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Then, Now, and 4-H Forever

Celebrating 100 Years of 4-H Nova Scotia!

4-H is a hands-on, community-based youth organization.

We are dedicated to developing young Canadians and encouraging them to become responsible members of society. We help our youth “Learn To Do By Doing” in a safe and inclusive environment. We provide opportunities for leadership and life skills development while promoting agriculture awareness.

And it all revolves around fun projects...

4-H projects are all about learning new skills, making things and visiting places with friends.

The projects are divided into 2 categories.
Life Skills and Livestock

Life Skills

Building Blocks

Develop conceptual & technical construction skills

Building Blocks

Cake Decorating

Learn basic and advanced cake decorating techniques.

Cake Decorating

Computer

Discover programming, the parts, and building computers.

Computer

Crafts

Complete articles using different techniques.

Crafts

Exploring 4-H

Are you new to 4-H?

Exploring 4-H

First Aid

Based on St. John Ambulance training guidelines

First Aid

Foods

Learn proper food preparation techniques

Foods

Grade 10 Credit

Personal Development Credit

Grade 10 Credit

Great Outdoors

Learn about trees, plants, hiking, wildlife and more.

Great Outdoors

Heritage

Exploring history, traditions & community

Heritage

Horticulture

Grow, maintain, and harvest your own garden.

Horticulture

Non-Recognized

Create a project from an idea of your own

Non-Recognized

Livestock

Beef

Learn about commercial beef production

Beef

Cavy

Pets offer a great intro to livestock projects.

Cavy

Dairy

Learn to pick a calf, nutrition, grooming, health and more!

Dairy

Dog Obedience

Learn a variety of commands and behaviours.

Dog Obedience

Draft Horse

Learn about raising and showing draft horses

Draft Horse

Goat

All about goat breeds, care, feeding, showmanship, and conformation.

Goat

Horse Basics

Learn about horse breeds, showmanship, general care, grooming, and more

Horse Basics

Light Horse-Western/English

Learn about horse breeds, showmanship, riding, and more!

Light Horse-Western/English

Market Goat

Learn about raising, fitting, showing and selling goats

Market Goat

Market Lamb

Learn about raising, fitting, showing and selling lamb

Market Lamb

Market Steer

Learn about raising, fitting, showing, and selling steer

Market Steer

Market Turkey

Learn about raising, fitting, showing and selling turkey

Market Turkey

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Community Engagement & Communications

  • Effecting positive change in your community and beyond
  • Seeking out ways to lend a hand
  • Stepping up to the plate
  • Exploring issues, finding your voice and speaking up about important matters that affect you and the world around you
  • Acting as a role model for the change you want to see in the world
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Science & Technology

  • Engaging in the science and technology world
  • Exploring ideas you may have brewing
  • Explaining your reasoning using logic and evidence
  • Extending your mind and reaching for the sky!
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The Environment & Healthy Living

  • Learning to be stewards of the environment by developing sustainable solutions
  • Taking care of yourself and others
  • Learning positive ways to stay healthy and active
  • Making informed choices
  • Digging in and getting your hands dirty
  • Learning to listen to your heart
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Sustainable Agriculture & Food Security

  • Appreciating the food we eat and grow
  • Learning about innovative and sustainable farming practices
  • Learning new ways of improving nutrition and food security
  • Exchanging ideas and solutions at home and abroad

Learn about things like...

  • How a club works

  • How projects are done

  • What members do

  • The age you need to be

  • How to register

Learn more

There are many benefits of joining a 4-H program:

Self-confidence, leadership skills, life skills, interview & public speaking skills, and more.

Members can also apply for scholarships, national
4-H awards, travel opportunities, and jobs.

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