The backbone of 4-H are its community clubs, which allow youth to develop life skills in a fun and safe atmosphere.
4-H has numerous clubs throughout Marion County, including special interest clubs like steer and horse, in-school, and general community. All clubs are run by volunteer leaders who are trained and over-seen by the county 4-H agents.
All clubs consists of five or more youth, from at least two different families, and usually concentrate on one or more projects. Project topics include traditional ones like raising a hog or steer, gardening, and participating on judging teams, as well as non-traditional topics like bicycle safety, rocketry, wood working, and small engines.