Record Keeping and Record Books

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Recordkeeping is a very valuable skill taught to members of the Texas 4-H program. Members are encouraged to keep project records and have these records reviewed annually by submitting a Texas 4-H Recordbook. The primary purposes of completing a recordbook are for a young person to develop the skills necessary to set goals, work toward achieving those goals, reflect on his/her experiences, and set new and higher goals for themselves. A secondary benefit is to prepare young people for the process of completing quality academic scholarship applications.

*** NEW *** Recordbooks for 2014-15 may be prepared using the printed forms below or inputting data on and printing out the information.

  • Recordbook Forms Website
    PLEASE NOTE: This will be the final year for the site to be active. All records that are currently held in should be downloaded and saved to another file before October 31, 2015. The site will be closed on that date and you will not be able to retrieve stored data after October 31, 2015. Please do not set up any new profiles in the system.
  • Recordbook Categories – PDF
  • 4-H Record Books ‘At a Glance’ – PDF
    Effective September 1, 2013 Texas 4-H Members are allowed to compete in a Record Book category even if they have previously won first place in that category. Click Here For More Information

Recordbook Forms

  • Personal Information Page – PDF | Word
  • Family Guide for Recordbooks – PDF – Updated 2/4/2015
  • Check Sheet – PDF
  • Senior Report Form – PDF | Word
  • Senior Score Sheet – Word – Updated 2/4/2015
  • Junior Report Form – PDF | Word
  • Junior Score Sheet – Word – Updated 2/4/2015
  • Intermediate Report Form – PDF | WordUpdated 4/28/2015
  • Intermediate Score Sheet – Word – Updated 2/4/2015

Teaching Aids For Volunteers, Agents and Parents

  • Senior Tip Sheet – PDF
  • Junior Tip Sheet – PDF
  • Intermediate Tip Sheet – PDF
  • Recordbook Overview for Members – Powerpoint
  • Recordbook Objectives – PDF

Recordbook Judging Results

  • 2008 Results in PDF
  • 2009 Results in PDF
  • 2010 Results in PDF
  • 2011 Results in PDF
  • 2012 Results in PDF
  • 2013 Results in PDF
  • 2014 Results in PDF
  • 2015 Results in PDF

Contact Information

Dr. Darlene Locke
Extension 4-H Youth Development Specialist
4180 Highway 6
College Station, TX 77845
Phone: 979-845-6533
Fax: 979-845-6495

Dr. Montza Williams
Extension 4-H Youth Development Specialist
District 5
P.O. Box 38
Overton, TX 75684
Phone: 903-834-6191
Fax: 903-834-6257

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