4-H Youth Member Resources

Hall County 4-H Newsletters

Stay informed on all of the events, activities & deadlines by downloading the Hall County 4-H monthly newsletter!

4-H Project Opportunities

Are you wanting to select a 4-H project, but don't know where to start?  Check out the following project guides:

In addition, there are project manuals available for almost every 4-H project.  (Available project manuals are listed in the Pick Your Project above.)  These written manuals provide hands-on lessons & ideas to help youth acquire new skills and knowledge.  The manuals are not required, but can be very helpful.  Manuals may be purchased at the Extension office or directly through the following websites:

Call the Hall County Extension office for more information (308) 385-5088.

Scholarships & Awards

4-H Achievement Awards

SAVE THE DATE! The 2024 Hall County 4-H Achievement Event will be held on October 6, 2024 (tentative).

It's never too early to start preparing your 4-H records!  Find out about the Nebraska 4-H Achievement Program, Diamond Clover program, as well as Volunteer/Club Recognition!  Listed below are the award application forms. ALL AWARD APPLICATIONS ARE DUE TO THE EXTENSION OFFICE BY SEPTEMBER 15, 2024.  Please feel free to contact the office with further questions.

  • Explanation of 4-H member Awards (pdf)
  • Nebraska 4-H Achievement Application: The Nebraska 4-H Achievement Application is a standard application form used for the selection of county and state award winners, including Nebraska delegates to National 4-H Congress and National 4-H Conference, as well as Nebraska 4-H Foundation scholarship award recipients. By having one single form that more closely resembles the kinds of questions being asked on college applications and in resumes, 4-H’ers will be better prepared to be college and job ready while keeping a record of their achievements. There is a Junior (ages 8-14) and Senior (ages 15-18) application: 4h.unl.edu/achievement-application.
  • Nebraska 4-H Gives Back Program: The Nebraska 4-H Gives Back Program is an opportunity for a Nebraska 4-H member or a team of 4-H’ers to make a meaningful contribution to their community. This award recognizes the impact that 4-H youth make in their communities and celebrates the spirit of service-learning, a pillar of the 4-H experience. To achieve the Nebraska 4-H Gives Back honor, a 4-H member or team must complete a major service-learning project that benefits his/her community. Information is available at:  4h.unl.edu/ne4h-gives-back.
  • Diamond Clover Program: The Diamond Clover Program (4-H age 8 and older) includes six levels. Printable forms are available at 4h.unl.edu/diamondclover. The program is designed for 4-H members to progress at one level a year. Each level includes a set of goals that must be achieved for recognition. 4-H members decide what to do - pick from the wide range of activities provided or choose their own activities. The 4-H Diamond Clover program doesn’t replace current recognition programs such as the Nebraska 4-H Achievement Application or county awards, but rather complements each of these programs.
  • Outstanding 4-H Member (pdf) (ages 16-18) is chosen based on leadership, citizenship and community involvement shown in their Nebraska 4-H Achievement Application and by completing their 4-H story.
  • Clover Kids - Head, Heart, Hands, and Health Recognition Program (pdf): This program recognizes the work completed by Clover Kids. Each member, 4-H age 5-7, should have set two goals earlier this year in the areas of the four H's: Head, Heart, Hands and Health. All Clover Kids who turn in completed forms will receive a prize.
  • Club of Excellence Summary and Application: Club leaders submit an application for your club to become recognized as a "Club of Excellence!" To receive this designation, clubs must meet a set of criteria including: recite the 4-H pledge at meetings, meet at least six times a year, complete a club project and complete a community service project.

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