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Los Angeles County Record Book Competition

The California 4-H Youth Development Program has a long history of record-keeping as an activity by 4-H members. In early 4-H history, Record Books focused on project profit and loss and other activities in agricultural and home economics projects. As 4-H moved from a primarily agricultural focus to encompassing suburban and urban clubs, the Record Book process changed. In the 1980’s, the state level Record Book was reformatted to conform to national achievement (which was then eliminated in the early 1990’s) and the core values of the 4-H Youth Development Program. In the 21st century, the 4-H Record Book has undergone another transformation to ensure positive outcomes of youth participating in the 4-H Youth Development Program. Practices have been modified to meet the needs of a changing society. In order for the 4-H Record Book process to pilot youth into prepared and engaged partners within their communities, it has undergone changes to meet the mission of 4-H Youth

The 2017-18 Record Books for LA County Competition are due to the LA or the AV 4-H Office by September 11, 2018 by 4pm or to an Incentives & Recognition Committee Member (Noel Keller, Judylynn Pelling, Dee Keese, Peter Michel, Amy Lockman, Dannon Shaughnessy or Laura Shannon) by 9pm on September 12, 2018. The book must be submitted with appropriate forms which can be downloaded below.  The books will be judged on Saturday, September 15 and Saturday, September 22, 2018.  Experienced leaders are requested to volunteer as evaluators.  Each club which has at least one book entered in the competition must have at least one volunteer for evaluating.  Contact Noel Keller (909-621-2373) to volunteer as an evaluator (judge).  The results will be announced at the annual County Awards program.

Do not use prior Record Book Manuals or forms - only use the 2017-2018 manuals and forms.

Download 2017-2018 California 4-H Record Book Manual 
Download 2017-2018 California 4-H Record Book Manual -Adult Partner's Guide
Download 2018 Record Book ID Form - v2 
Download 2017-2018 Record Book Forms
Download LA County Primary PDR Form w-Guidelines
Download Record Book Comment Sheet 
Download County Record Book Eval Sheet

Record Book Training and Resources link

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