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King George 4-H Clubs

King George 4-H Arrow Splitters is our archery team.  They compete at local, area and state contests and have shooters on the development team for the national shoot.  They meet Monday evenings at indoor or outdoor ranges depending on time of year.  For more information, please contact the leader:

Teresa Williams, 540-903-7046, email

Cloverbuds are ages 5-8 and in kindergarten through third grade.  They learn through a variety of activities and meet monthly during the school year.  This is a great volunteer opportunity, as the training materials and curriculum options are ready to go!

To volunteer or for more info, contact KG 4-H Agent Terry Misch at 540-775-3062 or

Four high school youth stand behind the layout for a LEGO Robotics competition.

Dahlgren 4-H LEGO Engineers has programs for ages 5-18.  The high school youth compete in FIRST Tech Challenge where they build, program and control their own robot.  They also coach the younger teams and share information and opportunities through community events.  There are LEGO robotics options for Cloverbuds (WeDo) and for the junior ages (9-14).  In the photo above, the team are shown at the booth they brought to the King George Fall Festival.

5 youth members of the King George WHEP team on the coast in Maine in matching maroon shirts with Virginia 4-H WHEP.

Envirothon Team is for high school youth with an interest in environmental science.  Youth compete in Envirothon (sponsored by Soil and Water Conservation Association), 4-H Wildlife Habitat Education Program (WHEP) and have also competed in the State Fair Junior Forester contest.  Meetings are held weekly to train for competitions.  This photo is of the 2018 team at National 4-H WHEP competition in Winter Harbor, ME.

For more information, contact Terry Misch, 4-H Agent, at 540-775-3062 or

6 youth at the Virginia 4-H State Fair Dog Show standing in front of a banner with VCE, 4-H, FFA, VT logos.  All youth are holding ribbons they won at the 2018 State Fair 4-H Dog Show.

Fancy's Friends 4-H Dog Club teaches youth to train dogs by preparing them to compete at the State Fair 4-H Dog Show.  Above are youth winners of the agility portion of the 2018 show.  This was preceded by competitions in showmanship, obedience and rally obedience.  Club meets weekly during spring and fall to learn dog training and monthly at the Extension office for their business meeting.

For more information, contact leader Tierney Mays at

Helping Hands Community Club focuses on community service and natural resources education as youth organize several community service projects throughout the year.

For more information, contact Victoria Arcement at 540-498-7361 or email

Meets monthly at George Washington Birthplace National Monument. Focuses on colonial living history and communication and expressive arts. Meeting location: George Washington Birthplace National Monument, Oak Grove.

For meeting dates and more information, contact Deborah Lawton at 804-224-1732x269 or email

Specifics of riding/caring for a horse and all the equipment associated with horsemanship.  Club members can compete in local and state shows.

For more information, contact leaders Wilma & Charlie Ward, 540-775-2264 or email

Horsin’ Around, a “horseless” 4-H club (no need to own a horse),  learns about horses and meets at LaGrange Farm.  Various activies may include a barn campout, farrier visit and float in the Fall Festival.  This club is for youth 5-18 as it includes a Cloverbud (ages 5-8) component as well!

For more information, contact leader Carla Gardiner, 301-752-6223 or email

Raise an animal and learn methods of care/feeding, record keeping and responsibility in preparation for the annual livestock show and sale event.  Meetings are held monthly at the Emory farm, show and sale event is mid-May.

For more information, contact leader Becky Emory at 540-220-0881 or email

Learn and practice marksmanship in a safe environment.  This group learns confidence and discipline as they hone their skills.

For more information, contact Jim Morgan at 540-775-5204 or email

Youth shooting a shotgun, wearing eye and ear protection.  Shotgun shell caught in the air after being ejected from the gun.

Learn the rules of safe and responsible firearms handling and develop concentration and physical control to improve marksmanship.

Joe Primerano (Shotgun)             540-207-5859


Join this group of adventurous teens as they conduct community service projects, experience outdoor adventures and have fun!

There are multiple opportunities for youth to earn awards, and most are merely documenting youth participation.  To receive Outstanding Member award each year, simply complete the form and turn it in to be recognized at Achievement Night.  For King George 4-H Honor Club award, document 40 points on the 4-H All Star Nomination Form.  For 4-H All Star, the highest honor available in Virginia 4-H, complete the 4-H All Star Nomination Form with at least 85 points.  All forms are due to the King George Extension Office by October 1st to receive credit.

Below are the links to all the 4-H All Star forms--the Youth Nomination Application is the one you are looking for.  The Nomination Application Users Guide will answer many questions as you complete the form.


KGOutstandingMemberApp.pdf - Complete and turn in to the KG Extension Office by October 1st to earn an Outstanding Member award at 4-H Achievement Night.