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4-H Record Books

Program Contact: Tanya Barnett, 4-H Youth Coordinator
360-379-5610 x208 • tanya.barnett@wsu.edu

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 December 2017, Jefferson County 4-H members may choose 2 Record Book options:

RECORD BOOK OPTION #1: WA STATE 4-H RECORD BOOKS

RECORD BOOK OPTION #2: JEFFERSON COUNTY 4-H ALTERNATIVE RECORD BOOK

Because youth learn and reflect many different ways, Jefferson County 4-H Council has designed an alternative to the State 4-H Record Books.  This Alternative Record Book allows for greater artistic creativity, while still follow the important 4-H Experiential Learning model (pictured on the right).  We’ll be piloting this version in the 2017-18 4-H year, so please send your feedback on it to tanya.barnett@wsu.edu.

Please note: Senior 4-H members who plan to apply for a Jefferson County 4-H Council Scholarship will need to use the State 4-H Record Book Level II above and complete a Level II Permanent Record Book as well.


4-H Project “Add Sheets”

In addition to the Record Books listed above, in Jefferson County (JC) some of our 4-H Projects include additional pages or “add sheets” — additional record-keeping pages that may supplement either of the Record Book options above.