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4-H Youth Development

4-H is the largest youth development organization in North Carolina, educating hundreds of thousands of young people each year. Extension’s 4-H program is growing the next generation of leaders and equipping youth with the skills to succeed.

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4-H Starter Garden Kit

Come to the N.C. Cooperative Extension, Beaufort County Center to grab a FREE 4-H Starter Garden Kit to kickstart your …

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NED 4-H Teen Retreat

Join Beaufort County 4-H for a fun packed weekend at the NED 4-H Teen Retreat! The NED 4-H Teen Retreat …

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4-H Teen Leadership Program

Want to develop leadership skills in your teenager? Have them be a part of the 4-H Teen Leadership Program! Interest …

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Egg-Cellent Egg Contest 2022

It’s an EGG-CELLENT time to be in 4-H! Entry Guidelines: The Egg-cellent Egg Contest assesses the ability of 4-H members to …

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4-H Cloverbud Reading SPIN Club

Beaufort County 4-H is offering a Special Interest (SPIN) Club for children ages 5-7 starting on February 17 at …

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Basics of 4-HOnline

4-HOnline is where all of the necessary forms and paperwork is kept for children to participate in 4-H events. All …

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Just Grow It!

Just Grow It! is a 9-week youth horticulture program that can be enjoyed by families and youth between the …

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East Qualifying Horse Show 2022

The East Qualifying Horse Show will be held in Williamston on April 30-May1 , 2022. The NC 4-H Horse Program Rules …

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4-H Winter-Themed Activity Kits

Keep your children busy while home for winter break with a 4-H Winter Activity Kit! The kit will include 3 …

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Rent a 4-H Outdoor Activity Kit!

Always wanted to be a scientist but haven’t known where to start? Explore the macro-invertebrates living in a pond or …

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Nature Adventures With NC 4-H Camps!

Nature Adventures is a virtual learning program aligned with NC Standard Course of Study teaching standards provided for FREE …

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4-H Photography Contest

General Information Entries due – June 28 Judging complete – July 30 Winners announced ~ August 31 NC 4-H Photography Contest pictures will …

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