Frequently Asked Questions

What is the emblem of 4-H?

4-h logo green four leaf clover

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

What do the four H's mean?

  • Head
  • Heart
  • Hands
  • Health

What is the 4-H motto?

To make the best better.

What is 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.

Do you have to be a member to be involved in 4-H?

No, there are many different ways that youth and adults can be involved in 4-H. Those that participate in afterschool programs, school enrichment programs, and various other special interest programs typically do not need to become members, though membership is encouraged.

What costs are involved?

There is a $15 state program fee that helps cover costs of materials. Some counties might have an additional program fee. Families will not pay more than $45 in the case of having more than 3 youth enrolled. Families should keep in mind the cost of materials for each project. Some projects, such as arts and crafts, could have very minimal costs and supplies, where projects like beef, and horse and pony can be costly. We suggest you decide as a family what type of project best suits your family's budget.