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Interested in being part of 4-H?

Joining a club is a great way for youth to get started!! Call 488-3848 for more information on where to begin!


2023 Swain County Fair

Bullets & Bows 4-H Club

Bullets and Bows Main Flyer & Rifle

For Ages 8-18

Volunteer Club Leaders: Patti Jo Taylor & Justin Fisher
Extension 4-H Agent: Vacant

Certified Instructors:

  • Archery: Patti Jo Taylor and Shannon Taylor
  • Rifle: Jason Hoyle, Jeff Shuler, and Justin Fisher

2022 begins year number five of the Bullets and Bows 4-H Club! Youth ages 8-18 have the opportunity to learn the safe and responsible way to handle and use rifles and archery equipment. Weekly club meetings are led by trained and certified volunteer instructors. These weekly meetings alternate between rifle and archery. Youth participating in rifle and archery also have the option of competing at district and state shooting sports competitions. Call 488-3848 for more information.

4-H Livestock Club

2022 4-H Livestock Club updatedFlyerIf you love farm animals, want to learn about livestock, how to judge livestock or how to show livestock, we would love to have you join our Livestock Club. You do not need to own livestock to participate in this club. Meeting locations may vary. Call 488-3848 for more information.

Ages: 5 – 18
(8 18 for competition related activities)

Times and locations may vary

2022 Club Meeting Dates

  • April 4
  • May 9
  • June 13
  • July 18 
  • August 8
  • September 12
  • October 17
  • November 14
  • December 12
  • Additional Special Dates will be added

Volunteer Club Leader: Patti Jo Taylor
Extension 4-H Agent: 4-H Agent (vacant)

Just Grow It! 4-H Vegetable Garden Club

4-H Garden Club updated

Do you enjoy gardening? Do you want to learn how to grow your own vegetables? Do you want to learn more about food preservation and canning? 

Club Information:

  • All supplies for your garden spot will be provided
  • Tend and care for your garden spot at your convenience
  • Attend club meetings to learn and practice food preservation techniques
  • Document your progress and successes in your record book
  • Harvest entries for the Swain County Fair
  • Garden spots and vegetable growth will be judged and PRIZE money will be awarded

Ages: 5 – 18
Volunteer Club Leader: Patti Jo Taylor
Extension Agents: 4-H Agent (vacant)

Smokey Mountain Seekers 4-H Variety Club

Smokey Mtn Seekers Club Flyer

Community club for the enrichment and growth of today’s youth!

For youth ages: 5-18
Club Leaders: Delia Davis & Jennifer Hemphill
Club Meetings: Sunday Afternoons
Time: 3:00 p.m.
Location: Varies

For more information contact the Swain County Cooperative Extension at 488-3848 and check out the club’s Facebook page. 

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4-H Clover

Participation in 4-H activities helps youth gain assets critical to positive youth development: character, connection, caring, competence, confidence and enable them to contribute to their communities through service and leadership.

If your child is interested in joining 4-H, please call 488-3848 or come by our office for more information.

Check out Swain County 4-H on Facebook – for the most up-to-date happenings!!

4-H ONLINE and Enrollment

2022 4-H Online Enrollment

4-H Enrollment is now online! Go to: to enroll your child in 4-H today! It’s quick and easy, and no more paper forms!