4-H Record Sheet Requirements
In the past, 4-H members were required to complete and submit a record sheet or project manual specific to project(s) members were completing. In 2019, the only projects that will require completion and submission of project manuals are the animal projects: small pets, dog and cat. These manuals are the same manuals used in the past and are to be turned in at the time of animal project check-in (times vary by animal). ALL other projects that required submission of record sheets or project manuals specific to project are no longer required for submission. Instead, all 4-H projects, including animals, require ONE 4-H General Record sheet for ALL projects (described below).
Project manuals will still be available for members who request them. 4-H members should submit project manual requests to their 4-H leader or via 4-H Online. 4-H Project Record Sheets are available below and from 4-H Club Leaders.
4-H General Record Sheet
Each member, is required to complete and submit ONE “4-H General Record Sheet” for all projects. All 4-H projects will be on the same 4-H General Record Sheet. Example: if a member exhibits three projects; woodworking, creative writing and beekeeping, that 4-H’er must complete and submit one 4-H General Record Sheet for all three projects. 4-H General Record Sheets are to be reviewed and signed by a 4-H leader prior to 4-H project check-in. General Record Sheets need to be turned in during 4-H project check-in. Judges will have access to record sheets during project judging.
The purpose of 4-H record sheet completion is to teach members how to keep records, which is an important life skill. Record keeping is an ongoing process that should not end when the 4-H year ends. 4-H strives to connect the life skills learned or practiced during the planning, creation, and exhibition of 4-H projects.
- To learn how to set goals, make plans for action, and how to decide how well you did (evaluation).
- To learn the skills of record keeping and organization to use now and in the future.
- To learn to communicate and summarize.
- To learn responsibility by completing a task.
- To evaluate information that will market personal skills through future resumes and application forms.