The Oregon Cloverbuds (former Adventures) Program is an informal education program designed for children ages 5-8. Cloverbuds require more adult supervision, introduce young people to cooperative learning and the many things they can do in 4-H.
Participation, safety, personal development, learning and fun are the highest priorities for Cloverbuds programs. These programs are activity-focused, not project–focused and are built on cooperative learning rather than competition.
Cloverbuds members do not participate in competitive events and are not allowed to have contact with large animals as a part of their 4-H experience. These groups do not elect officers. Their group activity may exhibit, showcase or can feature in a noncompetitive way with a display at an event which could receive “display or participation” ribbons.
There is a primary difference between a 4-H Cloverbuds activity and a 4-H project. A Cloverbuds member engages in varied activities which focus on developing a specific skill or concept to complete the activity. A 4-H project focuses on a long-term planned course of study in a specific project area.
For more information about the Cloverbuds programs download the 4-H National Headquarters Fact Sheet (PDF)