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! Any 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 projects areas such as computers, managing money, sewing, cooking, animal care, starting a business and more!

For more information about the 4-H Program in the Androscoggin and Sagadahoc Counties, please contact the Cooperative 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 the Extension Office as a new independent member each year in October.
  • Send a Plan of Work to the Extension Office with your enrollment, with specific goals and objectives for the year.
  • Send at least four (4) Quarterly Reports to the 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 on forms provided by the extension office.
  • The number of projects each 4-Her works on during the year depends on the type of project and the maturity of the 4-Her.  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:

Topsham Fair Forms

Project Record Scoring Guides

4-H Club Meeting Forms

Starting a 4-H Club Forms