McClain County

The 4-H Record Book

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

Junior Record Books are due to the McClain County Extension Office April 3, 2020.  State Records Books are required to be emailed to

Why have 4-H record books?

Record Book Cover

4-H Record Books serve a variety of purposes in the Oklahoma 4-H Youth Development Program.

  •  4-H Record Books give members an opportunity to reflect on their yearly work. They document their skill development and their learning experiences in a written report. 4-H members measure their achievements and growth in their total years in 4-H.
  • Completion of a State & County 4-H Record Book can qualify members for: Achievement Banquet Awards, scholarships for McClain County 4-H trips, scholarships for college, participation in District Leadership Conference and State 4-H Roundup.
  • 4-H Records Books give members the opportunity to share their personal 4-H stories and experiences with others.
  • 4-H Record Books encourage members to set goals, pursue strategies to meet those goals, and to shift gears in the face of challenges and obstacles. 
  • Completing a 4-H Record Book is a process where 4-H members record project and club work. Records management is a competency skill to identify, create, classify, archive, and preserve records. The 4-H Record Book teaches 4-H members these skills through a standard format.

A 4-H Record Book is Not Required for 4-H Membership

There are several changes to the 2019 State Record Book, be sure to read 2019 4-H Record Book Updates on the Awards and Record Book Forms page.  

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