4-H Clubs reach kids in every corner of America – from urban neighborhoods to suburban schoolyards to rural farming communities. 4-H has a network of 500,000 volunteers and 3,500 4-H professionals who are dedicated to providing caring and supportive mentoring to all 6 million 4-H’ers, helping them grow into true leaders today and in life. 4-H is administered by Cooperative Extension—a community of more than 100 public universities across the nation; in Utah, Utah State University in Logan provides this service. Kids experience 4-H in every county and parish in the country—through in-school and after-school programs, school and community clubs and 4-H camps.
The Utah SAR sponsors the American Revolution Patriots 4-H Club. This is a Utah Military Academy after-school club that meets weekly when school is in session. In 2017 the club was awarded Best After-School 4-H Club in Weber County, Utah.
The Club’s primary focus is to instill love for country and appreciation for principles that enable Americans to enjoy liberty and have freedom. Having youth club members participate in meaningful patriotic activities is a major part of the club’s goals.
In December 2016 4-H Club Members learned how to make uniforms. Wearing their Continental Army uniforms, members stand with their Utah SAR club advisors for a picture at the 2017 Stadium of Fire 4th of July celebration. The full combined Utah SAR color guard compliment included 11 uniformed men and boys.
Club members stand with their advisors for a picture at the 2017 Veteran’s Day parade in Layton, Utah. The club combined with the Utah SAR color guard for the parade.
A three day celebration of the Constitution held at Bountiful City Park, Utah. Theatre, music, booths, and displays highlighted the program. The Utah SAR provided a booth and displays on “Family Day”, Saturday September 16, 2017. Over 4,000 school children attended 2018 Freedom’s Light.
American Revolution Patriots 4-H Club members were in charge of displays to explain the life of a Revolutionary War soldier. Partnering with the Utah SAR, the public was treated to historic displays and demonstrations from the American Revolution.
In 2016, Club Members presented the colors to the Utah Senate in the Senate Chambers of the Utah State Capitol. On the left are club members with their Utah SAR club advisors. On the right with Utah SAR color guardsmen.
In 2016, Club Members combined with the Utah SAR color guard at the Stadium of Fire 4th of July extravaganza. There were 16 participants who made up the combined color guard. Wearing the uniform of a Continental Soldier, participating in American Revolution color guard activities, and learning of America’s founding heritage can instill patriotism and appreciation for those who won our freedoms.
Fall 2015, compatriots of the Utah SAR met cadets in their history classes at Utah Military Academy. They provided a fun dynamic Revolutionary War program to drum up interest in having “new recruits” join the Utah SAR sponsored American Revolution Patriots 4-H Club.
Young cadets heard exciting stories from the American Revolution.
Youth dressed in period uniforms posed for a picture.