Recordbooks

4H CloverCompleting a 4-H Recordbook can earn you awards & scholarships for college! Learn how to start one today!

 


 What is a Recordbook?

A 4-H Recordbook encourages members to keep a recorded collection of educational experiences that focuses on a 4-H member’s project for the year. At the end of the 4-H year their recordbook is reviewed annually by submitting their 4-H Recordbook for judging at the county, district and state level. Not only are 4-H members recognized and awarded for winning recordbooks, but they also have the benefit of preparing young people for the process of completing quality academic scholarship applications. All 4-H members who are high school seniors can also submit their recordbook as an application for the local Bexar County 4-H Scholarship.  Any enrolled 4-H members can complete a recordbook for the year. Please reference the following information to learn how to start, complete and submit a recordbook this year!

Where do I begin? 

  1. Select the CORRECT age division of your record book.
    • Junior Division: Minimum age of 8 years old.
      • Grades: 3rd – 5th
    • Intermediate Division:
      • Grades: 6th – 8th
    • Senior Division:
      • Grades: 9th – 12th
  2. Select a CATEGORY for your record book. Remember to select a category that correlates with your activities for the year.
  3. Begin the Record-Keeping process throughout the year. Please use our Recordkeeping Tip Sheet to guide you on how to keep track of all your 4-H Experiences!
  4. Acquire report forms, portfolio, and write your story. See links below.
  5. Give yourself plenty of time to complete and submit on/before the deadline of MONDAY – JUNE 3, 2019 by 8:00 A.M. LATE FEES APPLY AFTER THE DEADLINE
  6. Criteria for all the awards are available on the Awards Page.

Making a Recordbook – What goes where?

Your Age Division (Junior, Intermediate or Senior) will determine what forms are required to be completed for your Recordbook. Below is a list of all required forms to complete a recordbook and the order it should follow in the book. All types of covers or binders are acceptable to use. The Bexar County 4-H office has 4-H covers available for $3.00 at our Bexar County Extension Office.

*NEW* All report forms are UNIVERSAL for each age division. However content and page limits differ per each age division. Please see page 5 of the Family Guide to Recordbooks for guidelines for report forms. 

JUNIOR ORDER:

  • 3 x 5 Information Card – stapled to the outside of the front cover (Information cards will be available from our office)
  • Check Sheet – paper clipped to the inside front of the cover (Our District is 10).
  • Personal Information Page – First page of your recordbook. It should be signed by the member and parent before being turned in.  Your recordbook will not be accepted if this form is not signed. 
  • Junior Story & Photo Portfolio – *NEW*  (8 pages max – At least 2 pages typed & 2 pages of photos minimum) General Rules for Story & Forms
  • *NEW* Junior Report Forms (Includes Check Sheet and Personal Information Page) Word

INTERMEDIATE ORDER:

  • 3 x 5 Information Card – stapled to the outside of the front cover (Information cards will be available from our office)
  • Check Sheet – paper clipped to the inside front of the cover (Our District is 10).
  • Personal Information Page – First page of your recordbook. It should be signed by the member and parent before being turned in.  Your recordbook will not be accepted if this form is not signed. 
  • Intermediate Story & Photo Portfolio – *NEW*  (10 pages max – At least 4 pages typed & 3 pages of photos minimum) General Rules for Story & Forms
  • *NEW* Intermediate Report Forms (Includes Check Sheet and Personal Information Page) Word

SENIOR ORDER:

  • 3 x 5 Information Card – stapled to the outside of the front cover (Information cards will be available from our office)
  • Check Sheet – paper clipped to the inside front of the cover (Our District is 10).
  • Personal Information Page – First page of your recordbook. It should be signed by the member and parent before being turned in.  Your recordbook will not be accepted if this form is not signed. 
  • Senior Story & Photo Portfolio – *NEW*  (10 pages max – At least 6 pages typed & 3 pages of photos minimum) General Rules for Story & Forms
  • *NEW* Senior Report Forms (Includes Check Sheet and Personal Information Page) Word

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