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4-H: Enroll Today! Nelson County Clovers Learning by Doing To Make the Best Better Nelson County Clovers What is 4-H?
 

FAQs

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What is 4-H?

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4-H is a global network of youth organizations. Our local club is an education program of Virginia Cooperative Extension. "4-H is rich with learning experiences where young people partner with caring adults and volunteers in a fellowship unlike any other program available to youth today. Through 4-H, young people are encouraged to participate in a variety of activities that emphasize 4-H's 'learning by doing' philosophy of youth development."

You can go to http://ext.vt.edu/4h-youth.html to learn more!

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What is the 4-H Mission?

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The mission of 4-H is to assist youth, and adults working with those youth, to gain additional knowledge, life skills, and attitudes that will further their development as self-directing, contributing, and productive members of society.

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What is the 4-H Motto and Pledge?

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The 4-H motto: "To Make the Best Better."

The 4-H Club pledge:

"I pledge ... My Head to clearer thinking, My Heart to greater loyalty, My Hands to larger service and My Health to better living for my club, my community, my country, and my world."

When reciting the pledge, members raise their right hand to their forehead when they say, "my head to clearer thinking." They lower their hand to their hearts as they say, "my heart to greater loyalty." At the line, "my hands to larger service," they extend their hands in front of them, palms upward. At the last line, they stand at attention with their hands at their sides.

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What is the 4-H Symbol?

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The 4-H emblem is federally protected under Section 18 US Code 707 and belongs to the Congress of the United States. The official emblem is green with white H's -- the 4-H colors. The white symbolizes purity. The green represents nature's most common color and is emblematic of youth, life, and growth.

4-H Clover

Official emblems can be downloaded from National 4-H Headquarters. You must have authorization from your local 4-H program to use these graphics.

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Why do I have to register as an adult volunteer?

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In order for everyone in our group to enjoy learning new things in a constructive and safe environment we need "all hands on deck". We are not a drop-off program and as homeschoolers we do not want to encourage parents to be hands-off in any aspect of our children's education. All of our adult volunteers must undergo criminal records background checks and all project groups must have two adults overseeing them at all times. This lends integrity to our adult volunteers as well as safety to our children. We hope to offer a full-time nursery and preschool program and have many, varrious oppurtunities for parents to volunteer so that everyone finds the perfect fit. If you have helpful suggestions about how to improve our program, please do not hesitate to share your ideas!