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.
For three years now, our family has been involved in a spectacular club called 4H. After going to college with people who had been in 4H for years, I began to see that it was an awesome program and that I had missed out on, but someday wanted to be involved in! My husband had gone through the program during his youth, so after having children, we decided 4H was something we’d like to offer to them. When our oldest was 9, we, along with our neighbor-friends, took over the Beef club in our area, making it a multi-club: adding Ranch Horse and Clothing.
This is a picture here of our Ranch Horse club on our summer camp-out. We were on our range moving cows from one pasture to another. As you can see we had climbed up a ways and had a beautiful view.
4H gives youth skills in responsibility (they have to care for an animal), life skills (learn to do by doing), confidence (they have to do a speech/demo), friendships (not only in their club but other clubs as well). There is no end to the learning that takes place in 4H. AND it is so much FUN!
I love the program and can’t say enough good about it! If you are interested in what it has to offer, look into it @ http://www.4-h-canada.ca/core/