Younger siblings of 4-H members are often very 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 for their Cloverbud Members. Exploring 4-H is a great format to provide an overview of a number of projects. In other cases, clubs may choose to allow members to focus on a specific project of personal interest.
Some clubs will have a designated “Cloverbud” Leader, others will have cloverbuds working with project leaders. Depending on the circumstances, parents/guardians may be asked to participate to provide assistance/chaperoning to some project groups with Cloverbuds.