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2010-2011 County Officers

2010-11 County Officers

What is 4-H?

4-H is the largest youth serving organization in the world.  All 50 states and over 80 countries world-wide have 4-H programs.  4-H members do things that are fun and learn skills they can use for the rest of their lives - on the job, at home or with friends.  In 4-H, participants "learn by doing," and most activities are hands-on.   Most 4-H clubs hold monthly meetings attended by members and their parents.

Who Can Join 4-H?

Any youth age 9 to 19 can join the Dewey County 4-H program.  A non-competitive program called Cloverbuds for 5-8 year olds is available through some local clubs.

What Kids Do in 4-H?

It's up to you.  You can make a rocket, grow vegetables, hatch an egg, use computers, give a speech, perform on stage, go hiking or camping, learn to shop smart or raise an animal.  And there's more!  In 4-H, you'll be working with other young people on common goals and, if you wish, leading younger kids.   4-H allows you to focus on your own talents and interests.

How to get the most out of your 4-H year.

AS A MEMBER

 Attend your local meetings – get involved in the activities;

 Offer to take on responsibilities;

 Get your project literature, read it and do the activities;

 Participate in activities at the county level;

 Keep records of what you do with your projects so you can fill out a record book at the end of the year for awards;

 Teach others what you know – LEADERSHIP

·        do workshops at county events

·        do workshops at your local club

 Help others – CITIZENSHIP

·        help your neighbor

·        give to the needy

·        offer your services to others

 Remember, participation, leadership and citizenship are necessary for the top awards.

  Most importantly – GET INVOLVED

 

AS A PARENT

Attend local meetings – offer help with meetings;

 Offer to take on responsibilities –

·        drive 4-Her’s to a contest

·        provide refreshments

·        suggest and help with a citizenship project

 Help your child with project work – get the literature and work through the activities;

Become a Project or Activity Leader – All you need is an interest in kids and the willingness to share your time and knowledge with them.  Teach a skill, help with project work, help write a speech, help rehearse a talent show.

Help your child learn to keep records;

    You have a part in helping your child have a good 4-H experience.  Get involved        in the local 4-H club.  4-H leaders need your help!

 

A successful 4-H year does not just happen,

It is planned and takes work!!

 


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