Awards and Record Books


Recordkeeping is a 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 Record Book. The
primary purposes of completing a Record Book 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 academic scholarship
and/or collegiate admission applications.

Recordkeeping – maintaining a history of one’s activities such as financial dealings or life events by entering
data in ledgers, journals, calendars or putting items into a file system; an essential life skill.
4-H Record Book – the competitive event where 4-Hmembers assemble their records into a specified document
and submit those for evaluation against other 4-H members. However, one may choose to complete a record
book just for the skill learned and not elect to submit for competition.

Purpose/Objective of 4-H Record Book • Allow 4-H members to tell how they have grown, what they have learned, where they came up short
and to do it creatively within outlined parameters.

• Demonstrate the importance of keeping a written document of what has been done.
• Provides a written platform for goal setting and documentation of the actions required to reach goals.
• Provide an opportunity for competition at the County, District, and State level.



Each year, the Bandera county 4-H Youth Development Program provides awards and recognition for various individuals and groups that provide support to the 4-H program. The dedication, leadership, and support of our volunteers and partnership organizations allow the Bandera 4-H program to reach a larger number of youth to make a positive difference in their lives and communities. To recognize a volunteer, organization, or employee for their dedication, nominate them for a Bandera County 4-H award! Nominations are due in annually in June.




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