Stanislaus County 4-H
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Stanislaus County 4-H

4-H Record Books


Link to log in to your Online Record Book (ORB).  Use your family email and password.  If you don't know your password, one can be set.

Link to ORB:

Link to Navigating the Record Book State site with video

4-H Record Books serve a variety of purposes in the California 4-H Youth Development Program. While society has changed, the goals of teaching record-keeping to youth remain the same.

  • 4-H Record Books give members an opportunity to reflect on their yearly work. They document their skill development and their learning experiences in a written report. 4-H members measure their achievements and growth in their total years in 4-H.
  • 4-H Record Books encourage members to set goals and develop plans to meet those goals. Completion of the Personal Development Report awards 4-H members for participation in 4-H activities, which provides an incentive for participation, learning, and achievement.
  • Completing a 4-H Record Book is a process where 4-H members record project and club work. Records management (RM) is an industry-standard practice of identifying, creating, classifying, archiving and preserving records. The 4-H Record Book teaches 4-H members these skills through a standard format. 

More information at the State Record Book Site

4-H Record Book Forms For County Level-Due to the County Office by August 1st



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Record Book Forms & Components--Forms follow the instructions:

State Record Book Manual--2016-17 (Contains all forms and instructions for regular 4-H members.  Primary member information below.)

Current Record Book Forms (Word) 

(Contains all forms and instructions for regular 4-H members. This version allows you to complete the form directly into the document and expand the rows as needed.)

Record Book Manual for Adult Partners

Word: Leadership Development Report (2015-16) For Intermediate and Senior members only.

4-H Resume Template - For Senior Members only.

Word: Primary Record Book and Manual, version 2017

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Additional Resource Materials

Stanislaus County Record Helper to know what goes where in the PRD.  PDR Helper


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