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Topeka, KS  66604


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Resources for Club Leaders

Club Leader Description

Welcoming New Members

New Family Guide

Investing in the future of Kansas 4-H:
A guide to the 4-H Program Fee


Annual Financial Record Keeping

Project Selection Guide

4-H Club Days Guidelines                            

Ages and Stages of 4-H Youth Development 

Discipline Policy

leader clipartVolunteer Information Site

2019 Salute to Excellence Volunteer Award Application

Obtaining a Club Seal

An often overlooked goal of 4-H is to teach members how to work together through an organized process. As in all efforts, recognition reinforces the value of achievement and encourages greater achievements in the future. The club seals goal is to expose 4-H'ers to more opportunities in 4-H. 

New Club Seal Application

Purple Seal Form

Officer Information

4-H clubs are unique in that the youth take charge of the meetings, with adult support, as elected officers and leaders.

So You are the President of Your Club

President Script for 4-H Meetings

Description:  Training for presidents of 4-H clubs; running a business meeting, improving interaction among group members, programming, recreation.

So You are the Vice-President of Your Club

Description:  Training for vice-presidents of 4-H clubs. The vice-president serves as chair of the program committee introduces the program participants and thanks to the people who present the program.

A Guide to Parliamentary Practice

Description:  Publication provides examples of proper meeting procedures; asking questions, making motions, elections, adjournment, etc.

The Meeting will Come to Order

Description:  Used properly, parliamentary procedure is one of the most effective means by which individuals can take orderly action as a group.


Description: Describes the duties of the 4-H club secretary, with worksheets for roll call, minutes of meetings, etc.


Description:  As treasurer of your 4-H group, you have been entrusted with responsibilities regarding money earned and expended by members.  Handbook
will help you learn and prepare monthly and annual reports.

Fund Raising


Description:  As a 4-H reporter, your job is to: Be a little nosey, know what is going on in your club, and tell your town about the good stuff. You only report interesting things 4-H'ers are doing.

So You are the Recreation Leader of Your Club

Description:  Fun is the first priority of club recreation.  This describes duties, suggests ideas, equipment, activity plans, and discusses sportsmanship.

Blue Ribbon Games and Activities

So You are the Song Leader of Your Club

Description:  Outlines duties of a song leader of a group.

Song Book

So You are Historian of Your Club

Description:  Keep a record of the group's accomplishments & activities for the year. Collect items such as pictures & news clippings about group & its members.  Organize a scrapbook for the year.