4-H is fun!

Congratulations on becoming a new 4-H Member!  We’re excited that you have joined our program and we hope you have fun and learn many new things.  Please be sure to check out the bi-monthly newsletter to stay informed on upcoming Frederick County 4-H Activities.

Here are some resources that will get you started in 4-H.

Family Guide  Member Guide  Getting Started 
State 4-H Website  National 4-H Website

Month Tasks


  • 4-H Online Enrollment opens
  • Record Books and Senior Portfolios due to club leaders
  • Livestock competitive team practices (Dairy Bowl, Dog Bowl,
    orse Bowl, Hippology, Livestock Skillathon, Dairy Skillathon)
  • Beef Project Weigh-in with Great Frederick Fair


  • Diamond Clover applications and completed forms (Levels 1-4)
  • 4-H Online Enrollment deadline - March 1st
  • Quality Assurance closes - March 1st
  • Local 4-H Scholarships due - March 1st
  • County Public Speaking Contest
  • Meat Turkey Project Sign-Up with Great Frederick Fair
  • County Achievement Night
  • County Family Night (Campfire and Ice Cream Making contest)
  • 4-H Camp Center Annual Dinner
  • Livestock competitive team practices (Dairy, Poultry, Livestock judging)
  • School Programs
    • Kids Growing with Grains
    • Pre-K Farm Days
    • Embryology
    • Ag Literacy
  • Central Maryland 4-H Spring Livestock Show (held in Montgomery County)
  • County Fashion Revue
  • County Demonstration Contest
  • Camp Orientation
  • Goat, Sheep, and Swine Project Weigh-in with Great Frederick Fair
  • Breeding Livestock Ownership Deadline - June 1st
  • Maryland 4-H Foundation Scholarships due - June 1st
  • Frederick County 4-H Day Camp
  • 4-H Lease Paperwork Deadline - July 1st
  • Quality Assurance Training for 4-H Animal Projects at Junior, Intermediate and Senior levels- Due by July 31
  • Maryland State Fair
  • Diamond Clover applications and completed forms due (Levels 5 and 6)


  • Great Frederick Fair


  • National 4-H Week
  • School Programs
    • Kids Growing with Grains 
    • Ag Literacy
    • Robotics


  • Record Book Training
    • Out of State Trip Applications due for senior members


  • Breakfast with Santa
  • Kris Kringle parade
  • Record Book Training
  • Officer Training
  • Camp Teen Leader Applications due