Monthly Archives: October 2017

4-H Grows #3: Councils

4-H Grows #3:  Councils Florida 4-H Standards and Expectations says that each county should have a County 4-H Council and participate in District Council.  Beyond the fact that it is expected, it’s important as a youth development tool, and for … Continue reading

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What to Do When Your 4-H Club Isn’t Picture Perfect

Originally posted on Looking FOURward:
Ahhh…the perfect 4-H club meeting.  Everyone shows up on-time, parents are willing to lend a helping hand, educational program is exciting and the membership is engaged and enthusiastic!  Sometimes, this is indeed the case!  And…

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#4HGrows #2: Quality Club Programs

The 4-H club is the foundation of the 4-H experience.  For many, their first exposure to 4-H is through a club meeting.  If that 4-H club meeting is not of high quality, that first exposure may likely be their last … Continue reading

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#4HGrows: But Can You?

More than once I’ve heard, “In 4-H we are concerned with the quality of our programs, not the quantity.”  Every time I heard this it both shocks and scares me.  YES, I believe in quality programs.  YES, I believe that … Continue reading

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Delegation, But HOW?

Originally posted on Looking FOURward:
You can’t do it all.  And to try means that you are inhibiting the potential growth of your 4-H club.  If a club or program can never expand beyond what you yourself can do, that…

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Delegation: HELP, I Need Somebody…

Originally posted on Looking FOURward:
“Delegation:  An act that gives the comforting illusion that something is being taken care of, until you have time to deal with it yourself.” — Don Aslett OUCH! Yesterday on the blog we discussed involving…

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Taking Care of Business #9: Recreation

Originally posted on Looking FOURward:
If the educational program is the meat of a program, then recreation is the dessert.  Recreation builds a sense of community, belonging, and trust among 4-H club members. Some tips for leading recreation: Choose a…

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