How to Earn Farmers Union Youth Awards
To see full descriptions of all youth awards, visit the Farmers Union Youth Awards page. Details on how to earn each youth award are listed below.
Have fun attending camps, day classes to earn awards.
Junior Level Youth Awards - For Grades 1-6:
Sixth Grade Award
Earn a free day at a waterslide theme park for you and a friend.
- Complete three (3) years of junior day classes prior to reaching 6th grade.
- Attend one (1) junior camp prior to reaching 6th grade.
- Trip is awarded the summer AFTER completing 6th grade.
Earn a free "Flicker Award" T-shirt upon graduation from the junior level along with a gift card
- Complete five (5) years of junior day classes
- Attend one (1) year of junior camp
- Award is received AFTER completion of above requirements
Senior Youth Awards for Grades 7-12:
Attend a lock-in at the state office in Jamestown. Meet the summer staff, eat lots of good food and have fun with friends from across the state.
- Must be in 7th or 8th grade
Third Year Award Tour
Earn a free 3 day, 2 night trip to Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN.
- Complete three (3) years of senior day classes
- Attend one (1) senior camp
- Trip is awarded the summer AFTER above requirements have been met
All-States Camp - "Cream of the Crop" of Farmers Union Youth
Earn a free 7 day, 6 night stay at a leadership camp in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado
Be part of SYAC - State Youth Advisory Council:
SYAC members help plan the following year's state camp programming and activities. The council meets three times during the year and attends two senior camps the following summer at no cost. Five members are elected by their peers each summer. Each eligible person announces their desire to run for SYAC and gives a short speech at camp. The campers vote for their official representative.
- Must attend senior summer camp after completing 10th or 11th grade
- Must have completed three years of day class to be eligible
- Must have attended two camps prior to running for SYAC
Earn the highest award youth can achieve in North Dakota Farmers Union
- Complete five (5) years of senior day classes
- Attend one senior camp
- Award is presented in November at the NDFU state convention following completion of above criteria
To see a list of past Torchbearer Award winners, visit the Torchbearer Award Winners page.
Each year scholarships are awarded to Farmers Union Torchbearers. In the fall, applications are sent from the state office directly to all eligible and qualifying Torchbearers.
- Must be receiving Torchbearer award at the
upcoming Farmers Union State Convention
- Must have at least 2.50 grade point average
- Must submit completed application and personal recommendations by specified date.
New Rockford, N.D.
"Farmers Union has always been a large part of my family's life. I am so glad that I will be able to give back what Farmers Union gave to me by being a camp counselor. Can't wait to see you all at camp this summer!"