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.  Youth are encouraged to select from a variety of alternatives to meet their individual record keeping needs and learning styles.  Record books are a requirement for active membership in Cedar County 4-H.

Interested in doing records online? Check out the Recordbook App
Help sheets on Recordbook App

The Record Keeping Overview document explains the philosophy for Iowa 4-H record keeping, including learning objectives and general guidelines. Also included are the five steps to record keeping and best practices on formatting your record book.

4-H Member Record Keeping

Cedar County 4-H'ers are encouraged to develop a record keeping system that includes five parts:

  1. Title Page (current photo, name, club, county, age, grade and 4-H year)
  2. Table of Contents 
  3. Yearly 4-H Summary  OR
  4. Project Records
  5. 4-H Member Self Evaluation

Officer Record Book Evaluation Forms

Treasurer Record Book


Annual Achievement Award Applications

  • 4-H Project Award Application
  • 4-H Record Keeping Project Award Evaluation Form
  • Cedar County 4-H Record Keeping Evaluation Form