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					MD 4-H Diamond Clover
Awards
  Elaine Long Bailey
  Calvert County 4-H Educator




                 April, 2009
Maryland 4-H Mission

  Help all youth reach their full potential
  Teach useful life skills
  Community focused, research based
  *Create competent, caring, independent
   and responsible individuals
Guiding Principles:
The Essential Elements of 4-H

 Belonging                   Mastery
 A positive relationship     Engagement in learning
    with a caring adult      Learn new skills
 Inclusive environment
 A safe environment
  Independence               Generosity
  Opportunity to see oneself Opportunity to value and
    as an active participant   practice service for
    in the future              others
  Opportunity for self-
    determination
4-H Behavioral Expectations**

  Provides opportunities for character building
  Based on Six Pillars of Character Counts!
        Trustworthiness*
        Respect
        Responsibility*
        Fairness*
        Caring*
        Citizenship*
What is the 4-H Diamond Clover
Award Program?
  4-H award program,
   tiered similar to Boy
   Scout/Girls Scout
   awards programs
  A motivator for 4-H
   members to learn
  A way to teach 4-H
   members about goal
   setting

                       E.L. Bailey
                          2009
The “Levels” of Diamond Clover
Awards
    Amethyst
    Aquamarine
    Ruby
    Sapphire
    Emerald
    Diamond




                  E.L. Bailey
                     2009
Basic Expectations for 4-H’ers

  Learn 4-H Pledge,
   motto, colors
  Attend meetings
  Complete 4-H
   project
  Participate in
   county 4-H event

                   E.L. Bailey
                      2009
Adding a bit more . . .

  Help w/fundraising
  Do community
   service project
  Attend camp
  Take on a new 4-
   H project



                    E.L. Bailey
                       2009
Increasing Expectations

                        Help younger
                         member w/project
                        Represent 4-H in
                         national or
                         international event
                        Major service-
                         learning project*


               E.L. Bailey
                  2009
The Diamond Clover Plan & Report

                          Set goals
                          Aspire to reach
                           challenges
                          Earn recognition
                          Keep motivated
                          Check progress*



                 E.L. Bailey
                    2008
Guiding Principles:
The Essential Elements of 4-H

 Belonging                   Mastery
 A positive relationship     Engagement in learning
    with a caring adult      Learn new skills
 Inclusive environment
 A safe environment
  Independence               Generosity
  Opportunity to see oneself Opportunity to value and
    as an active participant   practice service for
    in the future              others
  Opportunity for self-
    determination
4-H Behavioral Expectations**

  Provides opportunities for character building
  Based on Six Pillars of Character Counts!
        Trustworthiness
        Respect
        Responsibility
        Fairness
        Caring
        Citizenship
Handouts

    Maryland 4-H Diamond Clover Award
     Program
     http://www.maryland4h.org/Faculty%20and%20Staff/Awards%20
     and%20Recognition/Diamond%20Clover%20Guidelines.pdf

    Sample 4-H Diamond Clover
     Plan/Reports
     http://www.maryland4h.org/Faculty%20and%20Staff/Awards%20
     and%20Recognition/index.cfm




                             E.L. Bailey
                                2009
Questions?

    Thank you!




                  E.L. Bailey
                     2009

				
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