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.
The following chart illustrates the council structure organizational structure.