Record Book Forms
Why have 4-H record books?
4-H record books serve a variety of purposes in the California 4-H Youth Development Program. While society has changed, the goals of teaching record-keeping to youth remain essentially the same.
- 4-H record books give members an opportunity to reflect on their yearly work. Members document their skill development and learning experiences in a written report. 4-H members measure their achievements and growth.
- 4-H record books encourage members to set goals and develop plans to meet those goals. Completion of the Personal Development Report awards 4-H members for participation in 4-H activities, which provides an incentive for participation, learning, and achievement.
- 4-H record books teach members records management skills. Records management (RM) is an industry-standard practice of identifying, creating, classifying, archiving, and preserving records.
Record Book Assembly Checklist (updated 5/27/16)
For forms and helpful resources go online to the State Website @ http://www.ca4h.org/Resources/Members/RecordBook/RBResources/
At the UC ANR 4-H State Website you will find:
- 2016-2017 Record Book Manual
Individually separated forms:
Personal Development Report (2016-2017) - For Junior, Intermediate, and Senior members.
Annual Project Report (2016-2017) - For Junior, Intermediate, and Senior members.
Leadership Development Report (2016-2017) - For Intermediate and Senior members only.
4-H Resume Template - For Senior Members only.
*BRAND NEW* Primary Member Report forms have been developed. Members who are taking the iSprout Primary Project should use the iSprout compatible form. Members who are not enrolled in an iSprout project should use the basic form. Primary members are not required to complete report forms to receive their annual stripe and pin.
- Record Book Evaluation information can be found on the UC ANR State 4-H website @ http://4h.ucanr.edu/Resources/Members/RecordBook/RBCompetition/
Club ReviewRecord Book Evaluation Form for Club (pdf)
County CompetitionRecord Book Evaluation Form for County (pdf)