Burton 4-H is a small club that is located in the San Joaquin Valley of California. We meet the first Monday of every month at the Burton Elementary School cafeteria located in Porterville, California. If you would like more information you can contact a leader here. We are always looking for new members to join our happy club.
Yearly fees are going to be $21 per youth and that covers insurance and registration fees.
Each project has different costs. A rabbit might be a cheaper project than, let’s say a steer. What projects d0 you have in mind?
Burton 4-H has leaders for the following projects:
Art & Crafts, Cake Decorating, Foods & Nutrition, Goats, Photography, Rabbits, Rocketry, Sewing, Sheep, Sign Language, Shooting Sports, Archery, Swine, Veterinary Science, Woodworking, and we offer a mini member project as well.
If your child is interested in a project that what we don’t offer, the child’s parent can become a leader and teach it. We are all volunteers and that is how we (the leaders) got involved.
We teach kids how to speak in public, responsibility, community awareness and record book keeping.
• Primary Members (also called Cloverbuds or Minimembers) – Must be 5 years old or in kindergarten by December 31 of the program year. Primary members cannot enroll in large animal projects. Youth enrolling or turning nine after December 31 must participate as a Primary Member until the end of the program year.
• 4-H Members – Must be 9 years old or in 4th grade by December 31 of the program year and may continue in the program until the end of the calendar year in which they become 19 years of age. Note: Home schooled youth are to enroll based on their chronological age, as of December 31.
Watch the Video 4-H: An Idea is Born (1902)
The 4-H Pledge
“I Pledge my Head to clearer thinking,
my Heart to greater loyalty,
my Hands to larger service,
and my Health to better living,
for my club, my community, my country,
and my world.”
The pledge tells what 4-H is all about. 4-H has as its goal the four-fold development of youth: Head, Heart, Hands and Health. The pledge was adopted by the delegates to the 1927 National 4-H Club Camp in Washington, DC. State club leaders voted for and adopted the pledge for universal use. The phrase “and my world” was added in 1973. The saying of the pledge has prominent place in 4-H activities at regular 4-H meetings, achievement days, and other club events.
4-H empowers youth to reach their full potential, working and learning in partnership with caring adults.
A world in which youth and adults learn, grow and work together as catalysts for positive change.
The 4-H Emblem, Colors, and the four H’s
The original symbol of the Boys and Girls Clubs was a three leaf clover with the words Head, Heart, and Hands. Nebraska clubs used the words as part of their statement of purpose: “to educate the youth of the county, town and city to a knowledge of their dependence upon nature’s resources, and to the value of the fullest development of hand, head and heart….”