4-H Resources & Forms

Youth Resources

4-H Officer Resources

4-H Officer's Manual (2013)

Each office has specific tasks and obligations, and the 4-H Officer's Manual is a tool for navigating the terminology and requirements of holding a 4-H office.

See also 4-H Club Program Planning Guide.

4-H Choose Health Officers Guide

The Healthy Living officer will serve as the club’s ambassador for health! This guide provides information on how to incorporate physical activities and healthy eating into each club meeting.

Treasurer's Manual (2014)

Keeping the club/unit finances in order is an important job that falls to the office of the Treasurer. Everything the Treasurer needs to know is in this resource.

Find an individual list of the Treasurer's Manual forms on the CA4-H Youth Officers page.

Star Rankings

4-H members can earn star rankings as additional achievements.

4-H Uniforms



The Cloverpedia is a resource designed to be a living document for individuals to learn more about common California State 4-H terms, events and programs. Along with an explanation of which each item is, there are also hyperlinks to online resources that will provide more detail.


Shooting Sports Leader Resources

Leader Policy Resources

Policy and Procedures

These are the program policies and procedures that govern the Shooting Sports projects in the California 4-H YDP.

Policy and Procedures Appendices:
1. Training Request and Registration Form
2. Application for Certification as a Shooting Sports Adult Volunteer
3. Shooting Sports Training Report
4. Course Evaluation Form
5. Firearms & Ammunition Storage and Transportation
6. Equipment Maintenance Log
7. Equipment Check-out Log
8. Code of Ethics

Other Forms

Air Gun Purchase Request Authorization
Ammunition Purchase Request Authorization

Risk Management

Risk Management Presentation
Risk Management Template

Additional Leader Resources

4-H Shooting Sports Program Orientation Powerpoint
List of Statewide Instructors (8/26/16)
New Leader Checklist
Shooting Sports and Air Guns Frequently Asked Questions

California Shooting Sports Match Guide

This is a tool to help shooting sports leaders plan and facilitate a local match event. 

Proficiency Levels

The California 4-H Shooting Sports Program has five (5) levels of proficiency for the Archery, Rifle, and Shotgun disciplines.

Archery Proficiency Levels I-V
Rifle Proficiency Levels I-V
Shotgun Proficiency Levels I-V

California & National 4-H Shooting Sports Websites

California 4-H Shooting Sports Webite
California 4-H Shooting Sports Facebook

National 4-H Shooting Sports Website
National 4-H Shooting Sports Facebook





Leader Resource Links

Leader Guides

Project Leaders' Digest (2007)

Project leaders are an integral part of 4-H's mission to educate and inspire the next generation. The Project Leader's Digest contains useful information about effective youth development strategies, youth-adult partnerships, and safety procedures.

Youth With Special Needs - Leaders Handbook (2013)

Disabled youth often have special needs, and this handbook provides the necessary tools and information to accommodate those needs. 4-H volunteers and leaders should become familiar with this resource when working with youth with disabilities.

Life Skills Wheel

A skill is a learned ability. Life Skills are those competencies that assist people in functioning well in the environments in which they live. 4-H focuses on developing skills within the five targeted competency areas that are healthy and productive for both youth and their communities. Because skills are best learned through practice, many experiences that teach or reinforce skills must be provided. Mastery of any skill requires opportunities to try, make mistakes, and try again.

Primary Member-Adult Volunteer Guide

Why are primary 4-H members so important to the 4-H Youth Development Program, and what special activities should be provided for them? The Adult Volunteer Guide answers these questions and more; it provides information on the 4-H Primary Member Program and how it should be used to encourage a child's educational development.

California 4-H Project Sheets

4-H project sheets are designed to help 4-H volunteers determine meaningful content and lead youth in hands-on activities. 4-H youth and their families may use these sheets to decide which project they might be interested in.


eXtension is a tool for leaders that provides a gateway to a variety of educational webinars presented by Cooperative Extension Service educators. A variety of leader training are available. eXtension also offers an extensive collection of educational articles created by experts at the country's top Land Grant Universities.  View that collection at eXtension Articles.

Other Resources