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Record Book Information

Record Book Information

Record keeping has always been an important part of the 4-H Youth Development experience, but now members have the option of completing their Record Books on-line.  This updated format is just another way that 4-H continues to teach and promote life skills in an ever changing world.

Completing a 4-H Record Book is a process where 4-H members record project and club work.  Records management is a competency skill to identify, create, archive and preserve records.  The 4-H Record Book teaches 4-H members theses skills through a standard format.

The Online Record Book advances the traditional program with modern tools and formatting.  The system is a simple structure for members to communicate with volunteers and other club members.  This simplicity and ease is carried over into posting/updating events, meetings, and project activities.  From these updates and postings a completed Record Book can be printed out at the end of the year.

What is a 4-H Record Book? (Information and Manuals)

Record Book Forms  - See State 4-H website for most current information

These forms are in Word format:

These forms are in PDF format:

4-H Members

Record Book Evaluation Forms

Club Level/County Level
(Kings County has a combined club/county level for record books and project medals):

Club Level Admin Manual/Instructions

State Level:

State Level Webpage - http://4h.ucanr.edu/Resources/Member_Resources/RecordBook/RBCompetition/StateCompetition/

Training information for Record Book Evaluators (Judges)

Record Book Evaluators

  • Evaluators Training Course

    This short course is designed for adult volunteers and senior member youth who volunteer at the club/county level to evaluate Record Book Competitions. Youth members enter Record Book competitions as an optional opportunity to receive feedback on their 4-H record-keeping and 4-H skills development. The course gives an overview of the evaluation rubric, how to score and how to write helpful comments. You will receive an electronic badge and a certificate upon completion. Thank you for your time and talent to provide encouragement and support to 4-H youth.

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Project Medal Evaluators

4-H Record Books Articles in Youth Talk