Record Books


What Are 4-H Record Books?

The 4-H Record Book is a summary of every good thing that you did in 4-H and outside of 4-H during the past year. They consist of a 4-H Resume (which stays with you through your 4-H career) and a project record (which is renewed each year). These records can be used for job applications, college scholarships, proof of community service hours, etc.

To participate at the Deschutes County Fair, you must pass a pre-fair record book check proving that your records are current and up to date. Dates for this year’s checks are listed below.

In Deschutes County, the 4-H year runs from October 1st through September 30th. Record books and scrap books being entered for the judging contest are due into the Extension office on October 1st by 5:00 pm. Awards in recognition of your outstanding accomplishments are presented at the Leader/Member Recognition Night. 


2016 Record Book Check Dates

Redmond = North Sister

Bend = Bend Senior Center

La Pine = Mid State Electric

All record book checks are from 4-7 pm, except La Pine which is 5:30 - 7 pm.

Wed 06/28 Redmond ONLY

Thur 07/06 Redmond, Bend, La Pine

Mon 07/10 Redmond and Bend

Thur 07/13 Final Redmond ONLY

 More information will be available as the dates get closer.

 




General Member Resources

Entire "My 4-H Resume"

Individual Pages of Resume Sections

General Club Resources

4-H Club Officer Handbook download pdf (4-H 035)

4-H Secretary's Book download pdf (4-H 036)

4-H Reporter (4-H 037) currently being revised

4-H Club Treasurer's Book download pdf (4-H 0361)

Volunteer Resources

Facts About 4-H download pdf (4-H 0244L)

Exciting Meetings For Great Groups download pdf (4-H 0256L)

For the Well-being of Youth and Adults download pdf (4-H 0258L)

Active Teaching--Active Learning: Teaching Techniques and Tools download pdf (4-H 0259L)

Starting a 4-H Club or Group download pdf (4-H 0272L)

Planning and Conducting 4-H Club Meetings download pdf (4-H 0273L)

Leadership and Teaching Techniques download pdf (4-H 0274L)

Opportunities for 4-H Members download pdf (4-H 0275L)

Opportunities and Resources for 4-H Adult Volunteers download pdf (4-H 0276L)

4-H: A Family Program download pdf (4-H 0279L) (Formerly titled Framing 4-H for Families)

A Perfect Fit Leader Guide (4-H-788; formerly 4-H 0281L)

Recruiting and Supporting Latino Volunteers download pdf (PNW 536)

Cloverbuds Project Resources:


Animal Science - Livestock

Beef Project

The Beef project provides a variety of experiences for 4-H members. The type of project (market or breeding) depends on the age, interest, home situation, and financial ability of the 4-H member.

Member Materials

4-H Animal Science Record for Junior Members (700-07R) fillable pdf or printable pdf 
4-H Animal Science Record for Intermediate and Senior Members (700-08R) fillable pdf or printable pdf
Feed and Growth Record for 4-H Market Animals (700-04R) fillable pdf or printable pdf
Daily Feed Record for Market Animals (700-05R) fillable pdf or printable pdf
4-H Beef Cow Production Record (721-03R) fillable pdf or printable pdf
Beef Resource Handbook (117 R; formerly 4-H 1410)
Oregon 4-H Meat Animal Advancement Program download pdf (4-H 1020R)
Keeping Your 4-H Market Animals Healthy download pdf (4-H 140)


Related Materials

Oregon 4-H Forage Teaching Series download pdf (4-H 1001L)
Oregon 4-H Meat Animal Wholesale Cuts Series (4-H 1001)
Judging Beef Cattle and Oral Reasons 101
(PNW 669)
Oregon Carcass of Merit Procedures and Guidelines download pdf (4-H 103)
How to Make a Rope Halter download pdf (4-H 104)
Beef Parts Wall Chart (4-H 1412L) or download pdf
Market Beef Health Record
download pdf (721-02)
Beef Learning Laboratory Kit
COOL Affidavit

Contest Materials

Camelid Project

Guinea Pigs (Cavies)

In this project, members own and care for one or more guinea pigs. This is an excellent project for youth who live where they cannot keep larger animals. In this project, 4-H members learn about the feeding, management, and record keeping involved with raising guinea pigs.

Member Materials

  • 4-H Animal Science Record for Junior Members (700-07R) fillable pdf or printable pdf 
  • 4-H Animal Science Record for Intermediate and Senior Members (700-08R) fillable pdf or printable pdf

For Leaders, in Addition to Member Materials 

Contest Materials

Dairy Cattle Project

The Dairy Cattle project helps youth develop knowledge and skills related to identifying, selecting, showing, judging, and raising dairy cattle. Advanced members learn appropriate dairy health, herdsmanship, and husbandry. Dairy project members also explore dairy-related career opportunities.

