4-H is a national organization that helps young people
develop knowledge and skills become productive citizens.
It also helps them be more capable to meet the diversities
and challenges of today's society. 4-H allows youth
and adults to work together to design programs that
will teach skills for living. 4-H upholds the theme
of "learning by doing." 4-H reaches people
in their own neighborhoods with delivery methods suitable
to their needs. 4-H also helps provide a stronger bond
between family members.
University of Illinois Extension 4-H Youth Program is
a voluntary, nonformal, educational program offered
to all boys and girls regardless of race, color, national
origin, place of residence, or handicap. The Illinois
4-H program is conducted by the College of Agricultural,
Consumer and Environmental Sciences, University of Illinois
at Urbana-Champaign, and the Extension Service, U.S.
Department of Agriculture. County and regional 4-H programs
are directed by professional Extension staff who train
and support the volunteers who work with 4-H members.
people in 4-H learn about citizenship, leadership, cooking,
arts and crafts, mechanics, horticulture, agriculture,
and other subjects. To teach young people about these
subjects, the 4-H educational program uses the learn-by-doing
method of instruction. The 4-H project, that each member
selects according to interest and ability, is the program's
cornerstone. A 4-H project is a practical, but challenging,
planned course of activity centered around a specific
subject. Projects involve setting goals and evaluating
progress, and the skills and knowledge learned help
members become more productive individuals and citizens.
members participate in regular meetings with their local
clubs. The individual members of 4-H clubs also complete
projects on a variety of topics. Most of the 4-H clubs
take part in annual fairs for each year. Because of
the educational concepts and methods developed by pioneers,
the 4-H program has stood the test of time. 4-H continues
to grow in Illinois, expanding into villages, towns,
cities, and suburbs. The Illinois 4-H program now reaches
over 150,000 boys and girls, with about 30,000 adult
volunteers helping over 4,000 clubs and groups.
Article taken from University
of Illinois Extension
is an international, Bible-centered children's and youth
ministry providing local churches with weekly clubs,
programs and training for students in preschool through
high school. Our goal is to equip churches to reach
kids, and their families, with the gospel of Christ
and train them to serve Him. (Learn about the prayer,
vision, mission and values of Awana.)
acronym Awana comes from the first letters of Approved
Workmen Are Not Ashamed as taken from
2 Timothy 2:15.
Awana began in 1950 as a youth program at the North
Side Gospel Center in Chicago, Illinois. Lance Latham,
the church pastor, worked with Art Rorheim to develop
a program that would appeal to young people, reach
them with the gospel and train them in the Lord’s
work. Other churches heard about the success of the
Awana program and asked if they could use it. By 1960,
Awana had registered 900 churches to start Awana.
more than 12,000 U.S. churches run Awana with programs
in all 50 states. Awana can also be found in over
3,900 churches in 109 other countries and six continents.
Jack Eggar is our President/CEO. Art Rorheim serves
as our co-founder.
missionaries and ministry teams will assist you in
establishing Awana as a vital part of your local church's
outreach, discipleship and volunteer training. Find
your area missionary and contact him today, or learn
more about what we believe as a Bible-teaching ministry.
Or register to start Awana online. If you're interested
in working for Awana, check out our current job openings.
If you're looking for an Awana program in your area,
use our club finder to locate local churches with
taken from www.awana.org
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of Boy Scouts of America
Boy Scouts of America was incorporated to provide a
program for community organizations that offers effective
character, citizenship, and personal fitness training
the BSA endeavors to develop American citizens who are
physically, mentally, and emotionally fit; have a high
degree of self-reliance as evidenced in such qualities
as initiative, courage, and resourcefulness; have personal
values based on religious concepts; have the desire
and skills to help others; understand the principles
of the American social, economic, and governmental systems;
are knowledgeable about and take pride in their American
heritage and understand our nation's role in the world;
have a keen respect for the basic rights of all people;
and are prepared to participate in and give leadership
to American society.
Article taken from www.scouting.org
Girl Scouts of the USA
Girl Scouts of the USA is the world’s preeminent
organization dedicated solely to girls—all girls—where,
in an accepting and nurturing environment, girls build
character and skills for success in the real world.
In partnership with committed adult volunteers, girls
develop qualities that will serve them all their lives,
like leadership, strong values, social conscience, and
conviction about their own potential and self-worth.
in 1912 by Juliette Gordon Low, Girl Scouts' membership
has grown from 18 members in Savannah, Georgia, to 3.6
million members throughout the United States, including
U.S. territories, and in more than 90 countries through
USA Girl Scouts Overseas.
