A 4-H Record Book is an assembly of forms, pictures, and other 2 dimensional records of what you did each year in 4-H. They are:
- A Wonderful Keepsake
- Record of 4-H Experiences
- Required for Fair Entrants
Reference the California 4-H Record book manual and tutorial below.
The 5 Sections of a 4-H Record Book
- Section 1: Preliminary Information
- Section 2: Personal Development Report
- Section 3: My 4-H Story
- Section 4: Projects
- Section 5: Collection of Work
- For older members
- Section 6: Leadership Development Report (Ages 11-19)
- Section 7: 4-H Resume (Senior Members, Ages 14-19)
How to make a 4-H Record Book
You can start any time.
At the beginning of the 4-H year…
- Look at the PDR Form and set goals.
- Decide how you will meet your goals.
- Put events information on your calendar.
- Make a 4-H folder/box.
- Start a Project Report Form for each of your projects.
During the 4-H year…
- Fill out your Project Report Form after each Project Meeting.
- Record talks and activities on your PDR Form.
- Collect any letters, awards, newspaper clippings, pictures, or other 4-H related items in a folder or box.
At the end of the 4-H year…
- Assemble your Record Book materials and forms.
- Complete your Project Report Forms.
- Include an Expression Page for each project.
- Complete your PDR Form.
- Consult the Record Book Manual with questions.
- Ask your leaders for help.
- Write your 4-H Story.
- Create a title page and table of contents.
- Assemble the PDR Form, 4-H Story, Project Report Forms and Expression Pages, and any 4-H related awards, newspaper clippings, or pictures.
- Turn in your Record Book at the last Community Club Meeting at the end of May.
- Ask to send it to Alameda County Judging.