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Record Books and Awards

Record Books

What is a Record Book?

The 4-H program has a long history of record keeping. The focus reflects the importance of this life skill in our daily lives. In 4-H, young people have tracked their activities, events, profits and losses, skill development and learning experiences, and much more using the iconic 4-H Record Book. In addition to record keeping, the 4-H Record Book gives members an opportunity to reflect on their year, measure their achievements and growth, and set goals, and develop plans to meet those goals.

Why Have Record Books?

4-H Record Books serve a variety of purposes in the Kansas 4-H Youth Development Program.

4-H Record Books give members an opportunity to reflect on their yearly work. They document their skill development and their learning experiences in a written report. 4-H members measure their achievements and growth in their total years in 4-H.

4-H Record Books encourage members to set goals, pursue strategies to meet those goals, and to shift gears in the face of challenges and obstacles. 

Completing a 4-H Record Book is a process where 4-H members record project and club work. Records management is a competency skill to identify, create, classify, archive, and preserve records. The 4-H Record Book teaches 4-H members these skills through a standard format.

Personal Page

Permanent Record

Achievement Pins

Achievement Pin Detail and Description 

#1 Membership and #2 Bronze
Pin 1 and 2 Instructions and Guidelines
Pin 1 and 2 
PDF - Print and Fill In
PDF - Form Fill PDF

#3 Clover, #4 Emerald, #5 Silver and #6 Silver Guard
Pin 3, 4, 5 and 6 Instructions and Guidelines

Pin 3, 4, 5 and 6 
PDF - Print and Fill In
PDF - Form Fill PDF

#7 Leadership, #8 Gold and #9 Gold Guard
Pin 7, 8 and 9 Instructions and Guidelines

Pin 7, 8 and 9 
PDF - Print and Fill In
PDF - Form Fill PDF

#10 Year Pin
10 Year Pin Instructions and Guidelines

10 Year Pin 
PDF - Print and Fill In
PDF - Form Fill PDF

KAP - Kansas Award Portfolio

           A Permanent Record is Required to be Submitted with a KAP for County Judging.
KAP Instructions 
KAP - Questions and Answers
KAP - Evalutation Form
KAP 7-8 Yr Olds (Word)  (Print)
KAP 9-18 Yr Olds**  (Word) (Print)

**Once you have been selected as a state KAP winner in a project area, you can submit a KAP in that same project area at the County level the following year, however, it will not be judged or considered for any county awards. It will still count towards achievement pins 1-10 and/or scholarship requirements where needed.** For example – if you submitted a KAP in the project area “4-H 101” and was selected a State KAP Winner, the following year, you can still submit your “4-H 101” KAP at the county level, but it will not be judged or considered for any county awards. However, it will count towards achievement pins 1-10, scholarship guideline applications, etc. requirements.

Butler County Special Award Applications and Scholarships for Achievement Celebration

    Special Awards

"I Dare You" Award, Kiwanis 4-H Junior Leader Award,
     Service to Community and 4-H Award and Dr. Johnson 
     Outstanding 4-Her Award.

Special Award Guidelines
Special Award Application (Word)
  Key Award 

4-H Key Award Application