Maintaining a 4-H Record Book is a great way to learn useful record-keeping skills. Record-keeping skills are used everyday to maintain a checkbook, monitor expenses, plan or save for an event, or pay taxes. The 4-H Project Record Book provides a way for members to track project development both personally and financially. Some scholarships and awards require members to submit up-to-date record books. Also members can submit their record books for various awards each year. In Klamath County, we use specialized record book forms that differ from those available from the Oregon 4-H Office. Below are links to different projects areas and the record books forms needed for those projects.
Starting Your 4-H Record Book
See the Klamath County Record Book Guidelines for help in creating and maintaining your record book.
Click on Your Project Area for Additional Record Book Forms:
Record Book Awards and County Medals
Record Books are judged in early October after records from the previous 4-H year (October 1st through September 30th) are complete. All books submitted are judged as either Blue, Red, or White quality based on the record-keeping skills.
Record Books can then compete for the following honors:
"County Medals" are awards given for achievement in project areas or personal development. County Medals are awarded based on record book content to those whose record books have been judged as Blue quality. To apply for a County Medal you must:
For more information, go to County Medals Info.
Outstanding Record Books are selected from those judged at the Record Book Judging.
Fill out a Record Book Awards Application with a statement from your leader. Submit the application with your completed record book for Record Book Judging by the October deadline. Receive a Blue on your record book.