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Ohio State University Extension


4-H Cloverbud Adviser Guidebook



It's new. It's helpful. It's what you've all been waiting for and hot off the press! Introducing the new 4-H Cloverbud Volunteer Guidebook written for current and prospective volunteers.

The guidebook was written to provide 4-H Cloverbud volunteers with accurate, easily available information about the goals and implementation strategies of the 4-H Cloverbud program. It's ideal to use in those situations when someone is interested in starting a 4-H Cloverbud group and needs some direction. Veteran advisors will also find it useful as a good resource for working with young people.
The guide offers an overview of the 4-H Cloverbud program. It provides descriptions of the different types of 4-H Cloverbud clubs and groups, characteristics of young people, application of the eight key elements for positive youth development and an advisor's position description. It also gives tips for organizing the first few meetings of a 4-H Cloverbud club.
For the new advisors, we've even included a page that explains some of our most common 4-H traditions. The section on 4-H Cloverbud program foundations reviews how 4-H Cloverbud activities are developed and conducted to provide healthy outcomes for its participants.
Need help in planning 4-H Cloverbud activities? We've included a section to help with planning activities, as well as a listing of current resources. Ask your county Extension Educator for a copy of the new 4-H Cloverbud Advisor Guidebook. The $5 cost will be money well spent. Direct ordering information can be received from Janis Cripe with OSU
Extension Publications at 614-292-1607.
Susan Trutner, Co-Author,
4-H Cloverbud Volunteer Guidebook
4-H Cloverbud Volunteer Guidebook

This concise reference piece is for current, new, and prospective 4-H Cloverbud helpers. The 23-page guidebook explores the goals and strategies for successfully implementing the 4-H Cloverbud program and suggests ways to guide the healthy development and enhance the life skills of program participants.

These sections are included:
  • 4-H traditions
  • What is the 4-H Cloverbud program?
  • 4-H Cloverbud volunteer position description
  • 4-H Cloverbud participation
  • Who are these 4-H Cloverbud children?
  • 4-H Cloverbud program foundations
  • Eight key elements of a successful 4-H Cloverbud program
  • For new volunteers: Conducting 4-H Cloverbud sessions
  • Planning your 4-H Cloverbud club activities
  • Resources and references
  • 711AG 4-H Cloverbud Volunteer Guidebook (order from eStore)