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Title: New 4-H Club Leaders Lesson Four

New 4-H Club Leaders Lesson Four
4-H Events Activities 4-H Record Books Parent
Involvement Child Behavior Bill
Heltemes Florida 4-H Volunteer
Recruitment Coordinator
What Id most like to share with children is
What Id most like parents to do is
4-H Curriculum
Events and Activities are a part of the 4-H
Project Curriculum.
4-H events should provide physical, mental,
social and emotional growth experiences for
individual 4-H members.
4-H events are a part of the total learning
experience a youth may have in a 4-H project.
4-H Program Year September 1 through August 31
Juniors ages 8 12 as of September 1
Seniors begins at age 13, 4-Her must not have
passed his/her 19th birthday or graduated from
high school, whichever comes first.
Project a series of learning experiences within
an area of interest.
Large Animal Project beef, dairy, goats,
horse, llama, ostrich, sheep and swine.
4-H Events Activities
September 1 is the cut-off date for 4-H member
participation in all state 4-H events and
County District State National
Must be 8 years of age as of September 1
Competitive events allow youth to Gain
experience and develop skills in gathering,
preparing and presenting educational
information. Enhance decision-making
capabilities. Make public presentations. Learn
standards by which comparisons are made. Develop
good sportsmanship.
Types of Competitive Events
Demonstration or Illustrated Talk a show and
tell presentation using posters, props and other
visual aids.
Speech a talk given without props or visual
Judging Events a specialty activity in which a
team of 4-H members test their knowledge about a
particular project against 4-H teams from other
Exhibits a product resulting from the project
experience(s) that is exhibited or shown, often
at exhibit days, fairs, or other specific
contests like poster art.
County Events Day Demonstrations and speeches
are held in a contest setting for both juniors
and seniors in various categories. Placings are
awarded and recognition is given. Qualifiers for
the District level events are selected at the
County level.
District Events District competition in the
demonstration and speech categories. Entries in
the Photo and Poster contests are also displayed.
Senior qualifiers in these areas will go on to
compete in state level competition, usually
occurring during State 4-H Congress.
State 4-H Congress
Ages 13-18. Held in late July on the campus of
the University of Florida.
Non Competitive
Leadership Tracks
State Council Meetings
Public Speaking
Share the Fun
Social Activities
Fashion Show
Ambassador Training
Auto Driving
Congress Press Corps
Scholarship Interviews
Service Projects
State Council Elections
Consulting Groups
Poster Photo Exhibits
More State Competitive Events
Auto Driving includes a written test, parts id,
vehicle inspection, and driving. Needs valid
Florida license.
Fashion Revue Includes construction and
selection. 5 different categories to choose
from. One senior per category per county in
construction and selection may advance directly
to State Congress.
Horse Bowl team event. Questions on industry,
agriculture, and biological sciences. Ages 14-18.
One team per county.
Share the Fun junior and senior divisions.
Individual, club or group acts. Designed to help
4-Hers discover, develop and share their talents
with others. 2 junior and 2 senior acts from each
county may go to district events.
Photo Exhibit a showcase for 4-Hers
accomplishments. Junior and senior age groups.
One photo per member and four photos per county
may be entered at Congress.
Poster Art junior and senior divisions. 3
entries per county at State Congress.
Dairy Poster Contest junior and senior
divisions. About milk and milk products. One
entry per division per county at State Congress.
Dairy Quiz Bowl similar to horse bowl.
Questions relate to dairy industry, agriculture,
and biological sciences. Junior, intermediate and
senior divisions. Contest is usually held in
early August.
4-H Dog Show junior and senior divisions. Dog
grooming and obedience. Held at the Florida
State Fair in Tampa.
Horse Hippology Contest a blend of horse
judging, horse bowl, demonstrations, public
speaking and showing into one activity. Junior
and senior teams. Held in March in Orange County.
Hog-n-Ham covers pork production, processing
and utilization. Includes raising and processing
of a hog, and giving a demonstration or
illustrated talk.
National Competitive Events
  • National Livestock Poultry Judging
  • National Forestry Judging
  • National Dairy Judging
  • National Land Judging Event
  • National Engineering Event

