Record Book Materials

AWARDS BOOKET... with descriptions of Awards


(Clover Kids see below.)


Assembling Your 4-H Records

This is a suggested order of how your record book should look and pages you should have included. This makes a good check off list.

1. Cover
Cover may be a standard 4-H record book cover available from the Extension Office or they may be 3 ring notebooks, etc. Cover should be sturdy.
2. 2017-2018 County 4-H Awards Form (PDF)
Use this form only if applying for an award. Check off the awards you would like to have your records considered for.
3. Leader Statement (on back of County 4-H Form above)
This is a written statement from your leader telling us about your 4-H club work. This sheet will be removed from your record book after it has been evaluated.
4. 4-H Award Information Form pdf (word) (Include only if applying for an award.) This form is required for each project area you are appling for. Also for each project area; complete one of the forms listed below that fits your grade level. (Grade as of May 2016).

5. Title Page
This is one page that tells your name, age, grade, club name, years in 4-H and a picture of yourself.
6. Yearly 4-H Summary (Must be completed for Completion Award) pdf  (word)
This form serves as a summary of your year in 4-H. There is a place to write what activities and events you have done in your club, recognition received, activities you have done at home, in school, and in your community on regular basis. There is also a place to report on projects that you do not complete a Project Record form. See #7.
7. Project Support Material (Optional)


Award Materials

Pioneer Grant - Community Improvement Project Form
Pioneer Grant Application Tips

County 4-H News

March 3, 2021


A one day Trip! July 10th

4-H’er in grades 6-8, join us for one day adventure to central Iowa! Our adventure includes stops at:

• 1913 Antique Carousel in Story City

• Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad in Boone

• James H. Andrew Railroad Museum & History Center in Boone

• Bio-tech lab at Iowa State University in Ames


4-H members are invited from Black Hawk, Bremer, Buchanan, Butler, Clayton and Fayette Counties! Open to all 4-H members currently in 6th, 7th and 8th grades. 

Complete the registration form and return with camp fee to the Black Hawk County Extension Office. Space is limited.


Registration fee is $100.00* and is due by April 30, 2021 **Registration fee increases $20 after April 30. *For more information on scholarships to defray costs, please contact the Black Hawk County Extension Office at 319-234-6811. Or email Diane at


Download Registration form and Mail to Black Hawk County Extension, 3420 University Ave., Suite B, Waterloo, IA  50701

February 26, 2021

Join in the fun with Chickasaw and Black Hawk County 4-H!  Participate in either county's Facebook Live reading of children's books about agriculture, the author’s online reading of the book, OR read your own children's book about the topic.  Then mark off the correct book on the form that it has been read.  Once you have marked all of the books, turn the Read Across Iowa Map check off form to the Black Hawk County Extension Office BEFORE April 1st to get entered into the raffle for books and goodies the first week of April! 

All live sessions will happen on Wednesday evenings at 8 pm CT (bed time)
  • Wednesday, March 3
  • Wednesday, March 10
  • Wednesday, March 17
  • Wednesday, March 24
  • Wednesday, March 31

Click for here for facebook links!

February 9, 2021

We are excited to invite you to our Annual 4-H Leader training, “Planning for Success of 4-H Youth!” It will be held on Thursday, February 25, 2021 at 6:30pm at the Black Hawk County Extension office with a Zoom option for virtual participation. READ MORE!

February 8, 2021
February 2, 2021



Shooting Sports will be held at Hawkeye College again!
This includes Shooting Sports and ARCHERY!

All on Saturday mornings:  9:00-10:45am - Shooting Sports    10:45 - 11:30am - ARCHERY

• March 6, 2021 
• April 3, 2021 

 For questions contact Diane Wolfe, 319-234-6811. Open to all 4-hers 4th grade and older. You can bring a Friend, but if they are not enrolled in 4-H, they must do so by going to: enter as a new family and for the club choose Shooting Sports. Read more...

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