Honor Club Organization


The 4-H Honor Club is statewide and was instituted to further 4-H Club work throughout the counties of Tennessee. Its chief purposes are to provide recognition primarily within the county to junior high 4-H Club members who have shown consistent leadership ability, and have been helpful members in their clubs and their communities and to encourage young people to continue their work in 4-H and their service to others.


  1. Members must be a junior high or senior 4-H member as of date of initiation.
  2. Members must be enrolled in 4-H junior or teen leadership and serving as a junior or teen leader.
  3. Adult volunteer leaders or advisors to the Honor Club are eligible for recognition upon approval by local Extension agents. Extension agents may submit the name of a volunteer leader to the state 4-H office annually.


  1. Membership is open to any qualified junior high or senior member.
  2. Member must complete a Tennessee 4-H Honor Club application form.
  3. A score of 200 points is required before application for membership can be considered.
  4. Recommendations for membership shall be approved by the county Extension agents, then forwarded to the state 4-H office for final approval prior to the recognition ceremony at which time the Honor Club certificates are presented.
  5. Honor Club pins may be purchased from the state 4-H office. Pins should not be ordered until member is approved for membership.