Record Book Completion Check Sheet  Criteria for Complete 4‐H Record Sheets

 Each member must complete one “My 4‐H Year” form, and a “Project Journal and Financial Record” form for each project enrolled in for the year. If the project is an animal, the member must complete the “Animal Project Journal and Financial Record” form for each animal. *Only one “My 4‐H Year” has to be completed for the entire year.*

Enroll in and complete at least one project for the year

Identify and achieve at least 3 goals for the 4‐H year (October 1‐September 30)

 Submit your book to 4‐H Club or Project Leader which includes, as a minimum, the “My 4‐H Year” form, “Non‐Animal Project Journal and Financial Record” and/or “Animal Project Journal and Financial Record.” You may include other things to personalize your book (i.e. photos, articles, ribbons, memorabilia)

 Complete all sections of the “My 4‐H Year” journal form.  Club Leader signs

 Participate in at least 3 additional learning activities during the 4‐H year and record them in your journal (i.e. speeches, demonstrations, judging, public presentations, etc.)

 List any awards and honors received – both in 4‐H and other

 Complete the “Non‐Animal Project Journal and Financial Record” for each non‐animal project. Project Leader signs.

Complete the “Animal Project Journal and Financial Record” for each animal project. Project Leader signs.

 

Criteria for Complete 4‐H Project Books

 

Each 4‐H project has unique and specific guidelines for project completion. For all the animal science projects, foods, sewing & textiles, child development, entomology, woodworking, electricity, aerospace and others, the following general guidelines apply:

 

Complete a minimum of seven activities found in the project book within the 4‐H year.

There are usually 21 activities required to complete the book; therefore completing the project for the year does not necessarily mean completing the level.

Complete a minimum of three learning experience be a part of your project. Examples include doing a demonstration, taking a tour, exhibiting at the Fair, etc.

 

Complete the appropriate minimum number of required and optional activities in each level within 3 years.

Many will move along more quickly, but all 4‐H members should aim to complete their project book in at least 3

years. Usually this means completing 14 of the required activities found in most project books and 7 of the optional. The number of required and optional activities many vary from project to project.

 

For more information on completing Montana 4‐H Record Sheets, please see For the Record: Guide to

Completing Your 4‐H Records, #5277

 

 

 

Project Book Requirements by Project

RECORD BOOK COMPLETION ACTIVITES REQUIRED BY PROJECT Updated 03/06/18

Pub #
Project/Level/Publication Name
 
Activities Required
FAMILY & CONSUMER SCIENCES
CHILD DEVELOPMENT/BABYSITTING/FAMILY ADVENTURES/HOME

ENVIRONMENT
4H973
Building a Bright Beginning ~ Level A
 
3 activities
4H974
Building Blocks of Learning ~ Level B
 
3 activities
4H975
Building a Strong Foundation ~ Level C
 
3 activities
4H976
Building Relationships Toward a Bright Tomorrow ~ Level D
 
3 activities
5318
Babysitting ~ Do I Have What It Takes?
 
3 project goals
5302
Family Adventures
 
7 activities
4H1600
Home Environment ~ Levels 1-4
 
3 project goals
SEWING & TEXTILES
4H2210

4H2240

5350
Sewing ~ STEAM CLOTHING Level 1

STEAM CLOTHING – Maker’s Guide

Sew Exciting – Level 1
 
4-5 projects from any of the three books
4H2220
Sewing ~ STEAM CLOTHING Level 2
 
4-5 projects
4H2230
Sewing ~ STEAM CLOTHING Levels 3
 
1-2 projects
102

4H416
Knitting ~  Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

Knit Together
 
3 project goals from either book
103
Crochet  ~ Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
 
3 project goals
2B1195
Embroidery ~  Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
 
3 project goals
4H449
Ready to Wear ~ Level 1
 
7 activities
4H499
Quilting ~ Beginner
 
7 activities
4H1320
Quilting ~ Intermediate (Creative Corners Block 1)
 
2 projects
4H1321
Quilting ~ Advanced (Terrific Triangles Block 2)
 
2 projects
HEALTH
FOODS & NUTRITION/CAKE DECORATING/MICROWAVE MAGIC
4-H670
Food Preservation
 
