Trips and Awards for Youth

Awards

4-H Scholarships

  • Yearly scholarships are also available to high school seniors who submit applications.
  • Scholarships are due November 1 as part of the part of the Older Youth Opportunities Resume Process (see 2016-2017 Older Youth Opportunities Resume Guide).

Memory Book Awards

  • Many 4-H honors and award trips are based heavily on 4-H memory books members keep throughout the year.  Keeping records of 4-H projects also is an important way to teach young people how to organize goals, resources and accomplishments.
  • Visit the Memory Book page for all your Memory Book Needs!
  • Memory Books are due September 1st each year.
  • More information and forms can be found on the Memory Book Forms page

Key Award

  • Grade 9 and above
  • You’ll compete against the best, as the Key Award is the highest state award a 4-H member can receive.  The Wisconsin 4-H Key Award is to provide special recognition to 4-H members who have shown consistent growth in their 4-H program, and who have developed their leadership ability and life skills.  The awards are presented at the following year’s annual recognition banquet.
  • Trips and Awards Applications are due November 1 as part of the part of the Older Youth Opportunities Resume Process (see 2016-2017 Older Youth Opportunities Resume Guide).

“I Dare You” Award

  • Ages 14-16
  • This award is given in recognition of personal integrity, balanced living and potential leadership.  The “I Dare You” Leadership Award is made available each year by the American Youth Foundation.  William H. Danforth, founder of Ralston Purina Company in St. Louis, who dared young people to achieve their highest potential and to influence others through lives of service, first offered the award in 1941.  The award takes its name from the book, “I Dare You”, written by Mr. Danforth, in which he commends the balanced life of mental, physical, social and spiritual development as the backbone of leadership.  The awards are presented at the following year’s annual recognition banquet.
  • Trips and Awards Applications are dueNovember 1 as part of the part of the Older Youth Opportunities Resume Process (see 2016-2017 Older Youth Opportunities Resume Guide).

James W. Crowley Dairy Leadership Award

  • Grades 10 – 12
  • The James W. Crowley 4-H Dairy Leadership Award program provides recognition to youth who have excelled in their dairy project. The James W. Crowley Dairy Management and Extension Fund is the sponsor of this award.  We are pleased to name the award in honor and memory of James W. Crowley, longtime Extension Dairy Specialist and strong supporter of dairy youth projects.  County Award winners are eligible to compete for 15 state-wide awards.  State winners will receive plaques and the top two youth in the state competition will each receive $500 awards for continuing their dairy education.  Applicants must be currently enrolled in the 4-H Dairy Project and have at least two previous years of membership in the 4-H Dairy Project.
  • Trips and Awards Applications are due November 1 as part of the part of the Older Youth Opportunities Resume Process (see 2016-2017 Older Youth Opportunities Resume Guide).

Trips – The Lincoln County 4-H Leaders’ Association, Inc. provides a 50% scholarship to all youth who are selected for these trips.  The estimated cost reflects the amount that the youth selected is responsible to pay.

U.S. Space Camp

  • Grades 6-8
  • Usually held in April
  • Delegates participate in hands-on mock space missions and other activities in this NASA program while exchanging ideas with youth from across the country.
  • Camp takes place in Huntsville, Alabama.
  • Trips and Awards Applications are due November 1 as part of the part of the Older Youth Opportunities Resume Process (see 2016-2017 Older Youth Opportunities Resume Guide).

Wisconsin 4-H and Youth Conference

  • Grades 8 – 10
  • Usually held in June
  • Approximately 800 youth attend this educational event in Madison each summer.  Participants take part in educational seminars and assemblies and meet people from across Wisconsin.  They are encouraged to take what they learn and share it with others in their home community.
  • Trips and Awards Applications are due November 1 as part of the part of the Older Youth Opportunities Resume Process (see 2016-2017 Older Youth Opportunities Resume Guide).

Citizenship Washington Focus

  • Grades 10 – 12 (minimum age 15 during trip)
  • Usually held in June – July
  • Over 200 Wisconsin 4-H youth are selected to attend this leadership program held at the National 4-H Center.  Participants learn the importance of civic and social responsibilities as they relate to the development of better citizens and leaders.  The week consists of participatory workshops, speakers, committee work, field trips and social events.
  • Trips and Awards Applications are dueNovember 1 as part of the part of the Older Youth Opportunities Resume Process (see 2016-2017 Older Youth Opportunities Resume Guide).

National 4-H Conference Consideration at State Level

  • Grades 10 – 12
  • Usually held in April
  • Six (6) youth from Wisconsin are selected to attend this working conference held at the National 4-H Center.  Each participant selects an issue (i.e., education, promotion, environment, violence) and works with other youth from across the country to develop plans to help direct future 4-H programming.  Delegates spend the majority of time contributing to stimulating, task-oriented groups.  One day is spent on Capital Hill meeting with legislators and touring.
  • Trips and Awards Applications are due November 1 as part of the part of the Older Youth Opportunities Resume Process (see 2016-2017 Older Youth Opportunities Resume Guide).

National 4-H Dairy Conference Consideration at State Level

  • Grades 10 – 12
  • Usually held in September
  • Each year, a select number of youth will be chosen to represent Wisconsin at the National 4-H Dairy Conference. The National 4-H Dairy Conference is an outstanding networking opportunity where Wisconsin youth will have the chance to meet and interact with future dairy leaders from across the USA and Canada.  Participants learn about production, processing, marketing and use of dairy products, and develop a broader understanding of careers available in dairy production, biotechnology, genetics, marketing and other selected areas. The conference consists of participatory workshops on the University of Wisconsin – Madison campus, speakers, tours and visiting the World Dairy Expo.  Applicants must be currently enrolled in the 4-H Dairy Project and have at least two previous years of membership in the 4-H Dairy Project.
  • Trips and Awards Applications are November 1 as part of the part of the Older Youth Opportunities Resume Process (see 2016-2017 Older Youth Opportunities Resume Guide).

National 4-H Congress

  • Grades 10 – 12
  • Usually held in November
  • Delegates participate in self-development seminars, tours, and a service project, while exchanging ideas with youth from across the country.
  • Trips and Awards Applications are due November 1 as part of the part of the Older Youth Opportunities Resume Process (see 2016-2017 Older Youth Opportunities Resume Guide).