4-H Club Resources

4-H produces youth leaders because it follows the principles of positive youth development in all the program we offer.

What are those principles?

  • 4-H Clubs create a safe sense of BELONGING for members. Youth know they are part of a club where they are physically and emotionally safe, where adults care about their wellbeing, and where other kids have their back and support their efforts.
  • 4-H Clubs allow members to develop their INDEPENDENCE and helps them see their future, a future where they determine the path and are actively making choices to see it become real.
  • 4-H Clubs inspire members to help others by demonstrating GENEROSITY and providing opportunity to work as a team to improve their community.
  • 4-H Clubs provide the tools for youth to MASTER SKILLS needed for successful personal and career growth.


New Family Handbook

Steps to Success in 4-H

Volunteer Appreciation Awards 

Club Officer Positions

4-H Club Officer Materials


Club Planning

Club Financial Forms


The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Montana State University and Montana State University Extension prohibit discrimination in all of their programs and activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, and marital and family status. Issued in furtherance of cooperative extension work in agriculture and home economics, acts of May 8 and June 30, 1914, in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Jeff Bader, Director of Extension, Montana State University, Bozeman, MT 59717.