Record Books

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Record Book How-to


Below are the 2 reports that you need to complete your record book (if turning in a hard copy):

Project Report – printable PDF

**REMEMBER One of these reports is needed for each project area taken, (i.e. pistol, dairy cattle, photography..) and this is just one part of the Record book!

My Involvement Report – printable PDF

**this is a compilation of your 4-H experience so far, only one of this report is needed


Good record keeping is a skill you will use your entire life. AND, believe it or not, it CAN be fun! One tip . . . don’t wait until you only have a few days left to finish (or start) your Record Book. This causes frustration! You will enjoy doing your Record Book so much more if you keep up on it. Really!!!

4-H Record Books serve a variety of purposes in the 4-H Program. While society has changed, the goals of teaching record-keeping to youth remain the same.

  • 4-H Record Books give members an opportunity to reflect on their yearly work. They document their skill development and their learning experiences in a written report. 4-H members measure their achievements and growth in their total years in 4-H.
  • 4-H Record Books encourage members to set goals and develop plans to meet those goals. Completion of the Project Records awards 4-H members for participation in 4-H activities, which provides an incentive for participation, learning, and achievement.
  • Completing a 4-H Record Book is a process where 4-H members record project and club work. Records management (RM) is an industry-standard practice of identifying, creating, classifying, archiving and preserving records. The 4-H Record Book teaches 4-H members these skills through a standard format.

4-H Record Books are an educational component of the 4-H Youth Development Program and are required for completion of the 4-H year. Members have the option to have their record book judged for competition and prizes or to be turned in for completion only.