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

September 19, 2019

Record Books are due into the extension office by October 4th. All books will need to go to their club leaders before coming to our office. 

Record Keeping

Philosophy for 4-H Record Keeping

The purpose of 4-H record keeping is to teach how to keep records, which is an important life skill. Record keeping is an ongoing process that does not end when the 4-H year ends. 

Objectives for 4-H Record Keeping

  • To learn how to set goals, how to make plans for action, and how to decide how well you did (evaluation).
  • To learn the skills of record keeping and organization to use now and in the future.
  • To learn to communicate and summarize.
  • To learn responsibility by completing a task.
  • To evaluate information that will market personal skills through future resumes and application forms.

September 12, 2019

Thank You to all the Teachers, Staff, Volunteers and Students who made Discovery Day 2019 a Wonderful Experience!

Read article of the Cedar Falls, Waterloo Courier:

See photo on FACEBOOK


September 8, 2019

Learn Sign Language

Bridging the gap between deaf and hearing communities. Participants will be able to learn American Sign Language “signs” to hip hop and contemporary music. No prior experience is needed. Come to one, or come to ALL of them! ALL AGES!
No sign-up necessary! At the Black Hawk County Extension Office, 3420 University Ave., Waterloo

Questions: Questions contact Kei-Che at:

September 6, 2019

Wow!!! Have you heard the results of the 4-H Pie Auction at the Black Hawk County Fair this year! It was unbelievable!!! THANK YOU 4-H Supports!
Here are the results!
Pies - $3915.00
King & Queen Pies - $1150.00
THAT Totals....$5065.00
Plus the Wood Carving Auction brought - $1020.00!
(Carvings by Ron Dillavou) See the Pie Baker Winners!

September 5, 2019

Our 4-Her's are AMAZING!
Another 690 POUNDS of fresh Chicken Meat donated to the Northeast Iowa Bank again! That makes 5482 Pound over the last 7 YEARS!!! Way to Go Black Hawk County 4-H!

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