A 4-H Record Book is documentation of all 4-H activities at the club, county, and state level, in which a youth has attended and participated. This also includes community activities and the progress of a youth in each respective 4-H project. Many 4-H members will attest to the benefit and importance of Record Books and record keeping as they apply for higher education, prepare their resume, and submit applications for jobs.
Some 4-H clubs require members to keep Record Books, while some clubs do not. A yearly 4-H Record Book is required in order for a 4-H member to qualify for County Level awards, pins, higher education scholarships, or scholarships for awarded trips. 4-H Record Books should be filled out completely and accurately. Parents should oversee the member’s work, but the member must do his or her own writing or typing. Parents and project leaders should encourage each 4-H member to work on his or her Record Book throughout the year. Record books are to be reviewed by a club leader and ultimately the Awards and Scholarship Committee prior to qualifing for county level awards, pins, scholarships, or awarded trips.
For your reference attached below are the sheets that the Awards and Scholarship Committee use when reviewing Record books.
How to fill out the 4-H Record Book
Your record book should include the following:
Pages to Add to Your Record Book Every Year
Club Nomination Form (PDF)
Club Nomination Form (WORD)
Higher Awards ME Form (PDF)
Higher Awards ME Form (WORD)
First Year ME Form (PDF)
First Year ME Form (WORD)
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Scholarship Application Requirements
The Waukesha County 4-H Leaders’ Association Association has budgeted up to $10,000 for scholarships to be awarded to qualifying 4-H members. Applications are evaluated by a selection committee based on: 20% Scholastic Achievement, 40% 4-H Club Achievement, 20% 4-H County Achievement, 10% 4-H State & National Achievement, and 10% for Community and non 4-H Achievement. If you qualify, you will receive a scholarship award from $100 to a maximum of $1000. Actual amount is proportional to the evaluation results. Scholarship awards will be announced at the Senior Member Recognition Event. If you are awarded a scholarship, you will receive an acknowledgement letter and form explaining additional requirements that must be met to receive the money. (See the sample letter and form for full details.)
Member Qualifications (Must meet all five qualifications)
Youth and Family Educator
James M. Boling, Jr.
4-H Support Staff
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