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Cottonwood District

Cottonwood District

Barton County Office

3007 10th Street
Great Bend, KS 67530

620-793-1913 fax

Ellis County Office

601 Main Street
Hays, KS 67601

785-621-2002 fax


Leader Lines

Thanks to Ellis Co. 4-H Leaders who dedicate themselves to helping our 4-H members learn Leadership, Citizenship and Lifeskills.

4-H Leader's Creed


  • The 4-H member is more important than the 4-H project.
  • Learning how to do the project is more important than the project itself.
  • 4-H'ers should be their own best exhibits.
  • No award is worth sacrificing the reputation of a member or a leader.
  • Competition should be given no more emphasis than other fundamentals of 4-H work.
  • Enthusiasm is caught, not taught.
  • To learn by doing is fundamental in any sound educational program and is characteristic of the 4-H program.
  • Generally speaking, there is more than one good way to do most things.
  • Every 4-H member needs to be noticed, to feel important, to win and be praised (leaders, too).
  • Our job as leader is to teach 4-H members how to think, not what to think.

Source: Anonymous

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