Elgin 4-H

Everywhere in the world, 4-H is based on a “Learn To Do By Doing” philosophy. At its core, 4-H is a grassrootsnew-4-h-logo organization of leaders building leaders.

The four H’s stand for head, heart, hands and health. In Ontario, 4-H members aged 9–21 come together with volunteer leaders to create a 4-H club, where members learn about a selected topic through hands-on activities and mentorship.

4-H emphasizes the importance of looking at the big picture; encouraging youth to see beyond themselves and focus on how their actions affect their relationships, their community, the environment and society as a whole.

– Source: 4-Hontario.ca

For Information about 4-H Clubs in Elgin, contact:
Diane Catt, membership Coordinator for Elgin  519-765-1154

 Elgin 4-H Battery collection

Elgin 4-H is now collecting household batteries with the assistance of the Mutual Insurance office in Elgin.  Please take your batteries to West Elgin Mutual Insurance offices in Dutton, Rodney, Shedden or Aylmer, or Yarmouth Mutual Insurance, Talbot Street East, St. Thomas, or Westminster Mutual Insurance on Belmont Road, Belmont.
You may take car/truck or tractor batteries to the Elgin Federation of Agriculture Waste Oil Collection Day at Underhill Farm Supply on Calton Rd, July 16 8 a.m. to 12 noon.
Proceeds from the batteries will help fund Elgin 4-H activities.


Go For The Gold

Go For The Gold competition will be held July 20th, 7 p.m. at the Keystone Complex in Shedden. You can form your own team, or the teams will be created the night of the competition.  Hope you will come and show your competitive spirit.


4-H Members who have successfully completed grade 12 or the first year of university or college and will be attending university or college this fall are eligible to apply.

The due date has been extended until August 1, 2017

To obtain application forms email Luella Monteith at


Elgin 4-H Newsletters


4-H newsletter_Jan2017



Upcoming Events

  1. Farm Tour: Native Pollinator Habitat on Farms

    August 9 @ 7:30 AM - 10:00 AM
  2. Elgin Holsteins Show

    August 11 @ 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  3. Elgin County 4-H Dairy Show

    August 12 @ 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Photo Gallery

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