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.

Philosophy for 4-H Record Keeping

4-H Member Record Keeping

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

  1. Table of Contents 
  2. Title Page (current photo, name, club, county, age, grade and 4-H year)
  3. Yearly 4-H Summary (4H 0096) or a 4-H Story
  4. 4-H Member Self Evaluation
  5. Clinton County 4-H Record Keeping Evaluation
  6. Project Records
    1. Any Project Area (only one based on years involved in a project area)
      1. Basic 4-H Project Record (4H 0096A) (first, second, or third year in a project area)
      2. Experienced 4-H Project Record (4H 0096B) (fourth, fifth, or sixth year in a project area)
      3. Advanced 4-H Project Record (4H 0096C) (seventh, eighth or ninth year in a project area)
    2. Livestock Project Area Forms
      1. Market Animal (Junior)
      2. Market Aimal (Experienced)
      3. Breeding Animal (Junior)
      4. Breeding Animal (Experienced)
      5. Dairy Goat
      6. Poultry
      7. Rabbit
      8. Dog
    3. Additional Project Area Forms
      1. Vegetable Garden Project Worksheet
      2. Crop Production Project Worksheet
      3. Photography Project

Check out our NEW Record Keeping Help Sheet for detailed descriptions of each part. This help sheet was updated June 2023. 

For Project Area Awards 

Record Books (and officer books) are due October 15. You must turn in your books to the Extension Office or your Club Leader!

Looking for more help? 

Check out these resources from Iowa 4-H:

Club Officer Record Keeping

Club Officer Information

2023-2024 Officer Record Book Evaluation Forms

These forms will be used for judging for officers elected for September 2023-August 2024.  Questions? Reach out!

Treasurer Record Book