4-H Member Record Book


What Is a Record Book and Why Do We Have Them? 

4-H Record Books serve a variety of purposes in the 4-H Youth Development Program. They give members an opportunity to reflect on their yearly work, encourage members to set goals, pursue strategies to meet those goals, learn how to shift gears in the face of challenges and obstacles, and teaches members how to identify, create, classify, archive, and preserve records.

In addition to record keeping, the iconic 4-H Record Book gives members an opportunity to reflect on their year, measure their achievements and growth, set goals, and develop plans to meet those goals.

Still need another reason to start a 4-H record book? Take a look at Why Start a 4-H Record Book!


Who Should Keep a Record Book? 

Every member of 4-H - excluding Cloverbuds - should keep a Record Book to learn the life skills mentioned above and to track their activities, events, profits and losses, skill development and learning experiences, and much more. If you are a current member of the Pennington County 4-H Program a Record Book is required if you would like the opportunity to win county awards.


What Do I Do?

1. Download your pages (Printable or Fillable) from the table at left 

2. Complete your pages with information throughout the 4-H year

3. Put together your book.


While there is no required covering for your record book we do recommend a traditional 4-H green Record Book cover.
Record Book covers are available for $4 at the Pennington County 4-H office. 
Independent members will also need to complete the Independent Member Standards Form and meet with a 4-H Advisor.
All 4-H club members and independent members will need to complete the Member Recognition Guide located under the recognition tab in order to earn a Member Pin, Project Medal, or Metal Award.  Member Recognition Guide

Club and Leader Responsibilities

All 4-H clubs will need to turn in two items at the end of every 4-H year   Secretary's Book    Treasurer's Book


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