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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.

Kansas Award Portfolio

The Kansas Award Portfolio (KAP) is a state wide competition amongst 4-Hers of all age categories. The record books are detailed and held to a higher standard than the non-competitive books. KAPs are judges first on regional basis then on a state basis.