Member Materials

Dairy Resource Handbook (127R; formerly 4-H 1100)
Cowabunga (08161)
Mooving Ahead Level 2 (08162)
Rising to the Top Level 3 (08163)
Dairy Advancement Program download pdf (4-H 1101R)
Raising Dairy Replacements (RDR-Book + CD)
4-H Dairy Production Record (700-06) fillable pdf or printable pdf
4-H Yearly Lactation Record (700-06RX) fillable pdf or printable pdf
4-H Animal Science Record for Junior Members (700-07R) fillable pdf or printable pdf
4-H Animal Science Record for Intermediate and Senior Members (700-08R) fillable pdf or printable pdf 

Contest Materials

Judging Dairy Cattle--Giving Reasons download pdf (4-H 1109)
Hoards Dairyman Judging Guide (formerly 4-H 1108)
Dairy Cattle Showmanship Guide (4-H 1116)
Fair Contest Materials

Related Materials

Dairy Learning Laboratory Kit
How to Make a Rope Halter
download pdf (4-H 104)
Owning a Dairy Cow or Goat download pdf (EM 9011-E, formerly FS 201)

For Volunteers, in Addition to Member Materials

Science Inquiry video: Milk Magic
Dairy Cattle Helpers Guide (08164)
Oregon 4-H Forage Teaching Series (4-H 1001L)


Dogs

Many of the publications listed below are available electronically here as downloadable pdf's. (If you are unable to access these files via computer, please contact your county 4-H office for a hard copy.) Some items are only avalable through your county office.

Materials for members, related, video resources, contests, leaders and veterinary medicine

 Member Materials

Related Materials

Video Resources

Contest Materials

For latest material, please go to the State Fair Contest Material page

For Leaders, in Addition to Member Materials

Goat Project

The Goat project provides a variety of experi-ences for the 4-H’er depending on the age, inter-est, physical facilities, and financial ability of the member. Options within this project area are Dairy Goats, Meat Goats, or Pygmy Goats. Members also may elect to undertake a breed-ing project and learn to evaluate and incorporate production records into the project.

Goat Resource Handbook (135R; formerly 4-H 1132)
Oregon 4-H Pygmy Goat Project download pdf (4-H 1130)
4-H Pygmy Goat Advancement Guide download pdf (4-H 1133)
The 4-H Meat Goat Project download pdf
4-H Meat Goat Advencement Guide download pdf (4-H 1134)
Dairy Advancement Program download pdf (4-H 1101R)
4-H Animal Science Record for Junior Members (700-07R) fillable pdf or printable pdf
4-H Animal Science Record for Intermediate and Senior Members (700-08R) fillable pdf or printable pdf
Dairy Goat for Family Milk Supply download pdf (EC 1439)
4-H Dairy Production Record (700-06) fillable pdf or printable pdf
4-H Yearly Lactation Record (700-06RX) fillable pdf or printable pdf
Keeping Your 4-H Market Animals Healthy download pdf (4-H 140)
Oregon 4-H Meat Animal Advancement Program download pdf (4-H 1020R)
Feed and Growth Record for 4-H Market Animals (700-04R) fillable pdf or printable pdf
Daily Feed Record for Market Animals (700-05R) fillable pdf or printable pdf
COOL Affidavit

Contest Materials

Related Materials

4-H Dairy Goat Crossword Puzzle download pdf (4-H 1122)
Dairy Goat Wall Chart (4-H 1121L)
4-H Dairy Goat Word Search download pdf (791-01)
Owning a Dairy Cow or Goat download pdf (EM 9011-E, formerly FS 201)
Oregon 4-H Forage Teaching Series download pdf (4-H 1001L)
How to Make a Rope Halter download pdf (4-H 104)
Market Goat Health Record download pdf (795-01)

Related Materials

4-H Dairy Goat Crossword Puzzle download pdf (4-H 1122)
Dairy Goat Wall Chart (4-H 1121L)
4-H Dairy Goat Word Search download pdf (791-01)
Owning a Dairy Cow or Goat download pdf (EM 9011-E, formerly FS 201)
Oregon 4-H Forage Teaching Series download pdf (4-H 1001L)
How to Make a Rope Halter download pdf (4-H 104)
Market Goat Health Record download pdf (795-01)

Related Materials

4-H Dairy Goat Crossword Puzzle download pdf (4-H 1122)
Dairy Goat Wall Chart (4-H 1121L)
4-H Dairy Goat Word Search download pdf (791-01)
Owning a Dairy Cow or Goat download pdf (EM 9011-E, formerly FS 201)
Oregon 4-H Forage Teaching Series download pdf (4-H 1001L)
How to Make a Rope Halter download pdf (4-H 104)
Market Goat Health Record download pdf (795-01)


Horse Project Resources

members, leaders, related, contests

Many of the publications listed below are available electronically here as downloadable pdf's. (If you are unable to access these files via computer, please contact your county 4-H office for a hard copy.) Some items are only avalable through your county office and some are available for check out from the State 4-H Office.

Member Materials

For Leaders, in Addition to Member Materials

Related Materials

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Contest Materials

Go to State Fair Horse contest materials

Horse Bowl

Pigeons and Doves

The Pigeon and Doves project offers 4-H’ers an opportunity to work with fancy or production breeds.

Member and Leader Materials 

Contest Materials


Poultry Project

The Poultry project offers 4-H’ers an opportunity to work with a family flock, laying flock, broiler project, fancy or bantam breeds, ducks, geese, or turkeys.

Member and Leader Materials 

Contest Materials 

Related Materials 



Rabbit Project

In the 4-H Rabbit project, members own and care for a doe and her litters. This is an excellent proj-ect for younger 4-H members and those who live where they cannot keep larger animals. By partic-ipating in the Rabbit project, 4-H members can learn more about feeding, management, breeding, record keeping, and marketing livestock in less time and with less money invested than with other projects. Breeding stock and feed generally are available. Suitable hutches are essential.

Member and Leader Materials 

Related Materials 

Contest Materials


Reptiles and Amphibians

aka - Herptiles -

This term is used to encompass both reptiles and amphibians, especially in situations where a member of either group of animals is meant without excluding the other. 

Reptiles

Reference Books

Reptiles of the Northwest, Alan St. John, Lone Pine Publishing

Peterson Field Guide: Wester Reptiles and Amphibians, Robert C. Stebbins

Reptiles of Washington and Oregon,  Seattle Audubon Society, the Trailside Series, coordinating editors Storm and Leonard.

 

Web site reference-

http://www.dfw.state.or.us/species/reptiles/- Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife

http://wdfw.wa.gov/living/snakes.html -Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife

http://www.californiaherps.com/northwest2.html California Reptiles and Amphibians

Amphibians

Encourage youth in your community to discover native amphibians and their value to the ecosystem. Students will learn how to identify native amphibians and conduct field research. Youth will feel a sense of accomplishment and pride knowing that they are contributing data to local herpetologists that will aid in the conservation of these magnificent creatures.

Amphibians and You - 4-H Mall resources
Amphibians & YOU - A look at the Amphibian Crisis - Training
http://www.dfw.state.or.us/species/amphibians/  Oregon Amphibians ODFW site
ODFW Frog Information

Sheep Project

The Sheep project provides a variety of experi-ences depending on the type (market or breeding) of project chosen. Sheep project types are chosen depending on the age, interest, home situation, and financial ability of the 4-H’er.

Member and Volunteer Materials

Sheep Resources Handbook (194R; formerly 4-H 1420)
4-H Ewe Production Record (771-03R) fillable pdf or printable pdf
Market Lamb Health Record download pdf (771-02)
Oregon 4-H Meat Animal Advancement Program download pdf (4-H 1020R)
Keeping Your 4-H Market Animals Healthy download pdf (4-H 140)
Feed and Growth Record for 4-H Market Animals (700-04R) fillable pdf or printable pdf
Daily Feed Record for Market Animals (700-05R) fillable pdf or printable pdf
4-H Animal Science Record for Junior Members (700-07R) fillable pdf or printable pdf
4-H Animal Science Record for Intermediate and Senior Members (700-08R) fillable pdf or printable pdf

Related Materials

Oregon 4-H Forage Teaching Series download pdf (4-H 1001L)
Oregon 4-H Meat Animal Wholesale Cuts Series download pdf ((4-H 1001)
Oregon Carcass of Merit Procedures and Guidelines download pdf (4-H 103)
How to Make a Rope Halter download pdf (4-H 104)
Sheep Parts Wall Chart (4-H 1422L)
Sheep Learning Laboratory Kit
COOL Affidavit
Oregon 4-H Tail Docking Policy
AVMA tail docking video

Contest Materials 


Swine Project

The Swine project provides a variety of experi-ences depending on the type (market or breeding) of project chosen. Swine project types are chosen depending on the age, interest, home situation, and financial ability of the 4-H’er.

Member and Volunteer Materials

Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus powerpoint presentation
Swine Resources Handbook
(134R; formerly 4-H 1430)
4-H Sow Production Record (781-03R) fillable pdf or printable pdf NEW May 2014
Suggested Vaccinations for Oregon Pork Producers download pdf
Market Swine Health Record download pdf (781-01)
Oregon 4-H Meat Animal Advancement Program download pdf (4-H 1020R)
Keeping Your 4-H Market Animals Healthy download pdf (4-H 140)
Feed and Growth Record for 4-H Market Animals (700-04R) fillable pdf or printable pdf
Daily Feed Record for Market Animals (700-05R) fillable pdf or printable pdf
4-H Animal Science Record for Junior Members (700-07R) fillable pdf or printable pdf
4-H Animal Science Record for Intermediate and Senior Members (700-08R) fillable pdf or printable pdf

Related Materials

Oregon 4-H Forage Teaching Series download pdf (4-H 1001L)
Oregon 4-H Meat Animal Wholesale Cuts Series download pdf (4-H 1001)
Oregon Carcass of Merit Procedures and Guidelines download pdf (4-H 103)
How to Make a Rope Halter download pdf (4-H 104)
Swine Parts Wall Chart (4-H 1432L)
Swine Learning Laboratory Kit
COOL Affidavit

Contest Materials

Veterinary Science

My 4-H ( ) Project Record (000-00R) fillable pdf or printable pdf NEW Jan. 2014


Expressive Arts:


Art

The 4-H Art project is designed to allow members to experience a variety of art forms. The application of the elements and principles of design is the foundation that allows the inclusion of almost any medium or technique. Original Art division includes work that is entirely the creation of the member while Non-original Art division allows for the inclusion of some components that have been designed or created by others.

