4-H Meeting Ethics 101

The 4-H year is underway and meetings are happening. What can you do to get the most out of your 4-H meeting?

  1. Be on Time – Meetings are your leaders chance to get information to you, and your chance to get questions answered. Being on time shows respect and good moral character. Being early to help out also is appreciated.
  2. Be Prepared – Did you volunteer to bring or do something at the meeting? Were you asked to bring any items? What about your record book? If an activity is planned, you should be prepared to participate.
  3. Listen Intently – It is always polite to listen to what others have to say. Often times if you listen your questions will be answered.
  4. Help Out – Everyone can use help. You do not have to be an officer to volunteer to help. Ask if help is needed before or after meetings.
  5. Cell Phones – Phones should be on silent and put away. Unless you are using them to calculate your record book or for a specific activity the whole club is doing.
  6. Communication – Communication is key. If you are unable to come to a meeting let your leader know ahead of time. If you have questions, or do not understand something – Ask.

Parents should lead by example. Kids not only look up to their 4-H Leaders, but the watch ALL adults. They learn from the actions of others. Are you leading by example, and setting high standards for our 4-H youth to follow.

Following these simple guidelines will help everyone have a great 2018-2019 4-H year.


Posted: November 6, 2018

Category: 4-H & Youth,
Tags: 4-H Meeting

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