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100 Years of 4-H

Submitted by Tracey Stark
Perth 4-H - acrostic poem written for local fair
(Posted September 15, 2013)

Originated in Roland Manitoba in 1913

Named Boy’s and Girl’s Club

Established by the Ministry of Agriculture


Handed youth purebred poultry eggs, potatoes & seeds

Under supervision of helpful club organizers

New name in 1952 “4-H Canada”

Decided on four leaf clover logo

Represents the 4-H’s in the pledge

Enthusiastic members

Dedicated leaders


Youth teaching youth

Enthusiastic members

A variety of clubs

Reasons given to judges

Several competitions, conferences & camps


One of the largest & longest lasting youth organizations in Canada

Founded in 1915 in Ontario


4-H Motto: Learn to do by Doing

Head, Heart, Health, Hands

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