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Record Book Events Quick Guide

The Following Events have been labeled as they can be included in your record book to help you get started!

Use these examples to spark your memory or help you categorize other events not on this list. These events are mostly county-wide and will therefore not include many club specific events or activities.

 

Printable Record Book Events Quick Guide

Events By Month

July

  • Attend State Leadership Conference County Wide Information meeting #3

  • Attend SLC #3

August

  • Kids at the Park #6 (representing 4-H)

  • Club Record Book judging #4

  • County Record Book judging #3 or #4

  • Attend Monterey County fair #3

  • Monterey County Fair entries #2 (one credit per project entered)

  • Monterey County Fair Livestock judging and/or vegetable ID contests #2

  • Monterey County Fair Awards Banquet #3

September

  • Donate items to San Benito County Pre-Fair Dinner #5

  • Work at Pre-Fair Dinner #4 or #6

  • Attend/Work at Bolado Park Fair clean-up Days #5

  • Attend Santa Cruz County Fair #3

  • Santa Cruz County Fair Entries #2 (one credit per project entered)

  • Santa Cruz County Fair livestock judging and/or vegetable ID contests #2 (for each)

  • Santa Cruz County awards banquet #3

  • Erica L.'s Star Ranking Workshop (9/14/14) #3

October

  • Attend San Benito County Fair #3

  • San Benito County Fair Entries #2 (one credit per project entered)

  • San Benito County Fair Livestock Judging Contest #2

  • Produce ID Contest #2Produce Auction Set Up #4

  • Produce Auction Set Up #4

  • Attend Sunrise Breakfast at the SBC Fair #3

  • Work at Sunrise Breakfast #4 

  • Set up Sunrise Breakfast #4

  • Tear Down Sunrise Breakfast #4

  • Work at the 4-H Pavilion Booth #6

  • Work in 4-H Building #6

  • Attend Fair Award Ceremony #3

  • Jr. Fair Committee #4 (count all of your hours in one entry)

  • Work on livestock stall decorations committee #4

  • Work on fair booth committee #4

  • Auction Runner #6 (you may take credit for each fair where you participated)

  • Fair Honors- best of show, grand champion, best of class, first place on club fair booth, first place pen of three- #7 (you can mention ribbon awards in your story and your project reports)

  • Buyer Letters and Thank yous #6 (one credit per animal/project)

  • Help with Pee-wee showmanship #4

  • Attend Achievement Night #3

  • Earn a New Star Rank #7

  • Proficiency Earned #7 (one credit per proficiency/project level)

  • Gold on Record Book- club and county #7 (one credit for each competition)

  • Gold on officer book #7

  • Serve on Achievement Night committee (i.e. deserts) #4

November

  • Work at Small Steps #5

  • Club Donation to Small Steps #5

  • Adopt a Family Committee #4 (if you worked on the project)

  • Adopt a Family Donation #5 (if your family donated)

  • Lights on Parade Participant #6

  • Lights on Tree Decorations Committee (Made Ornaments) #4

  • Decorate Lights on Tree #5

December

  • Attend Holiday Dinner #3

  • Bring Donations to Holiday Dinner #5 (canned food and toy drive)

  • Bring Dessert to Holiday Dinner #4

  • Table decorations committee for Holiday Dinner #4

  • Wrote a Make-a-Wish Card #5

  • Wrote a Card to The Troops #5

  • KSBW Participant #6

  • You/Club donate toys to KSBW #5

  • Breakfast with Santa #6 or #5

January

  • Attend Leadership Conference Of Regional Teens #3

  • Lead LCORT Session #6 (one credit for entire conference)

  • LCORT Peer Mentor #4

February

  • Club Valentines Cards #6

  • Pancake Breakfast Ticket Sales #4 or #6

  • Presentation Day Workshop #3

  • Maisie T.'s All Star Project #3 (Presenters can receive one formal presentation credit #6; Arts and Crafts volunteers #4 or #6 representing 4-H)

  • Sarah N.'s Emerald Star Project #3 or #5

March

  • Attend County Presentation Day #3

  • Gave a Presentation #6

  • Room Monitor #6

  • Judge #4

April

  • Attend Sectional Presentation Day #3

  • Gave a Presentation #6

  • Room Monitor #6

  • Judge #4

  • Attend Pancake Breakfast #3

  • Worked at Pancake Breakfast #4

  • Poster Contest (if the poster reflected a specific project, i.e. Swine, Photography, etc. then it goes in #2--judged exhibit; if it was a non-project specific poster, then it goes under #6 as a communication; if you received a gold seal on your poster, then you can record it in #7)

