That sounds good. What area would this be in?We were looking into starting 4H this fall -- I talked to them several times, and really liked how they are different from the Scouts.
Don't know how this is going to happen this Fall -- we haven't gotten a reply yet from the local chapter.
- Co-ed programs -- this will come very handy in early teenage years
- As much as I understand, Scouts have to knock out activities, get badges, move on; in 4H, they can stay and go into deeper mastery of a subject they like, it's less regimented, more suited for independent-minded kids (although structure could be really useful too -- depends on the parents' philosophy and kids' personality?)
- Related to the point above, if one's kid is a little bit different (sensory, behavior, emotional differences -- what have you) 4H people seem to be much more willing to work with, include, and help those kids.
- Not a difference, but just pointing out: 4H is not only farming/ animals, they do a lot of programming, robotics, art, marksmanship, etc. And yes, animal husbandry is also super fun. (little girls sure have some deep fascination with horses, and are willing to shovel manure for hours, instead of cleaning their rooms )
Thank you for the info! I'll definitely check it out.
Thanks so much!4H is a national program, they have chapters all over, just like the Scouts. Because you were asking about St Mary's, here's the link for your area: