Younger siblings of 4-H members are often eager to start their 4-H journey. The Cloverbud program allows 7 and 8-year-old youth to be involved in 4-H- allowing them to learn about the program and develop new skills in a non-competitive format. Each club determines what is offered to its Cloverbud Members. Exploring 4-H is a great format to provide an overview of several projects. In other cases, clubs may allow members to focus on a specific project of personal interest.
Some clubs will have a designated “Cloverbud” Leader, and others will have Cloverbuds working with project leaders. Depending on the circumstances, parents/guardians may participate in providing assistance/chaperoning to some project groups with Cloverbuds.