Member Materials
Sketchbook Crossroads  (08140)
Portfolio Pathways  (08141)
My 4-H ________ Project Record (000-00R) fillable pdf or printable pdf 

Exhibit Materials
Expressive Arts Explanation Card
Art Project Evaluation Form (231-02 revised 12-14)


Related Materials

Que Rico! La Cultura (08180)
Using Art as the Tool for Food Discovery NEW


Cake Decorating

The 4-H Cake Decorating project is designed to provide members with the skills and knowledge to bake, frost, and decorate a variety of cakes and cake foams.  Members learn to combine color, design, and flavors in a pleasing way.

Member Materials

4-H Cake Decorating

Exhibit Materials
Expressive Arts Explanation Card
Cake Decorating Exhibit Score Sheet   (236-02 2011)

Fiber Arts

Fiber Arts includes a variety of experiences based on the manipulation of fiber. Possibilities include weaving, spinning, felting, basketry, knotting (macramé, tatting), braiding, hooking, embroidery, cross-stitch, needlepoint, patchwork, appliqué, quilting, and papermaking. Members may sample several of these areas or concentrate on one.

Member and Leader Materials

4-H Fiber Arts Project Guide (4-H 7601)
My 4-H ________ Project Record (000-00R) fillable pdf or printable pdf 


Exhibit Materials
Fiber Arts Explanation Card (261-01 revised 1-13), new fillable format (5-13)
Fiber Arts Exhibit Score Card (261-02 revised 2-02)
Felting Score Card (261-03  1-07)
Applique Patchwork Quilting Score Sheet (261-04 2011)

Leathercraft

In the Leathercraft project, girls and boys learn to make attractive, useful, hand-tooled leather arti-cles. This project teaches coordination and helps develop creativity. Members learn to select and care for leather and may make their own patterns and designs. This project can involve the entire family. As members become more experienced, they make larger and more difficult articles.

Member Materials
4-H Leathercraft Manual (4-H 7501) (PNW 132)
My Leathercraft Record (251-00R) fillable pdf or printable pdf NEW
4-H Leathercraft Advancement Guide (251-01R) (new pilot avaiable soon)

Exhibit Materials
Expressive Arts Explanation Card
Leathercraft Evaluation Form  (251-02 revised 12-14)

For Leaders, in Addition to Member Materials

Oregon 4-H Leathercraft Leader Guide  (4-H 750L)

Photography

In the 4-H Photography project members learn to take attractive, interesting pictures that show good composition, sharp detail, and good use of light with whatever type of camera they have. Members can explore still and moving photography.

Member Materials
4-H Photography Project Record (241-00R) fillable pdf or printable pdf
Focus on Photography (Beginner) print copies only (PC 1)
Controlling the Image (Intermediate) print copies only (PC 2)
Mastering Photography (Advanced) print copies only (PC 3)



Exhibit Materials

Photography Exhibit Explanation Card (241-01 revised 10-14), new fillable format not yet available
Photography Exhibit Evaluation Form (241-02 revised 12-14)

Related Materials

Portraits of Oregon: Youth Exploring Culture and Community Kit check out from state office

Leader Resources

Family and Consumer Science

Crocheting

The Crocheting project offers opportunities for members to develop skills that can be useful and bring pleasure throughout a lifetime. The project has a sequence of six phases to help the member build skills. Any phase may be extended for more than one year to experience and master the associated skills.

Member Materials

4-H Crocheting Project Member Guide  (4-H 962)
4-H Crocheting Record (370-00R) fillable pdf or printable pdf NEW May 2014
ABC of Crocheting, Member Guide (Coats & Clark) Right-handed (4H406) print copies only
ABC of Crocheting, Member Guide (Coats & Clark) Left-handed (4H407) print copies only
4-H Fashion Revue Manual (4-H 9202)

Exhibit Materials

Go to State Fair Contest Materials page

For Leaders, in Addition to Member Materials

Crocheting Leader Guide print copies only (4-H 962L)

Additional resources

These websites are listed for educational purposes and do not constitute endorsement of any products they sell. Additional commercial and informational sites may be found by using "crochet" or similar words in a web search engine.
About.com is an online information site with a library of crochet stitches and techniques
Lion Brand Yarn is a commercial site selling yarns and patterns. It also has a Learn to Crochet section.

Foods and Nutrition Project

In the Food and Nutrition project, members learn to plan, select, and prepare nutritious, attractive, and well-balanced meals. The major focus of the project includes food preparation, food safety and storage, nutrition & fitness, management and consumerism. Statewide Contests include Food Preparation Contest, Mini Meal Contest, and Foods and Nutrition Judging Contest. Members enroll according to their experience level, not age or grade.

Member Materials
Phase 1
Baking 1 (EC111)
4-H Cooking 101-R12 print copies only (MEO120)
Phases 2-3
Baking 2 (EC112)
4-H Cooking 201 print copies only (MEO121)
Phases 4-6
Baking 3 (EC113)
4-H Cooking 301 print copies only (MEO 122)
Phases 7-9
Baking 4 (EC114)
4-H Cooking 401 print copies only (MEO123)
All Phases
Glossary of Food Terms  (4-H 93111)
Choosing and Using Recipes  (4-H 93112)
Oregon 4-H Food and Nutrition Advancement Guide (511-15R)
4-H Food and Nutrition Record (Junior)(511-13R) pdf version, fillable pdf
4-H Food and Nutrition Record (Intermediate and Senior)(511-14R) pdf version, fillable pdf
You Can Prevent Foodborne Illness (PNW 0250)
Oregon 4-H Food and Nutrition Advancement Guide
(511-15R)

Video Resources

Measuring Ingredients - Demonstration of equipment and techniques for measuring food ingredients.  (7 min 18 sec)
Measuring Ingredients Companion Handout (511-14).  Provides a written summary of steps.
Introduction to Science Inquiry
4-H Science Inquiry: Milk Magic

Exhibit and Contest Materials
Go to State Fair Contest Materials page

For Leaders, in Addition to Member Materials
4-H Cooking Helper's Guide print copies only (MEO124)
Oregon 4-H Food and Nutrition Leader Guide (511-16L)

Oregon 4-H Supplemental Guide: Nutrition and Health Focus (511-16S)
2012 Oregon 4-H Foods and Nutrition Leader Guide (511-16L)
2012 Oregon 4-H Leader Supplement Guide: Nutrition and Health Focus (511-16S)
Oregon 4-H Science Rich Handbook Series: Focus on the 4-H Foods Project

Related Materials
Altering Recipes for Good Health
The Healthy Recipe Cookbook
- Food Hero print copies only (English)
Un Libro de Cocina De Recetas Saludables - Food Hero print copies only (Spanish)
Food Hero website
My Plate website

Eat Smart, Play Hard website
Balanced Energy Physical Activity Toolkit website

Food Preservation

Six Canning Jars

The Food Preservation project provides opportunities for members to learn safe food preservation; practice techniques in canning, freezing, and drying of foods; and use preserved foods creatively in meals and snacks. The project has three divisions which build on the experiences of the previous level. Each division may be extended for more than one year to experience and master the skills which have been included. Members enroll according to their experience level not age or grade.

Member Materials

4-H Food Preservation Beginning Level  (4-H 93310)
4-H Food Preservation Expanding Level  (4-H 93320)
4-H Food Preservation Advanced Level  (4-H 93330)
Labeling Preserved Foods  (4-H 93313)
4-H Food Preservation Record (512-00R) fillable pdf or printable pdf


Exhibit and Contest Materials
Go to State Fair Contest Materials page

For Leaders, in Addition to Member Materials

4-H Food Preservation Leader Guide  (4-H 9331L)
You Can Prevent Foodborne Illness  (PNW 0250)

Related Materials

Always use the most current research based preparation and processing recommendations for preserved products. OSU pubs are available on the Family and Community Health website and in county Extension offices. USDA recommendations are available online. The Ball Blue Book of Preserving (copyright 2011) is available commercially.
USDA Complete Guide to Home Canning
National Center for Home Food Preservation website
Beginning Division - OSU publications from the Family and Community Health website
Using Preserved Foods Safely (SP 50-494, Revised February 2013)
Storing Food for Safety and Quality (PNW 612, September 2009)
Pressure Canner Use and Care (SP 50-649, Revised March 2013)
Where to Get Your Pressure Guage Tested in Oregon (May 2014)
Canning Fruits (PNW 199, September 2012)
Canned Fruits and Tomatoes: Problems and Solutions (SP 50-743, July 2009)
Making Jams, Jellies and Fruit Spreads  (SP 50-764, March 2013)
Jams & Jellies: Problems and Solutions  (SP 50-746, July 2009)
Low Sugar Fruit Spreads  (SP 50-765, May 2009)
Making Dried Fruit Leather (FS 232, May 2000)
Freezing Fruits and Vegetables (PNW 214, Sept. 2007)
Canning Tomatoes and Tomato Products (PNW 300, January 2010)
Expanding Division - OSU publications from the Family and Community Health website
Using and Caring for Your Pressure Canner (PNW 421, September 2008)
Fruit Pie Fillings  (SP 50-616, February 2013)
Preserving Fruit Juices and Apple Cider (SP 50-455, March 2009)
Making Berry Syrups at Home (SP 50-632, May 2009)
Canning Vegetables (PNW 172, November 2011)
Canned Vegetables: Problems & Solutions (SP 50-742, July 2009)
Pickling Vegetables  (PNW 355, June 2008)
Low Salt Pickles (SP 50-533, February 2013)
Fruit Pickles and Chutneys (SP 50-757, March 2013)
Pickles & Relishes: Problems & Solutions  (SP 50-744, July 2009)
Drying Fruits and Vegetables (PNW 397, Aug 2009)
Drying Herbs (SP 50-921, 2012)
Advanced Division - OSU publications from the Family and Community Health website
Salsa Recipes for Canning  (PNW 395, June 2014)
Canning Soups (SP 50-931, March 2013)
Canning Meat, Poultry and Game  (PNW 361, July 2010)
Canning Seafood  (PNW 194, November 2011)
Canning Smoked Fish at Home (PNW 450, February 2014)
Canned Meat, Poultry & Fish: Problems & Solutions (SP 50-741, July 2009)
Sauerkraut: Problems & Solutions (SP 50-745, July 2009)
Making Jerky at Home Safely (PNW 632, May 2012)
Flavored Vinegars (SP 50-736, March 2013)
Smoking Fish at Home  (PNW 238, November 2009)
Pickling Fish and Other Aquatic Foods for Home Use (PNW 183, April 2007)
Home Freezing of Seafood  (PNW 586, April 2006)
Freezing Convenience Foods  (PNW 296, September 2002)
If Your Home Freezer Stops (SP 50-470, 2013)

Designing Spaces Project

Youth of all ages learn basic elements and principles of design by doing hands-on activities focused on understanding and improving the home environment.

Member Materials
Design My Place (4H1900) NEW
Design My Place Poster (4H1905) NEW
Design Decisions (4H1600) NEW
My 4-H (          ) Project Record (000-00R) fillable pdf or printable pdf (Designing Spaces Project Record coming soon!)

Exhibit Materials
Go to State Fair Contest Materials page

Knitting


Knitting

The 4-H Knitting project has two divisions: Knitting with hand-held needles and knitting with looms, boards, and machines. As members progress through either division, each phase builds skills. Hand held needle division has 6 phases; Looms and boards division has 3 phases. Any phase may be extended for more than one year to experience and master the skills which have been included.

Member Materials
4-H Knitting Member Guide (4-H 960)
4-H Knitting Record (360-00R) fillable pdf or printable pdf
4-H Knitting Skills (4-H 961)
ABC of Knitting, Member Guide (Coats & Clark) Right-handed (4-H 96010)
ABC of Knitting, Member Guide (Coats & Clark) Left-handed (4-H 96011)
4-H Fashion Revue Manual  (4-H 9202)

Exhibit and Contest Materials
Go to State Fair Contest Materials page

For Leaders, in Addition to Member Materials
Oregon 4-H Knitting Leader Guide  (4-H 960L)

Additional Resources
These websites are listed for educational purposes and do not constitute endorsement of any products they sell. Additional commercial and informational sites may be found by using "knitting", "loom knitting", or similar words in a web search engine.
Knitting Help is an educational website supported by various commercial sites. It has an extensive video section showing all types of knitting skills and techniques.
KnitPicks is a commercial site selling yarn, patterns, and supplies. They include an extensive selection of tutorials on various knitting skills from basics to advanced techniques. Most have photos and some are actual videos. You can sign up for email newsletters
About.com is a web based information site. It offers basic “how to” information on and free patterns or project instructions, and reviews of tools and books. You can sign up for email newsletters.
Lion Brand Yarn is a commercial site selling yarns and patterns. This site also has a Learn to Knit section
Loom Knitters Circle is a commercial site that includes basic instructions for loom knitting.

Clothing Project

Through the 4-H Clothing project, youth develop decision making abilities, express themselves creatively, gain knowledge and skills in the area of clothing and personal appearance, and learn how to construct sewn items. This project consists of nine progressive skill levels grouped into Basic, Expanding, and Advanced skills. Each level incorporates activities in five areas (Planning and evaluation; Individual development and outreach; Management, consumerism, and wardrobe building; Textiles and science; and Construction). Statewide contests include Fashion Revue and Clothing Judging Contest. Members enroll according to experience level not age or grade.

Member MaterialsLeader helping member cut fabric
4-H Clothing Record pdf and fillable pdf 320-00R Pilot
4-H Clothing Member-Parent Guide 4-H 320-00
4-H Clothing Advancement Guide 4-H 320-01R
4-H Clothing Construction Fact Sheet Series:
Level 1 Fact Sheets:
Sewing Equipment 4-H 320-11
Cutting Skills 4-H 320-12
Hand-Sewing Skills 4-H 320-13
Pressing Skills 4-H 320-14
Sewing Machines and Sergers 4-H 320-15
Making a Skills Notebook 4-H 320-16
Fibers and Fabrics 4-H 320-17
Pattern Skills 4-H 320-18
Plain Seams and Seam Finishes 4-H 320-19
Levels 2-3 Fact Sheets:
Hemming Skills 4-H 320-32
Facings and Enclosed Seams 4-H 320-33
Easing and Gathering 4-H 320-34
Centered and Lapped Zippers 4-H 320-35
Casings and Crotch Seams 4-H 320-36

