4-H Forms and Resources
Online Record Book (ORB) Resources
You can use the Online Record Book (ORB) to digitally create and maintain your record books and to submit reports for approval. Project leaders can use ORB to approve reports and maintain contact with their members. While record books always have to be printed out for judging at the County and State level, ORB can help you throughout the year, while also teaching valuable 21st century skills.
For complete information about ORB and how to use it, including tutorial videos, you can access the State 4-H ORB site HERE. You can also access a series of ORB help videos at the UCCE-San Joaquin ORB help page.
Record Book Forms...
NEW Record Book Information!!!
Some changes have been made to the 4-H Record Book! You can find the changes, detailed directions, and tips here in the new Record Book manual! (The actual Record Book forms are now a separate packet.)
- 2017-18 Record Book Manual
- 2017-18 Record Book Forms - (PDF file) use these if you would like to hand write your record book!
- Record Book Adult Partner's Guide
- Online Record Book Info
Record Book forms are also available to fill out electronically via Microsoft Word (PDF files are located down below!):
- 2017-18 Personal Development Report - For Junior, Intermediate, and Senior members
- 2017-18 Annual Project Report For Junior, Intermediate, and Senior member
- 2017-18 Leadership Development Report - For Intermediate and Senior members only
- 4-H Resume - For Senior members only
- County Record Book Judging Application (This is mandatory when entering a book in County Record Book judging)
- In addition to the re-enrollment on the 4hOnline system and enrollment payments, it is required that members who plan on showing at the Kern County Fair also submit a record book. Community Club Leaders can find the Record Books for County Fair Eligibility form here!
Cloverbuds are not required to submit a record book; however it is good practice for members to prepare for becoming a regular member!
Record Book forms in PDF format:
- Section 2: Personal Development Report (PDR) - For Junior, Intermediate, and Senior members
- Section 2: Personal Development Report (PDR) LONG FORM - For Junior, Intermediate, and Senior members
- Section 4: Annual Project Report Form (APR) For Junior, Intermediate, and Senior member
- Section 6: Leadership Development Reports - For Intermediate and Senior members only
- Section 7: Resume Template - For Senior members only
Kern County Leader's Council Nominations
Are you interested in sharing your skills on a county-wide level? You can find all information including how to self nominate, or nominate someone else to run for a countywide position! NEW! There are now Teen Countywide Chairperson positions in each respective category! See the descriptions for more information!!!
Food Safety Training ONLINE!
The State 4-H Office requires that every club have at least one 4-H leader trained in Food Safety. The more leaders in your club that are certified, the more convenient it is for your club. It is required that a certified volunteer is to be present at all bake sales/food booths to make sure proper food safety guidelines are handled. Food Safety trainings are available anytime online! Please visit the website below, and use the provided sign-in/user information:
Click here to see a sample photo of proper
4-H hat etiquette.
*Please see the notes as there are a couple variations from county to county.
4-H supplies may be purchased from some local feed stores in Kern County or you may order from:
National 4-H Supply Service
Leslie Carman 4-H Club Supplies (hats, ties, collars, chevrons)
(888) 466-9433 or (805) 462-9433
Record Book Covers can be purchased from the 4-H Office, for $3 each.
4-H Leader Information...
- Project Leaders