Non-Competitive State Events
Horsemanship Schools for both adult leaders and
4-H members at least 8 years of age (Sept. 1).
Learn and practice basic fundamentals of
horsemanship. Riding skills, horse health,
nutrition, tack care and selection, safety,
fitting and grooming are covered.
Southeastern Dairy Retreat ages 8-18 and
adults. Rotates between five southern states.
Hands-on training in the many areas of the dairy
Ambassador Program senior members. Held during
State Congress and a weekend in January. Teens
learn a variety of public relations skills. Serve
as State Ambassadors.
Florida 4-H Legislature senior members. A week
long event held in Tallahassee. Learning
laboratory on state government. Held in July.
Summer Residential Camps generally five days in
length and covers a variety of topics. Ages
depend on the county or the camping program being
offered. Camps are offered by individual counties
and by the State Camping Program in specialty
Citizenship Washington Focus ages 15-18. An
educational week in Washington D.C. Members stay
at the National 4-H Center. The program helps
youth learn about, understand and appreciate our
national government.
Marine Institutes 4-H members and adults.
Experience Floridas marine environment through
canoeing, hiking and snorkeling. Other activities
include presentations, campfires, field trips and
recreation. June August.
4-H Volunteer Leader Forums provides a variety
of learning experiences relating to all areas of
4-H volunteer roles. State Forum is held at Camp
Ocala in April. Southern Forum held in Georgia in
October. Learn from other 4-H leaders, from
county, state and national 4-H staff, and from
others well-known in the field of volunteerism
and youth development.
National Events
4-H Dairy Conference a 4 day educational
program held in conjunction with World Dairy
EXPO in Madison, Wisconsin. Late September/early
October. Ages 15-19. Selection through 4-H
Portfolio system.
National 4-H Congress a 4 day educational event
recognizing outstanding 4-H senior members.
Selection is done from the 4-H portfolio and an
interview. Ages 14-18. Held in Atlanta in late
National 4-H Conference a national 4-H program
development meeting held in Washington D.C. at
the National 4-H Center in late March. Ages
14-18. Selection is made through application and
an interview.
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4-H Record Books
4-H record books are part of the 4-H project
They are designed to teach youth to keep accurate
records of their projects.
Records are a tool to make the total project a
learning experience a record allows us to look
at the project in its entirety.
Records help the member to do a self-evaluation.
Records help leaders to know how their members
are progressing.
Records are one of the tools used in the awards
selection process.
Record Book Requirements
A record book refers to a combination of the
record form, the project or 4-H Story, and
project photos.
Each record book is divided into these
sections Project Planning Project
Reporting Citizenship Leadership Project
Story Project photographs
The State 4-H Portfolio
The Portfolio is a summary of the members
accomplishments in their 4-H projects over a
period of time.
The format is that of a job resume and focuses on
reporting accomplishments in relation to
occupational skills. The members past record
books will be useful in completing the Portfolio.
The 4-H Portfolio is used to select state winners
for National Congress and state scholarships.
Record Book Teaching Tips
Include in your club program a plan for record
review and list due dates. Let your members know
their records will be evaluated and when they
need to turn them in to you.
When you distribute the records to your members,
have a discussion about why records are a part of
their 4-H experience and how it will benefit them.
Keep a sample completed record book. This can be
used at training meetings and to show parents who
are helping their children with records.
Have regular record review check records at
meetings throughout the year.
Mention records in some way frequently youth
need reminding. Emphasize importance, be
enthusiastic yet to it casually.
Recognize good jobs of record keeping,
particularly by members making progress, even
though not the best.
Watch for an over-emphasis on records just make
records seem a regular and normal part of 4-H
Help your members understand what a job resume is
and how doing 4-H records can help.
Recruit another leader in your club to serve as
your Record Book Leader. His/her assignment
would be to do all of the above.
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Parents In 4-H
Club Helpers
Who Are They
Parents Are Important People
Parents who know about 4-H and believe in it can
be a great help to 4-H members and leaders. When
parents take an active part, 4-H clubs become
stronger, larger and more active. Also, by
offering opportunities for families to do things
together, 4-H can help develop family unity.
Gain Parents Cooperation
Keep parents informed about the activities of 4-H
and of their child.
Talk to parents whenever you have the opportunity.
Stress to the parents they are important, welcome
and needed at club meetings and events. Invite
Help your parents understand the purposes of 4-H.
Hold meetings when parents can attend. Begin and
stop them on time.
Ask parents for help. Recognize them for what
they do.
How Parents Can Help Their 4-Her
Help parents understand how
to get project materials
to encourage project completion
to get 4-Hers to meetings and activities
to help their 4-Her with their project
Parents Can Strengthen Your 4-H Club
Meeting Place
Parents Assume Leadership Roles
Project Group Leader
Share a Hobby or Skill
Plan Club Tours and Trips
Be a Committee Member
4-H Has Something for Parents
See their children grow
Learn new skills and knowledge
Meet people
Serve the community
Keep Parents Informed
Parents can support your club only when they
understand 4-H and what is expected of them as
Hold special parent programs show
demonstrations, project work and achievements.
Parents are most likely to attend functions if
their child is participating.
Send an invitation from both the 4-Her and the
Have a club newsletter or a telephone tree.
Survey Parent Interest
Find the clues, (interests, talents and skills)
that will make it possible for you to ask them to
perform jobs that interest them and that are
Use a parent interest form.
Ask your members to survey their parents
informally. Have the club prepare a list of
questions to ask their parents.
People dont just volunteer they have to be
asked. When you know that a job needs to be done
and you believe a parent has the skill to perform
the role, youre in an excellent position to get
a yes.
Ask people to do jobs that are meaningful and
If you ask a parent to accept a complex task and
he/she refuses, have another smaller job in mind
that the parent might accept.
Have parents who agree to serve as volunteers
complete the Volunteer Application Form give
these to your 4-H Agent.
Recognize Parents
Praise and thanks
Public recognition
Member thanks
Formula for Success
Inform Parents

