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Poultry Pack 4-H Club

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We continue to work with local and state health officials, as well as NC State and N.C. A&T State Universities, to monitor the evolving coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. We sincerely appreciate your patience and understanding, and will provide additional information as it becomes available.
Please know that these changes are intended to protect the health and safety of our community while striving to provide the resources and services you need. We will continue to closely monitor the situation and act consistent with local, state and national recommendations.
Additional resources can be found at the links below:

We thank you for your patience and understanding at this time, and we are committed to continue serving and growing our community. Together we will see it through, one day at a time.

Poultry Pack 4-H Club meets the last Friday of every month, unless there is a conflict, from 3:30–5:00 p.m. We are currently transitioning back to in-person by meeting at Pullen Park. We will eventually return to meeting at the Poultry Teaching Unit (PTU) at 3841 Inwood Road, Raleigh, NC  27603 or at NC State University in Scott Hall, Room 216 (2711 Founders Drive, Raleigh, NC 27695).

2021 Meetings

Jan 29 (virtual)
Feb 26 (virtual)
Mar 26 (virtual)
Apr 23 (Pullen)
May 28 (Pullen)
Jun (no meeting – summer activities)
Jul (no meeting – summer activities:  4-H Avian Bowl, 4-H Poultry Judging)
Aug 27 (Pullen)

Sep 24 (Pullen) 

Oct 29 (PTU)

Nov19 (Moved for Thanksgiving)

Dec 17 (Holiday – location TBD) 

Latest Permissions for Club Activities from 4-H

May 25th, 2021 

 Dear 4-H Club Leaders,  

First, thank you all for your patience as we have worked through re-opening procedures for our 4-H program, including 4-H clubs. I know that you are excited to be able to meet in person with your clubs again soon and am sharing this update so that you’ll know what’s required in order to do so.  

 NCSU Requirements for In-Person 4-H Club Meetings 

·       Face masks are not required for outdoor activities unless it is a crowded, dense setting;   Face masks are required for indoor activities unless you have an approved exemption from NCSU (please email for waiver process);  There is no requirement for six feet of distance between participants except when eating, when six feet of distance is required;  Clubs may meet in private residences as long as appropriate cleaning measures are in place;  Clubs may meet in parks, public buildings, barns, etc. as long as CDC protocols are followed for cleaning the spaces before and after meetings. If you would like to meet at our 4-H office, please let us know;  All in-person meetings must be approved by our County Extension Director, Katherine Williams. 

 Preparing to Return to In-Person Meetings 

·       Email with your meeting location. She will secure approval from our County Extension Director to approve the meeting and will let you know when it is approved (we will aim for the speediest approvals possible!);  Make sure that all club members are registered in 4-H Online 2.0;  Post a sign reminding people to wear a mask, wash hands, and wait six feet apart where possible;  Have a copy of the screening questions so that you can ask youth and adult participants these as they enter the meeting;  Be sure to take attendance and keep a record of who attended;  If anyone in the group tests positive within seven days of the meeting, please let Esmeralda know ( you have questions about any of these procedures, please let our office know. We are so grateful for the work that you do with our 4-H’ers and we hope that you are as excited as we are about a return to our “new normal” and face-to-face programs.  

Sincerely,  Heather Schaffer,  

4-H Program Manager  Wake County Extension

About the club

Poultry Pack 4-H Club is your Wake County 4-H club with an emphasis on poultry-related activities and projects. The goal of this club is to introduce youth to poultry science and give them hands-on opportunities with poultry from embryology stages to adult birds while incorporating the life skills such as leadership and citizenship which are fundamental to the 4-H model. Youth will learn how a 4-H club meeting, complete with officers and parliamentary procedure, will operate. Since the Poultry Pack 4-H Club is housed on campus, members will also have the opportunity to become acquainted with the inner workings of NC State University.

Club information

Each year, each youth will be expected to complete a project. This can include one of the projects that will be incorporated into our designated curriculum or it can be designed specifically for the student. Activities we will have the opportunity to participate in will include the Poultry Judging Team, Avian Bowl Team and Youth Market Turkey Show.


