4-H Record Books
Your experience with 4-H record books will lead you through the process of setting goals, securing assistance in reaching those goals and recording your progress. You will gain skills such as organization, setting priorities, maintaining financial records. This can come in very handy when you begin completing job, college and scholarship applications.
How to make records books work for you:
- Carefully set SMART goals at the beginning of the 4H Year.
- Actively use your record book EVERY month, taking notes, recording activities, and revisiting your goals.
- Assess your progress mid-year (March) and refine if necessary.
- Evaluate your accomplishments, and challenges at the end of your 4H year.
Information for 4-H Volunteer Leaders & Parents
We value our volunteer leaders! Without you, there would be no 4-H Youth Development Program. To help support you as you provide safe, fun learning environments for our youth, we encourage you to take advantage of all of the resources the WSU Extension Office offers.
- Each October, we offer a training workshop for leaders and encourage all to attend (whether you’ve been leading for 20 years, or are just starting).
- Throughout the year, we want you to feel free to contact our office with questions, concerns, or ideas.
- The WSU 4H Volunteer website provides a wide variety of training modules, links to other programs, and descriptions of basic 4-H program elements for you to study at your own pace.
Remember, you are never alone as a 4-H Leader! Here are some of the forms and documents you’ll need throughout the year.