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The 4-H program encourages leadership qualities, develops strong citizens, and opens the door to many career choices.

•Our motto is “Learn to Do by Doing”; members are expected to complete project requirements on their own. Parents, leaders and members are encouraged to coach, or lend a hand if necessary, but members must do their own project work.

•All solely 4-H Nova Scotia events where minors are present will be alcohol free.

•Underage drinking, use of illicit drugs and public intoxication will not be tolerated at 4-H events.

•Please keep cell phone usage to a minimum when at 4-H meetings.

•4-H members, leaders, parents and guardians will conduct themselves in a courteous and respectful manner. They will exhibit good sportsmanship and will be positive role models to others.

•Respect the judges’ opinions and knowledge. Learn from the experience of being judged.

•Abuse by physical and non-physical means, or through communication, real or perceived, is not acceptable behavior. Profane or offensive language will not be tolerated.

•Remember that leaders are volunteers. Please respect the time that they are giving. Always try to thank them.

•Non-observance towards any of these guidelines may result in disciplinary action as determined by the Nova Scotia 4-H Council.