Awards and Recognition

Star Award Applications

Junior Award:

Bronze Star Award Application: (for members in 3rd-5th grade as of August 31, 2021)

  • submit complete 4-H recordbook

Intermediate Award:

Silver Star Award Application: (for members in 6th, 7th and 8th grade as of Aug. 31, 2021)

  • submit complete 4-H recordbook

Senior Award:

Danforth “I Dare You” Award: (for members 15 years and older and completed freshman year in High School)

  • submit complete 4-H recordbook

Gold Star Award Application: (for members who have completed their 9th grade school year and older at time of application)

  • completed at least three (3) years in 4-H including the current year
  • submit complete 4-H recordbook
  • completed projects in at least three different project areas that are detailed in the recordbook

3 projects:  ___________________, __________________, and ______________________

  • 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.
  • participated in one or more community service activities. Examples include providing leadership to a One Day 4-H project, working with or counseling junior 4-H members; participating in community service projects (individual, group or club); and motivating other 4-H members through participation in demonstrations, projects and/or exhibits.
  • the 4-H member must have participated in one or more activities in at least three of the following areas:

Projects and/or Project Exhibits

Participation in Leadership Experiences such as Leadership Labs, Texas 4-H Congress, or National Leadership Events such as National 4-H Congress/Conference or other____________

Competitive Events (judging, educational presentation, public speaking, food show, quiz bowls, etc ).

Citizenship activities

Camps at the county, district, or state level

4-H Promotion (speeches, poster displays, radio, TV, newspapers)

Other (includes exchange programs, fundraising)


Note: The requirements for projects and activities do not all have to be completed in the current year. They may have been accomplished over the entire period of time the person has been in the program.

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