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

District Recordbook Judging Date: July 10, 2014, TBD

State Recordbook Judging Date: August 4, 2014-TENTATIVE, TBD

Recordbook Changes

“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 ( 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!

 Recordbook Forms

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:

 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!!!!! 

2014 Texas 4-H Family Guide for Recordbooks

Tip Sheets from State:

 Recordbook Examples

New Examples!!! as 6-5-2013


Examples to help assist you with recordbooks (Note: these are past recordbooks, but will help with writing the new ones and wording):

Congratulations on the following STATE recordbook winners!

Nathaniel Fasolino- 1st Consumer Education




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