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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:  https://ucanr.org/4hbook/login.cfm

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 and Instructions For County Level Competition
*All Materials Due to the County Office by August 1st - NEW PACKET UPDATED!*

4-H Record Book

For Primary Members:

We now have forms for Primary Members to start learning the skill of Record Management. 

Note: Primary Members are not required to complete reports forms to receive their annual stripe and pin.

Evaluation Forms:

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Record Book Forms & Components--most current information is found on the State 4-H website:  Click here


You will see all forms and instructions for regular 4-H members and primary members.





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Additional Resource Materials

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