VI Llama & Alpaca Club







The 4-H Program

Cowichan Valley Fibre Club



The 4-H motto: "Learn to do by doing."

 The 4-H Pledge is:

I Pledge:

My head to clearer thinking,

My heart to greater loyalty,

My hands to larger service,

My health to better living,

 for my Club, my Community, and my Country


In the 4-H program, youth 9-19 years old can participate in:

·        Showing

·        Showmanship

·        Training

·        Educational displays

·        Judging

·        Demonstrations

·        Public speaking

 and much, much more.


While Learning:

·        Responsibility

·        Leadership

·        Public Relation skills

·        Community service



4-H Llama/Alpaca Units in British Columbia


Unit 1:-Beginning Llama Enthusiast


Unit 2:-Novice llama and Handler


Unit 3:-Public Relations with Llamas


Unit 4:-Advance Performance with Llamas


Unit 5:-Packing with a Llama


Unit 6:-Advance Packing with a Llama


Unit 7:-Fibre


Unit 8:-Breeding


Unit 9:-Advance Skill project


Unit 10:-Beginniners Driving


Unit 11:-Obstacle Driving



Club members are able to have a llama project even if they do not own a llama. Llamas are often leased by farms to 4-H’ers and boarded with the owner. In llama 4-H members learn to care for their animals by handling, training, grooming and showing.


Each year the Cowichan Valley Fibre Club attends llama shows, parades, nursing homes and other events. Members have an opportunity lo learn record keeping skills as well because of the record books that are kept through the year. 4-H is an excellent opportunity to expand ones knowledge and love of animals and the program is accepted in schools as a self directed course worth 8 high school credits.