Hunt County 4-H Awards

Hunt County Awards

Completed award forms are due to the Hunt County Extension office on June 15, 2021, by 3:00 pm. We will not accept late forms.  Please read instructions in Award Guidelines carefully as items have changed.


Objective of the Hunt County 4-H Awards Program

The Hunt County 4-H Awards Program is designed to recognize the accomplishments of 4-H members for their project work, leadership skills, personal growth and development, and participation in various 4-H sponsored activities.

Award applications are due to the Hunt County AgriLife Extension office by June 15, 2021, 3:00 pm.

Membership, Age, and Project Information

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Membership

All award recipients must be actively in enrolled in Hunt County 4-H through the Texas 4-H Connect online system.  To enroll or edit your membership profile, please visit: https://www.4honline.com/.

4-H Age Divisions

  • Clover Kids – Grade Levels K-2*
  • Juniors – Grade Levels 3-5
  • Intermediates – Grade Levels 6-8
  • Seniors – Grade Levels 9-12

*Clover Kids are not eligible to participate in all traditional 4-H projects nor any competitions.

Projects

What defines a 4-H project?  A 4-H project has 4 components:

  1. Six or more sequential learning experiences of 20-60 minutes in length (each)
  2. Community Service
  3. Leadership
  4. Exhibition of project work, if applicable

Award Information

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Member Project Completion Pins

Project completion pins will be provided for all 4-H members who complete and turn in their project completion forms.  4-H members may receive one pin each year for every project they complete. Project completion pins will be presented at the annual Hunt County 4-H Awards Event.

For complete list of 4-H projects, please visit: https://texas4-h.tamu.edu/projects/.

Application/Form to be completed:   Hunt County Project Completion Form

Clover Kid Project Completion Pins

Hunt County follows the Texas 4-H guidelines for Clover Kids. Emphasis is on providing project-related learning experiences and forms of recognition which are age appropriate and based on current youth development research. The individual project is the basis for a significant part of the education in 4-H.

Projects and curricula approved by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service for Clover Kids include:

Curricula:

  • Hatching In The Classroom
  • Yea 4-H!
  • Junior Master Gardener

Projects:

Projects are restricted to those mentioned above which the youth can, by themselves, understand, manage, and care for and for which the youth can master the associated subject matter knowledge.

For more information on Clover Kid programs and projects, please visit http://texas4-h.tamu.edu/wp-content/uploads/18-19_TX4H_RulesGuidelines.pdf, page 4.

Application/Form to be completed:    Hunt County Clover Kid Completion Form

4-H Recordbook Awards

Award ribbons will be provided for all 4-H members who complete and turn in a 4-H Recordbook for the Hunt County 4-H Recordbook Judging Contest. 4-H members may receive one ribbon each year. Ribbons will be presented at the annual Hunt County 4-H Awards Event.  First place Recordbooks in each category will advance to District competition.

You must complete the recordbook form in an approved category.  You may review approved categories by visiting https://texas4-h.tamu.edu/wp-content/uploads/Recordbook-Categories.pdf

For complete Recordbook rules and guidelines, please visit https://texas4-h.tamu.edu/recordbooks/.

Application/Form to be completed:    Complete 4-H Recordbook

Outstanding 4-H Member Award

The Outstanding 4-H Member Award will be presented at the county level to one Junior 4-H member and one Intermediate 4-H member.  Award recipients display outstanding leadership and service learning through their 4-H project work.  Candidates will be well rounded in their interests and project work.  Candidates must submit a Recordbook at the county level.  Outstanding 4-H Member Award recipient will be selected by a judging panel.

Application/Form to be completed:   Hunt County 4-H Application for Award Recognition

Danforth “I Dare You” Award

William H. Danforth’s book, I Dare You, was first published in 1931. It is still considered one of the most influential books in personal motivation. I Dare You is published and distributed by the American Youth Foundation through its I Dare You committee.  The I Dare You Award is open to  Senior 4-H members.  Award recipients receive a copy of I Dare You, a certificate, and an invitation to apply for a scholarship to attend a 7-day International Leadership Conference (ILC) at one of A.Y.F.’s three sites (Michigan, New Hampshire, or California). The award recognizes excellence in character, well-balanced personal development, and potential for leadership.

Application/Form to be completed:   Hunt County 4-H Application for Award Recognition

Gold Star Award

The Gold Star Award is the highest county achievement award and may be awarded once during a 4-H member’s career. The award is presented to the most deserving 4-H members. Award recipients must have met the following requirements over their entire 4-H career:

  1. The member must be at least 15 at the time of application and must have completed at least three years in 4-H, including the current year.
  2. The 4-H member must submit an awards program record book in the year he or she is to be considered for the award.
  3. The 4-H member must have completed at least three projects, submitted appropriate record forms, and participated in one or more activities in at least three of the following areas:
      • Educational Presentations/Public Speaking
      • Citizenship Activities
      • Community Service
      • Project Exhibits
      • Camps
      • Leadership Labs
      • Public relations (speeches, poster displays, radio, TV, newspapers, etc.)
  4. The 4-H member must have exhibited leadership skills by serving as a 4-H officer or committee chairman (club county, district, or state), and/or as a junior or teen leader in an activity or project with or under the supervision of an adult volunteer leader.
  5. The 4-H member must have participated in one or more community service activities.

Application/Form to be completed:   Hunt County 4-H Application for Award Recognition

Hunt County 4-H Freddie and Carol Dale Giving Back Award

The Hunt County 4-H Giving Back Award will recognize one 4-H member in each age division (Junior, Intermediate, and Senior) who has gone above to give back to their community. A 4-H parent, club manager, or project leader may submit a nomination for one 4-H member in each age division (Junior, Intermediate, and Senior).  Nominations must be turned in by June 24th.  Winners will be recognized at the annual Hunt County  4-H Awards Event.

Application/Form to be completed:   Freddie and Carol Dale Giving Back Award Nomination

Questions?

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, Hunt County 4-H

Hunt4H@ag.tamu.edu

For additional information, please visit: https://hunt.agrilife.org/.

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