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Record Books and Achievement Awards- Due October 1 Annually

What is a Record Book?

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.

Why Have Record Books?

4-H Record Books serve a variety of purposes in the Kansas 4-H Youth Development Program.
•    4-H Record Books give members an opportunity to reflect on their yearly work. They document their skill development and their learning experiences in a written
      report. 4-H members measure their achievements and growth in their total years in 4-H.
•    4-H Record Books encourage members to set goals, pursue strategies to meet those goals, and to shift gears in the face of challenges and obstacles.
•    Completing a 4-H Record Book is a process where 4-H members record project and club work. Records management is a competency skill to identify, create,
     classify, archive, and preserve records. The 4-H Record Book teaches 4-H members these skills through a standard format.

Non-Competitive Record Books

Non-Competitive record books encourage 4-Hers to keep track of the projects they are involved in with less detail than the competitive record books.  Non-competitive record books are recognized on the county level only.

Project Report Forms

Record keeping and Project Reporting are valuable skills taught to members of the Kansas 4-H program. Members are encouraged to keep a permanent record of all 4-H and Non-4-H Experience and are encouraged to summarize their experiences on the Kansas 4-H Project Report Form for project recognition. 

To help you through this process, please refer to the Guide to Kansas 4-H Project Recognition.

Additional Resources

Downloads

*Please note: when opening a form below, please open it and save it to your desktop or device before entering information.  You must download or open the form, then "save as" or you run the risk of losing your work.*

Project Record Report Forms

Jessie Carr
4-H Youth Development Agent
carrjessie@ksu.edu
913-299-9300 ext. 105