Why have 4-H Record Books?
The 4-H program has a long history of record keeping. The focus reflects the importance of this life skill in our daily lives. In 4-H, young people have tracked their activities, events, profits and losses, skill development and learning experiences, and much more using the iconic 4-H Record Book. In addition to record keeping, the 4-H Record Book gives members an opportunity to reflect on their year, measure their achievements and growth, and set goals, and develop plans to meet those goals.
What activities, awards, or projects am I required to submit a record book for?
- 4-H record books are required for all members currently taking an animal who plan to sell an animal for next year.
- 4-H Record Books are required to receive participation awards (such as star ranking, medals or pins based on 4-H Record Book achievements).
- 4-H record books are not required for membership or for participation in 4-H activities such as club events and activities, or for attending 4-H camps or conferences.
4-H Record Book Competitions
- Club Review
- County Competition
- State Competition (Senior Members Only)
Ready to get started? Click on Record Book Resources on the left side of this page.