Forms for All 4-H Participants

4-H Club and Group Documentation
Helpful Information:
Additional Requirements for Clubs and Groups that Handle Funds/Donations:
  • Annual Financial Report (from back of Treasurer’s Guide* or printout from software)
  • Annual Audit (usually completed during a leaders’ meeting)
  • Complete Funding Proposal form (p.16 of Treasurer’s Guide*) prior to any fundraising activities 
     *If you need a copy of the 4-H Treasurer’s Guide, please contact Martha Smith at or call 919-250-1092.
4-H Project and Cumulative Record Books
4-H Record Books are a way for 4-H’ers to plan and record their 4-H year. Record Books are also a competition for 4-H members at the county, district, and state levels. Youth ages 5 through 18 should complete a Record Book each year, although Cloverbud Books (ages 5–8) are neither judged nor critiqued, but receive feedback from reviewers to help the 4-H’er improve their work in future projects. 
Special note for Wake County 4-H Horse Youth:  The Wake County 4-H Horse Council requires youth to complete a 4-H Project Record Book and Horse Supplement in order to receive a 4-H Eligibility Card, which is required for participation in 4-H Horse Shows and other horse program activities. Youth do not have to do a Record Book during their first year in 4-H. Exceptions may also be made for youth whose families relocate or who experience a medical condition or other extenuating circumstance that may prohibit them from being able to complete a Record Book.
4-H’ers and parents should note that documentation may be required if an exception is requested. 
Instructions for Completing Project and Cumulative Record Books
4-H’ers, parents, and leaders are strongly encouraged to read the following documents to assist in the completion of 4-H Project and Cumulative Record Books.   

NC 4-H Project Record Book Guide.pdfNC 4-H Project Record Book Guide

4-H Record Book Training.pdf4-H Record Book Training

Age and Project and Cumulative Record Book Completion
In 4-H, age is determined by the age the youth member was on January 1 of the program year. For 2014 Record Books (which are due in January 2015), the 4-H'er would do a Record Book based on how old s/he was on January 1, 2014.
Materials for Completion of Project and Cumulative Record Books
Blank Project and Cumulative Record Book forms can be downloaded in Microsoft Word format using the links below. Youth may either type in their information, or they can handwrite answers in the open spaces.
Project Record Book 9 – 10.docProject Record Book 9–10 Horse Supplement 9-10.docxHorse Supplement 9–10
Project Record Book 11-12.docProject Record Book 11–12 Horse Supplement 11-12.docxHorse Supplement 11–12
Project Record Book 13-15.docProject Record Book 13–15 Horse Supplement 13-15.docxHorse Supplement 13–15
Project Record Book 16-18.docProject Record Book 16–18 Horse Supplement 16-18.docxHorse Supplement 16–18
Sample Project and Cumulative Record Books
Project and Cumulative Record Books submitted to NC 4-H in previous years can be downloaded below.

Citizenship and Civic Education Project Record Book  (11 – 12).pdfCitizenship and Civic Education Project Record Book (11–12)

Citizenship and Civic Education Project Record Book  (13 – 15).pdfCitizenship and Civic Education Project Record Book (13–15)

Citizenship and Civic Education Cumulative Record Book (16 – 18).pdfCitizenship and Civic Education Cumulative Record Book (16–18)

Communication and Expressive Arts Project Record Book  (9 – 10).pdfCommunication and Expressive Arts Project Record Book (9–10)

Environment and Natural Resources Project Record Book  (9 – 10).pdfEnvironment and Natural Resources Project Record Book (9–10)

Family and Consumer Science Project Record Book  (11 – 12).pdfFamily and Consumer Science Project Record Book (11–12)

Healthy Lifestyles Project Record Book (9 – 10).pdfHealthy Lifestyles Project Record Book (9–10)

Sample Score Sheets for Project and Cumulative Record Books

Project Record Book Scoresheet 9 – 10.pdfProject Record Book Scoresheet 9–10

Project Record Book Scoresheet 11 – 12.pdfProject Record Book Scoresheet 11–12

Project Record Book Scoresheet 13 – 15.pdfProject Record Book Scoresheet 13–15

Sample Cumulative Scoresheet 13-15.pdfSample Cumulative Scoresheet 13–15

Additional Information
If you have questions about 4-H Project or Cumulative Record Books, please contact Heather Schaffer, Wake County 4-H Agent, at 919-250-1093 or email
The Institute for Future Agricultural Leaders (IFAL) is a week-long program for high school students interested in the industry of agriculture. Emphasis is placed on: career opportunities, emerging technology, citizenship and leadership development.
When is IFAL?
Both the IFAL at NC State University and at A&T State University will be held in June 2015 (dates TBA).
Who comes to IFAL?
Rising high school seniors in the upper 1/3 of their classes who are interested in agriculture and recommended by their county Farm Bureau. Attendance is limited to 40 participants per conference.
Students will visit the schools of agriculture, tour research farms and explore university laboratories. They will visit agribusinesses, participate in leadership development classes, tour the General Assembly, and see the offices of North Carolina Farm Bureau.
Students will be supervised by conference counselors, university faculty and Farm Bureau staff. Students will experience college life firsthand, living in dorms and eating in dining halls on campus.
How to Apply
The IFAL Application is available below or you can obtain one from your local county Farm Bureau offices after January 5. Applications should be signed by county Farm Bureau presidents and delivered to your county office by March 31. There is no tuition cost. Additional conference details will be mailed to participants upon acceptance into the program. For more information, contact your county Farm Bureau or the Organization Department of North Carolina Farm Bureau at 919-783-4326.
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