4-H Handbook

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New Family Resources

Dear New 4-H Family,

Welcome to the Hendricks County 4-H Program! We are excited to have you join us! We encourage you to peruse the related files below to download good resources to assist you in this transition. Such resources include:

  • Hendricks County 4-H Family Guide: This guide will give you some basics of 4-H, what to expect from our program, and a quick glossary of terms in case you hear or see something you are not familiar with.
  • What is 4-H?: This handout will give you an overview of the 4-H program.
  • 4-H Meeting: Learn about club meetings - what they will typically look like, what their purpose is, etc. 
  • Pledges: Each meeting and 4-H event is started with the Pledge of Allegiance and the 4-H Pledge.
  • Handouts for Parents/Guardians: Learn what is expected of you as a 4-H parent. Review some "do's and don'ts" when it comes to helping your 4-Her. We want you to be involved with the 4-H program, but would remind you that it is a program for the youth!
  • Clover Connection: Our Clover Connection is our monthly newsletter that is sent close to the first of the month. You will be able to access it from your 4-HOnline account and our website. You can view current and past Clover Connection newsletters here
  • White Achievement Card: This is like your "permanent record" for 4-H. Be sure to update this yearly to be eligible for awards and scholarships!
  • Invitation to New Family Orientation: Join us for a deeper discussion of what it means to be a 4-H family, how you can get involved, and answer any questions you may have! Date TBD. 
  • Project Description: Quick overview of the projects we offer here in Hendricks County.
  • Club List: See just how many clubs we have in Hendricks County. (COMING SOON)
  • Project Manuals: See what books/record sheet go with each project you decide to take. These are available for purchase at our office, and prices range from $1-$10. 

Additional resources can be found on our county's 4-H page and Indiana's 4-H page

If you have yet to enroll in 4-H, you can do so here

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Hendricks County Extension Office at 317-745-9260. 

 

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Mini 4-H

We welcome you and your child to the Mini 4-H program. Mini 4-H is for boys and girls who are in either first or second grade during the current 4-H year. Mini 4-H is designed to supplement and introduce both first and second graders to the Hendricks County 4-H program.

As a Mini 4-H parent, your job is to guide your child through the activities. It is suggested that you do not complete the activities for them. Instead, help them, guide them, work with them, and let them do all that they possibly can. Learning by doing is the best educational tool that we can provide for our youth.

Additionally, the Mini 4-H program is set up to allow your child to exhibit a project at the 4-H Fair. This project is based on information within this manual. The 4-H Fair is an exciting time for 4-H members and families. It is a week that allows community youth to showcase their talents, interests and enthusiasm for learning.

Mini 4-H is fun! Your child will certainly enjoy it. You can have fun too, by guiding and helping as your child participates in the program. Encourage and praise your child as he/she has fun learning and sharing with you.

Enroll Here!. When choosing a club to join, make sure to select the Hendricks County Mini 4-H Club. If you have any questions, please contact the Hendricks County Extension Office at (317) 745-9260.

Arts and Crafts

Bugs

Collections

Cookie Decorating

Dinosaur

Showing Livestock

Farm Animals

Foods

Gardening

Models

Nature, Plant, and Trees

Oceans

Pets

Sewing

Sun, Stars, Space

Wildlife

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