Ask Parents

Parent Cooperation
Conduct a Parent Meeting
Upon arrival provide position descriptions,
application forms and leader guides.
Get Acquainted use name tag scramble or
assets bingo.
What is 4-H?
What Do You Want For Your Children?
What Your Children Want
Lets Decide Who Will Do What
Dad, why dont you come to 4-H meetings like some
of the other kids parents? Its fun you know!
Adult Volunteer Leader Self-Improvement Series,
University of Minnesota Cooperative Extension
Managing Behavior
Several factors influence behavior and
recognition of these factors will aid us in our
Peers May Influence Behavior Positively Negat
Children dont misbehave, they behave to get
their needs met.
Thomas Gordon, Parent Effectiveness Training
Common Reasons for Problem Behavior
Dont understand the materials
Dont have limits or clear guidelines
Need Attention
Have not learned how to handle responsibility
Want a role in planning
Activities lack group participation
Fear of failure
Steps for Better Club Functioning
Observe your members during club activities.
Talk to your members and ask them what they like
to do.
Plan activities and projects with your members
Evaluate behavior and your relationship with
your members.
In Working With Youth
Show understanding and warmth
Step in when bounds have been exceeded
Be sincere in your comments and actions
Dont ridicule
Show equal concern for all
Concentrate on individual work
Ignore unwanted behavior unless it violates the
rights of others
Setting the Boundaries
Security of Limits Each individual needs to
have boundaries defined.
Freedom and limits needed vary with each
child. Limits should be few and
enforceable and when the child has the freedom
to make decisions within the boundaries of the
Discipline - Punishment
Discipline should not be confused with punishment.
Learning cannot take place without good
Good discipline is positive, not negative.
It helps the member adjust, instead of punishing
her/him for not having adjusted.
Meaningful discipline turns unacceptable into
acceptable behavior.
Guidelines for Maintaining Discipline
1. Explain the why of the rules.
2. Allow members to select some of their own
discipline measures.
3. Dont make threats. (What do threats imply?)
4. When in error, dont be afraid to apologize.
5. Laugh with, not at your members.
6. Show a sense of humor OFTEN!
7. Dont pretend to know everything.
8. Control voice tone at all times.
9. Positively reinforce wanted behavior ignore
unwanted behavior.
10. If unwanted behavior persists, talk to the
individual in a caring manner.
11. Try giving extra responsibility to those who
repeatedly display unwanted behavior.
12. Dont punish the whole group because of the
misbehavior of one or a few individuals.
13. Focus on the dos instead of the donts.
14. To quiet a group, try a. Talking softly b.
Keeping silent c. Playing a get-quiet game (Tie
a knot in a handkerchief throw it up and have
the group yell when it is in the air. After
three throws, catch them in their silence and
speak softly.
Catching Kids Being Good
Club Meeting Agenda
Call to Order (one tap)
Thought for the Day
Pledges Singing or Recreation Roll
Call one 4-H project you are enrolled in
Reading and Approval of Minutes
Correspondence Treasurers
Report Presentation of Outstanding
Bills Old Business Review How to Make a
Motion Review Club Name
New Business Installation of Club
Officers Parent Meeting Report Program
Committee Report
Adjournment Educational Program
Beat the Agent
Team Contest Score 2 Points for Correct
Answer Lose 1 Point for Incorrect Answer Agent
Scores 1 Point for Incorrect Answers by Both Teams
Round One
1. 4-H events are part of the 4-H ________
A project
A 8-12 as of Sept. 1
2. Junior ages are
3. What are 4 of the 5 levels of 4-H
A club, county, district, state , national
4. Give 3 reasons why we have record books in 4-H.
5. Give 5 roles parents can play in your club.
Round One Bonus Questions
1. _________ is the cut-off date for 4-H events
and activities.
A. Sept. 1
2. In 4-H we have both competitive and
_____________ events.
A. non competitive
3. What is the State 4-H Portfolio?
A. Composed of an application form, resume and
narrative. It is used for determining winners in
many of the state competitive programs. It
provides a summary of the achievements of the 4-H
member over a period of time.
Round Two
1. 4-H events are a part of the total ______
experiences a youth may have in a 4-H project.
A. learning
2. Goat is not considered a large animal project.
A. False
3. How does a speech differ from a demonstration
or illustrated talk?
A. You may not use visual support items, other
than notes, in a speech.
4. Give 3 ways parents can help their kids in
5. Youth ages 5-7 may not compete in 4-H events.
A. True
Round Two Bonus Questions
1. State 4-H Congress is held at Florida State
A. False University of Florida
2. Name at least 3 state 4-H events.
3. Name at least 3 non competitive 4-H events.
Round Three
1. ___________ is the premier state 4-H event.
State Congress
2. What is a judging event?
A. A specialty activity in which a team of 4-H
members test their knowledge about a particular
project against 4-H teams from other counties.
3. Give 4 common reasons for child misbehavior.
4. A 3 letter word used to get parents involved.
A. Ask
5. Give 3 methods for keeping parents informed.
Round Three Bonus Questions
1. Discipline and punishment are basically the
same thing. If yes, how are they the same. If
no, how are they different.
A. No
2. What is the formula for success in getting
parent support?
A. Inform Ask Cooperation
3. It is ok for a 7 year old to enroll in the
horse project as long as they dont ride in 4-H
horse shows.
A. False
Our Next Meeting
Safety Legal Issues in Working With Youth What
Do I Do Next? Graduation - Celebration
Parent Interest Form

