From a 4-H Clover Poster to . . .

4-H_StoreFront_LogoFBGL_1919-09_Pg_24For those who shop on the 4-H Mall, you’ll be happy to hear that this 90-year-old 4-H institution has created a “mini-store” called the 4-H StoreFront that now accepts PayPal as well as other major credit cards. The 4-H StoreFront features a small selection of the 4-H Mall product listing, but the list of products available there will continue to grow over the coming months. To visit their new shopping channel, visit

Additionally, the 4-H StoreFront site also allows for the purchase and redemption of gift cards. These gift cards can only be purchased and redeemed on the 4-H StoreFront site. The gift cards are digital and are available in increments of $10, $25, $50, and $100.

The National 4-H Supply Service was launched in 1925 by the National Committee on Boys’ and Girls’ Club Work as a central, non-profit source of supplies, furnishing members and leaders with the pins, labels and stickers they needed to foster a sense of belonging and public awareness of the 4-H movement.

The Supply Service’s very first item was a color poster of the 4-H clover which had gained support through the efforts of Gertrude Warren and other extension leaders as the insignia of boys’ and girls’ club work.

To learn more about the history of this important resource to the 4-H Program; visit

4-H History Preservation Newsletter
May 2015

It feels like the summer season of 4-H has already started and it’s only May!

FilmFest 4-H 2015

The fifth annual national 4-H film festival – FilmFest 4-H – will be held next month in St. Louis. Read some of the topics to be covered by film media professionals as they work with teen film-makers from across the country.

4-H on the Radio

May 1922 saw the beginning of 4-H radio promotion initiated by the National Committee on Boys’ and Girls’ Club Work. From then on, the role of radio in 4-H evolved and expanded in step with changes in the program’s focus and in audience needs and interests.


4-H’ers telling the 4-H Story through media 1940s National 4-H Camp Radio Broadcast


Todays 4-H Videographers

1984 Honorary Chairman

Who was the Honorary Chairman of the Board of National 4-H Council in 1984, and where did that group meet in May of that year? It marks a decades-long tradition about which there’s discussion to renew.

4-H Storefront

The 90-year-old 4-H Supply Service – – unveils a new venture into e-commerce. Do you know a member, alum or leader who deserves a 4-H Gift Card? Here’s the place to get it.

Map Your 4-H History

What if your 4-H Camp was once used as a POW camp in a world war; shouldn’t that important bit of 4-H history be recorded? Having gone live on April 28, the internet-based atlas of 4-H seeks nominations of historically-significant people, places and events to be documented on this interactive site. Get your county or state 4-H history on the map!

History of the 1890 Land Grant Universities

1890 Land Grant Universities have a rich history in 4H youth development. With 2015 being the 125th year of the Morell Act which created the 1890 schools, those institutions are collecting their unique chapters of the National 4-H History story. Here’s how you can help.

If it’s as hot where you are as it is here, pour an icy glass of lemonade, find a hammock and enjoy this issue.