Each year on August 15th all membership in Texas 4-H goes to inactive and all youth members and adult volunteers must re-enroll. (Through 4H Connect)
Youth members are required to pay a $20.00 participation fee if enrolled by October 31st, and a $25.00 fee from November 1st to the completion of the 4-H year. Adults pay a $5.00 volunteer applicant fee starting in the 2014-2015 4-H year.
(Update Rules: Your Child must be 8 years old by (August 31) and in the 3rd to be eligible to show.)
What are the age minimums for participating in Reagan County 4-H?
- Junior Members: 3rd, 4th, 5th Graders
- Intermediate: 6th, 7th, 8th Graders
- Senior: 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th Graders
(All Standard are set for August 31)
*4-H age for the current year is determined by the member’s age as of August 31, 2015
- enroll new member youth
- enroll previous member youth
Texas 4-H Mission: prepare youth to me the challenges of childhood, adolescence and adulthood, through a coordinated, long-term, progressive series of educational experiences that enhance life skills and develop social, emotional, physical and Cognitive competencies.
What Is 4-H All About?
4-H is a community of young people across America who are learning leadership, citizenship and life skills. 4-H is about having fun, learning, exploring and discovering. In 4-H, young people make new friends, develop new skills, become leaders and help shape their communities.
More than 65,000 Texas youth are enrolled members of 4-H community clubs in Texas. Another 850,000 Texas youth get involved in 4-H through special educational opportunities at school, in after school programs, or at neighborhood or youth centers. These youth live in cities, suburbs, small towns and rural communities.
4-H gives them a chance to pursue their own interests “ from photography to computers, from building rockets to raising sheep. A list of 4-H projects is available online. They go places such as to camp, to state and national conferences. They learn to be leaders and active citizens.
In 4-H clubs, they serve as officers and learn to conduct meetings, handle club funds, and facilitate group decision-making. In a growing number of communities, 4-H youth serve as youth representatives in municipal or county government or as members of Teen Courts. They give back to their communities. 4-H members get involved in volunteer projects to protect the environment, mentor younger children and help people who are less fortunate.
The History of the 4-H Clover and Emblem
The first 4-H emblem was a three-leaf clover, introduced sometime between 1907 and 1908. The three leaves represented head, heart and hands. In 1911, at a meeting of club leaders in Washington, a fourth leaf representing health was added and the current 4-H four-leaf clover emblem was approved. It is protected by the U.S. Congress.
The 4-H pledge was worded by Otis Hall, Kansas state 4-H leader. It was approved at the first National 4-H Club Camp in 1927 in Washington, D.C. The words “my world” were added to the pledge in 1973. Their addition is the only change ever made to the 4-H pledge.
HEAD stands for clearer thinking and decision-making. Knowledge that is useful throughout life.
HEART stands for greater loyalty, strong personal values, positive self concept, concern for others.
HANDS stands for larger service, workforce preparedness, useful skills, science and technology literacy.
HEALTH stands for better living, healthy lifestyles.
(all text in italics is taken directly from the Texas 4-H and Youth Development website)