Record book training
289 E Ellendale, Suite 301
Dallas, OR 97338
Get Ready for the 4-H Records Contest
If you want your records judged and considered for special awards, your 4-H Resume, pictures and 4-H story will be required by October 1st for judging. Have Questions? Come to the training on Wednesday, September 18 at 7 pm, at the Extension Office. RSVP to 503-623-8395.
You don't have to turn in individual project records - you can if you have them done, but it's not required. If the project records are done well, it may give you a slight advantage. If the project records are done poorly, it will not be factored in when judging records.
What is a 4-H Resume and why do one? Basically, doing 4-H Records is the best way to track your progress and growth thru your years in 4-H. It shows what you want to do, how you worked toward your goals, and what you accomplished. Many of our 4-H'ers who have graduated from high school have used their records to successfully apply for college scholarships, and/or State and National 4-H awards.
4-H Records are voluntary, but each year we judge Record Books. Polk County 4-H uses the Record Books turned in for this competition to choose our Outstanding 4-H members, who will be honored at the annual 4-H Awards Banquet on November 16th. Awards are usually a trophy, plaque or cash. It is not unusual to see award donors, parents, and/or leaders who once attended the Awards Luncheon as a 4-H'er themselves. It is one of the most special events of our 4-H Year.
- Setting the Record Straight - How to do 4-H Records
- My 4-H Resume on the state web page
- Cloverbud Recordbook (not judged for awards but a great way to practice!)