Frequently Asked Questions.

Q: What is 4-H?
A: 4-H is a fun youth development program. Youth get to learn about projects that interest them, work with mentors, and participate in community service activities.

Q: What do the four 'H's on the 4-H emblem stand for?
A: The 4-H emblem is a green four-leaf clover with a white 'H' on each leaflet, symbolizing Head, Heart, Hands, and Health. The 4-H emblem was patented in 1924.

Q: What is the 4-H motto? What is the 4-H slogan?
A: The motto is "To Make the Best Better." The slogan is "Learn by Doing."

Q: What is the 4-H Pledge?
A: At 4-H club meetings and other 4-H events, 4-H members recite the Pledge of Allegiance and this 4-H 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."

Q: Isn't 4-H just for kids who live on farms?
A: No! 4-H is for all youth, wherever they live--on farms, in suburbs, in cities. 4-H serves youth from all backgrounds and interests. 4-H offers membership without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or handicap.

Q: What is a 4-H club?
A: A 4-H club is a group of youngsters guided by one or more adult volunteer leaders. A club can be any size-from a small group of kids from one neighborhood to a larger club consisting of youth from all over the county.

Q: What happens in a 4-H club?
A: 4-H members build leadership by electing officers and conducting their own business meetings; work together on community service activities, meet new friends; and most important, have lots of fun. 4-H Clubs usually concentrate on one or more projects or interests such as:

  • Dogs
  • Model trains
  • Small animals and rabbits
  • Horses
  • Foods and nutrition
  • Model rocketry
  • Twirling
  • Robotics
  • Sewing and modeling
  • Arts and crafts
  • Livestock
  • Nature and outdoor education
  • Science

Q: What age must you be to join 4-H?
A: Youth, grades K-13 (one year out of high school), can be 4-H members. Youth, grades K-3, are 4-H Cloverbud members. 4-H Cloverbud Program is a noncompetitive learning experience. Teens have special county, state, and national 4-H opportunities.

Q: Does it cost money to join 4-H?
A: 4-H has no membership registration fee.


For more information about 4-H clubs or 4-H events, contact the 4-H Center at (856) 451-2800 ext. #3. or fill out our contact form.