Have you ever thought about doing a recordbook? A recordbook is good for those who want to keep records of their 4-H career, win awards for resumes, or help you with filling out your scholarship applications. All seniors who complete a recordbook say that it helped them with filling out their scholarship applications a lot.
Dates to Remember
It is best you start NOW on your recordbook!!! It is way easier for all ages now so get started and be ahead of the game!!!
LATEST RECORDBOOK DRAFTS DUE DATE: June 2, 2014 (Sooner the better)
RECORDBOOKS DUE: June 16, 2014
County Recordbook Judging Date: June 20, 2014, 9am, CEO (If you would like to judge, email firstname.lastname@example.org)
District Recordbook Judging Date: July 10, 2014, TBD
State Recordbook Judging Date: August 4, 2014-TENTATIVE, TBD
“For the Record” is the Texas 4-H and Youth Development Program’s record keeping program. It is a two part educational process that teaches basic record keeping skills and then allows a 4-H member to participate in the record book competition.
As you know there have been modifications and changes to the record keeping system in 4-H that took effect early in the 4-H year (September 2011). The most obvious of these changes was the development an online record keeping system. This system is optional for 4-Hers to record their project experiences. The other option is for members to use IDENTICAL fillable PDF or Word forms that were distributed statewide and available online for download. Members have the option to use the online system or the Word/PDF documents to complete their recordbooks. Bell County HIGHLY recommends you to do the WORD documents for your record keeping system.
Tips and Highlights:
- Recordbook Categories 2014
- Forms may be completed through the online entry system (www.4hreports.com) or may be downloaded (downloads available below) (Word documents HIGHLY recommended over online system)
- Reference to recordbook objectives in report no longer required
- Photo captions no longer required
- Resume for seniors no longer required
- College/Career Exploration page added for seniors
- PLEASE read Texas 4-H Family Guide for NEW updates on forms!
- Dividers are allowed to separate recordbook years!
Forms to use if you do not have internet for your recordbook, choose not to do the online version, or you want to do a hard copy and then paste it in online:
- 2014 Recordbook Check-Sheet
- 2014 Recordbook Personal Information Page (all ages)
- 2014 Recordbook JUNIOR report form
- 2014 Recordbook INTERMEDIATE report form
- 2014 Recordbook SENIOR report form-Section I-VII
- 2014 Recordbook SENIOR report form-Section I-VII WITH TABLES CREATED FOR BLANK PAGES
- 2014 Junior Recordbook Scoresheet
- 2014 Intermediate Recordbook Scoresheet
- 2014 Senior Recordbook Scoresheet
Trainings/Tip Sheets/Other Guides to Help with Recordbooks
Recordbook Sections 2014 – This handbook is a fabulous to help youth complete the new recordbooks! It also gives tips and pointers on lingo used and needed for each section of a recordbook whether it is junior to senior book! Check it out!!!!!
Tip Sheets from State:
New Examples!!! as 6-5-2013
- Recordbook Example #1: Sport-fishing Senior
- Recordbook Example #2: Photography Senior
- Recordbook Example #3: Food and Nutrition Senior (Story Only)
Examples to help assist you with recordbooks (Note: these are past recordbooks, but will help with writing the new ones and wording):
- Recordbook Example #1: Cattle
- Recordbook Example #2: Vet Science
- Recordbook Example #3: Beef Story
- Recordbook Example #4: Rabbits
- Recordbook Example #5: Meat goats
- Recordbook Example #6: Dog Eye View
Congratulations on the following STATE recordbook winners!
Nathaniel Fasolino- 1st Consumer Education