4-H Youth Development

Toxophilite Orientation Meeting

Monday, October 23rd

For new Participants - 6:30 pm, Returning club members - 7:30 pm

Meet at the Polk County Extension Office, 289 E. Ellendale, Suite 301, Dallas, OR  97338

Come and learn about the Toxophilites – a 4-H club dedicated to archery!  A complete orientation for all new members starts at 6:30 pm.  Returning club members come to complete your enrollment forms, club fees, get a club schedule and ask any questions you have.

4-H Enrollment Forms for 2017-2018 are Ready!

Youth Enrollment Forms

Volunteer/Leader Enrollments

Club Contact List (list list changes as new clubs form and old clubs fill to capacity)

Interested in joining 4-H? Take this quick Survey so we can contact you about joining!

Hocus Pocus Halloween Small Animal Show!

This is always a great time come show and buy all speices of small animals.  At the Polk County Fairgrounds.  Details and Registration

What's New in 4-H?!   

In loving memory of Marcia Eash (1960-2011), a 23 year leader in the Polk County 4-H Program. Marcia was involved in many aspects of the program, serving as superintendent, club leader, on Leaders Council and State Advisory Board.  The Marcia Eash Memorial Fund has been established as a lasting legacy to Marcia, to remind and teach families who she was, and to impress upon others how much she cared and loved the youth of our county.
            Two awards are eligible to be granted each year.  The award is to be used to start a 4-H project in a new area or improve a current 4-H project. All project areas are included.The first award category is for static projects and will range from $50 - $100. Animal projects and shooting sports will be combined into the second award, which will range from $100 - $300.

Use of the 4-H Name and Emblem

If your club wants to make t-shirts, posters, flyers or whatever please take a minute to review this information on the use of the 4-H Name and Emblem. 

4-H Members and Participants

4-H members are youth in grades 4 through 12 who learn together in club settings led by volunteer 4-H leaders. Club members meet all year long to complete one of 40 or more projects. 4-H clubs usually have officers elected from their membership.

Some youth participate in 4-H school enrichment programs or other short-term special-interest programs. These short-term programs may be led by volunteers or teachers. Most programs focus on science-based curricula that support the latest educational goals for Oregon students.

Youth in grades K-3 may enroll in 4-H Cloverbud programs.


Calendar of Events


  • 5 Leaders Association Meeting 6 pm, Extension Office
  • 29 Hocus Pocus Small Animal Show, Polk Co. Fairground


  • 3-4 Holiday Fair
  • 10 Veterans Day Extension Office Closed
  • 10 Awards Banquet for 4-H Record Books
  • 23-24 Extension Office is closed for Thanksgiving


  • 25 Christmas Day, Extension Office Closed

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4-H Pledge

I pledge

my HEAD to clearer thinking,      

my HEART to greater loyalty,

my HANDS to larger service, and

my HEALTH to better living for my club, my community, my country, and my world.    


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