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4-H PROJECTRECORD BOOKS

By: Neil Callahan

4-H Extension Agent

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What are Project Record Books?

1. Project Record Books are 4-H books which containknowledge about a subject.

1. Project Record Books come in many subjects. For

example:

• Electricity

Horse• Leadership

• Animal Science

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Life Skills Gained Through

Project Record Books

• Communication skills

• Decision making skills

• Categorizing & Organizing data

• Analyzing & Utilizing information

• Sharing information with others

• Civic responsibilities in the community

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What do you do with the

Project Record Book?

• Use the book to learn about the subject.

• Expand your knowledge. Learn more about the

subject using other sources.• Choose an activity that you would like to do that

involves using the knowledge you have learned.

Complete the activity.• Document what you did and learned using the

 proper project record book sheets.

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Project Record Book Sheets

1. Project Record Book Sheets are divided into 5 agecategories:

• Cloverbud (5-8 years old)

• 9-10 years old

• 11-12 years old

• 13-15 years old

• 16-18 years old

Please note that Cloverbud books are not submi tted for competi tion. A 4-H

member must be 9 years old to begin competi tion.

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Project Record Categories

• Animal Science

• Citizenship & Civic Education

• Communication Arts

• Environmental & Natural Resources• Family & Consumer Sciences

• Healthy Lifestyles

• Personal Development and Leadership

• Plant Science• Science, Technology, and Computers

• Discovery I (9-10 year olds)

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Filling Out Project Records

• Each Project Record Book Sheet has a separate set ofinstructions that will tell you how to fill it out. Be sure toread them carefully before starting.

• Read the Project Record Book Sheet carefully and answerthe questions as stated.

• Always follow the instructions to the letter.

• If you have questions, please contact Neil Callahan, 4-H

extension agent @ 745-4121

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Project Selection Sheets

• Project Selection Sheets list the Project Record Books that4-H has available.

• Each selection sheet is divided into 5 age categories that

help make it easier to select age appropriate materials.

• Ask your 4-H agent about what other 4-H Project Record

Books may be available. Your 4-H Office may have books

that are no longer available for order, but are still useful.

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What if?

1. What if I want to do a 4-H Project Record ona subject that has no 4-H Project RecordBook? Can you still do the activity?

• Yes, you still can do it. You do not need to have the

book. You could get the basic information you need

 from other sources. Contact your 4-H agent to discuss

what category your project record falls under before

beginning.

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Things to know aboutProject Records

• You must be 9 years old as of January 1 of the currentyear. Only 4-H members 9 and older can participate in

competition events.• Cloverbud books are not submitted for competition. They

are for fun and practice only.

• Information for project record ideas can be obtained from

the 4-H Office.• It is suggested that you submit only three project records

on the county level.

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Things to know aboutProject Records

• Only two county project records per 4-H member can besubmitted for district competition.

• You may not make improvements to project record once it

is turned in to the 4-H Office.

• You can be named a district gold medal winner in a

category only once for each age category.

• Incomplete project records are not accepted for

competition.

• Please include a photo of yourself with each project record,

if possible. Color copies of photos are great.

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Dates To Remember

1. Project Records due to 4-H Office by January 31.

• The project records will be judged for county winners.

• County winners will move on to district competition.

• Incomplete project records are not accepted for competition.

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Adult Supervision

• Feel free to help your child as needed.

• The project record work should be the work of

the 4-H member, not the adult.

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Project Record Recognition

• District awards are given for each age group.Gold, Silver, and Bronze medals are awarded.

• Gold winners receive a $100.00 savings bond

except for the 15-18 year old Personal

Development & Leadership category.

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Any Questions?