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Post Rock District

Beloit Office
(785) 738-3597

Lincoln Office
(785) 524-4432

Mankato Office
(785) 378-3174

Osborne Office
(785) 346-2521

Smith Center Office
(785) 282-6823

Member Achievement Pins

Key Award

Find the applications for Member Achievement Pins and the Key Award at the Kansas 4-H website > Resources > Awards & Recognition.

Kansas 4-H Member Achievement Plans (Pin Applications)
Achievement pins recognize 4-H members as they reach milestones throughout their 4-H journey. The pins are awarded in a series. As a member’s 4-H journey progresses, the achievement pin requirements expand to challenge individuals to explore and engage in more opportunities to develop life skills. Post Rock District counties use the Member Achievement Plans (pin applications) set forth by Kansas 4-H. There are no county-level forms.

Kansas 4-H Key Award
The Kansas Key Award is one of the highest honors awarded to 4-H members across Kansas. As a 4-H award, the applicant needs to highlight 4-H related events, activities and achievements accomplished within the 4-H club, county/district, region or state. The Key Award Application is set for by Kansas 4-H.

Application Deadline is October 2
At the end of the 4-H year, members must apply to be considered to earn an award. The deadline to apply for a 2022-2023 4-H year pin award is October 2, 2023 (because October 1 is not a business day). By the end of the business day on October 2, youth need to have all required materials submitted to the local Post Rock District Office.

Helpful Information

  • Members work toward the requirements of a pin throughout the 4-H year (October 1 – September 30). Pin applications ask members to highlight 4-H and project-related events, activities and achievements accomplished within the 4-H club, county/district, region, state, or beyond. 4-H members need to engage through in-person, hybrid, virtual, and distance learning opportunities in order to meet the requirements listed on each award application.
  • If you need help determining what Pin Application to complete, contact your local Post Rock District Office for assistance.
  • Submission of an application does not guarantee a member will receive the desired pin award. Applications are reviewed by a committee organized by the Post Rock District Team. Awards are announced in coordination with each county’s annual achievement ceremony/celebration.
  • One achievement pin can be earned per program year. Pins are intended to be earned in sequential order throughout a 4-H member’s career.
  • Applications can be typed or legibly handwritten.
  • Applications must have the requested signatures before it will be considered by the review committee. The signatures confirm that the information on the application is true and honest. A 4-H Club Leader is not required to sign a member’s application if they cannot attest that the member’s listed participation and experiences are accurate and correct.
  • The expectations outlined on each pin application must be fully met in order to be granted the award. This includes any stated requirements to complete and submit a Kansas 4-H Permanent Record, Personal Page, Project Record, etc. Alternative forms will be for participation only and not meet the pin’s minimum requirement.
  • There are some cases where a pin application will state to complete the current year's record book, but does not outline what specific documents to include. In Post Rock District this means to include the 4-H Permanent Record. A Personal Page and Project Record is encouraged, but not required in these situations.
  • When a pin application requires a permanent record to be completed and submitted, the official Kansas 4-H Permanent Record is to be used.
  • When an application requires a project record to be completed and submitted, the official Kansas 4-H project record is to be used. When a Project Record needs to be submitted, unless otherwise stated on the application, a Kansas 4-H Project Record for at least one (1) 4-H project enrolled in the current year must be completed.