Lone Oak 4-H Club Resources

4-H Age Divisions

  • Clover Kids – Grade Levels K-2*
  • Juniors – Grade Levels 3-5
  • Intermediates – Grade Levels 6-8
  • Seniors – Grade Levels 9-12

*Clover Kids are not eligible to participate in all traditional 4-H projects nor any competitions.

4-H Motto: To Make the Best Better.

4-H Pledge:

I pledge....
my Head to clearer thinking,
my Heart to greater loyalty,

my Hands to larger service,
my Health to better living.
For my Club, my community, my country, and my world.

The History of the 4-H Clover and Emblem

The first 4-H emblem was a three-leaf clover, introduced sometime between 1907 and 1908. The three "H’s" represented head, heart and hands. In 1911, at a meeting of club leaders in Washington, a fourth "H" representing health was added and the current 4-H four-leaf clover emblem was approved. It is protected by the U.S. Congress. More information on Clover logo usage is available.

The 4-H pledge was worded by Otis Hall, Kansas state 4-H leader. It was approved at the first National 4-H Club Camp in 1927 in Washington, D.C. The words "my world" were added to the pledge in 1973. Their addition is the only change ever made to the 4-H pledge.

  • HEAD stands for clearer thinking and decision-making. Knowledge that is useful throughout life.
  • HEART stands for greater loyalty, strong personal values, positive self concept, concern for others.
  • HANDS stands for larger service, workforce preparedness, useful skills, science and technology literacy.
  • HEALTH stands for better living, healthy lifestyles.