Awards & Recognition Programs

Whether you’re a youth or an adult volunteer, if you’re doing great 4-H work, there are lots of ways to be recognized for it!

Pawnee Coutny Awards Application

Each youth will submit an awards packet which will include their the awards application along with either a career portfolio, record book, story, or resume along with at least one paragraph describing what they did and what they learned for each pin or award they are applying for. Applications will be judged on completeness, experiences/learning described, neatness, and creativity. Pins and awards will be handed out at Achievement Night in November.

Awards Application (PDF)
NE4H9010 Project Record Sheet for Static Projects (PDF)
NE4H9020 Nebraska 4-H Animal Project Record (Word) (PDF)
NE4H9030 Nebraska 4-H Companion Animal Project Record (PDF)
NE4H9040 Nebraska 4-H Junior Leader Project Record (PDF)
Pawnee Coutny 4-H Story Example (PDF)
Pawnee County 4-H Resume (PDF)

Career Portfolios

 The Career Portfolio is a record that summarizes the 4-H'er's entire career.  The green cardboard covers and tab dividers are available for purchase in the Exention Office. Portfolios that win at the county level will be sent on to the state level.  Winning books at the state level can then compete for National 4-H Youth Congress. For more information about Career Portfolios please visit
4-H Career Portfolio (NE4H9000)
Instructions for Career Portfolio - MS Word Format

Diamond Clover

The Nebraska 4-H Diamond Clover program encourages 4-H youth to engage in a variety of projects and activities that will enable members to acquire the life skills necessary to lead successful lives as a competent, caring, and contributing citizen. The program's overall goal is to provide 4-H members a rich and diverse learning experience. The Nebraska 4-H Diamond Clover Program is designed for all ages of 4-H members.

The program consists of six levels that require a 4-H member to plan and report a broad range of age-appropriate accomplishments. The program is designed to enable every 4-H member willing to exert the effort an opportunity to be recognized, regardless of how they are involved in 4-H. Form more infomation about the program please visit

Level 1 - Amethyst (suggested ages 8-9)
Level 2 - Aquamarine (suggested ages 10-11)
Level 3 - Ruby (suggested ages 12-13)
Level 4 - Sapphire (suggested ages 14-15)
Level 5 - Emerald (suggested ages 15-17)
Level 6 - Diamond/Part 1 (suggested ages 16 & up)
Level 6 - Diamond/Part 2 (suggested ages 16 & up)