4-H Record Books

The 4-H Record Book is a summary of what you have done for the year. The goal of 4-H is to build life skills of the youth members.  Goal setting and reflection are tools that help youth learn.  Taylor County 4-H Record Books are due at the UW-Extension office by 4:30 p.m. on the second Monday in September. Your 4-H club leader may set an earlier date to collect them, complete the comments section and turn in as a group, so check with your leader for the exact due date.

Your 4-H record book should be a reflection of your 4-H experience in the past year. Please feel free to personalize it with pictures, drawings or descriptions of your projects and activities. Please do not include any 3-D objects. All records must fit neatly into a binder or report cover. UW-Extension will supply a plastic folder for the current year, which members are encouraged to use unless their materials do not fit into the folders.


Request a Record Book

Taylor County 4-H members can request a record book be printed for them by using the following link. Record books will be printed for the member and can then be picked up one week after request unless contacted by the UW-Extension office. If record books are not picked up, they will be given to club leaders or representatives to distribute at a club meeting.

Record Book Request Form


Print your own Record Book pages

Record Book Cover

Wisconsin 4-H Record Book cover – form (.pdf) – Record book covers printed on dark green cover stock are available at the UW-Extension Office. Record book covers can be re-used from year to year so you only need to request one if this is your first year in 4-H or if your old green covers got damaged. If you would like the UW-Extension office to print your cover with your information typed on it, type your information into the fillable pdf document above and save it, then email it to Sasha at the UW-Extension Office sasha.busjahn@ces.uwex.edu.

Cloverbuds

Cloverbud (grades K-2) record books are encouraged, but optional.

Forms to print: 

Grades 3-13 

Forms to Print – Please complete by writing neatly. This form is a fillable PDF, which means you can type your responses if you wish and then print out your record book. Please type in the blanks using Adobe Acrobat Reader (free to download), then print. If you have any trouble with these forms, please call the UW-Extension office at 715-748-3327.

 


Other Forms and Project Specific Pages – Optional

These forms are published by Wisconsin 4-H Youth Development. You may use them in your record book if they will help you further your record keeping. These forms are optional in Taylor County. Most forms are available in .pdf or Word formats.


How will my record book be evaluated?

Record books are evaluated by 4-H Leaders. Each member will receive copies of the evaluations and their comments to help members improve their record books in the future. Record books from members in grades 3-8 and 9-13 will be rated overall as “Gold,” Silver,” or “Bronze” based on evaluations and will receive certificates for their record books along with their project awards. Evaluation sheets will be included with the Record Book pages.


Other end-of-year awards for members

Year ribbons will be given to 1st year members.

Year pins to 5th year members

4-H members in their senior year of high school are honored as graduating 4-H members at the fall awards banquet. They receive a certificate of completion and pin recognizing there years of 4-H membership. Graduating members may re-enroll for one more year following high school (grade 13).