Measuring Up: Quality Standards in Sewn Items (4-H 92011) (PNW 197)
4-H Fashion Revue Manual  (4-H 9202)

Exhibit and Contest Materials
Go to State Fair Contest Materials page

For Leaders, in Addition to Member Materials
4-H Clothing Leader Lesson Plans (Basic Levels 1, 2 and 3) 4-H 320-00BL
4-H Clothing Guidelines for Leaders: Basic, Expanding and Advanced Skills 4-H 320-00L
Science Rich Handbook, Focus on the 4-H Clothing Project
Introduction to Science Inquiry video
Science Inquiry Video: Fabric Dyeing


Related Materials
Sewing Expressions: Under Construction (BU 08060)
Sewing Expressions: Fashion Forward (BU 08061)
Sewing Expressions: Refine Design (BU 08062)
Sewing Expressions: Helper's Guide (BU 08063)

Horticulture

Flowers and Ornamentals

In this project, members learn the fundamentals of growing flowers and ornamental plants. The life skills practiced through participation in this project include learning to learn, communicating, planning and organizing, making decisions, lead-ing self and others, and planning your life.

Learners study seeds, plant parts, and their functions. They will have opportunities to learn to plant and grow ornamentals in gardens or containers. Topics include plant propagation techniques, soils, light, water, fertilizer, compost-ing, crowding, hydroponics, mulches, and identi-fication of plant pest damage.

In the advanced unit, learners build and use a cold frame, learn about the horticulture busi-ness and careers, analyze a planting site and make a landscape plan, divide perennials, and study organic and chemical fertilizing and insect control.

Member Materials

Exhibit Materials

For Volunteers, in Addition to Member Materials


Vegetables and Herbs

In this project, members learn the fundamentals of growing vegetables in gardens and contain-ers. Herb gardening is an additional option. The life skills practiced through participation in this project include learning to learn, communicating, planning and organizing, making decisions, lead-ing self and others, and planning your life.

The Leader/Helper’s Guide for Vegetable Garden Curriculum provides a teaching matrix to assist the leader in matching tasks in this proj-ect with the age level of the member so that they may all succeed at vegetable and herb gardening. Unlike some other 4-H materials, these member materials are designed by Purdue University for the age of the learner:

Member Materials

First Year

Second Year and Beyond Includes All Materials Above, in Addition to:

Exhibit Materials

For Volunteers, in Addition to Member Materials

Entomology

Member Materials

First Year, see also "Entomology Project Materials for Youth and Adults" below
4-H Entomology Manual (4-H 3221)
Entomology- Teaming with Insects Level 1 (08440)
Entomology - Teaming with Insects Level 1
tutorial
Butterfly WINGS Youth Guide (08392) Butterfly Educational Resources - WINGS
4-H Entomology Record  download pdf (821-02R)

Second Year plus, see also "Entomology Project Materials for Youth and Adults" below
Entomology - Teaming with Insects Level 2 (08441)
Entomology - Teaming with Insects Level 2 tutorial
Entomology - Teaming with Insects Level 3 (08442)
Entomology - Teaming with Insects Level 3 tutorial
4-H Entomology Record  download pdf (821-02R)

Exhibit Materials
Go to contest/exhibit materials page

For Volunteers, in Addition to Member Materials
4-H Entomology Project Grades 4 - 6 Leader Guide download pdf (4-H 3221L)
Oregon 4-H Science Rich Handbook Series - Focus on the 4-H Entomology Project
Entomology - Teaming with Insects Introduction tutorial
Entomology - Teaming with Insects Facilitators Guide (08443)
Entomology - Teaming with Insects Facilitators Guide tutorial
Butterfly WINGS Facilitator Guide (08393)

Entomology Project Materials for Youth and Adults

An Introduction to the Oregon 4-H Entomology Project

The Oregon 4-H Entomology Project Units and their associated resources are provided below.  References used in all four units are:

  1. 4-H Entomology Project Leader Guide 4-H3221L
  2. Getting to Know the Insects

Unit 1 Insect Anatomy

  1. Insect Anatomy interactive tutorial
  2. OSU Extension Umatilla Co.: External and Internal Morphology 
  3. Insect Anatomy interactive quiz

Unit 2 Insect Physiology: Respiration, Circulation, Digestion, Excretion, Molting and Metamorphosis

  1. OSU Extension Umatilla Co.: External and Internal Morphology 
  2. Insect Physiology, Life cycles, & Metamorphosis interactive quiz

Unit 3 Insect Identification

  1. Insect Identification interactive tutorial
  2. Oregon 4-H Key to the Orders of Insects printed material
  3. Insect Orders, Meanings and Common Names printed material
  4. Insect Identification interactive quiz

