Learn to Do By Doing

Building Confidence. Having Fun. Learning to Lead.

4-H Leads the Way in 2020

Become a Member

Being a 4-H member opens up a world of opportunity to learn, gain skills, and be part of the community. 4-H builds confidence and helps youth become strong future leaders!

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Lead by Example

4-H volunteers are the heart of our organization! Share your experience and knowledge with our youth and help build our amazing young future leaders!

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Support Our Youth

We rely on sponsors and donors to support the overall goals of 4-H Nova Scotia. Learn more about how you can get involved with the organization.

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We help our youth “Learn To Do By Doing” in a safe, inclusive and fun environment, providing opportunities for leadership and life skills development, while promoting agriculture awareness. 4-H is a nation-wide, family-oriented, community-based, youth organization dedicated to the development of young Canadians, encouraging them to become responsible members of society.


Community Engagement and Communications, Science and Technology, The Environment and Healthy Living, and Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security are the 4-H Pillars. Learn more about each pillar.

Opportunities & Events

Being part of 4-H offers amazing opportunities locally, provincially, and nationally! Take a look at our list of events, conferences, learning opportunities, scholarships, camp, travel and so much more!

Grade 10 Credit

Please see the Grade 10 Credit Project page.

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Atlantic Members Conference

The Atlantic Members Conference is organized each year by the Atlantic 4-H Committee with members and leaders attending from Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland, New Brunswick and New Brunswick Francophone. 4-H members participate in team building exercises, local tours, healthy living and life skills workshops and other local educational…

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4-H Weekend

4-H Weekend is a great opportunity for families to socialize and participate in a variety of communication events, as well as woodsmen, and 4-H weekend challenge.   The following events take place: Demonstrations Competition Public Speaking Competition Woodsmen Competition 4-H Ambassador Competition Poster Contest Awards Night (Travel Awards) Friends of…

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Award Trips

National Award Trips are a highlight for many 4-H members and leaders, providing an opportunity to create new friendships and learn more about the 4-H program. 4-H Canada National Award Trips (Members) National Award Opportunities National Award Application Form – closed for 2020 4-H Canada Leadership Summit (Leaders) Leader Award…

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Annual General Meeting (AGM)

The 4-H Nova Scotia Annual General Meeting will be held virtually on Friday, November 20, 2020. Details to follow.   Please click here for 2019 Resolutions.   There were four groups of people who attended the 2019 4-H Nova Scotia AGM and all had an important role to play in determining…

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Provincial Show

4-H Nova Scotia Provincial Show is held the last weekend in September/ first weekend in October and is in a different location each year. Top projects from each county compete at the show. Of course, you don’t have to have a project entered to go, there is no cost and…

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First Aid Course

You can book your St. John’s Ambulance First Aid session with 4-H Nova Scotia. Before you do, please review the information document and then complete the form. Both are listed below. Looking for the First Aid project?

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Kevin Grant Tour

Kevin Grant began 4-H with the Hardwood Lands 4-H Club in Hants County in 1966. He was a dedicated 4Her, participating in club, county and provincial activities. He made many good friends from across Nova Scotia, and the 4-H program helped him develop skills that would help him later in…

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There are several scholarships available through 4-H. Please refer to the documents below for more information. Notice : All 4-H Members Eligible for the George Mac Neil Scholarships The committee is aware that some members may have a challenge in obtaining transcripts. As such, it was decided to remove this…

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Leadership Development Scholarships

4-H Nova Scotia is pleased to partner with Kubota to offer Leadership Development Scholarships 4-H members in each county have an opportunity to win a scholarship to cover registration fees to attend a leadership development conference. Scholarships will be selected as part of 4-H Nova Scotia Award Opportunities but are…

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Youth Advisory Committee (YAC)

The 4-H Canada Youth Advisory Committee (YAC), is the national youth voice for 4-H Canada. YAC provides leadership opportunities for outstanding young people from across the country who have been involved in 4-H and want to continue to play a role and contribute to the 4-H movement in Canada. A…

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Camp Rankin

4-H Camp Rankin Camps Camp Rankin week-long camps are a co-ed residential camp for 4-H members, and friends, ages 9 to 15. Broken into five one-week camps (ie. 3 one-week camps ages 9 – 12 and 2 week-long camp ages 13 – 15), the camp week begins on Sunday afternoon…

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