Club Resources

Safety and Education in Shooting Sports (SESS)

4-H Safety and Education in Shooting Sports (SESS) uses skills and disciplines of shooting to assist young people and their leaders in obtaining knowledge and developing life skills. The disciplines include: archery, rifle, and shotgun.

  • Learn safe and responsible use of firearms and archery equipment including sound decision making, self-discipline, and concentration.
  • Promote the highest standards of safety, sportsmanship, and ethical behavior.

If any 4-H members or parents are interested in the program, please reach out to our office so we can get you in touch with the Coordinators and Instructors! Please call the office at 712-542-5171.

4-H Record Books

RECORD BOOK RESOURCES

This resource is to help guide you as you complete your 4-H Record Book.  BLUE Links are provided for you to download what you need.  Check back often, as resources may be added at any time!
 
A checklist is provided here for you to print out and refer back to.

Document

 is provided here for you to print out and refer back to.
 
The 4-H RECORD KEEPING PHILOSOPHY will guide you as you create your record book.

PARTS OF YOUR 4-H RECORD BOOK:

1. COVER: These can be purchased at the Page County Extension Office for $3.00.
 
2. Record Book Cover Page: This should include your name, club, grade completed, number of years in 4-H, and a photo of yourself.
 
3. TABLE OF CONTENTS: While not required, this is very helpful!!  You can simply list the order that your record book is in.
 
4. YEARLY 4-H SUMMARY: Tell us about your 4-H year.  
 
5. Personal Goal Record: 4-H is all about setting goals.  This form is intended to help you set and achieve goals.
 
6. PROJECT WRITE-UPS: Each of your completed projects should have a write-up, even if you didn't enter it in the fair this year.  Please note that while these write-ups are not required for livestock at the fair, they ARE required for your record book.  All write-ups should contain the following: 

  1. What was/were your exhibit goal/goals? (What did you plan to learn or do?)
  2. What steps did you take to learn or do this?
  3. What were the most important things you learned?
  • The write-up might be on a notecard, paper in a page protector   
  • Optional: may include pictures, resource list, etc.

7. PROJECT WORKSHEETS: Scroll down to find the worksheets required for your project area.  Please note that for livestock entries, you are required to complete a write-up form AND a project worksheet.

8. 4-H STORY: Your 4-H story can be as long or as short as you'd like it to be.  I can be a few paragraphs to a few pages.  The purpose of your 4-H story is to tell a little about what you did as a 4-H member, what you liked, what you learned, what you would change, and how 4-H is making the best YOU better!
 
9. SUPPORTING MATERIALS: While not required, it is fun to look back on newspaper clippings and photos associated with your 4-H career.  Supporting materials should be secured to sheets of paper.  Record books should NOT contain ribbons, judge's comments, etc.
 
10. SELF EVALUATIONA sample is provided for you here.  This is not required, but it is a useful exercise to honestly evaluate how you did when it came to record-keeping.
 
11. PREVIOUS YEAR'S RECORDS: The record book is intended to build on itself, just like the skills you are gaining through 4-H!  Add this year's records on top of last year's and watch your 4-H story grow!

*Credit for this resource goes to ISU Extension and Outreach, Fremont County :)

RESOURCES BY PROJECT AREA

Breeding Animals (Beef, Meat Goat, Sheep, Swine)
Market Animals (Beef, Meat Goat, Sheep, Swine)
Dairy Animals (Dairy Cattle, Dairy Goat)
Dog & Pet
Horse & Pony
Poultry
Rabbit
Photography
General Project Forms (For projects not detailed above - Example: Horticulture, Woodworking, etc.)

Need something not shown here? Check out the Iowa 4-H Webpage at https://www.extension.iastate.edu/4h/record-keeping