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4-H Record Book

Reminder: The state 4-H offices have revised the Record Book manual for Youth who are using the Sparks awards method and those who are using the Star Ranks method.

Please destroy all record book manuals and forms prior to 2023.

During the transition from Star Ranks to the new awards, be sure you are using the most current materials. For more information, visit the California 4-H state website: https://sites.google.com/ucdavis.edu/ca4h-resourcecenter/4-h-basics/record-books?authuser=0 





Revised 2023-2024 4-H Record Book Manual  for Sparks Awards only //ucanr.edu/sites/uccemontereycounty/files/391174.pdf  
Revised 2023-2024 4-H Record Book Manual  for Star Ranks only //ucanr.edu/sites/uccemontereycounty/files/391176.pdf  
Revised 2023-24 Annual Project Report for Sparks only  https://ucdavis.app.box.com/s/18i31dwloez461rpf81ag0t3fd01kab5  
Revised 2023-24 Annual Project Report for Stars The Word version allows you to complete the form directly into the document and expand the rows as needed.  https://ucdavis.app.box.com/s/5xhv244wgxutf9krwyk1wk371n7587bm /ucanr.edu/sites/uccemontereycounty/files/391176.pdf  
 2023-24 Leadership Development Report Star Rank-  (LDR)
Leadership Development Report for Star Rank **
Sparks awards manual 


Resume for Seniors template  https://ucdavis.app.box.com/s/4smrl5t2raajcrqxvtz2fu7ayosrkstj  
Market Report Form animal project report form animal project report form
Cloverbud Report form (optional)   Cloverbud 4-H Record book report 2016  
 Summary Of Years form (optional) see  verification link  

Need more help?  See the Record Book samples tab

Below are a number of Record Book "Cheat sheets", Powerpoint presentations and additional forms by clubs. These are only related to the Star Rank method!:

Buena Vista Record Book Activity Guide 2020-2021

Carmel Valley Cheat Sheet 2020-2021

Lockwood Cheat Sheet 2020-2021 DRAFT

San Benancio Cheat Sheet 2020-2021

Record book training 2018 Chualar   Can be used for group training.  Can be used in powerpoint

Record Book Club vs County - Chualar   Used as an explanation of the possible differences in club books and county contest.  (Specific to Chualar - not every club)

Record Book Powerpoint training 2022 All Forms  Workshop Powerpoint Slides in PDF

Record Book Powerpoint training  2021 Annual Project Report forms MCRBW - 2021 APR (2)

Record Book PowerPoint  training 2021  Personal Development Report forms  MCRBW - 2021 PDR instructions

Record Book Powerpoint training 2021 My Story MCRBW - 2021 STORY instructions  

Tips and Tricks from Record Book workshop 2021  Record Book Tips and Tricks - 2021

                    County Wide Record Book Contest

 Physical books are due in the 4-H offices usually in mid July. (no virtual or uploaded options)  See contest page for more.

 Make sure that your club has 1 adult judge for every 1 to 4 books submitted. Judges will receive training and directions for the judging date.

Judges will be contacted and given options once all books have been received. Record Books will not be accepted from clubs not meeting the judging quota.   The club will receive one notice the books have been removed from the contest due to lack of judges provided.  


State Judging