7 activities
01512Y
Cooking 101
 
2-3 dishes/recipes per section

2 learning activities

1 comm. Service/demo.
01513Y
Cooking 201
 
2-3 dishes/recipes per section

2 learning activities

1 comm. Service/demo.
01514Y
Cooking 301
 
2-3 dishes/recipes per section

2 learning activities

1 comm. Service/demo.
01514Y
Cooking 401
 
2-3 dishes/recipes per section

2 learning activities

1 comm. Service/demo.
5306
Party Planner
 
8 activities
EC111
Baking 1
 
3 project goals

 

EC112
Baking 2
 
3 project goals
EC113
Baking 3
 
3 project goals
EC114
Baking 4
 
3 project goals
42500.pdf
Cake Decorating ~ Levels 1-3
 
3 project goals
BU8087
Microwave Magic ~ Level 1
 
6 activities
BU8088
Microwave Magic ~ Level 2
 
6 activities
BU8089
Microwave Magic ~ Level 3
 
9 activities
BU8090
Microwave Magic ~ Level 4
 
9 activities
ANIMAL SCIENCES
LLAMA/ALPACA (COUNTY)
4H996
Llama/Alpaca ~ Level 1
 
3 project goals
4H997
Llama/Alpaca ~ Level 2
 
3 project goals
4H998
Llama/Alpaca ~ Level 3
 
3 project goals
BEEF
BU8143
Bite Into Beef ~ Level 1
 
7 activities
BU8144
On the Mooove ~ Level 2
 
7 activities
BU8145
Leading the Charge ~ Level 3
 
7 activities
LIVESTOCK JUDGING (COUNTY)
 
South Dakota State University Livestock Judging Manual

-Judging Beef Cattle         - Judging Meat Goats

-Judging Swine                  -Judging Sheep
 
3 project goals
MEAT ID (COUNTY)
95500-01
Meats ID ~ Meat Evaluation Handbook
 
3 project goals
CAT
BU8148
Purrr-Fect Pals ~ Level 1
 
7 activities
BU8149
Climbing Up ~ Level 2
 
7 activities
BU8150
Cat Connections ~ Level 3
 
7 activities
DAIRY COW
BU8161
Dig Into Dairy ~ Level 1
 
7 activities
BU8162
Moooving Ahead ~ Level 2
 
7 activities
BU8163
Leading the Way ~ Level 3
 
7 activities
MEAT/DAIRY/SPECIAL BREED GOAT
BU8352
Getting Your Goat ~ Level 1
 
7 activities
BU8353
Stepping Out ~ Level 2
 
7 activities
BU8354
Showing the Way ~ Level 3
 
7 activities
4H1130
4-H Pygmy Goat Project
 
7 activities (not 3 as listed in book)
4H1780
Your 4-H Angora Goat Project
 
7 activities (not 3 as listed in book)
BU7909
Just Browsing ~ Level 1
 
7 activities
BU7910
Growing with Meat Goats ~ Level 2
 
7 activities
BU7911
Meating the Future ~ Level 3
 
7 activities
DOG
BU8166
Wiggles n Wags ~ Level 1
 
7 activities
BU8167
Bounding Ahead/Canine Connection ~ Level 2
 
7 activities

 

