Record Book Information & Forms

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. Youth are encouraged to select from a variety of alternatives to meet their individual record keeping 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 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.
The forms below are necessary to include in 4-H members record books:
Basic (Juniors), Experienced (Intermediates), or Advanced (Seniors) 4-H Project Record


Optional to include:
Beef, Meat Goat, Sheep, Swine
Breeding Animals
Dairy/Dairy Goat
Horse & Pony
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