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What Is 4-H?

  • 4-H is the youth development phase of the Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service.
  • 4-H is “learning by doing.” Volunteers, teen leaders, extension educators and interested adults assist youth in acquiring knowledge, developing life skills and forming attitudes that will enable them to become self-directed, productive and contributing members of society.
  • 4-H is “involvement.” Youth, families, peers and community actively participates in the learning process. 4-H creates a sense of belonging, of being involved, wanted and helped.
  • 4-H allows one to share thoughts and skills with others.


4-H Motto

“To Make the Best Better”


4-H Club Colors

The white symbolizes the purity and high ideals. Green is nature’s most common color and is symbolic of youth, life and growth.


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2019-2020 Teen Leadership Team

  • Nora Gayler, Chairman
  • Rose Smith, 1st Vice Chairman
  • Hannah Jolly, 2nd Vice Chairman
  • Olivia Gayler, 3rd Vice Chairman
  • Katie Eager
  • Maggie Gregory
  • Jacob Jones
  • Zoe Traylor
  • Emma Wilson



Volunteers are essential to the 4-H program.  Volunteers have been and will continue to be a valuable part of the Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service and Oklahoma 4-H youth development programs.  These individuals dedicate many hours for the benefit of Pontotoc County youth. 

Becoming A Pontotoc County 4-H Certified Volunteer Starts Here!


Quarterly Volunteer Leadership Team Meetings

Organizational leaders attend this quarterly meeting at 12 noon or 5p at the OSU Extension Office,  but it is open to all 4-H volunteers who have an interest in learning more about the role of 4-H volunteers.


Adult And Teen Volunteer Training

Certified 4-H adult and teen volunteers are required to attend 4 volunteer trainings per year to maintain certification. One of those is the annual Working With Minors and Title 7 & 9 training that is available online or face-to-face training usually conducted the first Monday in November.



Contact the OSU Extension Office so we can put you in contact with one of our 4-H Clubs. 4-H enrollment takes place at the 4-H Club level. Enrollment in Pontotoc County 4-H is open to youth 8 years old & 3rd Grade - 12th Grade who live in Pontotoc County or attends a Pontotoc County school. 4-H eligibility is determined by the youth's grade on September 1 of the current year.



  • Club
  • Ada
  • Allen
  • Byng
  • Homer
  • Homeschool
  • Latta
  • Roff
  • Stonewall
  • Vanoss
  • Shooting Sports Project Groups
  • Archery
  • Air Rifle



A noncompetitive program for 5-7 year olds who have not yet entered the 3rd grade. Cloverbuds meet once a month from October-April on the third Thursday of the month at the OSU Extension Office at 6 p.m. *Exceptions October and March


Teen Leaders

Teen Leaders meet the first Monday of every month
at 4 p.m. at the OSU Extension Office. All 4-H teens are welcome to attend, not just designated teen leadership team members
or ambassadors.


Shooting Sports Group

Practices and certification classes are scheduled by the respective coaches as their schedules permit.


Like Pontotoc County 4-H Shooting Sports Facebook Page 

Practice times and registration information will usually be posted on Facebook and provided by shooting sports coaches at practices. 


Safety Plugs are required for Oklahoma 4-H shotgun transportation, trap, skeet and sporting clays.


Payment is due at registration.  No refunds will be issued for cancellations after the county deadline or no-shows the day of the event.  A certified instructor from Pontotoc County must attend events for county youth to participate. 


State 4-H Shooting Sports Website - State Contest Entry Deadlines And Information




Awards and Recognitions

Applications and deadline requirements for students in grades 3-12.

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