitness, Heritage Arts, Hobbies & Collections, Home Environment, Horse, House Plants/Indr Grdng, Leadership, Money Management, Ornt Hort/Flowers, Animal Science, Family/Cons Science, Healthy Living, Horticulture, Outdoor Education, Personal Development, Photography, Plant & Soil Science, Poultry, Public Speaking, Rabbits/Cavies, Robotics/Other Engineering, Safety,Small Engine/ATV/Snow, Swine, Textiles & Clothing, Veget Grdn/Fruit/Food Pro, Water Resources, Wildlife, Wind Power, Wood Working/Indus. Arts, Working Steer
  • Pittsfield Victory Workers Cloverbud: Cloverbuds (Exploring 4-H)


  • Warner 4-H Club: Arts & Crafts, Community Service, Consumer Education, Foods & Nutrition, Health & Fitness, Heritage Arts, Leadership, Communications, Healthy Living, Public Speaking, Textiles & Clothing, Cloverbud (Exploring 4-H)


  • Ox Bows: Working Steer, Cloverbud (Exploring 4-H)
  • Livestock Club: Beef, Sheep