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Connecticut 4-H Record Keeping

The Connecticut 4-H Record Keeping system was developed as an outcome of a survey taken among leaders, parents, 4-Hers and alumni.  The guidebook, project records, alternate records and activity record are the results of the efforts and hard work of the State 4-H Committee on Record Keeping.  This volunteer group met monthly for two years.  The Committee's goal for the new record keeping system includes:  being user friendly; provide a guidebook with examples for leaders, parents and members; have a record keeping system that mimics the real world; and use industry standards as a guide for deciding on the information needed for record keeping.

What is a record book?

4-H members are encouraged to keep records as part of their leadership experience.  Your 4-H records present a picture of your growth and development as a 4-H member.  A complete 4-H record book includes a:
  • Connecticut 4-H Record Book Cover
  • 4-H Activity Record for each year of experience
  • 4-H Project Record sheet for each individual project taken during that year
  • Appropriate 4-H project supplemental sheets for each individual project taken during that year

Educational Material Regarding Connecticut 4-H Record Keeping

A Guide to Connecticut 4-H Record Keeping    Word    PDF
Sample 4-H Activity Record    Word    PDF
Project Financial Worksheet    Word    PDF

Connecticut 4-H Record Book Covers

Record Book Cover Front    Word    PDF
Record Book Cover Back    Word    PDF

Connecticut 4-H Alternate Records

(For most 7 & 8 year olds and 4-Hers with special needs)
Alternate 4-H Activity Record    Word    PDF
Alternate 4-H Non Animal Project Record    Word    PDF
Alternate 4-H Animal Project Record    Word    PDF

Connecticut 4-H Activity Record

Standard 4-H Activity Record    Word    PDF

Connecticut 4-H Non Animal Project Records

Citizenship & Community Service    Word    PDF
Clothing & Textiles    Word    PDF
Communications & Expressive Arts    Word    PDF
Consumer & Family Sciences    Word    PDF
Environmental Education & Earth Sciences    Word    PDF
Healthy Lifestyles (Foods & Nutrition)    Word    PDF
Healthy Lifestyles (Health, Fitness & Sports)    Word    PDF
Healthy Lifestyles (Safety)    Word    PDF
Leadership    Word    PDF
Plant Science    Word    PDF
Science & Technology    Word    PDF
Workforce Preparation    Word    PDF

Standard Record Sheets include the following:  goals, describe your project, project activities, animal ID info, time spent on your project, equipment supply/inventury, vet and health, show record, feed expenses, a summary of other income and expenses, financial summary, yearly review, and attach one or more pictures.  It is expected that 4-Hers complete the Standard Record Sheets for their project and any appropriate supplemental sheets.

Supplemental sheets include:  growth and marekt, growth, fiber, breeding and progeny, egg production, egg incubation and milk production.

Click on any of the animals below to view a list of Record Sheets available or click here to expand/hide the list.

Animal Study
Standard Record Sheet

Alpaca/Llama
Standard Record Sheet
Supplemental Record Fiber
Supplemental Record Breeding & Progeny

Beef, Dairy, Working Streer
Standard Record Sheet
Supplemental Record Growth & Market
Supplemental Record Breeding & Progeny
Supplemental Record Milk Production
Supplemental Record Growth

Dog
Standard Record Sheet
Supplemental Record Breeding & Progeny
Supplemental Record Growth

Equine
Standard Record Sheet
Supplemental Record Breeding & Progeny

Fish
Standard Record Sheet

Goat
Standard Record Sheet
Supplemental Record Growth & Market
Supplemental Record Growth
Supplemental Record Fiber
Supplemental Record Breeding & Progeny
Supplemental Record Milk Production

Poultry
Standard Record Sheet
Supplemental Record Growth & Market
Supplemental Record Egg Production
Supplemental Record Incubation
Supplemental Record Growth

Rabbits & Cavies
Standard Record Sheet
Supplemental Record Growth & Market
Supplemental Record Fiber
Supplemental Record Breeding & Progeny
Supplemental Record Growth

Sheep
Standard Record Sheet
Supplemental Record Growth & Market
Supplemental Record Fiber
Supplemental Record Breeding & Progeny
Supplemental Record Milk Production
Supplemental Record Growth

Small Animals/Pets
Standard Record Sheet
Supplemental Record Breeding & Progeny

Swine
Standard Record Sheet
Supplemental Record Growth & Market
Supplemental Record Growth
Supplemental Record Breeding & Progeny