University of Maryland Extension

The World of Baltimore County 4-H Clovers

AGE:
Clovers are youth ages 5-7 who are enrolled in the Baltimore County 4-H program.

CLUB PROGRAMS:
Many of our clubs have a clover group within the club. We also have the Greater Loch Raven Clover Club that focuses on clover members.

COUNTY PROGRAMS:
There are a variety of annual 4-H programs that are open to clover members. Information and registration for the below opportunities are shared in the newsletters, Facebook and our website.

  • Winter Workshop A full day of hands on learning classes offered each year in January.
  • Public Speaking/Demonstrations Clovers have the opportunity to showcase their public speaking and demonstration skills through a “Show and Tell”, the 4-H pledge recital, or a demonstration during our March Public Speaking/Demo day event.
  • Champion Chow This event gives clovers the opportunity to present food preparation, menu planning, table setting and other food and nutrition skills at one single event. Individuals or teams will plan and submit a menu for one balanced meal and choose one item to bring in for tasting. Youth also design a creative table setting to accompany their food. This contest is typically held in the Spring.

CLOVER PROJECTS:
Clovers can engage in a variety of 4-H Projects within their clubs and individually. Clovers do not engage in animal projects or competitive events (all clovers receive special Clover ribbons).  Some project resources include:

RECOGNITION/RECORD KEEPING:
We recognize our clovers achievements during our annual Achievement event held in March.

  • Clover Scrapbook This is an opportunity for clovers to share their wonderful experiences from their 4-H year. Clovers can include pictures with captions, ribbons, programs, etc. These scrapbooks are due annually in February.

BALTIMORE COUNTY 4-H FAIR:
The Baltimore County 4-H Fair is held every July at the Maryland Fairgrounds, Timonium, MD. Clovers can enter a variety of projects.

  • Entries include: Art, Clothing, Flowers, Family Life, Foods (cookies), Hobbies & Crafts, Home Environment, Photography, Vegetables & Science (woodworking).
  • Fashion Revue: Clovers may enter one outfit – either constructed or Ready-to-Wear. Clover registrants participate in both the preliminary judging and the Fashion Revue (a fashion show held at the fair).
  • Other fair activities include: Bicycle contest, Pet parade and scarecrow making.
  • See www.baltimorecounty4hfair.com for class descriptions

BALTIMORE COUNTY 4-H DAY CAMP:
Clover camp runs for a week during the summer at Oregon Ridge Park.

  • Clover campers will enjoy arts and crafts projects, nature hikes, swimming, and games while building new friendships and skills.

For additional details, dates, and registration information, please visit us at:
Website: http://extension.umd.edu/baltimore-county/4-h-youth
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Baltimore-County-4-H/101809725786
Blog: http://umebaltimorecountyfourh.wordpress.com
Twitter: https://twitter.com/UMEBaltoCo4H
County Fair: www.baltimorecounty4hfair.com

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