Project Record Books
Learning to keep accurate records is an essential life skill. 4-H members develop this skill by completing a simple record book for each project they enroll in. Idaho 4-H uses two basic record books, the 4-H Project Record Book and 4-H Animal Project Record Book.
Members should consult the Kootenai/Shoshone 4-H Project Requirements (PDF) to ensure they are using the appropriate record book for their project(s).
Each member also maintains a 4-H Involvement Report that tracks overall club participation, leadership, civic engagement, 4-H promotional efforts and attendance at contests, activities and events.
This form is designed so members can keep a cumulative summary in one record. This is very helpful when members apply for awards and college scholarships.
Completing Record Books
Members must submit a completed record book for each project. The following resources clarify what information is needed in each section.
- A Guide for Completing Idaho 4-H Record Books (PDF). Answers many common questions about completing your record book correctly.
- Record Book Completion "cliff notes" (PDF). Offers more specific information on record book completion.
- Animal Record Completion "cliff notes" (PDF) and check form (PDF). Details animal record book requirements, which can require extra forms.