The 4-H Creed
In the early days of 4-H, in keeping with the times, a creed was developed. Many states were developing creeds or statements of beliefs that guided work. A National creed was developed for members and leaders.
The National 4-H Creed for Members:
I believe in 4-H Club work for the opportunity it will give me to become a useful citizen.
I believe in the training of my HEAD for the power it will give me to think, to plan and to reason.
I believe in the training of my HEART for the nobleness it will give me to become kind, sympathetic and true.
I believe in the training of my HANDS for the ability it will give me to be helpful, useful and skillful.
I believe in the training of my HEALTH for the strength it will give me to enjoy life, to resist disease, and to work efficiently.
I believe in my country, my State, and my community, and in my responsibility for their development.