In this section the site you will find resources for your family to be successful in Maryland 4-H. But check out the rest of the site for information on program areas of interest, ways to explore 4-H through camp experiences, after school, in school, or at home.
Maryland 4-H uses an online member management system called 4-H Online. These guides have been prepared to assist families in creating member profiles and enrolling in 4-H using the 4-H Online system. Contact your local 4-H Office for more information.
- Family Profile Guide
- Youth Member Enrollment Guide | Quick Click
- Returning Volunteer Enrollment Guide | Quick Click
- Returning Volunteer Enrollment - 4-H Shooting Sports Instructors
- Returning Volunteer Enrollment - 4-H Camp Leaders
- New Volunteer Applicant Enrollment Guide
- Episodic Volunteer Enrollment Guide
- Participant Guide
- Event Registration Guide
- Changing Clubs/Units & Projects - Youth Members
- Changing Clubs/Units & Projects - Volunteers
- To enroll or re-enroll, go to:
Information for families
Members have the opportunity to learn more about a subject matter that they choose to study through completing hands-on activities. We refer to these as projects. In order to enroll in a project, members must sign up for them at the time of enrolling in 4-H. Many project(s) have a “guide” that “assists” the youth through the learning process as well as a set of guidelines that helps them meet the project requirements.
Some projects have a beginner, intermediate, and advanced level that allows youth to build on their knowledge each year and continue to challenge their skills. Projects are meant to be worked on over time, providing an educational opportunity for youth outside of the club meeting setting. There is no limit to the number of projects youth can sign up for, however, we suggest starting out with one or two your first year.
National 4-H Curriculum Guides focus on 4-H’s three primary mission mandates: Science, Healthy Living, and Citizenship. From Wind Power to Workforce Readiness, youth activity guides are filled with engaging experiences that cultivate the skills that youth need for everyday living as they gain knowledge about subjects that interest them.
Access Project Guides through the National 4-H Curriculum for a full listing and descriptions of available curricula/guides.
State 4-H programs within the Cooperative Extension System, 4-H National Headquarters at USDA, and National 4-H Council provide leadership for the development of the National 4-H Curriculum. This partnership provides the knowledge, resources, and management necessary to develop and market a quality youth curriculum.
4-H Youth Project Record, Record Book and Portfolio
Youth Project Records, Record Books and the Senior Portfolio provide 4-Hers with opportunities to learn to keep records, evaluate their past accomplishments, and organize their thoughts. Youth are recognized for goal achievements, their leadership was given to local club or county/city activities, and community service projects they have been involved in.
- Maryland Summary Record (PDF)
- Maryland Summary Record (Word)
- Project Record Sheet (PDF)
- Project Record Sheet (Word)
- Portfolio Materials
- Maryland 4-H Officer's Handbook
- Maryland 4-H President/Vice President Workbook
- Maryland 4-H Secretary Workbook
- Maryland 4-H Club Treasurer's Handbook
4-H Youth Forms and Resources
- Maryland 4-H Event Health Form
- Maryland 4-H Camp Health Form
- Maryland 4-H Camp Sunscreen Authorization
- Maryland 4-H Code of Conduct - Adult (1/2021)
- Maryland 4-H Code of Conduct - Youth (1/2021)
- Maryland 4-H Family Guide
- Maryland 4-H Member Guide
- Maryland 4-H Membership 1-2022