The 4-H Uniform
The 4-H Hat
The 4-H Hat is a source of pride in the California 4-H Youth Development Program. We are the only state to have a 4-H Club Hat. Many members use a hat to place their achievement pins, and to wear during animal showing at fairs. A 4-H Hat is NOT required for membership in 4-H, or for participating in any 4-H activity, event, or meeting.
Stanislaus County Fair uniform requirments: Fairs do not fall under the jurisdiction of the 4-H Program, and can have their own clothing requirements for showing.
4-H Uniform Guidelines
BOYS - Cap, green through 8th grade, white 9th and above; white shirt with collar, short or long sleeve (long required for rabbit and when showing horses), with minimum of five buttons in front; white or off white tailored or jeans style full-length pants, green 4-H emblem tie, shoes or boots.
GIRLS - May wear same as listed for boys, or may wear white blouse with same requirements as shirt, white skirt or culottes, or a white dress of similar style, green 4-H collar fastened with a simple white plastic or metal ring.
APPEARANCE - Cap must be worn on head, shirt must be tucked into pants, belts must be worn if pant have loops, pants must be outside if boots are worn and 4-H collar must be over shirt collar. Baggy pants and spandex not acceptable. English or western boots are required for horse.
4-H Hat Guidelines
Hat to Wear:
Green Hat - Junior 4-H members, defined as a 4-H member in the eighth grade and below (or 13 years old and younger)
White Hat - Senior 4-H members, defined as a 4-H member who has graduated from the eighth grade (or 14 years old and older)
Stars, stripes, and medals:
Left Side of Hat - All Star, gold, silver, or bronze stars in front. Stanislaus County requests that members only wear their current star though some counties "cascade the stars as in the picture below. Behind the stars are placed the Jr./Teen Leader emblems. These patches are only worn while the member is serving as a junior or teen leader.
Catalogs and order forms can be obtained from:
Leslie Carman 4-H Club Supplies
P.O. Box 2351
Atascadero, CA 93423
These companies are listed as a resource only and does not imply endorsement by the 4-H Youth Development Program.
Policy on Replacement of Lost 4-H Pins:
Pins awarded by Club -- members are to contact their local club leader about lost pins that were awarded by the club. The club leader will order a replacement pin at the member's expense.
Pins awarded by County -- members are to contact the 4-H office about any lost pins awarded by the county, including level testing pins. The county will order a replacement pin at the member's expense. The only exception will be year completion pins where a replacement can be obtained from the 4-H office.
The Community Leader--one copy of each catalog is put in the Club Leader's packet which is distributed at the Club Leader's Orientation meeting or the 4-H Office. See links above for fast, online ordering.
Order all Member Awards as follows:
Junior/Teen Leader emblems -- club leader obtains from the 4-H office. These are to be worn on the member's hats only during the time they are serving as a Junior/Teen Leader.
(Junior Leader = member in leadership project and 7th, 8th & 9th grade)(Teen Leader = member in leadership project and 10th grade and up)
Star Rank Emblems -- club leader submits a "Star Rank Card" (master copy in club leader's packet) to the 4-H office and obtains the appropriate star rank emblem.
Member Completion Pins -- at the end of the club year, the club leader will submit the club roster, which has been updated, to the 4-H office. A pin packet will be put together and will be available at the fall Club Leaders' Orientation meeting. If a member's pin is lost or broken, contact the 4-H office for a replacement.
Cap Stripes -- these are ordered from the Leslie Carman catalog by the club leader. When the completion pins are presented to the members they should be accompanied by the appropriate "stripe."
White stripe on green background for green cap
Green stripe on white background for white cap
Gold stripe on white background for member completing a year of junior/teen leadership with a white cap
Gold stripe on green background for member completing a year of junior/teen leadership with a green cap
100% attendance pins -- club leader orders from National Supply catalog