Record keeping is a skill that we use throught out our life.
Compiling your record book can seem like a complicated task. Here are some helps and guidelines to help you be successful:
For up to date information on Jefferson County 4-H record keeping requirements please review the following:
Purchase a green 4-H record book cover/folder, these are available at the OSU Jefferson County Extension 4-H Office. Neatly, fill out the information needed on the front of the folder.
If you are planning to use fillable forms, see ** toward the bottom of this page.
2. Table of Contents and Dividers (Dividers are necessary to seperate each section)
Record books should be divided (in order) into the following sections:
Option: Table of Contents can be placed behind the title page or behind first divider.
3. Notes/Story (up to 6 pages)
(Replaces the 4-H Permanent Record and is new for the 2014-2015 4-H year.
5. Project Records (Visit OSU 4-H Project page for record book forms and resources specific to your 4-H project area.)
The following are some project records:
6. Advancement Records (Visit OSU 4-H Project page for other Advancement guides.)
7. News clippings, photos, and items of special significance. No more than 4 one-sided pages. Make sure pictures/information is labeled.
8. Past Project Records (for 2nd year 4-Hers and above, is required)
Please remember that your record book is not a scrap book and should not have feed receipts, ribbons, member pins...etc. Always remember that you can refer to "Jefferson County 4-H Record Keeping for 4-H Members, Parents, and Leaders" for more help and ideas.
**Using fillable forms----If you are using fillable forms, you will need to install Adobe Acrobat Reader. This is a free download.
The OSU General 4-H Publications page gives materials available to be printed off this includes contest guides, advancement records, projects records and so on.