Mitchell County 4-H Clubs
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Below is a list of our clubs. If you are interested in any of these clubs contact Eve Kindley at (828) 688-4811 or Eve_kindley@ncsu.edu.
Creative Clovers Cloverbud 4-H Club
This is a cloverbud club for youth 5-8 years of age. The club meets in Bakersville every 2 weeks to work on citizenship, leadership, personal development, cooking, crafts, and other exciting projects.
Creative Clover Juniors 4-H Club
This is a club for 9-14 year olds. The club meets every 2 weeks in Spruce Pine. This club is active in citizenship, leadership, community service, cooking, crafts, public speaking and record keeping.
Crocheting Critters 4-H Club
This is a specialty club that is working on crocheting skills. The club members ages range from 9-17. The club is working on different crocheting stitches and seasonal projects. The members will make a final project that they will show in the Spring Fashion Revue. They meet every 2 weeks at the Sr. Citizen Center in Ledger. Each year the club works on a community service project to give to the community in a meaningful way.
Mega-bytes 4-H Electric Club
This club works mainly on electrical projects. They work on Project Record Books, Presentations, and send delegates to Electric Congress. The age of youth participants is 8-14. This club meets the second Thursday of each month at the Extension Center in Bakersville.
Mitchell County 4-H Shooting Sports
The 4-H Shooting Sports Program is a youth development education program, which uses a prevention education model that strongly emphasizes positive youth-adult interaction and peer leadership. It uses skills and disciplines of safe shooting and conservation to assist young people and their leaders in attaining knowledge and developing essential life skills.
The program can enhance family communications and quality time together. It creates an environment for a caring relationship between a young person and a significant adult, whether this is a family member, other adult, or teen volunteer. These activities provide the opportunity for immediate gratification to the youth and satisfaction and self-worth to the adult/teen leader who acts as teacher and role model for younger 4-H youth members. The program relies on 4-H certified instructors to conduct classes in the various disciplines (archery, pistol, shotgun, muzzle loading, rifle, wildlife/hunting, and coordinator).
Each local program is guided under the administration of the 4-H County Extension agent and must be guided and delivered by an instructor that has been certified by the N.C. 4-H Shooting Sports coordinator, registered in the 4-H Online system and endorsed as a volunteer through the N.C. Cooperative Extension background check process. The primary focus of the North Carolina 4-H Shooting Sports program shall be the total development of the young person.
Sew Blessed 4-H Sewing Club
This is a specialty club that works on gaining sewing skills by using sewing machines, sergers, irons, and hand tools typical of sewing. The participants ages 9-18, will learn to follow the instructions on a pattern and learn about the tools and terminology used in sewing. Each participant will construct a project that will be displayed by them in the Spring Fashion Revue held annually. The club works on a community service project each year to give back to the community. This club meets each week at the Sr. Center in Ledger.
4-H STEM Club
This newest club meets on the 4th Thursday of each month at the Extension Center in Bakersville. The age of youth participants is 8-14. Members may explore how engineers build roller coasters, how sound waves are transmitted, biomedtech or solar energy! The opportunities are endless!