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.


Below is the link to the information for the Keys to Success Record Book Workshop series. The series will wrap up on Thursday, December 8th with part 4.
Click on the link to be directed to the District 8 Record Book page and view the recording to learn more about creating your Record Books!

Record Books

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!!!

Registration: June 3, 2024 – June 21, 2024


County Recordbook Judging Date: TBD

(If you would like to judge, email


District Recordbook Judging Date: July 11, 2024

McLennan County


State Recordbook Judging Date: TBD

About Record books

Why is it important you keep a record of your 4-H activities? Because, by recording your activities you can remember all the fun you’ve had so far, and set future goals! Keeping records of 4-H projects could help you when you apply for college scholarships too! 4-H Record books are books you make to record your annual projects.

Resources for 4-H Members and Parents

Check out the Texas 4-H Recordbook page for more details.

Resources for 4-H Members and Parents





For grades 3-5.

(Goes to County and District- (if qualified 1st place in project category))
This group focuses up to 4 main projects for up to 2 4-H years.


For 6-8 grade.

(Goes to County and District- (if qualified 1st place in project category))
This group focuses up to 4 main projects for up to 3 4-H years.


For grades 9-12.

(Goes to County, District, and State- (if qualified 1st place in project category at each level))
This group focuses up to 4 main projects for up to 3 4-H years. 




Record Book Category Description
Animal Agriculture This category offers activities and experiences for agriculturally related animal projects such as Exotic Wildlife Animals, Dairy Cattle, Dairy Goats, Llama/Alpaca, Livestock Judging and Meat Judging. Projects NOT suitable include beef, horse, rabbit, sheep, goat, swine or poultry or any other species that has a defined category.
Beef Includes information from a market and/or breeding beef project. Examples of activities to include: animal husbandry, livestock selection, health, quiz bowls, and the exhibition of beef cattle at local, county, state, and national cattle show.
Citizenship, Civic Education & Community Service Include information such as serving your community, knowing how to make a difference, or learning about your local, state, or national communities/government. Member understands the right and responsibilities of membership within the family, neighborhood, community, state, nation and world through appreciation of cultures and heritage.
Dog Care & Training This category should focus on activities related to dogs such as daily care and health, being a “dog foster parent”, obedience training, training in areas of service, community service and competition.
Consumer Education This category includes activities where youth learn to make wise decisions when making purchases, whether it is apparel, home appliances, electronics, personal financial tools or automobiles. Project activities also focus on the economy, money management, consumer rights and responsibilities, and the environment as it relates to the consumer.
Entomology This category includes activities where youth learn about insects by studying, collecting and identifying various insects. Discover how helpful and harmful insects live, multiply, are controlled, and affect humans. Includes activities such as beekeeping.
Fashion & Interior Design This project includes activities such as fashion or interior design, sewing, completing DIY household projects using basic/advanced sewing/construction skills, developing good consumer skills, and be involved in fashion or interior design related community service. This category also includes any textile related activity such as quilting, knitting, weaving, felting, leather work, etc. Fashion and Interior Design includes career exploration opportunities in the industry.



 Recordbook Examples

New Examples!!!

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






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