Cooperative Extension Shasta County
1851 Hartnell Avenue
Redding, CA 96002-2217
Phone: (530) 224-4900
Fax: (530) 224-4904
About 4-H Record Books
Why have 4-H Record Books?
4-H Record Books serve a variety of purposes in the California 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 learning experiences in a written report. Record Books measure achievements and growth during a member's total years in 4-H.
- 4-H Record Books encourage members to set goals, pursue strategies to meet those goals and shift gears in the face of challenges and obstacles. Completion of the Personal Development Report gives credit and recognizes 4-H members for participation in 4-H activities, which provides an incentive for participation, learning and achievement.
- Completing a 4-H Record Book is a process where 4-H members record project and club work. Records management (RM) 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.
Required for 4-H Membership ?
4-H Record Books are not required for membership or for participation in 4-H activities such as club events, attending 4-H camps or conferences. A 4-H Record Book may be required to receive participation awards (such as star ranking, medals or pins based on 4-H Record Book achievements).
Record Book Forms
All counties in California must be in alignment with the version outlined in the manual; no other supplemental forms or requirements may be used.
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2022-23 Club Level Record Book Review & Competition
2022-23 County Level Record Book Review & Competition
ALL individual forms can be found on the State 4-H website.
Spark Achievement Report:
Primary Member Report forms have been developed. Primary members are not required to complete report forms to receive their annual stripe and pin.