Completing your 4-H Records is the annual process of tracking what you accomplished throughout the year. Your Records include two sections:
- Activity Lists - lists of project learning, community service, leadership, and participation you completed in the past 3 years
- My 4-H Story - a story about what you learned, challenges you faced, and what you plan to do in the future
Why should I do 4-H Records?
- Celebrate your accomplishments and earn prizes!
- Practice organizational skills
- Be ready for future college, scholarship, and job applications
How do I get started?
Keep notes about what you do throughout the year to help you remember everything. You may want to fill out a Records Tracking Sheet every month and keep them all in one place.
What happens next?
At the end of the 4-H year (August 31), use your notes to complete a Records Form and turn it in to your club leader. Records are reviewed at the county level, and you will be given feedback. The reviewers are more interested in what you learned than what you did, so focus on the things that are most relevant and leave out things that are less important.
It's completely fine if your Records are small your first year. It's never too late to get started, and your accomplishments will grow every year!
Blank Records Form - fillable PDF (for members age 8-18)
Download and save the form before you start filling it in.
Cloverbud Record Book (for members age 5-7)
Illinois 4-H State Scholarships - most due November 1, 2022
Logan County 4-H Foundation Scholarship (High School Senior) - due March 31, 2022
Logan County 4-H Foundation Scholarship (College Student) - due March 31, 2022
Menard County 4-H Scholarship - due March 31, 2022
Sangamon County 4-H Foundation Scholarships - due March 31, 2022