  • Christina C.'s All Star Project Pinnacles Clean Up Day #3 or #5

May

  • Judged at Fashion Revue #2

  • Attend Fashion Revue Show #3

  • Project/Poster Display #2 (if poster is non-project specific, then record under #6 as a communication)

  • Attend State Presentation Day #3

  • Attend State Fashion Revue Show #3

  • Present at State Field Day #6

  • State Field Day Judging Contests/exhibits #2

  • State Winner at State Fashion Revue #7

  • Gold Seal Presentation at State Presentation Day #7

  • Attend King City Fair #3

  • King City Fair Entries #2 (one credit per project entered)

  • San Benito County Scholarship Interview #6

June

  • Countywide Record Book Workshop #3

  • Attend CalFocus #3

  • Attend Washington Focus #3

Miscellaneous

*Attend Council Meeting #3 (This can be claimed for every council meeting that you attend! So remember to sign in!)

*Lead the Pledge at the Council meeting #6

*Serving on a Council committee #4

*Farm Work Days #3

*Serve as a club officer #4

*Enroll in the Leadership Project #4

*Serve as a Junior/Teen Leader #4

*Please remember that you cannot claim jackpot events! 

Events by Category

#1 4-H Projects Completed

Purpose: This Category records projects a 4-H member has completed.

#2 4-H Project Skill Activities

Purpose: This category records activities where 4-H members exhibited their 4-H project work or demonstrated their knowledge to an audience and/or judge.

  • Project Display #2

  • Judging Contests/exhibits #2

  • Monterey County Fair entries #2 (one credit per project entered)

  • Monterey County Fair Livestock judging and/or vegetable ID contests #2 (for each)

  • Santa Cruz County Fair Entries #2 one credit per project entered

  • Santa Cruz county fair livestock judging and/or vegetable ID contests #2 (for each)

  • San Benito County Fair Entries #2 (one credit per project entered)

  • SBC Fair Livestock Judging Contest #2

  • SBC Fair Produce ID Contest #2

  • Poster Contest (only if your poster reflected a specific project, i.e. Cooking)

  • Judged at County Fashion Revue #2

  • Project/Poster Display at Fashion Revue #2 (only if poster had to do with project)

  • State Field Day Judging Contests/exhibits #2

  • Judged at State Fashion Revue #2

  • King City Fair Entries #2 (one credit per project entered)

#3 4-H Events Attended

Purpose: This category records 4-H events, other than 4-H Club and project meetings, that the 4-H member attended during the year.

  • State Leadership Conference Countywide Information meeting #3

  • Attend SLC #3

  • County Record book judging #3 or #4

  • Attend Monterey County Fair #3

  • Monterey County Fair Awards Banquet #3

  • Attend Santa Cruz County Fair #3

  • Santa Cruz County Fair awards banquet#3

  • Erica L.'s Star Ranking Workshop #3

  • Attend San Benito County Fair #3

  • Attend Sunrise Breakfast at the SBC Fair #3

  • Attend SBC Fair Award Ceremony #3

  • Attend Achievement Night #3

  • Attend Holiday Dinner #3

  • Attend Leadership Conference Of Regional Teens #3

  • Attend Presentation Day Workshop #3

  • Attend Maisie T.'s All Star Project (2/26/25) #3 (Presenters can receive one formal presentation credit #6; Arts and Crafts volunteers #4 or #6 representing 4-H)

  • Sarah N.'s Emerald Star Project #3 or #5

  • Attend County Presentation Day #3

  • Attend Sectional Presentation Day #3

  • Attend Pancake Breakfast #3

  • Attend Christina C.'s All Star Project Pinnacles Clean Up Day #3 or #5

  • Attend Fashion Revue Show #3

  • Attend State Presentation Day #3

  • Attend State Fashion Revue #3

  • Attend King City Fair #3

  • Attend Countywide Record Book Workshop #3

  • Attend CalFocus #3

  • Attend Washington Focus #3

  • Attend Council Meeting #3 (You can count each meeting that you attend!)

  • Farm Work Days #3

#4 Leadership Development

Purpose: This category records leadership activities undertaken by the 4-H member.

