4-H Record Books are an important tool for recording all of your 4-H experiences. It gives 4-H members the opportunity to think back over past year’s activities and to realize just how much has been accomplished and more importantly, just how much they have learned.
- Record Book Guidelines PDF/Word Doc
- Cloverbud Record Book- PDF/Word Doc
- Front Cover- PDF/Word Doc
- Back Cover- PDF/Word Doc
- Jackson County 4-H Club Member- PDF/Word Doc
- Index to Record Book- PDF/Word Doc
- Project History- PDF/Word Doc
- My 4-H Activity Program- PDF/Word Doc
- Grade 3-5 Project Record- PDF/Word Doc
- General Purpose Project Record- PDF/Word Doc
- 4-H Lifetime Dairy Cattle Summary- PDF/Word Doc
- Managerial Form- PDF/Word Doc
- FAQ about Record Books- PDF/Word Doc
- 4-H Record Books Schedule- PDF/Word Doc
- Monthly Calendar of My Participation- PDF/Word Doc
- Project Judging Scoresheet- PDF/Word Doc
- Record Books Judging Sheet- PDF/Word Doc
4-H Record Books
Frequently Asked Questions
What are record books?
Record books are a great way for youth to keep track of what they do for their 4-H projects. Similar to a scrapbook, record books are a place to keep their memories of their 4-H year and the projects they participate in so they can learn and grow from one year to the next.
Why should youth keep records?
Records help members:
- Learn how to identify goals and set priorities.
- Establish good organizational and planning skills.
- Reflect on the year, understanding and recognizing their challenges and achievements.
- Learn how money is made or lost.
- Experience personal satisfaction and growth through completion of a worthwhile task.
In Jackson County, you must turn in a record book in order to be selected for county-level project and record book awards.
Who turns in a record book?
All 4-H’ers are encouraged to turn in a record book to the Jackson County Extension Office. This includes Cloverbuds (using the Cloverbud Record Book) and all 4-H members in grades 3-19 (using either the 3rd-5th Grade Record Form or the General Purpose Record Form for youth in grades 6 and up).
Do youth have to do a project record for every project they sign up for?
No. The minimum number of project records a youth must complete for a record book is one. Youth are encouraged to complete more project records and can receive county awards for as many as 3 projects in one year.
When are record books due?
They are due to your 4-H club leader who will get them to the UWEX office in early September.
How are record books and the Annual Banquet related?
4-H’ers must complete a record book to be able to apply for a county award. In September, the record books and project records are judged by a county team of adult leaders. County record book and project awards are announced at the Annual Banquet in late October.
How do youth know how to complete a record book?
Jackson County has a “Member’s Guide to Doing Your Record Book.” The guidelines are available on-line at the address below or from the UWEX Office. A sample record book is also available at the UWEX Office so youth can see how it can look.
Where can I get copies of the record book forms?
Copies of the forms are available on-line at https://jacksoncounty4h.wordpress.com/record-book-info/.
If you have trouble with the links or don’t have internet access, printed copies are available by visiting the UWEX office or calling, 715-284-4257.