Montgomery County 4-H provides a large variety of educational, leadership, citizenship, and life skills development opportunities through membership in local clubs or groups.  There are different types of  4-H clubs or groups including:

Community 4-H clubs (9 through 18 years of age) offer a variety of general interest 4-H projects for their members, generally meet in public buildings in a specific community of the county, meet 9 to 12 months of the year, and have elected youth officers.

Project 4-H clubs (9 through 18 years of age) focus on a single 4-H project or subject matter area (i.e. horse clubs, photography clubs, etc.), generally meet in public buildings, meet 9 to 12 months of the year, and have elected youth officers.

Special Interest 4-H groups (9 through 18 years of age) have short-term learning experiences designed to create interest in a subject matter area, learn about 4-H, and have no elected youth officers.

Cloverbud 4-H groups are designed for( 5 through 8 years of age) who are introduced to 4-H through special learning activities designed for their age group. There are no elected youth officers and no competitive events for Cloverbuds.

For more information about 4-H clubs in Montgomery County, see sidebar links to the right. If you are interested in enrolling in a specific club or group, e-mail one of the following Extension 4-H staff:

If you do not have internet or e-mail access, please call the Montgomery County Extension office at 540- 382-5790 and ask to speak to one of the Extension staff listed above.

The 4-H Extension staff will forward your request for additional club or enrollment information to the respective club leaders. Club leaders can then provide detailed information about space availability, club activities, meeting schedules, etc. If you do plan on joining a club, you will need to complete 4-H online enrollment which includes all required paperwork for club membership. Please read all Instructions for 4-H Online Enrollment before starting the enrollment process.  

Virginia 4-H is a volunteer led organization. The availability of clubs and programs is dependent on having approved and trained volunteer leaders. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer leader for a club or program, please contact 4-H Extension Agent, Michelle Dickerson at adickerson@vt.edu.

Montgomery County 4-H Livestock Club, ages 9 to 18

Club meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month at the Alphin-Stuart Teaching Arena in Blacksburg from 7:00 to approximately 8:00 p.m.  The club focuses on preparing members for livestock shows (beef, sheep, goats, and pigs) and for livestock competitions like Stockmens and Livestock judging.

4-H Home School Clubs, ages 5 to 18

Cloverbud (ages 5 to 8), Junior (ages 9 to 13), and Senior (ages 14 to 19)  clubs meet twice monthly on the 1st and 3rd Fridays, 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. in Blacksburg.  The clubs only meet during the school year from October through early May.  Each club chooses project areas for the year. 

Country Kids Horse Club, ages 9 to 18

Club meets the 3rd Friday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at Meadow Ridge Stables in Christiansburg.  The club focuses on horse care and management and general equestrian knowledge.  In addition, it prepares youth for local and area horse shows and for competitions like hippology and horse judging.  Club membership does not include riding lessons, but paid lessons are available through Meadow Ridge Stables.  Though horse ownership is not required, it is recommended that members work with leaders on possible opportunities for lessons offered through the stable.

NRV Sharpshooters Shooting Club, ages 9 to 18

Club meets on Tuesday afternoons in the spring and summer, 4:30 to 6:00 p.m. at Izaak Walton League Park in Shawsville.  Club focuses on rifle and archery disciplines, as well as some shotgun/trap, and prepares youth for local and state shooting education competitions, particularly the State 4-H Shooting Competition in September.  Equipment is provided through support from NRA Foundation grants.

 

Club meets at Shadow Ranch Stables in Pulaski, as needed to plan club activities and events.  The club focuses on horse care and management and general equestrian knowledge.  In addition, it prepares youth for local and area horse shows and for competitions like hippology and horse judging.  Club membership does not include riding lessons, but paid lessons are available through Shadow Ranch Stables.  Though horse ownership is not required, it is recommended that members work with leaders on possible opportunities for lessons offered through the stable.

 

Club meets monthly on Tuesday evenings, 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. in Christiansburg.   The club focuses on leadership, career readiness, and community service.  Most members also attend Junior 4-H Camp as a Counselor-in-Training or Teen Counselor, though this is not required for club membership.

 

Montgomery County Shooting Club, ages 9 to 18

Club meets on Friday afternoons in the spring and summer.  Club focuses on rifle and archery disciplines and prepares youth for local and state shooting education competitions, particularly the State 4-H Shooting Competition in September.  Equipment is provided through support from NRA Foundation grants.

 

Town & Country Club, ages 5 to 13

Club meets on the third Tuesday of each month at the Alphin-Stuart Teaching Arena in Blacksburg at 6:30 p.m. and focuses completely on community service projects.  Each club family plans and coordinates a service project, one provided each month (with the exception of December, June, and July).