Record Books have gone online!
Visit 4h.zsuite.org to create your profile and start setting your project goals!
BUT….you can still print them off and fill them out by hand if you want to!
Video Tutorial–How to Start Your Online Record Book
Video Tutorial–How to Record Virtual Participation during COVID-19
New Online Record Books_Quick Guide
How to Write a Great Record Book in ZSuite: A Step-by-Step Guide
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.
- The 4-H Record Book is an excellent tool to use when applying for college, programs, jobs, and scholarships. It is REQUIRED to apply for a Carbon County 4-H Foundation scholarship.
4-H Record Books are an educational component of the 4-H Youth Development Program and is an excellent way to complete your 4-H project. Members have the option to have their record book judged for competition and prizes or to be turned in for completion only.
Carbon County 4-H does not require members to complete a Record Book to complete their 4-H project.