4-H Symbols and Traditions

4-H Member's Creed

    I believe in 4-H Club work for the opportunity it will give me to become a useful citizen. I believe in the training of my HEART for the nobleness it will give me to be kind, sympathetic and true. I believe in the training of my HANDS for the ability it will give me to be helpful, skillful and useful. I believe in the training of my HEALTH for the strength it will give me to enjoy life, resist disease and to work efficiently. I believe in my country, my state and my community and in my responsibility for their development. In all these things I believe, and I am willing to dedicate my efforts to their fulfillment

4-H Pledge

"I pledge My head to clearer thinking
My heart to greater loyalty
My hand to larger service
My health to better living
for my club, my community and my world"

4-H Slogan

"Learn By Doing"

The slogan expresses what 4H Club work is all about...learning through hands on experiences. The focus of our 4H projects is teaching youth skills and knowledge through making, building, growing, raising, or other experiential activities.

4-H Blessing

We thank Thee, Lord, for blessings great
In this, our own fair land.
Teach us to serve Thee
joyfully with Head, Heart,
Health and Hands.

4-H Emblem
4-H Emblem: 4 leaf clover

"4 Leaf Clover"

The 4-H Symbol expresses the sprit of 4-H. The emblem is the visual demonstration of the spirit. The emblem is the four leaf clover of green with a white "H" on each leaf. The leaves of the clover represent a whole self: Head, Heart, Hands and Health.

Special Meaning of Emblem:

Head:
think, plan, reason.

Heart:
be kind, true, sympathetic.

Hands:
be useful, helpful skillful.

Health:
to enjoy life, efficiency in work and play

4-H Motto

"To Make The Best Better"

The motto expresses the continuing goal of excellence- to make the best one has received, to enhance it, to give it back to life better than before.

4-H Colors

"Green and White "

Green symbolizes life, growth and creativity.

White symbolizes purity and wholeness.