Jefferson County Year-End Pins
2021 – 2022 Year-End Pin Requirements
At the end of each 4-H Year (which runs from Oct 1 – Sep 30 each calendar year), many 4-H youth enjoy the opportunity to celebrate their accomplishments publicly. One way in which we do this as an entire county is at our Year-End Awards event: Celebrate 4-H. At this event, 4-H members and leaders receive special recognition for their participation in 4-H, in specific 4-H projects, and in areas of personal growth (e.g., leadership, community service).
Jefferson County Year-End Pins: 2021 – 2022 Requirements
Each year, Jefferson County 4-H Council awards a 4-H Year-End Pin to 4-H members who accomplish the following:
1. Attend most 4-H Club/Program meetings (please notify leader of absences).
2. Participate in at least one 4-H Community Service activity.
3. Participate in at least one 4-H Council-sponsored event/activity/fundraiser (optional).
4. Give a public presentation/demonstration at a Club Meeting, Spring Presentation event and/or County Fair.
5. Participate or exhibit at the Jefferson County Fair.
6. Participate in at least one service-in-kind activity to help support the Jefferson County Fair. (Contact Lauri Hampton to make arrangements: email@example.com or 360.437.2388)
7. Complete and turn in the ‘4-H Story’ section from your Record Book. Youth should turn in complete section to main Club/Program Leader before September 30th, in order to allow Leaders enough time to review prior to submitting to the WSU Extension / 4-H Office.
Cloverbud members (age 5 – 7) only need to complete five of the seven requirements.
Adult Year-End Pins
- In order for an adult Leader to receive a Leader, year pin, he/she must be enrolled as a 4-H Volunteer. Only Leaders completing their 1st-5th, 10th, 15th, 20th, 25th, etc. years may receive pins. Main Club/Program Leaders must turn in a completed “Year-End Pin” form listing eligible youth and adults to the 4-H/WSU Extension Office no later than September 30.
County Project and Activity “Medals”
- County Medals are giving in most 4-H project and activity areas (e.g., Horse, Robotics, Public Speaking, Leadership, Community Service, etc. see back for current list of medals) based upon a 4-H member’s exceptional participation and commitment throughout the year. To be eligible for a County Medal, a member must have earned their 4-H Year-End Pin first. Leaders fill out “Project/Activity Recognition” forms and turn in to 4-H/WSU Extension office by September 30.
Year-End Award Resources:
- Jefferson County “Year End Recognition Form” (for Year-End Pins and Certificates)
- Jefferson County “Project/Activity Recognition” Form(1) (for Project/Activity Pins/Medals)