Merrimack County 4-H: Clubs

4-H Membership 

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 and contact the club organization leader directly. Call the 4-H office at 603-796-2151 for more information about our club and to get club leader contact information. 
  • After selecting a club and speaking with their leader you must enroll your child 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 Laurie Field, 4-H Program Manager at 603-796-2151 or by email at laurie.field@unh.edu

CLUBS IN MERRIMACK COUNTY:

CANTERBURY     

  • Canterbury Rascals: Community Service, Arts & Crafts, Heritage Arts, Foods & Nutrition, Clothing & Textiles, Photography, Public Speaking, Woodworking, Entomology, Fishing
  • Canterbury Cloverbuds: Exploring 4-H

CHICHESTER      

  • Millville: Community Service, Crafts, Sewing, Cooking, Gardening, Photography, Poultry, Rabbit, Youth Leadership, Public Speaking, Theater Arts

CONCORD 

  • Appleton Clovers 4-H Club: Horse
  • Girls & Boys Town: Arts & Crafts, Foods & Nutrition, Clothing & Textiles, Leadership, Safety

CONTOOCOOK    

  • Easy Riders: Community Service, Horse, Wildlife, Youth Leadership

DUNBARTON       

  • Pioneer Crew 556: 4-H Shooting Sports Club

  • Silverbirch: Veterinary Science, Community Service, Citizenship, Leadership, Career Exploration, Arts & Crafts, Foods & Nutrition, Clothing & Textiles, Photography, Woodworking, Other Science/Technology, Forestry, Shooting Sports

HENNIKER           

  • Helping Hands: Community Service, Citizenship, Vegetable Gardening

LOUDON    

  • Highland Riders at Miles Smith Farm 4-H Club: Beef, Working Steer, Poultry, Exploring 4-H, Community Service, Citizenship, Leadership, Safety, Money Management, Rabbits & Cavies, Woodworking, Arts & Crafts, Photography, Gardening
  • Merrimack County 4-H Swine Club: Swine, Veterinary Science, Community Service, Leadership, Safety, Career Exploration/ Workforce Preparation, Public Speaking
  • Merrimack County Rolling Bones: Dog, Veterinary Science, Community Service, Citizenship, Leadership, Safety, Career Exploration/Workforce Preparation
  • Nanny Berry Lane 4-H Goat Club: Dairy Goat, Other Goat Project, Veterinary Science, Community Service, Citizenship, Leadership, Safety, Career Exploration/Workforce Preparation, Public Speaking
  • Merrimack County 4-H Dairy Club: Dairy Cattle

PITTSFIELD

  • Victory Workers: Beef, Dog, Dairy Cattle, Dairy Goat, Horse, Working Steer/Oxen, Poultry, Rabbits & Cavies, Small Animals, Swine, Community Service, Citizenship Leadership, Safety, Career Exploration, Workforce Preparation, Arts & Crafts, Heritage Arts, Child Care/Babysitting, Foods &Nutrition, Food preservation, Health & Fitness, Money Management, Personal Development, Clothing & Textiles, Photography, Public Speaking, Ornamental Hort/Flowers, Vegetable Gardening, Food/Fruit Production, Bicycle Safety, Wind Power, Woodworking, Small Engines, Entomology, Forestry, Fishing, Shooting Sports, Wildlife
  • Victory Workers Clovers: Exploring 4-H

WARNER   

  • Warner 4-H Club: Exploring 4-H, Community Service, Crafts, Sewing, Cooking, Photography, Working Steer

WEBSTER 

  • Merrimack County Ox Bows: Community Service, Working Steer, Youth Leadership
  • Merrimack County Livestock Club: Beef, Sheep, Swine, Veterinary Science, Community Service, Leadership, Photography, Public Speaking, Woodworking, Other Horticulture, Vegetable Gardening