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Handbooks, Policy & Guidelines

4-H Club Handbooks

Parliamentary Procedure Guide for Clubs

Sample Annual Plan for a 4-H Club

Youth Development and Curriculum Information

Working With Youth Fact Sheet

4-H Curriculum - A sample listing.  For a complete list of 4-H curriculum, visit the National 4-H Curriculum webpage.

4-H curriculum can be checked out from your local 4-H office, availability varies by office.  National 4-H curriculum is revised and expanded on a regular basis.  4-H curricula has passed a rigorous 4-H national jurying process.  The subject areas are full of expert research based content presented in an age-appropriate, hands-on manner.  Most importantly, they are easy to use and fun for the participants!

General Policy and Guidelines

Massachusetts 4-H Club Charter

UMass 4-H Program General Policy 2023

Massachusetts 4-H Cloverbud Guidelines

Massachusetts 4-H Parent/Adult Behavior Guidelines

Guidelines for Use of the 4-H Name and Emblem Name and Emblem Short Version

4-H Fundraising Guidelines

Massachusetts 4-H Clothing and Textiles Program Guidelines

4-H Animal Event Policy

General 4-H Event Policy

Animal Safety Guidelines for Fairs and Shows

Massachusetts Fair and Animal Show Safety Guidelines

Leaders' Guide on Animal Welfare for Fairs, Exhibitions and Shows

Food Safety Information

Minimum Requirements for a Temporary Food Booth

Guidelines for Bake Sales

MA Minimum Sanitation Standards