4-H Recordbooks


Recordkeeping is a very valuable skill taught to members of the Texas 4-H program. Members are encouraged to keep project records and have these records reviewed annually by submitting a Texas 4-H Recordbook. The primary purposes of completing a recordbook are for a young person to develop the skills necessary to set goals, work toward achieving those goals, reflect on his/her experiences, and set new and higher goals for themselves. A secondary benefit is to prepare young people for the process of completing quality academic scholarship applications.

Deadline for County Contest – Friday, June 22, 2018

 Recordbook Resources


Check out the Texas 4-H Recordbook page.

Depending on your age group you will fall into the Junior, Intermediate, or Senior category for the Recordbooks. As you progress to the next age group, you will keep your previous year’s report forms and keep adding new ones each year.

For grades 3-5.
This group focuses on 1 main project for the current 4-H year.
Clarification – 2017 – Junior Record Books are not to be penalized for including or not including non-4-H activities in the Junior Report Form.

For 6-8 grade.
This age group focuses on 1 main project for the current 4-H year.

For grades 9-12.
This age group can report on a max of 4 projects for the current 4-H year.

Resources for Students and Parents

Recordbook Categories

Below is a list of categories for the 2017-2018 4-H year. When developing the new list of categories, a description was also written to help you make the best category selection.

  • Agriculture Sciences
  • Beef
  • Citizenship & Civic Education
  • Clothing & Textiles
  • Communication and Expressive Arts Open
  • Companion Animal
  • Consumer Education
  • Entomology
  • Family Life
  • Food & Nutrition
  • Gardening & Horticulture
  • Goat
  • Health
  • Horse
  • Leadership
  • Natural Resources
  • Personal Development
  • Photography
  • Plant & Soil Science
  • Poultry
  • Public Speaking
  • Rabbit
  • Recreation
  • Science, Engineering & Technology
  • Sheep
  • Shooting Sports
  • Swine
  • Veterinary Science
  • Wildlife & Fisheries


2017 D8 4-H Recordbook Results – State Results: by District – by Placing
2016 D8 4-H Recordbook Results –State Results
2015 D8 4-H Recordbook Results
2014 D8 4-H Recordbook Results
2012 D8 4-H Recordbook Results

If you have questions or need help, contact Helen Hardy, Erath 4-H Agent 254.965.1460

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