Why 4-H Record Books?
In 4-H, record keeping is a positive experience that grows along with the 4-H member. Keeping records is practical and encourages good planning and evaluation for 4-H projects enhancing the educational experience of the 4-H member. Record keeping should be practical, encourage good planning and evaluation, and add to 4-H members’ educational experience, not detract from it. For more on why 4-Hers keep records, please read the 4-H Leader Guide to Record Keeping.
4-H Record Books in Jefferson County
As of October 2016, Jefferson County 4-H members use our state’s 4-H Record Books:
- 4-H Cloverbud members (ages 5-8) use the state’s Level I Record Book (WSU Publication #C0932).
- 4-H Junior (ages 8-10), Intermediate (ages 11-13), and Senior (ages 14-19) members use the state’s Level II Record Book (WSU Publication #C0934).
- In addition, all 13-19 year-old members are encouraged to keep and complete a Level II Permanent Record (WSU Publication #C0935). This is especially applicable to high school juniors and seniors planning to apply for county and state 4-H scholarships.
4-H Project “Add Sheets”
In addition to the Record Books listed above, in Jefferson County some of our 4-H Projects include additional pages or “add sheets”: