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Record Book Information

NOTE:  County 4-H Officer and Record Books for review will come in by clubs and are due to the 4-H Office by August 3, 2020.  Check with your club leader to see when their deadline is to turn your record book in to them.


4-H Record Books serve a variety of purposes in the California 4-H Youth Development Program.

  • 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, pursue strategies to meet those goals, and to shift gears in the face of challenges and obstacles. 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 a competency skill to identifiy, create, classify, archive, and preserve records. The 4-H Record Book teaches 4-H members these skills through a standard format.

Visit the State 4-H Website for Current and Updated Information and Forms.

The latest Record Book Manual and Record Book Forms are HERE!      

CA 4-H Record Book Resources

(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.)


For Club Judging, please use the following form:

California 4-H Record Book Evaluation Form - Club Level