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post #11 of 14 Old 01-29-2007, 12:34 PM
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I've been to a couple of horse camps & they were tonnes of fun! But what is 4H

4-H www.4husa.org

Head, Heart, Hands, Health = 4H

4-H is a community of young people across America who are learning leadership, citizenship and life skills.

Usually the kids pick a subject they are very interested in. I.e., horses, pigs, cows, etc., then they get involved with that animal/subject and go to county/state fairs, etc.

For instance, you buy a calf. Do everything involved in taking care of that calf, feeding, care, etc. then you take that calf to a fair and enter it for show. Get ribbons, $$$, trophies, etc.

That is just one example.

When I was in 4H, I was involved in horses, poultry, pigs, and sewing. (sewing = I had to make an outfit, enter it and be judged on the outfit)
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post #12 of 14 Old 01-29-2007, 09:01 PM
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Good explanation mommadog but you forgot to mention that 4-H clubs are sponsored and run by the county extention agents and programs, thus the politics take over. FFA is a School District operated function. Politics just about as bad but not quite.
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post #13 of 14 Old 01-29-2007, 09:17 PM
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Cool thanks, I don't think we have anything like that here!
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post #14 of 14 Old 01-30-2007, 05:22 PM Thread Starter
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4H also has non-animal things to, we do speaches and demos and lots of commutiy projects eg. Clean up the roads
it is very fun
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