Androscoggin-Sagadahoc Counties 4-H

Independent 4-H Membership

4-H is the youth development program of the University of Maine Cooperative Extension. 4-H is the largest youth organization in the world! All youth ages 5-18 can participate in “learn by doing” projects. There are a number of ways for youth to participate in 4-H including club programming, school-enrichment programs, camps, creating individual projects, and many other activities.

4-H Youth Can:

  • develop leadership skills
  • participate in a community service project
  • learn about science, from animals to aerospace
  • travel to attend national youth events
  • learn many life skills in project areas such as computers, managing money, sewing, cooking, animal care, starting a business, and more!

For more information about the UMaine Extension 4-H Program in Androscoggin and Sagadahoc Counties, please contact this Extension County Office at 207.353.5550 or 800.287.1458 (in Maine) or email

To remain in good standing, Independent 4-H Members are required to:

  • Have one or more adults as advisors for their 4-H activities. Advisors must enroll as volunteers and they must complete the Volunteer Orientation and Leadership Training (VOLT), and fill out 4-H Volunteer application forms.
  • Enroll with their local Extension office as a new independent member in October each year.
  • Send a Plan of Work to their Extension office with each annual enrollment, with specific goals and objectives for the year.
  • Send at least four (4) Quarterly Reports to their Extension office each year.


  • Participate in a community service activity and a health or safety activity during the year and describe it in your reports.
  • Participate in at least one of the following at a county fair:
    • the Exhibit Hall
    • a Livestock Show
    • a 4-H demonstration
  • Engage in a promotional activity to increase public awareness of 4-H in your community and describe it in your reports.
  • Complete a Project Record of each project undertaken with forms provided by the Extension office.
  • The number of projects each 4-H’er works on during the year depends on the type of project and the maturity of the member.  Advisors should use good judgment in challenging members to broaden their horizons while encouraging them to succeed.
  • Every member must complete at least one project and Project Record. If it is a large-animal project, one may be enough; but members should be encouraged to do more than one less-involved project.

Independent 4-H Member Forms

Additional Androscoggin-Sagadahoc Counties 4-H Forms:

4-H Club Meeting Forms

Starting a 4-H Club Forms