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Delaware 4-H Frequently Asked Questions

What is 4-H?
4-H is for girls and boys who are 5 to 19 years old in the current calendar year. It is open to everyone, regardless of race, religion, color, sex or place of residence.

Who is in charge of Delaware 4-H?
4-H is sponsored in Delaware by the Cooperative Extension Service of the University of Delaware and Delaware State University. Nationally, it is part of the National Institute of Food and Agriculture in the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The people in charge locally are the Extension agents of the Cooperative Extension System.

What do the H’s stand for?
Head, Heart, Hands and Health.

Its the 4-H members 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.

What is the 4-H emblem?
A green four-leaf clover with a white “H” on each clover leaf. The official emblem is copyrighted and may be used only as approved by 4-H.

Why do young people like 4-H?
They have fun with friends at meetings, social activities, tours, camps, and fairs. They learn to do interesting things, such as taking care of growing things like animals and plants, redecorating their rooms, fixing their bikes, taking pictures, practicing cooking and much more. Some help others with 4-H educational programs.

What is the history of 4-H in Delaware?

The first 4-H club in Delaware was organized in 1915. Click here to learn how 4-H in Delaware has changed since then.