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 1, 2015 (Sooner the better)
RECORDBOOKS DUE: June 15, 2015

County Recordbook Judging Date: June 22, 2015 at the Williamson CEO (If you would like to judge, email

District Recordbook Judging Date: July 9, 2015, Gatesville

State Recordbook Judging Date: August 3, 2015-TENTATIVELY for Coriscana

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).  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.  If you are new this year to the Recordbook project, download the forms below!  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:

  • 2015 Record Book Categories with descriptions
  • 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 – 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!!!!! 

2015 Texas 4-H Family Guide for Recordbooks

Tip Sheets from State:

 Recordbook Examples



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!





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