Poultry Pack 4-H Club NC State
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What is 4-H?
4-H is our state’s largest positive youth development program, empowering young across North Carolina. 4-H grows confident, capable, and caring kids with the life skills to thrive in today’s world and succeed in their boldest dreams for tomorrow. N.C. Cooperative Extension at NC State University and NC A&T State University conducts the 4-H program. 4-H is the largest youth organization in North Carolina with 20,000 volunteers and has served more than 247,000 youth. 4-H is best identified by its green four-leaf clover with an H on each leaf. The four H’s on the emblem stand for Head, Heart, Hands, and Health. 4-H is the only youth organization based at land-grant universities and provides the first experience many youth have with higher education. Check out the National 4-H Club headquarters fact sheet or our PowerPoint Presentation to learn more.
About Our Club
Poultry Pack 4-H Club Youth Development Opportunities
Each year, youth members will be expected to complete a project. This can include one of the projects incorporated into our designated curriculum, or it can be designed specifically for the student. Opportunities youth can participate in will include the Poultry Judging Team, Avian Bowl Team, and Youth Market Turkey Show. 4-H is devoted to developing a broad spectrum of life skills all surrounded around
Head, Hands, Health, and Heart . 4-H Presentations help devlop many of these through public speaking. 4-H Presentations is a public speaking and presenting competion that is held on a county, district, state, and national level. These competitions are divided into different categories and the participant can choose any they find interests them. The presentations are meant to be 5-12 minutes long and are designed to demonstrate the knowledge and skills the participants possess about the topic they choose.
This competition is meant to teach the fundamentals of communication and public speaking. In our experience, the members enjoy the program as they get to speak to others about something they are knowledgeable and passionate about. It also creates unity among the participants as our club watches other members and encourages one another before and after their presentations.
For more information about the categories and regulation please refer to this page.
Poultry Pack 4-H Club meets the last Friday of every month, unless there is a conflict, from 3:30–5:00 p.m. Location for club meetings may vary, but most often will be located 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). To get to Room 216, use the stairs on either side of the main entrance (silver doors) of Scott Hall that face Hillsborough St. Stay straight at the bottom of the stairs. Use the first stairs on your left (white railings) to come up to 216.
To see the schedule for club meetings and other events, visit the Event Calendar.
September 23, 2022- Located at 224 Marsh Ave. Raleigh, NC
October 17, 2022
November 10, 2022
December 9, 2022
Turkey Talk Thursdays 3:30-4:30 by Zoom (participants will recieve a link via email)
- June 2, 2022
- July 7, 2022
- August 4, 2022
- September 1, 2022
October 5, 2022 – Youth Market Turkey Show Weigh in
- Volunteer Opportunity – 6 p.m.-8 p.m.
October 6, 2022 – Youth Market Turkey Show
Information about Wake County 4-H
The Poultry Pack 4-H Club is housed in Wake County. If you would like to know more about what is available at the county level, please contact Emma James, our 4-H Wake County Youth Coordinator, Please contact us anytime for further help getting your child connected to a club, camp or program. Below is a list of current clubs across the county so please contact a leader for details for their meeting days and times to schedule a visit.
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.
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.
Minutes from Previous Club Meetings
November 22, 2019 cancelled
Pictures from Meetings and Activities
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