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Leader Questions? please contact Lisa Wallace at lwallace@bouldercounty.org

4-H Leader Training

Reminder on Club Funds

We had a great 4-H Leader training in February on 4-H Money Matters! A few highlights and reminders:

  • 4-H Funds must be spent on 4-H Educational Programming
  • Raising Funds for donation:
  • 4-H funds cannot be donated to another organization
  • 4-H funds cannot be donated to a family or individual in need
  • 4-H funds cannot be donated to a memorial fund
  • 4-H Funds and Community Service:
  • 4-H funds can be used to support youth in doing a community service project
    • Example: supplies needed to do garden cleanup, gloves, mulch, etc.
    • Example: supplies needed to decorate baskets for the senior center (Paper, ribbon, markers, paint, etc.)
  • 4-H funds cannot be used to purchase items or gifts for a community service project.
  • Cannot adopt a family and use club funds to purchase items
  • Cannot use money for purchasing gifts for leaders, members, families.
  • Clubs can use funds for awards. They are part of the educational program of 4-H, process for completion, and end of year.

4-H Policies

Challenge to Policies and Procedures Regarding 4-H Events and Activities Procedure

4-H Judging Guides

  • Steps to Becoming a 4-H Leader
  • Returning Leader Volunteer Training
  • Online Training Instructions
  • UPDATED: Organizational Leader Tips for Enrolling Club Volunteers
  • Boulder County 4-H Google Classroom

Engaging Volunteers

Engaging Parents

Recognizing Volunteers

Boulder County Volunteer Awards

Club Activities

Parliamentary Procedure

Team & Character Building


Annual Club Chartering

Why Chartering Requirements for 4-H Clubs?

Colorado State University Extension is committed to protecting our 4-H program, its members, the 4-H name & emblem, and its image in Colorado and the country. This protection comes through the commitment and requirement for all county, district, region, and state level 4-H clubs and groups to have current charters and understand the value of those charters. All 4-H clubs and groups must be chartered by the Colorado State 4-H Office annually to be recognized as an authorized Colorado 4-H club or group. The following documents and chartering directions are needed to be accurately and fully completed by club leadership in order to complete the chartering.

  • CHARTERING APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS 2021 – WORD updated 6.11.21
  • CHARTERING APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS 2021 – NEW CLUB – WORD updated 6.11.21
  • TEAM CHARTERING APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS – 2021 – WORD updated 6.11.21
  • CLUB/TEAM CHARTERING WORKSHEET – 2021 – PDF | WORD updated 6.11.21

Most of the following forms can be found at club resources at Colorado4h.org

  • CHARTER ANNUAL RENEWAL – BOULDER COUNTY FORM updated 6.30.21
  • BYLAWS: PDF | WORD (#2 Constitution and Bylaws)
  • FINANCIAL: PDF | EXCEL (#3 4-H Club Financial Report)
  • NO BANK ACCOUNT: Sample Letter: PDF | WORD (#3a Sample No Bank Account Letter)
  • BANK STATEMENT: PDF | WORDBoulder County needs a full year – 12 statements (#3b. Sample Bank Statement)
  • ANNUAL REVIEW: PDF | WORD (#4 Annual Review: 4-H Club Group Funds)
  • INVENTORY: PDF | WORD
  • BUDGET: PDF | WORD (#5 Budget): Boulder County Version: PDF | WORD updated 6.11.21
  • ANNUAL PLAN: State Version (#6 Annual Plan) PDF | WORD
  • AFFIRMATIVE ACTION: State Version (#7 Affirmative Action): PDF | WORD
  • LEADER INTENT: Boulder County Version PDF | WORD updated 6.11.21
  • TEAM/COACH INTENT: Boulder County Version PDF | WORD updated 6.11.21

Club Dissolution Documents

Leaders Council

The Boulder County 4-H Leaders Council serves to support and mentor leaders and families in the county 4-H program. It is made up of all Boulder County 4-H Leaders and grants voting rights to leaders who have attended (or been officially excused) the last two prior meetings.

Keeping ahead of COVID-19

This rapidly evolving coronavirus (COVID-19) has imposed an unsettling, fluid situation upon our community and its businesses. While the team here still aims to maintain a “business as usual” approach, we are making a number of significant changes to our operations to account for a situation that is far from normal.