__________________ Telephone____________________
_________ Address________________________________
________________________ City____________________
__ Zip______________ Were you in 4-H when you
were a child? ___ yes ___ no

Which of the following subjects interest you?
Check the activities or projects you are willing
to help the youth of our club learn. Add any
other subjects not listed you would help
with. ___ Beginning Sewing
___Gardening ___Camping ___Tailoring ___ Fashion
Modeling ___Dairy Animals ___Backpacking
___Canoeing ___Dog Care ___Dog Training
___Basic Cooking ___Bread Making
___Bicycling ___Horsemanship ___Crafts
___ Needlepoint ___Auto Mechanics
___Art ___Crocheting ___Knitting
___Landscaping ___Wild Flowers
___House Plant Care ___Wildlife
___Goats ___Consumer Shopping
___Electricity ___Forestry
___Hunting Safety ___Entomology
___Performing Arts ___Music
___Clowning ___Shooting Sports
___Career Exploration ___Rocketry
___Model Airplanes ___Home Budgeting
___Photography ___Food Preservation
___Quilting ___Cake Decorating
___Dental Health ___Swine ___Safety
___Poultry ___Small Pets
___Rabbits ___Veterinary Science
___Marine Life ___Flower Gardening
___Computers ___Clothing Selection
___Community Service ___Club Float
___Woodworking ___Public Speaking
___Demonstrations ___Leadership
Development ___Parliamentary Procedure
______Sports (____________________________
_____________________________) ___Other
(_____________________________________) ___Other
(________________________________) ___Other
___Other (___________________________
_____) ___Other (________________________
______) ___Other (__ ________________________
_____) Please check those things
you will be willing to do when your 4-H club
needs them ____1. Lend kitchen, backyard, living
room, garage for an occasional meeting.

____2. Help provide
light refreshments for club meetings.
____3. Help with
clerical work in the club (typing, summarizing
records, publishing a club newsletter etc.)
Drive in a car pool for transportation to and
from 4-H meetings and activities.
____5. Chaperon club activities.
____6. Help
telephone parents for last minute
announcements. ____7.
Encourage my son/daughter/grandchild to start and
complete projects on time.
____8. Take an active interest in him/her and
encourage being proud of his/her own
achievements. ____9.
Help him/her obtain materials or equipment needed
for 4-H projects. ____10.
Attend club meetings and club activities with my
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