We love to recognize our Young County 4-H youth by the dedication they put into their various projects as well as their contributions to the clubs they belong to. Each year we hold an Annual 4-H Achievement Banquet where we recognize our 4-H members for their participation, successes, etc. as well as applaud our volunteers for going above and beyond to help develop our future leaders. In addition, 4-H members receiving special awards are also recognized along with award sponsors when applicable.
Banquet is generally scheduled the first two weeks of August following the Texas 4-H Shooting Sports Games & Texas 4-H Horse Show. Invitation and award details will be sent to ALL 4-H families between May-July.
SPECIAL AWARD OPPORTUNITIES
Gold, Silver, and Bronze
- Gold Star – The Gold Star Award is the highest achievement award at the county level and is to recognize senior (ages 15 and over) 4-H members for outstanding achievement. Application can be found at HERE: Gold Star Award Application.
- Silver Star – To recognize outstanding achievements by 4-H members ages 11-13. Any 4-H member may receive the award only once. The member must have completed at least two years in 4-H including the current year. The 4-H member must complete an application and submit a record book. All candidates will be required to provide an interview as part of the selection process. Application can be found HERE: Silver Star Award Application.
- Bronze Star – To recognize outstanding achievements by 4-H members who are ages 9-10. The member must have been in 4-H for at least one year. A 4-H member may receive the award only once. The 4-H member must complete an application and submit a record book. All candidates will be required to provide an interview as part of the selection process. Application can be found HERE: Bronze Star Award Application.
Danforth – “I Dare You”
Awarded to a 4-H members ages 14 and over, for outstanding character. 4-H members may receive this award only one time. The requirements are the same as for the Gold Star Award and winners will receive an “I Dare You” book and certificate. The 4-H member must submit an awards program record book in the year he or she is to be considered for the award. All candidates will be required to provide an interview as part of the selection process. Application can be found HERE: Danforth Award Application.
The Rookie Award recognizes an outstanding first and second year 4-H member. 4-H members may receive this award only one time. Applicants may be of any age. The 4-H member must meet the requirements of and turn in an award application. Application can be found HERE: Rookie Award Application.
Awarded to a Clover Kid (K-2) for being active in the 4-H program at an early age. Applicants must meet 4 of the 7 requirements highlighted in the Clover Award Application. Application can be found HERE: Clover Award Application.
Award is presented to a 4-H member who has performed services for the benefit of the public. One award per age category may be given each year. Community Service is defined as “providing assistance that benefits someone outside of a 4-H family.” Applications must be completed and returned to the Extension office by July 30th. A 4-Her may receive the award one time in each age category. Applications will be judged by a panel of impartial judges outside of Young County. Application can be found HERE: Helping Hands Award Application.
Jewels 0f 4-H
Awarded at the conclusion of a 4-H members 1st, 5th, and 10th years of membership in the
Young County 4-H Program. In order to receive this award, a 4-H member must a
member in good standing and have actively participated in their 4-H Club & in 3 4-H
project areas. A member may only receive each milestone award once throughout their 4-H career.
Application can be found HERE: Jewel of 4-H Award Application.
Please see our Young County 4-H Project Form as some awards may require this to be submitted.
Young County 4-H Project Form