Bell County 4-H Exchange

Welcome to the Bell County 4-H Exchange Program. In this program, you will be able to engage in activities which help prepare you to host other 4-H members from another state. You will also prepare to travel to another state and stay in the home of another 4-H member. You will be able to experience some of the ways that people in other communities are different and ways that they are similar.

We are blessed to be in a unique part of Texas in which our county is very diverse in geography, industry, and even culture. Other states in the United States also   offer differences in these areas which you will be able to learn about. The lifestyles of some communities are based closely around the work that is done there. In rural areas where farming is prevalent, many activities and celebrations are based on agriculture like “cotton festivals or corn festivals”. In other areas of the United States, the culture may be based on fishing, forestry, or even art. In this program you will be able to explore some of the differences.

Have you ever thought about joining Bell County 4-H Exchange? If so, now is the time to join!

Not sure what 4-H Exchange is? The 4-H Exchange Programs provide an opportunity for teens to visit various regions of the United States. While on an exchange, teens experience various cultures, participate in educational activities, learn about agriculture in different states, share leadership opportunities, develop initiative and independence, and gain a deeper insight into one’s own values. It is a great opportunity to experience life in another part of the nation. Fundraising and planning create many opportunities for teens to sharpen their leadership, communications, and organizational skills. Exchanges provide fun and effective tools for developing strong life skills such as problem solving and teamwork. You will have two opportunities to find out more about Bell County 4-H Exchange. The last meeting accepting applications is Sunday, October 6th at 6:00.  Any questions please email Kathy Ide at