4-H Awards and Recognition



NOTICE: All 4-H members applying for awards (Gold, Silver or Bronze Star; Rookie, Honor Roll, All-Star Letterman; Danforth or Outstanding Community Service, must submit the appropriate paperwork and applications on June 2, 2023!

Award Interviews will be TBD at the Bell County Extension Office.


Record books for county competition will be due June 2, 2023.  If you do not complete your recordbook by the deadline, you will forfeit your award (only for awards requiring a recordbook).  Awards age based on 4-H Grade.  County Recordbook judging is Tuesday, June 14, 2023.


2023 4-H Award Descriptions

2023 Junior Awards Application Packet (grades 3-5) – Word  /  2023 Junior Application Packet – PDF

2023 Intermediate Awards Application Packet (grades 6-8) – Word  /  2023 Intermediate Awards Application Packet PDF

t2023 Senior Application Packet (grades 9-12) – Word  / 2023 Senior Awards Application Packet (grades 9-12)PDF


Suggested Practice Interview Questions
Interviews for award applications (Gold Star, Silver Star, Bronze Star, & “I Dare You”)


Two individuals will be selected and recognized at the Annual 4-H Banquet for “Distinguished Service.” One will be chosen by the MAB and one chosen by 4-H members. 4-H volunteer leaders who are chosen for this award include outstanding club managers, leaders, project leaders, workshop leaders and volunteer leaders who go above and beyond their leader capabilities.

OUTSTANDING LEADER AWARD- The Outstanding Leader Award chosen from the 4-H member requires an essay no longer than 1 page. The ESSAYS ARE DUE June 2, 2023! The essay should include the following:

  • Name of Person Making Nomination
  • Leader Nominated
  • Date
  • Why do you think this leader is an outstanding leader?
  • What does this leader do that is outstanding? Examples: Teaches others new projects, takes 4-Her’s on tours, leads club, etc.
  • How has this leader helped you?
  • How has this leader helped others?



This award goes to an individual or business that has greatly supported the Bell County 4-H program. The recipient is selected by the Membership Advisory Board and the award is presented at the County 4-H Awards Banquet. Recipients chosen for this award are outstanding volunteers who do not have 4-H members participating in the 4-H program in the current year.

If you would like to nominate an Outstanding Leader or Friend of 4-H who has been chosen before or even a County Extension Agent, you can nominate them in early spring through the Texas 4-H Program. Please see weekly updates or newsletter for details.

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