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Record Books

recordsWhy have 4-H record books? 4-H Record Books serve a variety of purposes in the Edwards County 4-H 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. Completion of record books awards 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. Record management is a life skill to identify, create, classify, archive, and keep records. The 4-H Record Book teaches 4-H members these skills through a standard format.

Edwards County Record Book Forms

Click on the appropriate form that you need below. After you initially download the file, SAVE it to your computer with a name that you can easily recognize, such as: "Sally Beef Record 2012".

Record Book Instructions (PDF)
4-H Personal Page for ALL ages (form-fillable Word) (if asked to open as read only, say NO, then click "enable editing" when it opens in Word)
4-H Permanent Record for ALL ages (form-fillable Word)

4-H Record Book Completion Form for ALL ages

JUNIOR records are intended to be hand-written by the 4-H member

JR. General Project Record for ages 7-9 (PDF)
Beginning Livestock Record for ages 7-9 (PDF)

INTERMEDIATE records are intended to be filled out on the computer, although hand-written records are acceptable.

INT General Project Record for ages 10-13 (form-fillable Word)
INT Livestock Project Record for ages 10-13 (form-fillable Word)

SENIOR records are intended to be filled out on the computer.

SR General Project Record for ages 14+ (form-fillable Word)
SR Livestock Project Record for ages 14+ (form-fillable Word)

4-H Membership Achievement Pins

Member Achievement Plan 1 (4-H Membership Pin)
Member Achievement Plan 2 (Bronze Pin)
Member Achievement Plan 3 (Clover Pin)
Member Achievement Plan 4 (Emerald Pin)
Member Achievement Plan 5 (Silver Pin)
Member Achievement Plan 6 (Silver Guard Pin)
Member Achievement Plan 7 (Leadership Pin)
Member Achievement Plan 8 (Gold Pin)
Member Achievement Plan 9 (Gold Guard Pin)
4-H Key Award Application