4-H

What is 4-H?

4-H provides youth with technical, social, sportsmanship, leadership and life skills essential for their success in agriculture, business, government and community careers.

4-H IS:

  • a nation-wide youth program dedicated to the development of young people to help them become responsible members of society
  • for youth aged 9 to 21 (by January 1st)
  • for adults who wish to give leadership
  • belonging to a club in your local community
  • making new friends
  • taking part in club and community activities, sports and games, picnics and campouts, tours and exchanges
  • taking part in public speaking program
  • working on a project of your choice

IN 4-H YOU CAN:

  • learn new skills
  • meet new people
  • broaden your interests
  • accept responsibility
  • discover your talents
  • realize your dreams
  • increase pride in your community
  • HAVE FUN

4-H OFFERS MORE THAN 40 PROJECTS:

  • livestock
  • gardening
  • woodworking
  • floriculture
  • crafts
  • photography
  • environment
  • outdoorsman/woman
  • foods
  • welding
  • computer
  • and many more!

4-H MOTTO

"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 PLEDGE

4-H symbolizes the head, heart, hands, and health portrayed in this pledge:
I 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.


4-H EMBLEM & COLORS

4h-emblemThe official 4-H colours are green for agriculture and white for purity.
The Canadian 4-H emblem is the clover seen here.


4-H GRACE:

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.


TEAM 4-H:

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.


Join 4-H Today!

Contact your regional NSDA office to join the club nearest you.