4-H PROJECT RECORD BOOKS

Report
4-H RECORD BOOKS
Created for Tehama County 4-H
Program Members
What are 4-H Record Books?
1.
4-H Record Books are books which contain knowledge
about a project.
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4-H Record Books can contain one or many projects.
For example:
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Electricity
Horse
Leadership
Animal Science
Life Skills Gained Through
4-H Record Books
• Communication skills
• Decision making skills
• Categorizing & Organizing data
• Analyzing & Utilizing information
• Sharing information with others
• Civic responsibilities in the community
What Do You Do With the
4-H Record Book?
• Expand your knowledge from year to year. Learn
more about the project using other sources and
organizations.
• Choose an activity that you would like to do that
involves using the knowledge you have learned.
• Complete the activity.
• Document what you did and learned using the
proper record book forms.
4-H Record Book Forms
1.
4-H Record Book Forms are divided into 2 age
categories:
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Primary Members (5-8 years old)
Please note that Primary books are not submitted
for competition. A 4-H member must be 9 years old
to begin competition.
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Regular Members (9 years and older)
Personal Development Report (PDR)
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Members record all activities that they have
completed during the year.
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Members may earn Star Ranks based on their
participation in 4-H over a number of years.
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The PDR is available in four versions: Primary,
mini, short, and long.
This presentation will be using the Mini version
Complete Basic
Information
Adding Photo is
a nice touch
Attendance
*Very Important
to get all necessary
signatures
Page 2 of PDR
Update the table to the right
every year. If it’s members first
year, “Total Past Years” column
will be empty.
Items with * listed next to
them are required for that
Star Ranking
If you are eligible for Star
Rank, get the Club Leader’s
signature
Page 3 of Mini PDR
Attendance at
Project
Meetings
Fill in with
Completed Projects
Figure
average
attendance
Fill in activities from
all completed
projects
Example: Participated
Livestock Judging Day
The more details the better your score
Don’t forget
your totals
in boxes at
top 
Page 4 of Mini PDR
Record 4-H events, other
than 4-H Club and Project
Meetings
Examples: State Field
Day, Countywide events
like Fashion Revue
Record Jr/Teen Leader years
here
Leadership consists of being
an Officer, on a Committee,
Jr./Teen Leader, and even a
Teen Staff at Youth Camp
Page 5 of Mini PDR
Record Citizenship &
Community Service activities
for club and Projects
*Presentations are required
for Star Ranks – Record them
here
Examples of Communication
Skills: Presentations,
Prepared Talks, Radio/TV
appearances, & Newspaper
Articles written by member
#7 is for listing Significant
and Notable Honors;
Some examples are:
•Star Rank achievement
•County Winner
•100% Club Attendance
•County All Star
•State Record Book Winner
Lifestyle Activities include–
School Sports,
Musical/Theatrical Arts,
Church, non 4-H
Organizations, to being
involved in a Camp Skit
Remember – the more
detail, the better
Last Page of Mini PDR
The story is to reflect on 4-H
work completed thus far and
emphasize on the current
year.
Things to write about:
•You
•4-H’s Impact on You
•Leadership & Citizenship
•4-H Projects and Activities
For every 50 words written,
member receives 1 point at
club level judging
You are not required to use
the form to the left. If you do
not choose to use this form, be
sure to follow formatting
instructions in the Tehama
County 4-H Record Book
Manual
4-H Record Book Projects
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Animal Science
Citizenship
Community Service
Creative Arts
Photography
Clothing & Textiles
Foods & Nutrition
Archery
All Star/Leadership
Animal & Livestock Projects
Annual Project Report
Used to document specific project work.
Members complete an Annual Project Report for
every completed project.
Optional items to include with Annual Project
Report:
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Include an Expression Page
Junior/Teen Leadership Development Report
Advanced Animal Report
Annual Project Reports come in two lengths –
Short and Long
This presentation will be using the Short version
Project
meeting
Attendance
Complete Basic
Information
Examples of
Learning
Experiences:
12/1/08
1st meeting was held- we introduced
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ourselves to the group. We made a
2/1/09
schedule of meetings for the year.
Still Exhibits Fair – I entered my quilt
into the fair. I didn’t win, but got a
great idea for my next project. Did you
know there is a whip-stitch?
The more details - the better
your score.
Talk about what you did, learned
and skills gained
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Refers to your
project –
whether its an
animal or
crafts
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Helped neighbor wash and trim
Taught lesson on foot trimming as
their goats
part of my Jr. Leader
responsibilities
Purchased Boer Goats
*Very
Important to get
all necessary
signatures
3rd place Showmanship
Group I Market Goat
Boer goats for Market
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100.00
600.00
Don’t forget to
figure out your
totals
Order of Items
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Title Page
Table of Contents
Personal Development Report (PDR)
My 4-H Story
Annual Project Reports for each project
Collection of 4-H Work
– Newspaper Clippings, Flyers, Letters, Photographs
• Previous Years’ Records
Things to Know About
4-H Record Books
• Only regular 4-H members, 9 years and older can
participate in Record Book Competition.
• Primary Record Books are not submitted for competition.
They are for fun and practice only.
• It is suggested that you submit an Annual Project Report
Forms for each of your completed projects.
• There is always help – just ask your leaders or 4-H Office
Things to Know About
4-H Record Book Competition
• You may not make improvements or changes to
the 4-H Record Book once it is turned in to the
Club Leader.
• You can be named a County Winner in a project
only once a year.
• Incomplete 4-H Record Books are not accepted
for Club or County Competition.
• Obtaining Record Book signatures is the
Member’s responsibility.
Supplemental
Record Book Forms
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Advanced Animal Form
Jr./Teen Leadership Form
Horse Project Supplemental Form
Dog Project Supplemental Form
Daily Egg Supplemental Form
Ask Club Leader for assistance if needed
Dates To Remember
1.
Project Records are due to your Club Leader on
October 15th.
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The Record Books will be judged at the Club Level.
Record Books that qualify at the Club Level will move on
to County Competition.
Senior Members are encouraged to compete at the State
Level
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Adult Supervision
• Feel free to help your child as needed.
• The 4-H Record Book work should be the work of
the 4-H member, not the adult.
4-H Record Book Recognition
• Club Seals – Green, Blue and Gold
• County Awards are given for each Project Group.
– Top Score - County Winner
– Top Scoring Percentage - Record Book
Medalists
– Star Ranks
I hope this has helped you to better
understand the 4-H Record Book
Call your Project Leader, Club Leader
or 4-H Office if you have any questions.

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