4-H provides youth with technical, social, sportsmanship, leadership and life skills essential for their success in agriculture, business, government and community careers.
IN 4-H YOU CAN:
"Learn to Do by Doing"
Through our motto "Learn To Do By Doing", 4-H aims to help young people:
- increase knowledge and develop new skills
- acquire a positive attitude towards learning
- learn to make wise decisions
- learn how to work effectively in groups
- participate in new experiences
- develop a sense of responsibility
- acquire leadership skills & entrepreneurial skills
4-H symbolizes the head, heart, hands, and health portrayed in this pledge:
My Head to clearer thinking
My Heart to greater loyalty
My Hands to larger service
My Health to better living
For my club, my community and my country.
The official 4-H colours are green for agriculture
and white for purity.
The Canadian 4-H emblem is the clover seen here.
We thank thee Lord for blessings great,
On this our own fair land
teach us to serve thee joyfully with
head, heart, health and hands.
There are close to 2,400 members, 900 leaders and 100 clubs in Nova Scotia. More than 80 countries worldwide have 4-H clubs.
4-H leaders are volunteers. Friends of 4-H include: civic and business groups, industry and the Nova Scotia Department of Agriculture (NSDA). The NSDA works in partnership with the Nova Scotia 4-H Council to deliver the 4-H programm to youth and volunteers within the province. For more information on how to become a 4-H'er contact a NSDA office in Nova Scotia.
Contact your regional NSDA office to join the club nearest you.