The four-leaf clover is a rare variation of the common three-leaf clover and is said to bring good luck when finding one.
Since four-leaf clovers will be seen across the nation tomorrow on St. Patrick’s Day, we thought we would talk about the four-leaf clover becoming the emblem for the 4-H logo and its representation.
Designed by O. H. Benson, superintendent of Wright County (Iowa) schools, the 4-H emblem was approved in 1911 at a meeting of club leaders in Washington, D.C.
The 4-H emblem is one of the most highly recognized logos in the world. Along with the U.S. Presidential Seal, and Smokey Bear, this green four-leaf clover with a white H on each leaf, is placed in an unique category of protected emblems.
The H’s signify Head, Heart, Hands and Health.
At 4-H club meetings and events, members recite the Pledge of Allegiance and this 4-H pledge:
I pledge my HEAD to clearer thinking,
my HEART to greater loyalty,
my HANDS to larger service,
and my HEALTH to better living, for my club, my community, my country, and my world.