Benefits of Membership

There are many benefits of joining a 4-H program: self-confidence, leadership skills, life skills, interview and public speaking skills, and more. Members can also apply for scholarships, national 4-H awards and travel opportunities, as well as jobs. Click on the links below for more information and applications.


The following forms can be found in the General Leader’s Kit.

  • TD Scholarship
  • Nova Scotia Department of Agriculture Scholarship
  • Nova Scotia 4-H Council Scholarship
  • Camp Rankin Scholarship

National Awards

The Leadership Excellence Awards of Distinction (L.E.A.D.)

The Leadership Excellence Awards of Distinction (L.E.A.D.) honours the accomplishments of four special 4-H senior youth members and showcases the outstanding accomplishments of 4-H members across Canada in the area of leadership excellence.  Application Deadline is July 3rd.

Job Opportunities

Summer workers, assistants and camp staff are hired each year by the Department of Agriculture to work alongside government staff to implement the 4-H programs over the summer. Positions at Camp Rankin include: camp councelors, camp directors and cooks. These positions are advertised on Career Beacon during the winter months.

Apply for a 4-H Summer Assistant Job

Start date is April of the current year.

If you are a university student, a former 4-H member and like working with people apply for a summer job as a 4-H Summer Assistant and or a county summer worker. In January, check for Summer Assistant jobs advertised on Career Beacon.