Members of this world wide organization can recite their pledge by heart.
The 4-H pledge
My HEAD to clear 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.
4-H clubs have been in existence since 1913. Originally started for kids in rural communities and the country, the 4-H clubs have grown and you no longer have to live in the country to join. More and more urban children are discovering the amazing benefits of 4-H involvement. Adult volunteers are also welcome and much appreciated. Where once kids had calves that they raised for show and sale, now 4-H has something for everyone. Cattle, HORSES, sheep, swine, DOGS, other pets, cereal grain crops, gardening, sewing, public speaking, travel, youth conferences, camping, International Exchange (going to other countries to live and learn) and much, much more.
The average age for members is (depends on your location) is 8 to 21 years old. Kids working and learning together in a wholesome environment with the goal to be better prepared for their future in an adult world.
So if your reading this and are a parent interested in learning more about this wonderful club for your child or if you are a teenager looking to get involved with other kids who love the same things you do, here are some websites to check out for more information.