4-H Achievement Day - Awards and Recognition

One great aspect of 4-H is that 4-H members are recognized for completing a project and for their achievements. There are a number of awards that members may strive for as well as some club awards. This is a listing of awards that are given at the county level.

All awards are given at Fall Harvest which is our awards program in the Fall. The date is usually the first Sunday of National 4-H Week in October.

Individual Awards

Member Completion

for all members who complete their project work.

Leader Recognition

for all volunteers who worked with a 4-H club in the past program year

4-H Spirit

for the member who is enthusiastic, takes part in various 4-H events, programs, etc. encourages others, cooperative and energetic

Green Merit

based on attendance at meetings, number of projects a member tackles, the various programs and events a member participates in, and participation in community service.

Outstanding 4-H Project

given to the member with the best record book in beef, dairy, goat, horse, rabbit, sheep, swine, and shooting sports.

Outstanding 4-H Office Records

given to the member with the best club officer record for secretary, treasurer and scrapbook.

Outstanding 4-H Fair Projects

given to the member who displayed the best project at fair in Communication Arts, Expressive Arts,  Environmental Science, Cooking,  Sewing, Crochet, Wood Science, Collections, Industrial Arts and Cloverbud.

Community Service Award

Each club that does a community service project will be recognized for their effort and the project that they did.

Leadership Awards


for past 4-H’ers who are now serving as a volunteer leader

Friends of 4-H

this certificate is to recognize those individuals or business that are not directly involved with the program but without their support the 4-H program would not be as successful as what it is. Each club nominates recipients for this award.

Meritorious Service

Each year there are those individuals who give their extra time and talents to ‘Making our Best Better’ and we take this opportunity to show our appreciate and gratitude for their support and contributions.

Outstanding 4-H’ers

Given as a Junior and Senior. This is a self-nominating award for those members who know that they have done their best and have given their all to their project, club, and community. Applications need to be completed each year by September 1st.

Safety Day Presenters

All teens who took on the challenge are recognized for their time and talents that they gave to the annual Safety Day program.

Camp Counselors

All teens who took on the challenge are recognized for their time and talents that they gave to the 4-H camping program.

State Achievement Days

All members who compete at the Penn State Achievement Days in July or August receive pins.

4-H Scholarship

Each year Potter County 4-H gives two $200.00 scholarships to graduates who decide to further their education. If you have just graduated from high school and are a current 4-H member, and would like to apply for a scholarship, all you need to do is to write an essay on “How 4-H has prepared me for College” and send it to the Extension Office. Essays need to be typed and be at least 500 words. The deadline for scholarships is September 1st.