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4 -H National Record Books How to Create your National 4 -H Congress Record Book
Cover the Basics Must be 14 by January 1, 2013 Use a three ring binder! Forms are located on the state 4 -H website: http: //extension. udel. edu/4 h/projects-activities-for -members/topic-citizenship/national-4 -h-congress/ Outside Cover: 1. Name 2. Age 3. County 4. Club 5. Projects
Table of Contents IMPORTANT!! (helps the judges see all of that awesome work) MAKE SURE… üPages are numbered üPage numbers in the Table of Contents correspond with the CORRECT pages üGo back and double check!
Example… • National 4 -H Congress Application • Project X (include name) • Project Y • Leadership Experiences • Citizenship & Community Service • Pictures • 4 -H Story pg. 1 pg. 2 -4 pg. 4 -6 pg. 7 -9 pg. 10 -12 pg. 13 -15 pg. 16 -17
General Information 2013 National 4 -H Congress Application Personal background information Project summary Signatures Only fill this out once!
Project Summary Project Summary: Include projects for all years you have been a member 2000 -2001 -2013 2001 -2003 2004 -2013 2005 -2013 Exploring 4 -H Foods and Nutrition Woodworking Bicycling Leadership
Let’s get started… … With a breakdown of each section Project Accomplishments- 40% Leadership Experiences- 25% Citizenship & Community Service- 25% 4 -H Story Photographs & Samples … Take notes so you can create a GREAT national record book!
Project Accomplishments 2 or more significant projects Should be enrolled this year Must be filled out for each project area 3 pages MAX! Knowledge and Skills-what you have learned Size and Scope Leadership in Project Citizenship and Community Service in Project Activities
Project Accomplishments Knowledge and Skills: What you have learned 2001 2007 Proper place settings Importance of physical How to make chocolate chip cookies activity 2002 2008 Food Safety Good health guidelines Measuring Techniques Skills for food comparison 2003 2009 Measuring Math Healthy alternatives How to plan a nutritious meal 2010 2004 Consumer mathematical skills Doubling a recipe Consumer mathematical skills Prepared an entire meal 2011 2005 Food service skills How to bake bread 2012 How to read a food label Fondant decorating skills 2006 2013 Decorating techniques Recipe development
Size and Scope Year 2001 -What did you do or make in your project (i. e. purchase a goat, made a hat, etc. ) -What did you spend money on in your project? Project Accomplishments Expenses Cookies: Flour: $2. 00 Sugar: $. 50 2 Eggs: $. 45 Butter: $. 55 Baking Ingredients: $1. 00 Income Delaware State Fair Premium: $4. 50 Hours 3 Hrs Impact/ Value 2 Dozen Cookies (homemade): $4. 50 Cost to buy: $10. 00 -Did you save money by baking the cookies instead of buying them at the bakery? Savings: $5. 50 Total: $4. 50 20 People Fed Did you earn money from a fair, bake sale, show, etc. ? How much time and effort did you put into your project? -How many people did you impact?
Project Accomplishments Size and Scope Complete a chart for each item you spent time and money on in your project Excel charts are a great way to organize your information
Project Accomplishments Leadership in Project 2004 Led activity at project meeting 2005 Helped younger members with place setting 2006 Jr. Leader 2007 Assisted with meeting activities 2008 Helped plan meeting on preparing healthy snacks 2009 Led meeting on food safety 2010 Led activities about the food guide pyramid 2011 Developed a lesson plan for making healthy snacks 2012 Led a training on food and nutrition judging 2013 Planned a project tour of a local restaurant
Project Accomplishments Community Service/Citizenship in Project 2001 Decorated place mats for nursing home 2002 Baked Christmas cookies for nursing home 2003 Volunteered at Food Bank 2004 Served a meal at a soup kitchen 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 Organized food drive
Project Accomplishments Project Activities • Have you given talks or demonstrations in your project area? ◦ Sharing at a meeting, speaking on a County level, talking to afterschool groups, state wide competition • Have you done any judging? ◦ Critique foods or compare products at club meetings ◦ County or state competitions Have you been on any tours? ◦ Visit a location to learn more about the project topic ◦ Participate in workshops, whether through 4 -H or another organization, about the project topic
Project Accomplishments Project Activities Year Judging 2003 2004 Demos/ Talks L=Local, C=County, S=State Workshop & Tours Exhibits Awards Ranking Cookies- Demo: L Yum-o! How to Make the Junior Foods and Best Brownies Nutrition Test- C Ever- C, S Talks: Why You Should Wash Your Hands- L Tour: Hotel Dupont- L Sugar Cookies- S Workshop: Cake Decorating- C Melon- C, S Champion at State Demonstration Contest Junior Foods and Speech: Say Nutrition Test- C No to Germs- L, C, S Senior Foods and Nutrition Test- S Tour: Villa Nova Brownies- C Chocolate Workshop: Candies- S Food Safety- L Third place at State Speech Competition
Project Accomplishments Summary Remember: One complete section for each project Do not combine projects Include information from every year you have been enrolled in project Choose a project you are currently taking No more than 3 pages per project!!
