4-H Projects & Record Books

Why do we do 4-H Projects?

4-H projects provide the opportunity to learn skills in everything from Agriculture to Arts & Communication to Shooting Sports, STEM, and Community Service. Select a project you are interested in and would like to learn about. Don’t be afraid to pick projects you don’t know much about, because the whole point of participating in a 4-H project is to learn about it! Projects can be worked on individually, or in groups of youth that have similar interests. While working on your projects, you are encouraged to keep detailed records that can be submitted for awards. Learn more about projects on the Wisconsin 4-H Projects website. Some of our countywide projects also have webpage/websites: Washington County Shooting Sports , Washington County Horse & Pony Project, and Washington County Photography Project

Washington County 4-H Project Curriculum Resources

Countywide Projects (open to members in any club)

Animal Science Association (includes Beef, Sheep, & Swine Projects)

Art

Basketry

Cake Decorating

Cats

Ceramics

Clothing

Cloverbuds

 

Crocheting

Dairy

Dog

Geocaching

Horse 

Knitting

Leathercraft

Llamas

Model Rocketry

Photography

Poultry

Quilting

Rabbit

Robotics

Shooting Sports (includes Archery, Air Rifle, .22 Rifle, Muzzleloading & Shotgun)

Wool Spinning


 Club Level and/or Independent Study Projects

Adventures

Bees

Bicycling – Envron Ed

Birds

Cavies 

Ceramics

Child Development 

Citizenship

Communications

Computers 

Creative Writing 

Creative/Cross Stitchery

Crops

Drawing & Painting

Electricity 

Entomology (Insects)

Exploring

Exploring Your Environment

Fishing 

Flowers

Food Preservation 

Foods & Nutrition

Forestry 

Fruits

Health

Home Environment 

House Plants

International 

Pets 

Recycling 

Scale Models

Scrapbooking 

Self-Determined

Service Learning

Small Engines 

Speaking 

Tractors

Vegetables 

Veterinary Science

Videography

Water

Wildlife 

Woodworking

Youth Leadership


4-H Record Books

Completing a 4-H Record Book is a great way to learn more about your project and capture all the amazing things you’ve done during the year. By keeping records, you will also have an advantage when applying for awards, special trips, scholarships, and 4-H leadership positions. Additionally, youth with exceptional record books are recognized at our annual Achievement & Recognition Program. Keeping continual records on PDF fillable Record Book forms is one option (paper forms are also available). Another is to use blank paper, a notebook, or calendar and then transfer the information later into the report forms. Some clubs have specific record book requirements – your club leader will explain any requirements to you. 

2021-2022 Record Book Updates

The Achievement & Recognition Committee is offering multiple opportunities for you to reflect on and record your 4-H achievements for 2021-2022:

  •  My 4-H Story – Complete the My 4-H Story. Some prompts are on this form for you to think about and give you suggestions on what to include in your story.
  • Standard Record Book Format – Using a green record book binder and the standard forms below, fill out all areas/sheets. Books will need to be turned in to your Club Leader. You will need to complete a record book if you want to apply for project awards. Guidelines and project sheets are found below.
  • Creative Works– Let’s be creative! – Share your 4-H experiences for the year in a scrapbook, video (see http://go.wisc.edu/my4hvideo for tips), slideshow, or a different format of your choice. Think about what you felt, learned and experienced in your 4-H year and tell your story. Send your electronic submissions to your General Leader.
  • Cloverbud – Download the Cloverbud record book below and fill in your information; or, use the My 4-H Story 

See 4-H Record Keeping – “End of Year Reflection” for more details

Resources for Standard Record Books

Washington County 4-H record books can be completed using standard forms found below. Check with your club leader if you have any questions about 4-H Standard Record Books. See also Record Book Guidelines with Award Scoresheets

Cloverbud resources

Youth member resources

1) All Record Books should include these 5 pages

2) Choose your project pages to include in your Record Book

Animal Science 

Art & Communication

Environmental Education

    • Shooting Sports & Natural Sciences is used for the following projects:
      • Adventure
      • Archery
      • Air rifle
      • .22 rifle
      • Muzzle-loading
      • Shotgun
      • Bicycling
      • Bees/bee keeping
      • Entomology
      • Exploring your environment
      • Fishing
      • Forestry
      • Geology
      • Recycling
      • Water
      • Wildlife
      • Wildflowers
      • Winter travel

Family, Home, & Health

Mechanical Science

Plant & Soil Science

All Other Projects

    • General Project Sheet is used for the following projects:
      • Cavies
      • Child Development
      • Citizenship
      • Clothing
      • Clowning
      • Communications
      • Computers
      • Consumer Savvy
      • Creative Writing
      • Crops
      • Exploring
      • Fruits
      • Geocaching
      • Goats
      • Health
      • Home Environment
      • International
      • Knitting
      • Music
      • Pets
      • Poultry
      • Quilting
      • Scale Models
      • Self-Determined
      • Service Learning
      • Small Engines
      • Speaking
      • Tractors
      • Veterinary Science
      • Videography

 


Questions or Concerns? Contact 4-H Youth Development Staff

 

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