Available Cascade County 4-H Clubs
4-H clubs are groups of youth and volunteers who meet on a regular basis, usually monthly. Meetings give youth opportunities to share project work, plan community service activities and practice running meetings.
Each member must select a club to join. Families are encouraged to explore different clubs and are not required to stay with a club if meeting times, goals, or membership requirements do not meet expectations. However, a primary club should be selected for the year no later than November 1st of the current year or within two months of enrollment (whichever comes first).
Clubs are a great way to get to know peers, learn about other projects, participate in service learning projects, work as a team to make decisions, understand how to run a business meeting, and hold an office. Clubs are youth driven with the support of adult leaders and parents.
What to consider when selecting a club:
- What day and time does the club meet?
- Are you able to make the majority of meetings and be an active and contributing member?
- Are you able to meet all the club membership requirements of that club? ex: attendance, record books, demonstrations
- Is it a small club or a large club?
- Are there members the same age as my children?
- Are there members/leaders that have similar project interests that can help my child(ren) navigate their projects?
- Is the club accepting new members?
- When visiting the club, were the members engaged in the decision making and leadership of the club or was it more driven by the adults in the room?
- How can parents help this club flourish? (ex: help lead a project, bring snacks, plan recreation, provide meeting space, etc)
Cascade County 4-H Club Details
Current club meeting details updated September 23, 2021.
Please remember to call the Organizational Leader prior to attending a meeting.
Big Sky Explorers (At Capacity)
- Club Organizational Leader, Erin Doyon
- Best Contact, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Meet the first Monday of each month, 3:30 p.m. at the Extension Office
- Emphasis on record book completion, encourage participation in 4-H activities, teen mentors for preteen members
- Club Organizational Leader, Ashley Byington
- Best Contact, email@example.com
- Meet the second Tuesday of each month, 6:30 p.m. at Wadsworth Hall, 13 Front Street South, Cascade
- Club Organizational Leader, Shantel Herman
- Best Contact, firstname.lastname@example.org or 406-899-1271
- Meet the second Sunday of each month, 4:00 p.m. at the Simms High School
- Members must attend a minimum of five meetings and one community service event. Write down three project goals on record books; Horse & Livestock Project focused, but all project interest is welcome
- Club Organizational Leader, Stephanie Banks
- Best Contact, 406-799-7330
- Meet the first Monday of each month, 7:00 p.m. at the Extension office
- Communication Project emphasis, but all project interest is welcome
- Club Organizational Leader, Jill Mackey
- Best Contact, email@example.com or 406-736-5573
- Meet the thrid Sunday of each month 5:00 p.m. at Eden Hall, Great Falls
- Must take at least one Livestock Project/Animal Husbandry based Project, currently recruiting memberships outside the 15-mile residential area
- Club Organizational Leader, LaKrista Boadle & Stephanie Annis
- Best Contact, LaKrista Boadle at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Meet the second Sunday of each month, 3:00 p.m. at the Sand Coulee Fire Hall
- Members must attend 2/3 of business meetings, complete and turn in a record book to continue in your respective project
- Club Organizational Leader, Keri Leggett
- Best Contact, email@example.com or 406-590-0986
- Meet the second Sunday of each month, 2:00 p.m., location to be determined
- All members are required to present a demonstration or public speaking activity at the club or county level; Member must trun in a copmpleted record book to hold an office the following year; An enrolled member will lose active membership if they have three or more unexcused absences
- Club Organizational Leader, Kathy Dunn
- Best Contact, firstname.lastname@example.org or (H) 406-452-6191, (C) 406-781-8606
- Meet the first Sunday of each month, 6:00 p.m., location to be determined
- President and Vice President youth oficers must be a 4-H member for at least two years. Parents are preferred to sign-up as 4-H volunteers in project areas to assist club members
- Club Organizational Leader, Fran Gossack
- Best Contact, email@example.com
- Meeting date, time, and location, TBD
Running Free (At Capacity)
- Club Organizational Leader, Janet Smith
- Best Contact, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Meet the second Sunday of each month, 4:00 p.m. at the Gore Hill Fire Department, Great Falls
- Club Organizational Leader, Lisa Jassen
- Best Contact, email@example.com or 406-738-4343
- Meet the second Sunday of each month with exceptions, 5:00 p.m. at rotational member homes, Belt
- Members should attend a minimum of four regular business meetings, participate in one county event/contest and two community service event/activities per year; members presenting a speech or demonstration at the club level amy receive up to $50 towards 4-H camp registation or other 4-H event registation
Trouble Shooters (At Capacity)
- Club Organizational Leaders, Samaria Kirby
- Best Contact, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Meet the second Thursday of each month, 6:30 p.m. at the First Church of the Nazarene, Great Falls
- Members may be enrolled in any 4-H project but one youth member from each family bust be enrolled in a shooting sports project within one year of enrollement.
Ulm Pishkun (At Capacity)
- Club Organizational Leader, Sandy Harshaw-Irvin
- Best Contact,email@example.com
- Meet the first Sunday of each month, 2:00 p.m. at the Ulm Church, Ulm
- Horse, Rabbit, Goat, and Poultry Project Leaders available; Limited to 50 members; Members must live close to Ulm
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