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The 4-H youth development program provides opportunities for youth to acquire knowledge, develop skills, form attitudes, and practice behavior that will enable them to become self-directing, productive, and contributing members of society. Many people associate 4-H with livestock. However, the truth is, 4-H is so much more than that. There are endless opportunities for youth and adults to be involved in.
The White County 4-H program is fortunate to be a United Way funded agency. Because of that, White County 4-H pays half of all camp and trip fees for each 4-H member. There are no membership fees to join 4-H. Ages of members range from 5-19. For competitions, 4-H’ers are divided into the following age groups:
- Cloverbuds 5-8 years old
- Juniors 9-13 years old
- Seniors 14-19 years old
White County 4-H members compete in county competitions includng:
Bake - Off, Dairy Recipe Contest, Talent & Fashion Revue, Broiler BBQ contest, Talks & Demonstrations, Agri Day, and Ross Photography.
There are 14 community clubs scattered throughout the county. Also, there are four special interest clubs: Shooting Sports, Technology Club, Horse Club and Teen Leader Club (to participate in Teen Leader Club , a 4-H member must be 14 years of age by January 1). For information on joining a club contact the White County Cooperative Extension Office.
The 4-H emblem is a four-leaf clover with the letter H on each leaf. The four Hs stand for Head, Heart, Hands, and Health.
4-H motto: To Make the Best Better!
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, my
Country and my world
Green - nature’s most common color, symbolizes springtime, life, and youth
White - symbolizes purity and high ideals
The 2010 Calendar of Events will be available January 1 with all of the upcoming events and activities.