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
- 4-H Cloverbud (ages 5-7) and Junior (ages 8-10) members may use the state’s Level I Record Book (WSU Publication #C0932). To see what Record Book judges are looking for, please see our Level I Record Book Scoresheet.
- 4-H Junior (ages 8-10), Intermediate (ages 11-13), and Senior (ages 14-19) members may use the state’s Level II Record Book (WSU Publication #C0934). To see what Record Book judges are looking for, please see our Level II Record Book Scoresheet.
- In addition, all members are encouraged to keep and complete either a Level I Permanent Record Book (WSU Publication #C0933) or 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.