Keeping records is a valuable life skill.  The type of form used is not as important as the skill learned.  The 4-H software, ZSuite, has a record book option.  Please log in to your ZSuite account to get started on your record books.

Find out more about 4-H record books at Montana 4-H.

The Montana 4-H program created forms in 2016 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 the Extension office at

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

Current 4-H Record Book Forms 

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
My 4-H Animal Journal

Adobe .pdf forms converted to Word

Forms available upon request.