4-H EMBLEM, MOTTO, PLEDGE AND SLOGAN
The 4-H club emblem is a four leaf clover with the letter “H” on each leaf. The four “H’s” stand for Head, Heart, Hands, and Health. Leaves of the clover are green and the “H’s” are white. The white is for purity. Green is nature’s most common color, and is symbolic of youth, life, and growth. The four H’s represent the 4-square development of:
HEAD – To help you learn new and better ways of doing things
HEART -To help you develop ideals and standards for living in society
HANDS – To give you the opportunity to develop useful skills and to apply them
HEALTH – To help you develop habits of good health
“To Make the Best Better”
“In support of the 4-H Club Motto “To Make the Best Better”
I 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.”
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 HEAD for the power it will give me to think, to plan, and to reason.
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 helpful, skillful, and useful.
I believe in the training of my HEALTH for the strength it will give me to enjoy life, to 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 am willing to dedicate my efforts to their fulfillment.
4-H Member Bill of Rights
All 4-H members have these rights:
- To participated in 4-H programs and events
- To learn through experience (hands on learning)
- To use 4-H educational materials for their intended use
- To choose their own projects and interests
- To feel respected
- To Feel safe physically and emotionally
- To privacy
- To voice opinions and make decisions and participate in a democratic process.