BU8168
Pointing the Way/Leading the Pack ~ Level 3
 
7 activities
HORSE
5246
Intro to Horsemanship ~ Levels 1-3

Western/English
 
See page 1 in the project book

Assessment
5262
Intro to Horsemanship ~ Levels 4-7

Western/English
 
See page 4 in the project book

Assessment
BU8053
Horseless Horse ~ Level 1
 
7 activities
BU8054
Horseless Horse ~ Level 2
 
7 activities
BU8055
Horseless Horse ~ Level 3
 
7 activities
BU8056
Horseless Horse ~ Level 4
 
7 activities
BU8057
Horseless Horse ~ Level 5
 
7 activities
5248
Colt to Maturity ~ Levels 1-5
 
See page 2 in the project book
5250
Ranch Horse ~ Levels 1-4
 
See page 31-39
5251
Horse Packing ~ Levels 1-5
 
3 project goals
5252
Driving ~ Levels 1-4
 
See page 2 in the project book
5253
Horse Showing ~ Levels 1-3
 
Work listed in project
4HDL19
New Mexico 4-H Horse Judging Manual
 
3 project goals
5256
Green Horse ~ Levels 1-4
 
See page 1 in the project book
5255
Careers with Horses
 
See page 2 in the project book
POCKET PETS
BU6359
Pet Pals ~ Level 1
 
7 activities
BU6360
Scurrying Ahead ~ Level 2
 
7 activities
BU6361
Scaling the Heights ~ Level 3
 
7 activities
CAVY (COUNTY)
4H215
Cavy
 
5 activities
POULTRY
BU6363
Scratching the Surface ~ Level 1
 
7 activities
BU6364
Testing Your Wings ~ Level 2
 
7 activities
BU6365
Flocking Together ~ Level 3
 
7 activities
RABBITS
BU8080
What’s Hoppening ~ Level 1
 
7 activities
BU8081
Jump Ahead ~ Level 2
 
7 activities
BU8082
Leaps and Bounds ~ Level 3
 
7 activities
SHEEP
BU6367
Lambs, Rams and You ~ Level 1
 
7 activities
BU6368
Shear Delight ~ Level 2
 
7 activities
BU6369
Leading the Flock ~ Level 3
 
7 activities
SWINE
BU8065
The Incredible Pig ~ Level 1
 
7 activities
BU8066
Putting the Oink in Pig ~ Level 2
 
7 activities
BU8067
Going Whole Hog ~ Level 3
 
7 activities
VETERINARY SCIENCE
BU8048
From Airedales to Zebras ~ Level 1
 
7 activities
BU8049
All Systems Go! ~ Level 2
 
7 activities
BU8050
On the Cutting Edge ~ Level 3
 
7 activities
PLANT SCIENCES
CROP SCIENCE

 

MJ0110
Small Grains
 
3 project goals
 
WEED SCIENCE
5292
Weed Wise ~ Level 1
 
7 activities
5293
Weeds on the Move ~ Level 2
 
7 activities
5294
Weed-N-Seed ~ Level 3
 
7 activities
GARDENING
4H1037
See Them Sprout ~ Level A
 
7 activities
4H1038
Let’s Get Growing ~ Level B
 
7 activities
4H1039
Take Your Pick ~ Level C
 
7 activities
4H1040
Growing Profits ~ Level D
 
7 activities
RANGE SCIENCE
5345 (CD)

&EB0122
Range Science~ Level 1
 
3 project goals per year – 3 year project
ENGINEERING & TECHNOLOGY
 
AEROSPACE
 
BU6843
Lift Off ~ Level 2
 
7 activities
 
BU6844
Reaching New Heights ~ Level 3
 
7 activities
BU6845
Pilot in Command ~ Level 4
 
7 activities
ROBOTICS
 
4H509
Introduction to Modern Microcontrollers
 
7 activities + 1 challenge
 
4H510
Robotics w/EV3
 
6 activities
BU8431
Junk Drawer Robotics ~ Level 1
 
7 activities
BU8432
Junk Drawer Robotics ~ Level 2
 
7 activities
BU8433
Junk Drawer Robotics ~ Level 3
 
7 activities
BICYCLE
BU8334
Bicycle ~ Level 1
 
7 activities
BU8335
Bicycle ~ Level 2
 
7 activities
ELECTRICITY
 
BU6848
The Magic of Electricity ~ Level 1
 
7 activities
 
BU6849
Investigating Electricity ~ Level 2
 
7 activities
BU6850
Wired for Power ~ Level 3
 
7 activities
BU6851
Entering Electronics ~ Level 4
 
7 activities
SMALL ENGINES
BU8186
Crank it Up ~ Level 1
 
7 activities
BU8187
Warm it Up ~ Level 2
 
7 activities
BU8188
Tune it Up ~ Level 3
 
7 activities
WELDING
4H573
Welding ~ Level 1
 
See page 3 of project book
WOODWORKING
BU6875
Measuring Up ~ Level 1
 
7 activities
BU6876
Making the Cut ~ Level 2
 
7 activities
BU6877
Nailing it Together ~ Level 3
 
7 activities
BU6878
Finishing Up ~ Level 4
 
7 activities
ENVIRONMENTAL/NATURAL SCIENCES
FORESTRY
BU8038
Follow the Path ~ Level 1
 
