Code of Conduct

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 behaviour. 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.