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Club Chartering

Club Chartering

Click HERE for Club Chartering information

If you are interested in creating a club please contact:

Emily Green – 4-H County Specialist- Senior Instructor

Jen Loewen – 4-H Youth Development Specialist


Club Leader Responsibilities

Organizational Club Leaders are responsible for submitting the following enrollment materials to the El Paso County Extension Office once 4-H members have self-enrolled. Club enrollments must be submitted together at one time.

For enrollment deadlines, details and policies please refer to the El Paso County Policies for Success

NOTE: If you would like to sign required forms electronically they must be downloaded and opened in Adobe

Event Planning

Event Planning Materials

Event Policies

  • 4-H volunteer-leaders should NOT sign contracts for any engagement, including the use of facilities. If a volunteer-leader needs to have a contract signed, the El Paso County Extension Office must be contacted. Please allow at least 3 weeks for this process.
  • Additional Insurance: Special event or activity (tours, day trips, travelling outside of the state, one-day camps, events which are open to the children outside of 4-H, etc.) insurance is also available on a per-day basis. Please fill out the special event insurance form online. Volunteer-leaders are responsible for completing insurance forms and paying necessary fees.

Other Forms

NOTE: If you would like to sign required forms electronically they must be downloaded and opened in Adobe

  • Informed Consent Form This form needs to be filled out for any non-4-H youth attending a 4-H event or activity. Parent/Guardian permission to participate in attained via parent signature.
  • Informed Consent Form – Outdoor Activities  This form needs to be filled out for any youth, 4-H members and non-4-H members, is participating in an outdoor activity such as rafting, hiking, or camping under the 4-H program umbrella.
  • 4-H Youth Development Incident Report-It is recommended that you always have this form on hand in case of emergency
  • Equipment Supply Request Form: the CSU Extension, El Paso County Office has supplies that you can rent. Complete and return this form at least a week before your event and we will try to have everything ready


4-H Volunteer-Leader Membership

4-H volunteer leaders are the heart of the 4-H Program

A volunteer-leader serves in a multitude of roles ranging from the club-level to supervising other volunteer-leaders at the county-, regional- or state-level(s).

4-H volunteer-leader roles include Organizational Club Leader, Project Leader, Activity Leader, Advisory Council Leader, Chaperone, Cloverbud Leader, Advisory Council or Committee Member, etc.

Please see the El Paso County Policies for Success for instructions and requirements for becoming a 4-H Volunteer leader. Club leaders and the CSU Extension Office can guide you through this process. We’re happy to have you!

Record Books

Record Books


  • Club organizational leaders are responsible for collecting  and ensuring the following record books are graded by the deadline set by the El Paso CSU Extension office:
    • Animal record books
    • General/Family and Consumer Science/Shooting sports record books that were not submitted for grading at El Paso County Fair
  • Organizational leaders can delegate the grading of the record books to project leaders or other knowledgeable 4-H Volunteers
  • The official rubrics and score sheet should be used when grading E-Records. If a record book is graded using the wrong rubric or does not follow outlined policies than it will not move onto further outside grading.
  • If a 4-H member turns in an unsatisfactory E-Record, they should be given one week to revise the E-Record to reach a score of 70% or higher. If E-Record revisions are required and completed, the 4-H member will not be eligible for end-of-year E-Record awards, but the satisfactory revisions will meet the completion requirement.

Please refer to the El Paso County Policies for Success for additional details regarding requirements for animal and General Project record books

Project Rubrics/ Score Sheets

Officer Book Score Sheets

E-Record Book Templates

  • General Projects – STEM, Shooting Sports, Creative & Family & Consumer Science Projects
    • Click HERE for E-Record Book Templates from the state website
  • Animal Projects
    • Click HERE for E-Record Book Templates from the state website
  • Officer Books



Ordering Curriculum for Projects

We have tons of 4-H Project Manuals for sale at the Extension Office, please contact us to see if we have what you are looking for!

Please check here, the Colorado 4-H Website, to see if your project manual may be available for free download. If you do not see it there, we may have your project manual for sale at the Extension Office. If you have any questions about manuals, please contact us!

County 4-H Policies

State 4-H Policies

Club Resources

Other Resources

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.