4-H Record Book
… About 4-H Record Books
A 4-H Record Book is documentation of all 4-H activities at the club, county, and state level, in which a youth has attended and participated. This also includes community activities and the progress of a youth in each respective 4-H project. Many 4-H members will attest to the benefit and importance of Record Books and record keeping as they apply for higher education, prepare their resume, and submit applications for jobs.
Some 4-H clubs require members to keep Record Books, while some clubs do not. A yearly 4-H Record Book is required in order for a 4-H member to qualify for County Level awards, pins, scholarships, or award trips. 4-H Record Books should be filled out completely and accurately. Parents should oversee the member’s work, but the member must do his or her own writing or typing. Parents and project leaders should encourage each 4-H member to work on his or her Record Book throughout the year.
Your record book should include the following:
- The permanent record section with tally sheets. You build on this section yearly.
- Tally sheets from the current year and previous years.
- Project record sheets (and financial record sheet if required in that project) for each year you take the project.
How to fill out the 4-H Record Book
- The 4–H Member’s How to Guide on the 4-H Record Book (PDF – 10 pages, 33KB)
Directions & aids for filling out the permanent record.
Print Individual 4-H Record Books Pages
- #1 Club Meetings #2 Projects Completed
- #3 Leadership Responsibilities
- #4 Attendance at Local 4-H Club Events
- #5 Attendance at Other 4-H Events
- #6 Public Speaking. Demonstration or Illustrated Talks
- #7 or #8 Committees
- #9 Project Meetings Attended
- #10 Offices Held in 4-H Organization
- #11 Project and Exhibit Summary
- #12 Project Tours, Workshops or Revues
- #13 4-H Drama, Music, and Solo Contest Participation
- #14 Conservation, Health, Safety, Citizenship, Beautification, Recycling
- #15 Community Service Activity
- #16 Not Used at this Time
- #17 Promotional Talks and Demonstrations
- #18 Promotional Activities #19 4-H News Stories, Radio and TV Appearances
- #20 County Leadership Responsibilities
- #21 Other 4-H Contributions
- #22 Attendance at 4-H Camp #23 County Representative at a State Activity
- Attendance at #24 State Conference #25 CWF #26 National 4-H Events
- #27 Participation other than 4-H (Church/School)
- #27 Participation other then 4-H (Community/Other)