The Oregon 4-H Cloverbud Program is designed to provide an opportunity for youth ages 5-8 (as of September 1 of the current 4-H year) to engage in developmentally appropriate learning experiences while still participating in larger community 4-H programs.
4-H Cloverbuds is a non-competitive program where youth participate in a wide array of learning experiences. Cloverbuds do not enroll in a specific project, but instead explore arts, food, science, social skills, small animals, and more! Cloverbuds are recognized as "official" 4-H members in Oregon, but only participate at the county level.
Cloverbuds may not participate in the following activities:
handling dogs or other large animals
shooting sports (including archery)
Cloverbuds may participate in: Basically everything else!
sewing, knitting, and crocheting
raising poultry, rabbits, guinea pigs, and other small animals
conducting science experiments
exploring the outdoors
serving their community
making friends and developing social skills
The 4-H Cloverbud program provides youth with opportunities to:
Develop self-understanding, social skills, decision-making skills and physical skills
Gain knowledge in the sciences, literature, and the arts through hands-on learning processes
Develop ongoing relationships with caring adults and older youth who serve as positive role models
Explore family and community relationships
Develop an understanding of and appreciation for social and cultural diversity