Informal Written Records

 Written Record – Informal:  These basic elements should be included in any written record:

a.       4-H Year at a Glance/Summary – Projects in which you were enrolled, recognition, events and activities attended, offices held, committees, etc. This can be a list, a story, or however you wish to present it. You may choose to complete the Yearly 4-H Summary (4H-96).

b.       Individual Project Area – You may choose to complete one of the following for at least one project:

                                                               i.     Experienced Project Record (4H-96B)                                                            

                                                             ii.      Advanced Project Record (4H-96C)

                                                            iii.      For Project Area with Fair Exhibit you may choose to include the Fair Exhibit Write up* as well as:

1.       Documented report or Project Record for additional project activities not taken to the fair

2.       Documented report of leadership, citizenship, and communication activities related to project

3.       Livestock worksheets, feed records, or photography forms

                                                           iv.      For Project Area without Fair Exhibit (This is for any activity or project you do during the year but do not bring an exhibit to the fair):

1.       Project Record form or documented report of project activities

2.       Documented report of leadership, citizenship, and communication activities related to project

3.       Livestock worksheets, feed records, or photography forms (see above links)

c.       Something Extra - Clippings, Membership Recognition Certificate, Project Certificate of Achievement, photos, information from your club meetings, guidelines, forms, communication activities outside of project area, community involvement outside of project area, club activities, or anything else you wish to include. These can be added anywhere in your record.

d.  A 4-H Project Recognition Checklist must be included for each project area if you wish to earn project recognition seals.

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