Cloverbuds are 4-H members who have reached the age of 5 and are enrolled in Kindergarten as of January 1 of the current year. When a child is age 8 and enrolled in 3rd grade as of January 1 of the current year, the child is eligible for regular 4-H membership.
Cloverbuds focus their attention on activity-based lessons and non-competitive activities. The 4-H Cloverbud program is designed as a nonformal approach to developing the confidence, social skills, decision making abilities, subject matter knowledge, and physical skills of Kindergarten through 2nd grade youth. Cloverbuds take part in a blend of activities and opportunities specially designed for their age level. Cloverbuds are not eligible for competitive events, residential camps and/or projects designed for regular 4-H members. Cloverbuds are not to hold club offices, but they are encouraged to participate in club meeting activities, such as leading the pledges.
The Current issue of Cloverbud Connections...
This newsletter was developed in response to requests from 4-H volunteers for more information and support in working with Cloverbud members. It is published quarterly and provides a unique blend of education, activities, and fun to build and challenge Cloverbud Volunteers as they lead kindergarten through second grade youth. Click below for the current issue of the Cloverbud Conections Newsletter and the Click-it, Print it, Do it Activity.