Mary Fosnaught

Heather Virdy

portrait of Mary Fosnaught

Dr. Mary Fosnaught


Poultry Pack Minutes – December 20, 2019

November 22, 2019 cancelled

October 25, 2019 minutes 

March 29, 2019 minutes

February 22, 2019 minutes

January 25, 2019 minutes


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March meeting

children with laptops seated around a table

March meeting


Wake County Presentations will be online April, 2021.

Registration for DAD must be completed by May 24, 2021.
Learn more about 4-H Presentations.


Poultry Teaching Unit (PTU)
3841 Inwood Road, Raleigh, NC  27603


Scott Hall, Rm. 216 (changed to Vet School for Aug. 30th & Sept. 27, 2019)
NC State University

216 Scott Hall is behind the main entrance. Use the stairs on either side of the main entrance (silver doors). Stay straight at the bottom of the stairs. Use the first stairs on your left (white railings) to come up to 216.

Front entrace of Scott Hall at NC State

Front entrance of Scott Hall, facing onto Hillsborough Street


For drop-off arrangements, contact Mary Fosnaught.

Temporary parking option (SECU)

To drop off and pick up, you can temporarily park in the State Employees Credit Union (SECU) lot at 2802 Hillsborough Street, Raleigh, NC 27607.

State Educators Credit Union Google Street view image

Front of SECU, facing onto Hillsborough Street (Brooks roundabout)



Chicken BBQ 4-H Score Sheet

Turkey BBQ 4-H Score Sheet

Egg 4-H Score Sheet

Presentation Evaluation Rubric

About 4-H

4-H, the nation’s largest youth development organization, grows confident young people who are empowered for life today and prepared for career tomorrow. 4-H programs empower nearly six million young people across the U.S. through experiences that develop critical life skills. 4-H is the youth development program of our nation’s Cooperative Extension System and USDA and serves every county and parish in the U.S. through a network of 110 public universities and more than 3000 local Extension offices. Globally, 4-H collaborates with independent programs to empower one million youth in 50 countries. The research-backed 4-H experience grows young people who are four times more likely to contribute to their communities; two times more likely to make healthier choices; two times more likely to be civically active; and two times more likely to participate in STEM programs.

Learn more about 4‑H at, find us on Facebook at‑H and follow us on Twitter at

4-H Mission

The mission of 4-H is to assist youth, and adults working with those youth, to gain additional knowledge, life skills and attitudes that will further their development as self-directing, contributing and productive members of society.

4-H Motto and Pledge

The 4-H motto: “To Make the Best Better.”

The 4-H Club 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.”

When reciting the pledge, members raise their right hand to their forehead when they say, “my head to clearer thinking.” They lower their hand to their hearts as they say, “my heart to greater loyalty.” At the line, “my hands to larger service,” they extend their hands in front of them, palms upward. At the last line, they stand at attention with their hands at their sides.

4-H Symbol

The 4-H emblem is federally protected under Section 18 U.S. Code 707 and belongs to the Congress of the United States. The official emblem is green with white H’s, the 4-H colors. The white symbolizes purity. The green represents nature’s most common color and is emblematic of youth, life and growth.

Official emblems can be downloaded from National 4-H Headquarters. You must have authorization from your local 4-H program to use these graphics.

4-H Forms

Get more information about 4-H forms, guidelines and procedures.

4-H Club Information

4-H Clubs 101 (PowerPoint presentation)

What is a 4-H Club?

4-H Information

More information about North Carolina 4-H Programming

More information about Wake County 4-H Programming

Volunteer Code of Ethics

4-H Code of Conduct

Become a 4-H member

To become a member, you will need to fill out an online registration form.

Become a member of 4-H

For additional information contact

Dr. Mary Fosnaught
4-H & Youth Development Extension Associate
NC State Extension
Prestage Department of Poultry Science
Raleigh, NC 27695-7608

Phone: +1 919.515.5529