Missionettes Girls Clubs is a program for winning girls
to Jesus Christ through love and acceptance. Missionettes
provides an environment of support and accountability
while helping girls to develop their gifts and abilities.
In addition, girls build lifelong relationships with
mentors who encourage girls to be spiritual leaders.
Article taken from www.missionettes.ag.org
is Royal Rangers?
Royal Rangers is a ministry that reaches across the
United States and in over 65 nations around the world.
It motivates boys spiritually through Bible study and
memorization, devotionals, and Christian role models.
Boys are strengthened mentally by an advanced awards-based
weekly program. Further, the boys increase their physical
prowess by participation in age-specific activities
and recreation. Finally, they are introduced to church,
community, and nature-related activities to develop
their social skills and awareness.
leaders, called commanders, provide boys the necessary
direction during a weekly outpost meeting. The meetings
are designed to develop the total boy for Christ and
offer love and understanding between the boy and a godly
Life of a Royal Ranger includes great outdoor adventures
through camping, water activities, hiking, rappelling,
and mountain climbing, as well as challenging indoor
adventures. There will be opportunities year-round to
attend tremendous camping events at the outpost, district,
or national levels.
experience as a Royal Ranger will be one of growth.
He will grow in four ways. Through proper exercise and
diet, his body will develop physically. Through prayer,
Bible study, and witnessing, he will grow spiritually.
By studying and reading, his mind will grow mentally.
And by learning how to treat others, he will develop
Rangers ministers to boys in the United States and in
over 65 countries through Bible study and memorization,
devotionals, outdoor and camping activities, and Christian
role models. Boys are strengthened
by a merit-based advancement program
Physically by participation in age-specific activities
and recreation, and
Socially through church and community service activities.
Spiritually through Bible study and devotions.
Dedicated leaders provide direction during weekly outpost
meetings in the local church, which are designed to
develop the total boy for Christ.
outpost has four age groups to allow boys to advance
with their peers at an appropriate pace.
Kids (Kindergarten, first grade, and second
grade), includes a challenging and fun advancement system
encouraging boys through indoor and outdoor activities
and games. The weekly lessons and objectives help to
reinforce godly principles in their daily lives, and
they will have opportunities to achieve many advancement
awards that can be placed on an awards vest and worn
each week as part of the official Royal Rangers uniform.
The Discovery Rangers program
(Third, fourth, and fifth grade), features an exciting
premier advancement system. In this system boys will
learn through camping and non-camping activities. An
emphasis is placed on learning at their own pace in
a merit-based curriculum.
(Sixth, seventh, and eighth grade), participate in more
challenging camping and outdoor activities while emphasizing
skill development, advanced camping, Junior Leadership
Training, Frontiersmen Camping Fellowship (FCF), and
Bronze, Silver, and Gold medals with national recognition.
(Ninth through twelfth grade) is considered a high action-packed
adventure trail in which the boy is further challenged
by advanced camping, camp craft skills, and ministry
opportunities. These activities offer boys in this age
group ways to become more self-reliant and develop confidence
and a greater appreciation of God. Several advancement
programs are available including Air Rangers, Sea Rangers,
Trail Rangers, Junior Chaplaincy, High Action Rangers,
Junior Leadership Academy opportunities and more. Boys
will be challenged to serve through Home Missions, Foreign
Missions, Youth Ministry, and Men’s Ministry.
The weekly planning guides encourage the boys to learn
and stay on course for the Gold Medal of Achievement—the
highest award a boy can earn, which is the equivalent
of the Boy Scouts Eagle Scout Award.
The mission of Royal Rangers is to reach, teach, and
keep boys for Christ! The purpose of the Royal Rangers
ministry is to evangelize boys for Christ, develop the
total boy for Christ (spiritually, physically, mentally
and socially), and keep boys in our churches.
Our aim and goals for Royal Rangers are to instruct,
challenge and inspire our boys in the areas of Bible
doctrine, Christian service, moral conduct, and basic
beliefs of our church through interesting activities
that boys enjoy.
information about sea scouts
the link below. Sea scouts is
division of boy scouts.
Venturing is a youth development
program of the Boy Scouts of America for young men and
women who are 14 (and have completed the eighth grade)
through 20 years of age. Venturing's purpose is to provide
positive experiences to help young people mature and
to prepare them to become responsible and caring adults.