Keeping records is a valuable life skill.  The type of form used is not as important as the skill learned.  The Montana State 4-H program created forms in 2012 for 4-H members to use.  Those forms are below.  They can be printed and handwritten, or downloaded as an electronic file and updated using a computer. 

Each member should have:

  • One My 4-H Year Form
  • A Project Journal for each project they are taking that is a non-animal project.
  • An Animal Project Journal for each animal project they are taking. 

If you have questions regarding record book completion, please contact your club leader or our office at

Record Book Completion Criteria
Record Book Quality Criteria
Tips for Completing Record Books

Current 4-H Record Book Forms 

Two versions of these forms forms are provided. 
Please select the one that works best for you. 

The .pdf fillable forms below are interactive Adobe PDF files.
They can be saved to your computer for electronic use throughout the year
You can type your record book information right into them.
YOU MUST save each file to your computer to use form functions. 

If you choose to save any of the files for electronic use,
you must have version 10 or higher of Adobe Reader. 
Download the latest version of Adobe Reader.

Current Adobe .pdf fillable forms

2016 My 4-H Year 2016 Non-animal Journal  2016 4-H Animal Journal

Current Adobe .pdf forms converted to Word

2016 My 4-H Year 2016 Non-animal Journal  2016 4-H Animal Journal
 My 4-H Year  My 4-H Non-animal Journal  My 4-H Animal Journal

Cloverbud Record

Cloverbud Record