Record Keeping

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Philosophy of 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 with the 4-H year ends. Youth are encouraged to select from a variety of alternatives to meet their individuals record keeping needs and learning styles.

Guidelines for 4-H Record Keeping

All 4-Her's are encouraged to develop a record keeping system that includes:

  • Record keeping for one or more project(s) using Basic, Experienced or Advanced Project Record" below
  • Completion of Yearly 4-H Summary (4H-96) or a 4-H Story
  • Member self-evaluation and/or a member-mentor conference 

4-Her's are encouraged to select one or more of the following for their project records:

4-H record keeping should reflect the 4-H'ers goals, accomplishments and future plans. All record books should be completed by the club's deadline and turned into the club leaders traditionally in August or September. Clubs will use the Record Book Evaluation in nominating for County Record Book Awards and will be presented at the annual 4-H Awards Banquet.