FAQ about 4-H
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1. What is 4-H?
- It’s "Learn By Doing". You get interested in a project, learn how to make it, or take care of it. 4-H is a "hands-on" learning experience.
2. What are the 4 "H's"?
- Head – for thinking, planning, reasoning
- Heart – for kindness and truth
- Hands – to be helpful, skillful, and useful
- Health – for strength to enjoy life, resist disease and be more efficient
3. Who can be in 4-H?
- 4-H is for those who are in grades 3-12 at the time of enrollment. Mini 4-H is for those youth in kindergarten, first or second grade at time of enrollment. Moms and Dads can join 4-H as a volunteer leader, also.
4. What do you do at a 4-H meeting?
- You have a business club meeting for your 4-H club. You can ask questions about your 4-H projects. You could possibly do a "Show and Tell" demonstration on a subject that you know something about. There will be recreation, refreshments, and some plain fun learning with your friends.
5. What are 4-H projects?
- Here are a few examples: Rocketry, crafts, cats, photography, foods, bicycle, rabbits, clothing, electric, health, dogs, livestock, and shooting sports. There are over 50 projects available for you to choose. They are listed on the enrollment form and in the 4-H Handbook.
6. Does it cost to join?
- Yes, it costs $25.00 to join 4-H and $5.00 to join Mini 4-H. This helps cover the cost of the project books and also provides a small medical insurance policy at all 4-H events.
7. What is the 4-H Fair?
- That is where you bring your completed 4-H projects. Your projects are judged and given a ribbon. They are displayed for the public to view. The fair is held in June. You can pick your projects up the night of the last day or the day after the fair is over.
8. Who is my 4-H leader?
- Leaders are volunteer adults, usually parents of 4-H’ers, who help you plan your 4-H club program and complete your projects. The leader(s) are listed in the 4-H Handbook.
9. How do I join?
- Turn in a completed 4-H enrollment form to a 4-H club leader or the Hancock County Extension Office at 802 N. Apple Street, Greenfield, 46140. Enrollment forms will be available in November. The 4-H enrollment deadline is February 1st.
10. What is a 4-H Handbook?
- In Hancock County, it is our rule book that lists all of our 4-H projects and tells what you will exhibit in each division. Click here to see the 2012 Handbook.