University of Maryland Extension

Maryland 4-H Diamond Clover Award

The Diamond Clover program is to encourage 4-H members to try different aspects of the Maryland 4-H Program that they normally wouldn’t do. 4-H members work through planning out what they would like to participate in at the beginning of the year. At the conclusion of that year, they will complete a report of what activities/events they participated in to complete the specific Diamond Clover Level.

There are six levels to the Diamond Clover program, levels 1-5 are completed by planning out a different number of activities/events the 4-Her will participate in throughout the calendar year. These levels consist of checking off what the member would like to accomplish that year as their plan of work. At the conclusion of the year, they will finish a report of what they did participate in.

As the 4-H member approaches Level 6 of the Diamond Clover Program, they will have to set up their own service project which is sustainable when the 4-H member ages out of the 4-H program. As part of the Level 6 plan the 4-H member will develop their plan along with working with a small committee comprised of their 4-H Club Leader and 2 Project Representatives. The final level 6 plan must be approved by the 4-H Educator.

Diamond Clover Timelines for Carroll County 4-H Members:

Levels 1 – 5 – Plans and Reports are due to the Carroll County Extension Office by the first Monday in February. (Check with you club leader as they may set an earlier deadline to ensure they sign off on plans and reports.

Level 6 – If you are planning to submit a Level 6 plan, check with the Carroll County Extension Office for a set deadline in September. All Level 6 plans must be submitted to the Maryland 4-H Office by September 30th.

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