Club Resources

Bock Scholarship - for 12th grade 4-H members - Due March 1st

The scholarship application deadline has been moved up to March 1st.  Scholarships will be rewarded during the county fair each year.

The children and grandchildren of Mitchell and Ida Mae Bock established this Memorial Scholarship in 2008. Mitchell served on the Hancock County Fair Board when they selected and acquired the fairgrounds, and he served as Secretary/Treasurer of the organization for more than 30 years.

Both Mitchell and Ida Mae served as 4-H club leaders. In 2008 Mitchell and Ida Mae were recognized for their commitment with induction into the Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame. They were both proud 4-H parents and grandparents, instilling the valuable lessons of service, goal setting and life-long learning that are still relevant today.

Scholarship application - PDF
Scholarship application - Word
Scholarship application - Google Doc


One Scholarship up to $1,200 and one scholarship up to $800 is awarded in their honor each year to individuals based on showing: growth through 4-H, how 4-H has shaped your life, &  how you have given back to 4-H and the Hancock County District Fair.

Scholarship qualifications include:

  • Be a Senior 4-Her who is completing your senior year of high school and will successfully graduate in May.
  • Enter and exhibit at least two (2) 4-H exhibits (static or livestock) in the Hancock County Fair the summer following graduation from High School. The scholarship will not be awarded if the recipient did not enter and show at least 2 exhibits at the county fair.
  • Plan to attend a college, university, or trade school the summer, fall or winter following High School graduation.
  • Have a GPA of at least 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.
     

County Record Book & Award Forms

The purpose of 4-H record keeping is to teach how to keep records, which is an important life skill. Record keeping is an ongoing process that does not end when the 4-H year ends. Youth are encouraged to select from a variety of alternatives to meet their individual record keeping needs and learning styles.

Objectives

  1. To learn how to set goals, how to make plans for action, and how to decide how well you did (evaluation).
  2. To learn the skills of record keeping and organization to use now and in the future.
  3. To learn to communicate and summarize.
  4. To learn responsibility by completing a task.
  5. To evaluate information that will market personal skills through future resumes and application forms.

BRONZE, SILVER, or GOLD Project record completion

For All 4-H Members: DUE SEPTEMBER 15th, 2023

  1. Hancock County Project Record Completion Application (open me first, I have a list of other documents you need)
  2. Yearly 4-H Summary (4H0096) - complete once per year
  3. Hancock County 4-H Project Areas - pick out which project areas you would like to apply for completion recognition.  This does NOT have to be connected to a fair exhibit.
  4. Complete ONE document from the list below for EACH project area in which you would like to receive completion recognition.
    1. Exhibit Goal Sheet (PDF) (MSWord) (same form you used at fair for exhibits in the building.  You may also use for your record book.) 
    2. Basic 4-H Project Record (4H 0096A)
    3. Experienced 4-H Project Record (4H 0096B)
    4. Advanced 4-H Project Record (4H 0096C)
FIRST LEGO League Awards

FLL Outstanding Achievement in Robotics Award - An FLL member who has exhibited outstanding knowledge or accomplishments in Robotics and they shared what they have learned with their team and/or mentored other teams.  FLL member show knowledge and exemplifies the concepts of cooperation and gracious professionalism.  Show growth in character, responsibility and service to the team, community and county.

FLL Outstanding Leadership Award - Identify and understand the roles, attitudes, tasks and functions necessary for effective leadership. Strengthen your team in leadership responsibilities and encouraging other youth and/or demonstrate leadership abilities throughout the community. Participate in team building, presentation development, and demonstrating core values.  Show growth in character, responsibility and service to the team, community and county.

FLL Outstanding Core Values Award (Coach Nominated) - A team member who shows exemplary use of the six Core Values, by being respectful of the coaches and peers.  The nominated team member shows Gracious Professionalism in and out of practice.  They make it a point to make sure everyone is included, and exhibit model cooperation.

Competitive Awards

For Junior 4-H Members

(4-6th grade last year) & Intermediate 4-H Members (7-8th grade last year)

Junior & Intermediate Leadership Award

Awarded to individuals who have shown to be good leaders through their 4-H membership.  Could be 4-H project related or other leadership outside 4-H.  It is a compilation of leadership related activities for that 4-Her for that year.

Word version | Google Doc

Junior & Intermediate Citizenship Award

Awarded to individuals who have shown to be good citizens through their 4-H membership.  Could be 4-H project related or other citizenship outside 4-H.  It is a compilation of citizenship related activities for that 4-Her for that year.