7 activities
BU8039
Reach for the Canopy ~ Level 2
 
7 activities

 

BU8040
Explore the Deep Woods ~ Level 3
 
7 activities
 
ENTOMOLOGY
BU8440
Teaming with Insects ~ Level 1
 
7 activities
BU8441
Teaming with Insects ~ Level 2
 
7 activities
BU8442
Teaming with Insects ~ Level 3
 
7 activities
WILDLIFE
4H1044
Wildlife Science ~ Level 1
 
7 activities
SHOOTING SPORTS
 
Shooting Sports – All disciplines
 
3 project goals
SPORT FISHING
 
BU7598
Take The Bait ~ Level 1
 
7 activities
 
BU7599
Reel In The Fun ~ Level 2
 
7 activities
BU7600
Cast Into The Future ~ Level 3
 
7 activities
OUTDOOR ADVENTURES
BU8043
Hiking Trails ~ Level 1
 
6 activities
BU8044
Camping Adventures ~ Level 2
 
6 activities
BU8045
Backpacking Expeditions ~ Level 3
 
6 activities
COMMUNICATION/EXPRESSIVE ARTS
PHOTOGRAPHY
PHOTO1
Photography ~ Level 1
 
Project requirement are listed on page 3

of the project books. Complete 4 items from page 4, 2 items from page 5 and 2

items from page 6
PHOTO2
Photography ~ Level 2
 
PHOTO3
Photography ~ Level 3
 
5325
Videography ~ Level 4
 
LEATHERCRAFT
CO2001C
Leathercraft ~ Level 1
 
See page 4 & 5 of project book
CO2002C
Leathercraft ~ Level 2
 
CO2003C
Leathercraft ~ Levels 3-7
 
See page 2 of project book
CO2008
Leathercraft ~ Levels 8-10
 
COMMUNICATIONS
BU8156
Communications ~ Level 1
 
7 activities
BU8157
Communications ~ Level 2
 
7 activities
BU8158
Communications ~ Level 3
 
7 activities
COWBOY POETRY
5308
Spurrin’ The Words
 
Project requirements are listed before

page 1 of project book
THEATRE ART
BU8070
Theatre Arts ~ Level 1
 
6 activities
BU8071
Theatre Arts ~ Level 2
 
6 activities
BU8072
Theatre Arts ~ Level 3
 
6 activities
VISUAL ARTS
 
BU7597
Arts and Crafts
 
3 project goals
 
BU08140
Drawing , Fiber & Sculpture
 
3 project goals
BU08141
Painting, Printing & Graphic Design
 
3 project goals
 
Scrapbooking ~ Level 1
 
Complete activity outlines in project

book
CERAMICS (COUNTY)
4H740
Ceramics
 
Project requirements are listed on page 1

 

 
 
 
of the project book
LEADERSHIP/PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT
LEADERSHIP
5330
Leadership ~ Level 1
 
See page 1 in project book
5331
Leadership ~ Level 2
 
See page 1 in project book
SERVICE LEARNING
BU8182
Service Learning ~ Level 1
 
7 activities
BU8183
Service Learning ~ Level 2
 
7 activities
CITIZENSHIP
806
Navigating Citizenship ~ Level 1&2
 
3-7 activities
0807
Global Citizenship
 
See page 1 of project book
5328
Interstate Exchange/Hosting
 
 
FINANCIAL CHAMPIONS (COUNTY)
7710
Money Fundamentals ~ Level 1
 
Work from project books
7711
Money Moves ~ Level 2
 
MISCELLANEOUS
EXPLORING 4-H
BU8187
Exploring 4-H
 
7 activities
SELF-DETERMINED
5314
Self-Determined ~ You Decide!

(Project of individual design/choosing, not currently offered by state or county)
 
Make a project outline and follow project

book
INDEPENDENT STUDY
5314
Independent Study ~ You Decide!

(Allows members to explore project areas currently offered by state or county beyond the levels available)
 
Make a project outline and follow project

book