Community service is a part of 4-H. A club may choose just about any community service project. In doing so, members make a difference, develop new skills, have fun working together, feel good about themselves and may even explore career paths.
Hunter Seat Pleasure, English over Fences, Western Trail and Australian Stock Seat. These are some of the classes listed in the Pike County 4-H Horse Show manual. This is no ordinary show; it is a Model Horse Show and competitors know what it takes to get in the ribbons.
The 4-H Young Scientists met in Dingman Park, Milford PA for some hands-on fun and scientific activities. They created fossils, made Mysterious Mud, then made ice cream and finished the day with lots of bubbles.
Participants learned the stages of the equine digestive system through this fun, interactive presentation.
4-H members learned about water quality and how it affects the life of insects and other organisms in the stream.
Members of the 4-H Museum Muse Club, Ronald Syme, Andre Phillips, Andrew Phillips and leader, Roxanne Scott, put the finishing touches on The Kids Guide to The Columns Museum.
The Pike County 4-H art club, called Palette of Fun, chose Project Linus as their service project.
So many things! It's fun to learn new skills with others, and the Knitting Kids have learned all sorts of things in such a short time!
The Columns Museum in Milford was home to the Pike County 4-H club known as "Museum Muse." The club was a big hit for the children and leaders alike.
Recently Penn State Extension in Pike County took part in the Earth Day Festival at the PPL Wallenpaupack Environmental Learning Center in Hawley, PA. Local organizations participated with a common thread of valuing and protecting the environment.
We had a great group of 4-H Leaders attend the Lunch and Learn meeting this month. We conducted a mock meeting, discussed the VIP fact sheets and played some games. Thanks so much for coming out--you are the Best!
Horsemanship Skills stresses safety and education, not competition, and recognizes individual accomplishments. Every registered 4-H horse club youth may participate. Horse ownership is not required.
Calling all fashionistas -- make your own knitted fashion accessories, gifts and more. No experience needed.
When your child joins the Columns Museum 4-H club, they will investigate anything and everything the Columns Museum has to offer.
The Pike County 4-H program is looking for leaders to share their expertise and love of knitting and crocheting. The 4-H motto, 'Learn by Doing', is a perfect fit for this textile project.
4H youth make healthy life-choices. Young people in 4H are 3.4 times more likely to delay sex, have significantly lower drug, alcohol and cigarette use than their peers and are 2.3 times more likely to be physically active.
4-H plays a key role in positive youth development. An in-depth University study compared youth involved in 4-H with other youth. The study discovered that young people involved in 4-H have higher educational achievement and motivation for future education and are more civically active, making more contributions to their communities.
The 4-H banner hangs above the front door at the Pike County Administration building to honor National 4-H Week, celebrated annually to recognize the valuable role 4-H plays in shaping today's youth into tomorrow's leaders.
Members of the Palette of Fun 4-H Club prepare for the Delaware Township Harvest Festival recently held at Akenac Park.
Did you ever wonder what it would be like to live in the olden days, when horses and wagons ruled the roads? What did young people do for fun in your grandparents' time? How was life different from today?