Record Keeping

Record Keeping's Purpose

The purpose of 4-H record keeping is to teach youth how to keep records of their 4-H career and provide them an opportunity to set goals, learn evaluation, and promote organization. Youth are encouraged to select a record keeping system that best suits their individual needs and learning styles. 

Objectives for 4-H Record Keeping

  • To learn how to set goals, how to make plans for action, and how to reflect on what you have experienced and learned
  • 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

 

Record Keeping Forms

All 4-Her's are encouraged to participate in record keeping. Below is the recommended record keeping form that 4-Her's can use throughout the 4-H year. 

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My 4-H Tracker (323.81 KB)

The My 4-H Tracker is used by 4-Her's throughout each 4-H year that they are an active member. 4-Her's can add/edit what they participated in each month. 4-Her's can turn this form into the Emmet Extension Office by September 1st of each year. 4-Her's can attach photos, clippings/articles, and other items along with the My 4-H Tracker to share your 4-H story. 

The My 4-H Tracker can be used in place of the previous record keeping books (yearly summary, evaluation forms, project worksheets, cover pages). 

 

4-H Awards & Scholarships

Please see the Emmet County Record Keeping & Awards System Form to find application criteria for record keeping, project, achievement, outstanding senior awards, and scholarships. This is a great help sheet!

Emmet County Record Keeping & Awards System Form

 

Awards

Emmet County 4-H Project Award Application

The Emmet County 4-H Project Awards are for youth who have completed 4th - 12th grade. 4-Her's can apply for a bronze, silver, or gold level award for each PROJECT area. This award application is due September 1st to the Emmet Extension Office of the completed 4-H year. 4-Her's can receive a wooden plaque and bars or certificate. Please see the Emmet County 4-H Project Award Help Sheet for project examples.

4-Her's can submit using the printable version by sending the physical copy into the Emmet Extension Office or submitting through the online version. Remember you will need to do an application for EACH project area.

Emmet County 4-H Project Award Application - Printable Version

Emmet County 4-H Project Award Application - Online Submission through Jotform

Emmet County 4-H Project Award Help Sheet

 


Emmet County 4-H Achievement Award Application

The Emmet County 4-H Achievement Award Application are for youth who have completed 4th - 12th grade. This award is built over a 4-Her's whole 4-H career. 4-Her's will apply with an application each active 4-H year and build points to achieve different tier levels. Points are cumulative and will continue with each application turned in. This award application is due September 1st to the Emmet Extension Office of the completed 4-H year. 

4-Her's can submit using the printable version by sending the physical copy into the Emmet Extension Office or submitting the E-Accessible Version via email to kzh@iastate.edu.

Emmet County 4-H Achievement Award Application - Printable Version

Emmet County 4-H Achievement Award Application - E-Accessible Version

 


Outstanding Senior (9th - 12th) Grade Member Awards

The Outstanding Senior Member Awards are awarded to 4-Her's who are in 9th - 12th grade. Individuals may only receive an award once in their 4-H career in each outstanding category. Recommendations can be made (but are not required to receive an award) by 4-H club leaders, 4-H committee members, and 4-H volunteers for recipients and will be accepted to the Emmet Extension Office between August 15th - September 15th. To recommend a 4-Her, please submit the Outstanding 4-H Senior Recommendation Form. Seniors are welcome to apply by submitting the Outstanding 4-H Senior Application. Please see the Emmet County Record Keeping & Awards System Form for more details. 

Outstanding 4-H Senior Application - Printable Version

Outstanding 4-H Senior Application - Online, fillable version

Outstanding 4-H Senior Recommendation Form (4-H Club Leaders, 4-H Committee Members, and 4-H Volunteers only) - Printable Version

Outstanding 4-H Senior Recommendation Form (4-H Club Leaders, 4-H Committee Members, and 4-H Volunteers only) - Online, fillable version

 

 


Scholarships

Scholarships are due September 15th to the Emmet Extension Office.

Scholarship forms can be submitted to the Emmet Extension Office or by submitting through email to kzh@iastate.edu

Danforth "I Dare You" Scholarship (11-12th Grade Only)

Melvin and Irene Neppl Scholarship (12th Grade Only)

Emmet County 4-H Foundation $150 Scholarship (11-12th Grade Only)

Gene Rullestad Award for Achievement & Merit (11-12th Grade Only)