Nova Scotia 4-H Council

Council Structure

The Nova Scotia 4-H Council is the governing body for 4-H in Nova Scotia.  The council consists of two representatives from each county, and together they elect an executive who manage the yearly business of the 4-H program.  The executive consist of president, 1st and 2nd vice president, secretary, treasurer and past president.  In addition, six regional directors sit on the executive as well as the provincial 4-H Host and Hostess who are 4-H members.  The Nova Scotia 4-H Council appoints committees of 4-H leaders, members, staff and others to assist, coordinate and implement programs as required throughout the year.

The Nova Scotia 4-H Council is supported by very active volunteer leaders who work to support the mission of 4-H in the province.  The objectives and mission of the Nova Scotia 4-H Council are realized through the implementation of numerous programs and activities for both the youth membership and adult leaders.

The mission of the Nova Scotia 4-H Council is:

4-H is a youth development organization which promotes leadership, encourages the care and responsibility of our resources, and builds positive life skills to secure a sustainable future for Nova Scotia.

The 4-H motto is:
Learn To Do By Doing

The mandate of the Nova Scotia 4-H Council is to:
Advance the 4-H program in partnership with the Nova Scotia Department of Agriculture to strengthen communities by providing life and technical skills to those involved members, leaders and parents.

  • Develop leadership and life skills in Nova Scotia youth.
  • Encourage the education of the public about the 4-H program.
  • Promote 4-H.

The following chart illustrates the council structure organizational structure.

4-H Council Struture