In 2002, Best Friends 4-H Club's members and leaders had a very strong ethical ownership responsibility regarding canines and the American Kennel Club's Canine Good Citizen Program. Each member wrote and petitioned the Michigan House of Representatives for a Resolution regarding 4-H and the American Kennel Club's Canine Good Citizen Program. In June of 2002, Best Friends 4-H Club received the STATE OF MICHIGAN HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVE; HOUSE RESOLUTION # 487.
In 2013, Best Friends 4-H Club received the Berrien County, Michigan Resolution B1305120 - "Now, therefore, be it hereby resolved that the Berrien County Board of Commissioners recognizes the Best Friends 4-H Club for their success in offering a true 4-H experience to disabled youth in the canine project. Be it further resolved that the mission of the Best Friends 4-H Club parallels that of the Berrien County mission to improve the quality of life for present and future generations."
In 2012 Best Friends 4-H Club Leaders received the Berrien RESA (Regional Education Service Agency) 2012 Partnership in Education Award. This award was given to Best Friends 4-H Club leaders for developing, initiating and implementing a Canine Therapy Program in which our 4-H leaders and his or her own canine(s) voluntarily enter Blossomland Learning Center in Berrien Springs, Michigan, and team up on a one-on-one with a special education student, teaching and encouraging the student to handle the volunteer team canine in obedience, agility and rally lessons. The best part are the rewards of the smiles and attempted interaction with the volunteer canines from the students.
In 2013, The State of Michigan gave Best Friends 4-H Club a "Special Tribute ... Therefore, this document is signed and dedicated to congratulate the Best Friends 4-H Club on the occasion of their 25th Anniversary. May their many good deeds continue to enrich Berrien County for many years to come."