4-H Frequently Asked Questions
What is 4-H?
4-H is a community based youth organization. The objectives of 4-H are to educate youth in knowledge, leadership, citizenship and personal development. Members follow the philosophy of learning to do while doing.
How old do you have to be to join 4-H?
You must be 6 years old as of January 1st to enrol in Cloverbuds which is an non animal based introductory project for members aged 6-8 years old. Members learn about various about the various projects 4-H has to offer through fun filled activities including field trips/arts & crafts etc.
You must be between the age of 9 and 19 as of January 1st. Members have a variety of animal and non animal projects to choose from.
What Projects are offered?
In the Langley District members have a variety of Animal projects to choose from such as : Beef, Cavy, Dog, Goat, Horse, Llama, Poultry, Rabbit, Sheep and Swine.
There are also various Non-Animal Projects available: Cloverbuds (Ages 6-8) , Gardening, Outdoor Living, Photography, Small Engines, and Woolcraft.
What does 4-H stand for?
4-H stands for Head, Heart, Health and Hands. Its significance can be explained through the 4-H pledge that members recite at the start of all 4-H meetings and events.
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 and My Country.
How often do clubs meet?
It varies from club to club but most meet once to twice a month, with one of those meetings being a business meetings while the other is used for project purposes/communication purposes or all is done in one meeting depending on the club.
Do I have to have an animal to be in 4-H?
No, an animal is not a required to join 4-H as we have a number of non-animal projects available such as Gardening, Outdoor Living, Photography and Woolcraft.
Do I have to live on a farm to be in 4-H?
No, living on a farm is not a requirement for joining 4-H. There is something available for everybody whether you live on a farm or in an apartment building.