Unit 4 Collecting, Preserving & Displaying Insects

  1. Collecting Insects tutorial
  2. OSU Extension Umatilla Co.: Collecting Insects
  3. OSU Extension Umatilla Co.: Essential Materials Needed for Storing and Displaying Insects
  4. Collecting Equipment for Insects
              a. 4-H How to make an Insect Net
              b. 4-H How to make a Killing Jar
              c. 4-H How to make a Relaxing Jar
              d. 4-H How to make Pinning Blocks
              e. OSU Extension Umatilla Co. Video Collecting Insects:  Tools and Supplies
  5. Collecting Methods Videos
              a. Sweep Net Technique for Collecting Specimen
              b. Beat Sheet Technique for Collecting Specimen
              c. Traps and Lights for Collecting Specimen
  6. Preserving Insects - Handouts
              a. 4-H How to Pin Adult Insects
              b. 4-H How to Point Adult Insects
              c. 4-H How to Spread Winged Insect
              d. 4-H How to Preserve Immature and soft bodied insects
              e. OSU Extension Umatilla Co. Pinning and Labeling Insects
  7. Preserving Insects - Videos
              a. Pinning Medium and Large Insects video
              b. Purdue 4-H video  How to pin a Ground Beetle
              c. Pinning Small Insects (using points) video
              d. Pinning Moths and Butterflies
              e. Purdue 4-H video  How to pin a Silkworm Moth
              f. Purdue 4-H video  How to pin a Hornworm Moth
              g. Purdue 4-H video  How to pin a Damselfly
  8. Labeling and Displaying Insects
              a. 4-H How to Make a display box
              b. 4-H How to Label Insects
              c. 4-H How to Arrange Insects in a Display Box
              d. Insect Display Examples of Fair Exhibit Classes for Juniors, Intermediates and Senior
              e. Insect Orders, Meanings and Common Names
              f. Cut-out Insect Order Labels
              g. Cut-out Master for Insect Specimen Labels
              h. Cut-out Master for Insect Points
              i. OSU Extension Umatilla Co.: Essential Materials Needed for Storing and Displaying Insects
  9. Information on New Insects Form for Intermediate and Senior Exhibits
              a. Information on New Insects in Collection for Current Project Year
Leadership and Citizenship

The 4-H youth development program knows the value of providing leadership opportunities for youth. 4-H youth are leaders in many ways, and research shows that youth who are involved in leadership activities develop a greater sense of self-esteem, confidence, social competence, and more effective coping skills. Participating in the 4-H Leadership project is a great way for youth to learn valuable leadership skills and develop important personal skills. Young chil-dren and teens can lead in many ways—at home, in clubs and youth groups, at school, and in the community.

Members of all ages will enjoy learning about the dynamic process of leadership with the proj-ect materials. These materials are supported by an interactive website to enhance and support learning. The accompanying mentor (leader) guides provide background information, inter-active activities, and real-life experiences that support the youth leadership materials.

 Member Materials
Leading the Way - 4-H Junior Leader Project Member Handbook (4-H 6520)
My Leadership Workbook, Grades 3 - 5 (07905, formerly 4-H 661)
My Leadership Journal, Grades 6 - 8 (07906, formerly 4-H 662)
My Leadership Portfolio, Grades 9 - 12 (07907, formerly 4-H 663)
Oregon 4-H: Developing Leadership Skills (video)

For Volunteers, in Addition to Member Materials

Junior Leader Project Adult Leader's Guide (4-H 6520L)
Leadership Project Mentor Guide Level 1, Grades K - 5 (07903)
Leadership Project Mentor Guide Level 2, Grades 6 - 12 (07904, formerly 4-H 6602L)
Survivor Camp Leader Guide download pdf (4-H 664L)

World Citizenship

Learn about international exchange opportunites


Shooting Sports Publications and Resources

Archery

4-H Archery Member Manual download pdf (4-H 361)

4-H Shooting Sports Record (460-08R) fillable pdf or printable pdf

Shooting Sports Advancement Guide (4-H 360R) new October 2013

Hunting

4-H Shooting Sports Record (460-08R) fillable pdf or printable pdf

Shooting Sports Advancement Guide (4-H 360R) new October 2013

Muzzleloading

4-H Shooting Sports Record (460-08R) fillablepdf or printablepdf


Shooting Sports Advancement Guide (4-H 360R) new October 2013

Pistol

4-H Shooting Sports Record (460-08R) fillable pdf or printable pdf

Shooting Sports Advancement Guide (4-H 360R) new Oct. 2013

Rifle

4-H Shooting Sports Record (460-08R) fillable pdf or printable pdf

Shooting Sports Advancement Guide (4-H 360R) new October 2013

Shotgun

4-H Shooting Sports Record (460-08R) fillable pdf or printable pdf

Shooting Sports Advancement Guide (4-H 360R) new October 2013

http://oregon.4h.oregonstate.edu/projects/shooting-sports/resources

http://oregon.4h.oregonstate.edu/projects/outdoor/shooting-sports


Sporting Dog

Oregon 4-H Sporting Dog download pdf (4-H 368)

Science, Technology, and Engineering

Computer Science Project

4-H Computer Project Record (861-07R) fillable pdf or printable pdf

Other Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math Project

My 4-H ( ) Project Record (000-00R) fillable pdf or printable pdf