Record Book Training and Resources
Online Record Book
The 4-H Online Record Book (ORB) is the Record Book’s adaptation to the 21st century and is the popular choice for youth members. ORB provides its users with a convenient way to keep records and stay connected to the 4-H community.
4-H Volunteer Leaders - The 4-H Online Record Book:
- provides an accessible platform for data collection which is fun, engaging and standardized.
- provides opportunities for volunteers to mentor youth daily, while in a protected social networking site.
- has built-in reporting systems that will improve staff and volunteer efficiencies.
4-H Youth Members - The 4-H Online Record Book:
- has extended opportunities to stay connected to other club members and leaders online.
- is a fun and interactive way to log 4-H activities and events.
- is a more efficient way to keep Record Book information. No more worries about lost pages or misplaced work.
- provides effective 21st century skills.
- assists in Star Rankings calculation to minimize any errors and maximize points.
There are trainings available to help you learn how to navigate ORB!
Record Book Manual and Forms
The latest Record Book Manual and Record Book Forms are HERE!
The 2017-18 edition has added only minor changes to include language for other delivery modes.
The Record Book Manual and Record Book Forms are two separate documents. Click the links below to download the most current manual and forms.
Current Manual (PDF): 2017-2018 Record Book Manual
This manual was designed to be more kid-friendly than previous versions. For more in-depth information, see the Record Book Manual for Adult Partners
Current Forms (Word): 2017-2018 Record Book Forms
(Contains all forms for regular 4-H members. This version allows you to complete the form directly into the document and expand the rows as needed. Instructions for completing each form are found in the Record Book Manuals.)
This is the one and only California 4-H Record Book. Each county must come into alignment with this book and eliminate all supplemental forms and/or other requirements.
Individually separated forms:
Personal Development Report (2017-2018) - For Junior, Intermediate, and Senior members.
Annual Project Report (2017-2018) - For Junior, Intermediate, and Senior members.
Leadership Development Report (2017-2018) - For Intermediate and Senior members only.
Resume Template (2017-2018) - For Senior Members only.
2016-2017 Manual & Forms
For counties who have not yet ended their 2016-2017 program year, or for youth members planning to submit their books to the 2017 State Competition, use the resources below.
Please note: the 2017 Record Book Quick Start Quiz is not available and therefore not required in order to become eligible for State Competition. Please disregard this criteria for the 2016-2017 program year.
2016-2017 Manual (PDF): 2016-2017 Record Book Manual
2016-2017 Forms (Word): 2016-2017 Record Book Forms
Personal Development Report (2016-2017) - For Junior, Intermediate, and Senior members.
Annual Project Report (2016-2017) - For Junior, Intermediate, and Senior members.
Leadership Development Report (2016-2017) - For Intermediate and Senior members only.
4-H Resume Template - For Senior Members only.
Resources for Primary Members
Primary Member Report forms have been developed! Members who are taking the iSprout Primary Project should use the iSprout compatible form. Members who are not enrolled in an iSprout project should use the basic form. Primary members are not required to complete report forms to receive their annual stripe and pin.