4-H FAQs

Welcome to the world of 4-H! 4-H is part of the largest youth organization in the world with a membership exceeding seven million youth. 4-H reaches out to all 50 states and more than 80 countries around the world.

Here are some questions that many people ask:

1. How do I join 4-H?

There are 4 simple ways you can participate as a 4-H member in Leon County, and these are:

  • Joining an existing club or starting your own
  • Member-At-Large (not in a club)
  • Through School Enrichment (classroom)
  • Attending Special Interest classes offered periodically

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2. If I join Leon County 4-H program what activities will I be able to participate in?

To Name a Few:

  • Public Speaking Contests
  • Fashion Revue Workshop
  • Fashion Show
  • Demonstration Day (County Events)
  • Forestry & Wildlife Contests
  • Area Horse Show
  • Florida 4-H Legislature
  • Florida 4-H Congress
  • 4-H Camps
  • North Florida Fair
  • Annual Awards Banquet
  • Talent Show
  • Poster & Photo Contests

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3. What does a 4-H Club consist of?

4-H Clubs are organized groups of youth who meet once or twice a month under the guidance of caring and concerned adults. Clubs may meet in the homes of members, in churches or in community facilities. Members plan their own programs, conduct meetings, elect their own officers, and take part in community service activities. As a Leon County 4-H'er, you're eligible to participate in other county, state, national and international 4-H programs.

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4. What is that 4-H emblem all about and what does 4-H stand for?

  • The 4-H emblem came into being in 1911, when the four leaf clover design was adopted both as a label and a badge.
  • 4-H Motto: To Make The Best Better
  • 4-H Slogan: "Learn By Doing"
  • 4-H Colors: Green, which symbolizes life, growth and creativity, and white which represents purity and wholeness.
  • 4-H Pledge: The Pledge reminds 4-H'ers of the goals they share. It is normally recited after the pledge of allegiance before every 4-H club meeting, and before many 4-H events. The words of the pledge are as follows:

The 4-H Pledge:

"I Pledge my HEAD to clearer thinking, my HEART to greater loyalty, my HANDS to larger service, and my HEALTH to better living, for my club, my community, my country, and my world."

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5.Are there restrictions on who can become a member of 4-H?

As long as a person is between the ages of 8-18, regardless of race, gender, sex, or national origin they are eligible.

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6. How much does it cost to become a 4-H member?

Not one red cent! There are no county membership fees or dues. No club or leader may charge membership dues unless approved by a majority of club members.

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7. What must I do to get enrolled in 4-H?

Simply fill out an enrollment card for either an ongoing club or for whatever area you are interested in. Have your parent or guardian sign it, and return it to our office. By completing your enrollment card you will receive our county newsletter which is published monthly.

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8.When and how can I reach the Leon County 4-H Office?

The office hours for Leon County 4-H office are from 8:00 a.m. till 12:00 noon, then from 1:00 p.m. till 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. The office is closed for lunch from 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m. We are located at 615 Paul Russell Road in Tallahassee, FL and our phone number is 606-5204.

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Official 4-H Clover

Leon County 4-H