Still A 4-H Girl

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A few weeks ago I was featured by IGrow, the teaching platform of SDSU’s Extension. They wanted to hear about my 4-H background, and I was excited to share! I absolutely love 4-H, so I’ll support them any chance I get.

At Rebekah Scott Designs, one of our top priorities is to always produce high quality products. But I don’t think I emphasize enough that a lot of the inspiration for this comes from 4-H! I was involved from age 9-16, so it definitely made a huge impact on my life. 

4-H taught me a lot of the skills and values that today’s schools and working mothers often don’t pass on. I learned not just how to sew, but how to sew well. Until this day, I still use my 4-H skills at the grocery store! They would assign a fixed budget, and we would learn to meal plan and shop on a budget. It really is a great program!

Another perk is the people you meet. I grew up “West River,” in Phillip, SD. When we moved “East River” it was great because I already knew a lot of kids through 4-H and church camps. 

The main sections I was involved in were baking and horticulture, visual arts, and sewing and fashion review. We also did judging school, so we helped critique other students on their work. 4-H emphasizes high quality for all life skills, so I can’t recommend or promote it enough. Ivy will for sure be joining!

To close, here is the 4-H the pledge — note the four H’s. :)

I pledge my head to clearer thinking,

My heart to greater loyalty,

My hands to larger service,

and my health to better living,

for my club, my community, my country, and my world.