Word version | Google Doc

Wendy Greiman Achievement Award

Awarded to individuals who show growth & learning in 4-H work, participation in 4-H activities, good character, citizenship, and positive attitude.

Word Version | Google Doc

Philip Sweers Award

The member earning this award must display the following: high quality of character, enthusiasm, eagerness to volunteer, loyalty to club through participation,  community service, willingness to promote 4-H by bringing in new members.  Application can be filled out by leader or member, but must be signed by leader.

Word Version | Google Doc

For Senior 4-H Members

(9-12th grade last year)

Senior Citizenship Award

Awarded to individuals who have shown to be good citizens through their 4-H membership. Could be 4-H project related or other citizenship outside 4-H.  It is a compilation of citizenship related activities for that 4-Her for that year.

Word VersionGoogle Doc

Senior Leadership Award

Awarded to individuals who have shown to be good leaders through their 4-H membership. Could be 4-H project related or other leadership outside 4-H.  It is a compilation of leadership related activities for that 4-Her for that year.

Word Version | Google Doc

Agricultural Achievement Award

Awarded to individuals who have shown: developed knowledge and respect for agriculture and its importance to the community including skills that contribute to agriculture economics.  Must have demonstrated citizenship and leadership skills and abilities in ag related fields.

Google Doc

Livestock Achievement Award

Awarded to individuals who show: knowledge of basic principles of animal science & husbandry, sound breeding, feeding, and management.  Must have demonstrated a willingness to share learning with others and shown evidence of personal growth.

Word Version | Google Doc

Merit Award

Recognition to members whose accomplishments reflect significant personal growth, active citizenship, earned club and community leadership, competency on project work, and unselfish service to 4-H members and others.

Word Version | Google Doc

Danforth I Dare You Award

Awarded to individuals who show how you are living a creative and purposeful life through a balance in mental, physical, social and spiritual living and making a positive difference in the community and in the wider world. Influence others through a positive leadership role.

Word Version | Google Doc

Wendy Greiman Achievement Award

Awarded to individuals who show growth & learning in 4-H work, participation in 4-H activities, good character, citizenship, and positive attitude.

Word Version | Google Doc

Philip Sweers Award

The member earning this award must display the following: high quality of character, enthusiasm, eagerness to volunteer, loyalty to club through participation,  community service, willingness to promote 4-H by bringing in new members.  Application can be filled out by leader or member, but must be signed by leader.

Word Version | Google Doc

Mitchel & Ida Mae Bock Scholarship

One $1,200 and one $800 scholarship to individuals based on showing: growth through 4-H, how 4-H has shaped your life, &  how you have given back to 4-H and the Hancock County District Fair. - for 12th graders

Word Version | Google Doc

For Leaders

Philip Sweers Award

The member earning this award must display the following:

  • High quality of character as demonstrated through respect for peers and adults as well as a good work ethic, sense of responsibility and honesty.
  • Enthusiasm
  • Eagerness to volunteer
  • Loyalty to club through attendance at meetings and participation in club sponsored activities. (ex: club community service project, 4-H  food stand work, fairground  set up and clean up)
  • Willingness to promote 4-H by bringing in new members
  • This award is NOT contingent on a record book or the level of achievement with projects at the Hancock County Fair.

Word Version | Google Doc

Wendy Greiman Achievement Award

Leaders should encourage 4-Hers to self nominate - showing growth & learning in 4-H work, participation in 4-H activities, good character, citizenship, and positive attitude.  A leader signature is required on 4-Her applications.

Word Version | Google Doc

4-H Completion Award

Given by the Hancock County Fairboard to based on the number of 4-Hers per club who meet requirements.

Google Doc

Junior Achievement

Leaders select outstanding Junior 4-H members who: have a positive attitude, cooperated with club activities,  participated in Fair activities, and did outstanding work in one or more project areas.

Word Version | Google Doc

Golden Clover - 2020 COVID Edition

Recognizes those clubs whose members and leaders are working in the areas of leadership, citizenship, communication, project skills and knowledge, and personal life management.

A minimum score of 100 (been adjusted for 2020) on the following score sheet is required to receive the “Golden Clover Award”.  For 2020 this award application has been modified. 

Word Version | Google Doc

Honorary Award

This award is given to someone who supports the Hancock County 4-H Program either in their business or professional life or personal life.  They have volunteered their time and talents or business resources to the Hancock County 4-H Program.

Word Version | Google Doc