Washington County 4-H is a family affair
Everyone becomes involved in the learning, the business and the fun.
- Learning to Learn - learning through experience leading
- Self and Others - working as a team
- Relating to Others - by accepting diversity.
- Communicating with Others - through creative expression.
- Planning and Organizing - by setting short and long-term goals.
4-H'ers learn through experience in various ways:
- Community Involvement - volunteer time to help community needs
- Life Skill Projects - develop self-esteem and lifetime interests.
- State & National 4-H Trips - are educational and develop leadership skills.
- State 4-H Workshops - develop skills to plan and lead groups.
- School Enrichment Programs - help teachers develop the "whole child," not just teach subject matter.
- Cloverbuds allows 5 to 8 year old children to become involved with 4-H on a non-competitive basis.
The 4-H Motto:
"To Make the Best Better"
The 4-H 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.
The 4-H Colors:
Green and White
The 4-H Emblem:
- "H" represents one of the four "H's" - Head, Heart, Hands, and Health.
- The 4-H name and emblem is protected by Congress, and held in trust by the Secretary of Agriculture.
- In the county, the Extension Educators delegate their use to 4-H groups.