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Emerald Star

What is an Emerald Star?

The Emerald Star is a county award for service to the community and/or to 4-H. Its purpose is to encourage older members to attain a higher level of leadership development through an individual program of planning, action and evaluation/reflection; promote the development of mentoring relationships between a member and leaders; and to create opportunities to conduct 4-H activities outside the community club which will benefit the local community and/or 4-H as a whole. The Project must provide a service above and beyond the normal scope of a project (i.e., a County Field Day, a teaching video, a written project manual). The Emerald Star Plan must be a total of 6 hours or more to qualify.


What are the eligibility requirements?

  • Must have been enrolled in the 4-H Program 2 years prior to application.
  • Must be 15 years of age before January 1st of the calendar year, or in the 9th grade or above.
  • NOTE: Emerald Star projects may be a team effort. All team members receiving Emerald Star patches must be the above criteria.


How to I apply?

For more information and to apply, download the Imperial County Emerald Star Information and application . For the 2017-2018 Program Year, no initial project proposal is required.

Applications are to be submitted by:  November 14, 2017