  • Serve as a club officer #4

  • Enroll in the Leadership Project #4

  • Serve as a Junior/Teen Leader #4

  • Club Record Book judging #4

  • County Record Book judging #3 or #4

  • Work at San Benito County Pre-Fair Dinner #4 or #6

  • Jr. Fair Committee #4 (Count all of your hours in one entry)

  • San Benito County Fair Produce Auction Set Up #4

  • Work on fair booth committee #4

  • Set up Sunrise Breakfast- #4

  • Work at Sunrise Breakfast- #4

  • Tear Down Sunrise Breakfast -#4

  • Work on livestock stall decorations committee #4

  • Judge #4

  • Help with Pee-wee showmanship #4

  • Serve on Achievement Night committee (i.e. desserts) #4

  • Adopt a Family Committee #4 (if you worked on the project)

  • Lights on Tree Decorations Committee (Made Ornaments) #4

  • Bring Dessert to Holiday Dinner #4

  • Table decorations committee for Holiday Dinner #4

  • LCORT Peer Mentor #4

  • Pancake Breakfast Ticket Sales #4 or #6

  • Attend Maisie T.'s All Star Project #3 (Presenters can receive one formal presentation credit #6; Arts and Crafts volunteers #4 or #6 representing 4-H)

  • County Presentation Day Judge #4

  • Sectional Presentation Day Judge #4

  • Worked at Pancake Breakfast #4

  • Serve on a Council committee #4

#5 Citizenship & Community Service

Purpose: This category records citizenship and community service activities undertaken by the 4-H member.

  • Work at Bolado Park Fair clean-up Days #5

  • Donate items to Pre-Fair Dinner #5

  • Work at Small Steps #5

  • Club Donation to Small Steps #5

  • Adopt a Family Donation #5 (if your family donated)

  • Decorate Lights on Tree #5

  • Bring Donations to Holiday Dinner #5 (canned food and toy drive)

  • Wrote a Make-a-Wish Card #5

  • Wrote a Card to The Troops #5

  • You/Club donate toys to KSBW #5

  • Breakfast with Santa #5 or #6

  • Sarah N.'s Emerald Star Project #3 or #5

  • Christina C.'s All Star Project Pinnacles Clean Up Day #3 or #5

#6 Communication Skills

Purpose: This category records communication activities undertaken by the 4-H member that may or may not be related to a project in which the member is enrolled.

  • Kids at the Park #6 (representing 4-H)

  • Work at Pre-Fair Dinner #4 or #6

  • Work at 4-H Pavilion Booth #6

  • Work in 4-H Building at SBC Fair #6

  • Auction runner #6 (ou may take credit for each fair where you participated)

  • Buyer Letters and Thank Yous #6 (one credit per animal/project)

  • Lights on Parade Participant #6

  • KSBW Participant #6

  • Breakfast with Santa  #5 or #6

  • Pancake Breakfast Ticket Sales #4 or #6

  • Attend Maisie T.'s All Star Project #3 (Presenters can receive one formal presentation credit #6; Arts and Crafts volunteers #4 or #6 representing 4-H)

  • County Presentation Day-Gave a Presentation #6

  • County Presentation- Room Monitor #6

  • Sectional Presentation Day- Gave a Presentation #6

  • Sectional Presentation Day- Room Monitor #6

  • Poster Contest (If the poster reflected a specific project, i.e. Swine, Photography, etc. then it goes in #2--judged exhibit; if it was a non-project specific poster, then it goes under #6 as a communitation; if you received a gold seal on your poster then you can record it in #7)

  • Presented at State Field Day #6

  • State Field Day-Room Monitor #6

  • Club Valentines Cards #6

  • Lead LCORT Session #6 (one credit for entire conference)

  • San Benito County Scholarship Interview #6

  • Lead the Pledge at a Council meeting #6

#7 Honors and Recognition

Purpose: This category records the significant honors and recognition earned by the 4-H member.

  • Fair honors- best of show, grand champion, best of class, first place on club fair booth, first place pen of three #7 (you can mention ribbon awards in your story and your project reports)

  • Earned a New Star Rank #7

  • Proficiency Earned #7 (one credit per proficiency/project level)

  • Gold on Record Book-club and county #7 (one credit for each competition)

  • Gold on officer book #7

  • Gold seal on County, Sectional, and State Presentations #7

  • County winner at County Fashion Revue #7

  • State Winner at State Fashion Revue #7

  • Gold seal on poster contest poster #7

#8 Lifestyle Activities (4-H and Outside 4-H)

Purpose: This category records lifestyle activities both in and outside of 4-H that the member participated in.

Please remember that 4-H members cannot claim jackpot events

**Events and activities that are not consistent with 4-H Policy are not counted.

Example: Jackpot shows have components of gambling which are not consistent with 4-H policy and should not be recorded in a 4-H Record Book.

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