Moving on… Leadership Experiences
Leadership Experiences All leadership experiences throughout your 4 -H career 3 pages MAX! List by year Include whether Local, County, State Action words- conducted, organized, directed 3 types ◦ ◦ ◦ Elected/Appointed Promotional Volunteer
Leadership Experiences Elected and Appointed Positions you were elected for/voted into Positions you were appointed to by: your leader, club president, 4 -H agent, etc Examples o Club secretary, community service chair, AG day coordinator, beverage chair, activity leader
Leadership Experiences Promotional The main goal is to promote the 4 -H program Club, County, State, Nationally Examples o Community activity days, demonstrations to the community, meeting with state or local representatives, newspaper interviews, poster displays, host and hostess at the state fair, etc.
Leadership Experiences Volunteer Leadership roles that you have volunteered to do Include the # of people you have worked with/impacted Examples o Day camp counselor, organized a community service activity, judges assistant, MC at fashion revue, state fair set up, etc.
Leadership Experiences Outside of 4 -H Leadership roles that you have had with another organization May include elected/appointed, promotional, and volunteer experiences Examples o FFA, church, school, sports teams, student council, board member, planning committee, etc.
Leadership Experiences Summary Remember: Only one leadership section total Do not complete a separate leadership section for each project area Include information from every year you have been enrolled in 4 -H, and from all project areaseven those that aren’t included 4 -H leadership experiences should be the main focus No more than 3 pages!!
Moving on… Citizenship & Community Service
Citizenship & Community Service All citizenship/community service experiences throughout your 4 -H career 3 pages MAX! List by year Not the same as leadership Include year, activity, size/scope, your involvement 3 types ◦ ◦ ◦ Performed Yourself= Y Gave Primary Leadership= G Member of Group= M
Citizenship & Community Service Year Activity Size/Scope Involvement 2005 Tree planting Planted 10 trees in M local park that approximately 2, 000 people visit each year 2006 Food drive for the Food Bank of Delaware Collected 1 ton of food to feed approximately 400 people 2007 Clothing donation Donated five pairs of Y pants and four shirts to Goodwill G Two Charts: One for 4 -H activities and one for experiences outside of 4 -H
Your 4 -H Story Share your most memorable 4 -H experience Do you have a funny story about a livestock project? Did you learn an interesting lesson from a citizenship project? s ple Did you discover something about yourself from your involvement in 4 m -H? xa E Was there a certain event in 4 -H that made an impact on you? Give your story a single theme Could be positive or negative; share what you learned Don’t repeat what you already told us in your book… Tell us something new! Stories should be between 1 -2 pages long; not to exceed 2 pages.
Photographs & Project Samples 5 pages MAX! earns you 5 more pages! Photography project Events and activities from the previous sections Include pictures from each year you have been involved Awards or commendations can be included; copies are ok! Action Pictures and clear captions
Important Dates and Reminders May 1, 2013 - Completed books due to the NCC 4 -H Office We will deliver your book to the state office Be sure to include all necessary signatures Spring/Summer- Interviews Summer- Final revisions completed Assist the Delaware 4 -H Foundation with at least five hours of fundraising support or pay a $50. 00 registration fee Participate in an orientation session with at least one parent or guardian November 29 -December 3, 2013 - National 4 -H Congress, Atlanta, Georgia
Questions? Ask your leader for help Call Katie at the 4 -H office at 831 -8965 or e-mail her at [email protected] edu The only silly questions are the one you don’t ask!