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The Basics of 4-H

"I pledge my Head to clearer thinking, my Heart to greater loyalty, my Hands to larger service, and my Health to better living, for my club, my community, my country, and my world.



Traditional - Age 8-18

Cloverbuds - Age 5-7

-(age as of Jan 1st)


Enrollment ends March, 2018


Fees start at $20 for the year, includes 4 projects

(additional fees for 4 or more projects, Horse and ATV)



Kootenai County Extension Office

(University of Idaho)

-They publish a newsletter and yearly calendar. They also provide assistance to all the clubs in Kootenai County and manage county level paperwork and enrollments. They organize the North Idaho Fair, various 4-H contests and activities.


Organizational/Community Club

(Cougar Gulch Hilanders)

- The  Hilanders General Club meets the second Thursday of the month at 6pm in the Meadowbrook Hall January through October. These club meetings are run by the youth members with the purpose of planning and organizing the activities of the club.


Project Groups

The following Project Groups are offered right here in the Gulch by adult Hilander Volunteers. These Project groups meet about eight times during the year to learn and do activities pertaining to the project. The meeting dates and locations are determined by the Leaders.

*Rabbitry and Cupcake Decorating-  Leader Janell Hersey

*Cooking- Leader Julia Mangan

*Art- Leader Julie King

*Outdoor Survival/ Falconry- Leader Bob Jaeger

*Sheep- Becky Karvonen




There are dozens of other Projects available to all members within Kootenai County, they are listed on the 4-H extension website. 


Contact Information


If you have any questions or are interested in joining our 4-H club, please contact our 4-H Cougar Hilanders Leader:


Janell Hersey 562 889.7931

Becky Karvonen 208 290.3903








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