Shelby County 4H & Youth


4-H Newsletters

April 4-H Newsletter

     Dog Workout Information

     Movie Flyer                  

           Medical Release Non-member

Swine Weigh-in Information

March 4-H Newsletter

     Horse Riding Clinic

February 4-H Newsletter

     4-H 202 4-H Livestock Show Requirements Updated 1/2018

January 4-H Newsletter

December 4-H Newsletter

November 4-H Newsletter

October 4-H Newsletter


CAMP WILD! Registration information

Save the Date: CAMP WILD June 11-13, 2018

 Take a ride on the "WILD” side and mark your calendars to attend Camp Wild, June 11-13, 2018 at Camp Clover Woods near Madrid, Iowa. Camp Wild is offered for youth completing grades 5, 6, and 7 in Spring 2018.

Experience adventure and excitement during three days filled with 4-H camp traditions and favorite activities, including nature hikes, challenge course, creek walk, rock wall, archery, swimming, camp songs, crafts, and campfires. Bring a friend with you, and make new ones while you are there too!

Registration Deadline will be May 15, 2018. Register before May 1, 2018 to secure your spot, and receive our $200 registration early bird price.  Registration costs $220 after May 1 and before May 15.  No registrations will be accepted after May 15, 2018. 

Remember all ENROLLED Shelby County 4-H'ers are eligible for an out of county scholarship to attend 4-H events.  Keep in mind that this is a reimbursement.

Scholarships are also available from the Iowa 4-H Foundation, with an April 25th deadline for application. Visit for information or to apply.



4-H Club Officer information

* Secretary's Worksheet

* Secretary's Book


Record Book Information

Record book guidelines and tips

4-H recordkeeping forms

  *** don't forget to check out the project area worksheets****     select the project area you are looking for:  many of the recordkeeping worksheets are at the bottom of the page.

Project areas include: Beef, Child Development, Citizenship, Clothing & Fashion, Communication, Consumer Management, Crop Production, Dairy Cattle, Dog, Environment & sustainability, Food & Nutrition, Goats-dairy, Goats- meat, Health, Home Improvement, Horse & Pony, Horticulture, Leadership, Mechanics, Music, Outdoor Activities, Pets, Photography, Poultry, Rabbit, Safety & Educational Shooting sports, Science, Engineering & Technology, Sewing & Needlearts, Sheep, Swine, Veterinary Science, Visual Arts, Woodworking

4-H Participation Guide (record book judging sheet)


Personal Development Award Information

     Personal Development Award Application (due Sept. 29th)

     Personal Development Award Criteria

     Interview Tips


County Project Area Award Information

County Project Award Application Form  (due Sept. 29th)

Record Keeping Evaluation Example


Miscellaneous Information

FSQA Mannual- Please review before coming in to test

Out of county 4-H activity scholarship request

Membership Agreement 2017-18


4-H Clubs in Shelby County

4-H Member Guide (not updated)


Interested in enrolling in Shelby County 4-H? 

Enroll here:

                   Iowa 4-H Online

                   Helpsheet for re-enrolling families

                   Helpsheet for new families




Iowa 4-H homepage

Statewide Resources

  • Provides opportunities for youth to develop skills they can use now and throughout their life, empowering them to reach their full potential working and learning in partnership with caring adults.

  • Statewide updates posted each Thursday afternoon by the State 4-H Office. Check it out every week to keep up-to-date on events, grants, forms, fair info, and fun!

  • Join a 4-H club where you can learn about your interests while having fun, improving your communication skills, and serving your community. These are resources to make your club experience even better.

  • Your adventure in 4-H starts here. Choose from nearly 50 project areas and discover your skills, talents and interests.

  • Discover the world of animal science from breeding, nutrition and general care to food safety and management. Find statewide forms, trainings and activity sheets here.

  • Conference logo

    Every June, 1000 teenagers converge on the Iowa State University campus for 3 days of speakers, workshops, mixers, dances, a banquet, and community service activities. If you've completed 8th-12th grade, you're eligible to attend. Non-4-H members are welcome.

  • Youth and teens can discover opportunities to be recognized for personal growth, project learning, leadership and citizenship. 

  • Clover Kids is a FUN 4-H program for children in kindergarten through third grade. Children participate in hands-on activities designed to build many life skills!

  • Takes service to the next level. It builds civic skills, improves social behavior, increases youth engagement, strengthens communities and improves academic achievement.

  • Addresses youths’ basic needs through the eight essential elements: caring adults, safe environments, inclusive settings, and opportunities for mastery, service, self-determination, planning for the future and engaged learning.

  • Provides financial resources to develop and deliver quality 4-H youth programs and opportunities throughout the state of Iowa.

  • An ideal year-round getaway for families, corporate retreats, team-building experiences, 4-H clubs and more, situated on 1,100 acres of wooded bluff and native prairie in the heart of Iowa's Des Moines River Valley near Madrid.

  • Challenge your mind by exploring the world around you with hands-on science experiments and solve problems using engineering design principles and the latest technology.

  • Iowa 4-H Volunteers are motivated by positive purposes in helping youth become caring, competent, and contributing members of their family and communities. Discover the resources you need to be most effective.

  • Provides opportunities for youth to demonstrate, learn and apply project and communication skills. Every year the 4-H Exhibits Building features well over 3,000 exhibits and Livestock shows engage more than ## youth.

  • A partner and leader in providing positive youth development through out-of-school programming. Outreach priorities include curriculum development, staff training, and partnership development.

  • A unique partnership between AmeriCorps and Iowa's Promise. The vision is that all Iowa youth have safe and supportive families, schools and communities and that they are healthy, socially competent, successful in school and prepared for a productive adulthood.

  • When you just don't know who to talk to, Teenline can help.

    • 1-800-443-8336
    • 1-800-735-2942
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