Outstanding Record Book Process
- Clubs set a due date for Record Books in their club (typically in September)
- Clubs leaders (organizational, project, activity, etc.) read books, write comments, and select CLUB OUTSTANDING books (approximately 25% of club’s membership).
- Club leaders may read their own books or exchange with another club.
- Readers should provide written comments to the youth on the inside cover of the book or on a comment sheet (if provided by the club).
- Each club may choose to rank their 4-H members books in accordance with their club’s expectations (with the County Guidelines as a reference). Top books from each club will go on for county recognition.
- Each outstanding Record Book at the club level will receive a “Club Achievement” sticker (Available to Club Organizational Leaders in August/September from the UW-Extension Office).
- Clubs wishing to participate must send 1 adult representative from their club. A club representative can be a 4-H leader, parent, community member or even a 4-H leader or parent form another club who is willing to represent your club.
- Record Book Readers:
- Write comments for each book on the comment sheets provided
- Determine outstanding status of books based on the “Record Book Keeping Guidelines”
- Record Books that are determined to be outstanding at the County Level will receive a second gold sticker.
- Additionally, Record Books may receive a “Special Award” for outstanding recognition. The Special Awards Topic will be determined each year (2017: Top Ten, 2018: Outstanding 4-H Story, etc).
- For more information: Outstanding Record Book Review Process
Want more details on what outstanding record keeping looks like?
Interested in competing in our Outstanding Record Book Competitions?
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