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4-H Fun Facts

4-H Fun FactsH's 4-H Clover

Emblem and Name

The 4-H emblem is a green four-leaf clover with the white letter "H" placed parallel to the mid-rib of each leaf. The H's stand for head, heart, hands and health.

The four-leaf clover symbolizes good luck and achievement. The emblem is protected by copyright held by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.


The official 4-H colors are green and white. The white symbolizes purity. The green, nature's most common color, represents life, springtime and youth.


The pledge…
My head to clearer thinking.
My heart to greater loyalty.4-H NC Flag
My hands to larger service, and
My health to better living.
For my club, my community, my country and my world.


The 4-H Motto i the aim of every 4-H member and leader:
To Make the Best Better


The 4-H Slogan reflects the mission of 4-H work:
Learn By Doing

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