Things to do in 4-H

Do you want to get involved in some fun and worthwhile experiences with other youth your age? Take a look at the list below, 4-H has something for everyone. Then head over to our ‘how to join’ page to start the fun!

Activity Guide


  • Archery practices typically start in the summer

Record Book

Calumet County Fair

Calumet County Teen Experience

Members 13 and older have the opportunity to travel up to visit the Apostle Islands and surrounding areas this summer, July 17-20, 2023. We will stay in college dorms at both a public and private college.

Please see flyer for more details.

Cloverbud Meetings

  • Third Thursday of each month  |  Group A 5:30-6:30 pm; Courthouse, Room 020  |  Group B 6:00-7:00 pm; Courthouse, Room 025
  • There is a $10.00 fee to participate
  • Register here
  • More information

Dirt to Dish: Teen Foodie @ the Garden

Teens will learn new kitchen skills while learning to cook some new recipes, discussing healthy eating habits, and learning some tips and tricks for planting their garden. Class will take place on Thursdays in August, 2023, at 2pm at the Ledge View Nature Center.

Click here for dates and events.

Educational Experiences Scholarship Application

Application is found here

Enrollment Bingo

Something for all (old & new members) is our Enrollment Bingo. For everything you participate in throughout the year, you can mark off and work towards a Bingo. If you get a Bingo, you can turn it into the 4-H Office for a prize!

Keep track of your Bingo squares with this sheet: Enrollment Bingo

Clover Award

All Calumet County 4-H members are eligible and encouraged to participate in this countywide recognition program. The Clover Award is designed to recognize 4-H members for their active participation in Club, County, State, Regional, National, and International activities and events. By participating in activities and events, members can earn points towards the different recognition levels.

Find the application here: Clover Award Application.

Key Award

  • The 4-H Key Award is the highest honor in the 4-H Program.  Calumet County can select two individuals to receive the key award. Also, the key award winners will have the opportunity to be a recipient of the Cheri Sattler Memorial Scholarship.
  • Qualifications: at least 14 years old on January 1, 2023, and completed at least three years of 4-H and one year of youth leadership
  • Interviews for Key Awards will be held on Thursday, April 27, 2023, at 6:00 pm
  • Applications are due to the Extension Office by Monday, April 10, 2023


  • Do you love playing with Legos? Do you like building new things with Legos? We have started a Lego Club. We would like any members interested to please sign up using this link so that we can let you know when the meetings are.

Market Animal

Pinewood Derby

A popular event for our 4-H program last year is returning in 2023, and it is open to all 4-H members (Cloverbuds through 13th grade), adults, and even non-4-H members! Invite your friends to join you.

  • Kick-off – Saturday, January 14, 2023 (part of the 4-H Family Fun Day – Brillion Community Center)
  • Practice – Friday, March 10, 2023, at 6:00 pm at Chilton High School Commons
  • Derby Finale – Sunday, March 12, 2023, at 1:00 pm at Chilton High School Commons

A pinewood derby is a racing event where you build your own car from kits containing a block of pine, plastic wheels, and metal axles. The Leaders Council will purchase the kits for our 4-H members to participate! If an adult or non-4-H participant would like to compete as well, they would need to pay $4.00 for their kit. Blocks can be whittled with a hand knife, bandsaw, or Dremel carving tool for major shaping. Decals can be bought to decorate your car, or you are encouraged to use your imagination to paint and decorate the way you’d like!