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Chevy Chase in Montgomery County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The 4-H Club Pledge

 
 
The 4-H Club Pledege Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Jones, April 8, 2018
1. The 4-H Club Pledege Marker
Inscription.  
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.


Responding to the 1918 national contest, Otis Hall, the first Kansas state leader, wrote the winning 4-H club pledge. It was selected and approved by state club leaders at the first National 4-H Club Camp in 1927 and officially adopted as the national 4-H club pledge in 1947.

It brings special pride to Kansas as 4-H'ers nationwide recite the 4-H club pledge.

Given in tribute to Kansas 4-H
June 1992

The Herb Besthorn Memorial
Mrs. Frances Lewis
Willard B. Shaw Family
Merrill H. and Dorothy Werts

 
Erected 1992.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Charity & Public Work. In addition, it is included in the 4-H Youth Program series list.
 
Location. 38° 58.902′ N, 77° 4.735′ 
The 4-H Club Pledege Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Jones, April 8, 2018
2. The 4-H Club Pledege Marker
W. Marker is in Chevy Chase, Maryland, in Montgomery County. Marker can be reached from Connecticut Avenue (Maryland Route 185) south of Thornapple Street, on the right when traveling south. On the grounds of the Kansas Courtyard at the National 4-H Club Conference Center. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 7100 Connecticut Avenue, Chevy Chase MD 20815, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. W.K. Kellogg Hall (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Madonna of the Trail (approx. 0.8 miles away); In Loving Memory of Robert W. Lebling (approx. 0.9 miles away); Five Points, historic crossroads (approx. 0.9 miles away); The Georgetown Branch Railroad (approx. one mile away); Colonel Joseph Belt (approx. one mile away); Bethesda - Chevy Chase Veterans Memorial (approx. 1.1 miles away); The Bank of Bethesda Building (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chevy Chase.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 19, 2019. It was originally submitted on April 8, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 88 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 8, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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