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Record Books

Why Have a 4-H Record Book?

Completing the Personal Development Report in the Record Book provides you an incentive for participation, learning, and achievement.

Benefits of completing a 4-H Record Book:

  • Practice Records Management - Track your activities, events, profits and losses, skill development and learning experiences. In this competency skill you identify, create, classify, archive and preserve records.

  • Reflect on your yearly work - Document your skill development and learning experiences in a written report.

  • Measure your achievements and growth throughout your years in 4-H.

  • Set goals, pursue strategies to meet those goals, and record how you may have had to shift gears in the face of challenges and obstacles. 

Do I have to do a Record Book? 

  • We encourage all our 4-H youth to do a Record Book to record their project information and reflections, but 4-H Record Books are not required for membership or participation in 4-H activities such as club events, 4-H camps, or conferences.

    A 4-H Record Book may be required to receive participation awards (such as star ranking, medals, or pins based on 4-H Record Book achievements).

 

State Record Book Competition Information

The State Record Book competition is focused on recognition for senior 4-H members who have demonstrated a well-rounded 4-H experience. Books are evaluated against standard criteria.  Those books recording the most outstanding 4-H work, goal management skills, and leadership and civic development are selected as state medalists and/or state winners.

The Purpose of the State 4-H Record Book Competition:

  • Provides an incentive to members to keep accurate records in their 4-H Record Book.
  • Members receive feedback and encouragement on their 4-H skill development, leadership and citizenship development, and record-keeping skills.
  • Members are recognized for outstanding 4-H work.

For the most updated State Record Book Competition Information, click HERE