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4-H Record Books

The 4-H program has a long history of record keeping. The focus reflects the importance of this life skill in our daily lives. In 4-H, young people have tracked their activities, events, profits and losses, skill development and learning experiences, and much more using the iconic 4-H Record Book. In addition to record keeping, the 4-H Record Book gives members an opportunity to reflect on their year, measure their achievements and growth, and set goals, and develop plans to meet those goals.

4-H members have two options for preparing their record book:

  • The traditional way, using hand written or computer edited forms (downloads available below); or
  • Online, using the Online Record Book (ORB) 

Imperial County Record Book Judging will take place on June 8, 2024. Your Club Community Leader may have a book submission deadline sooner than this date, so please contact him or her to make sure you get your book turned in on time. Emerald Star Projects and Scholarship Applications are also due at this time.

To get started, please see the sections below. Click  here for a few other tips and notes on preparing your record book.
Please check out the California 4-H website for the most up-to-date record book manual and the official forms to use.  All items are linked on the page: