2020/2021 Project Records
4-H members in Waldo County are encouraged to complete a project record for all projects in which they have participated during the 2020/2021 4-H year. Despite the uncommon and challenging 4-H year, it is important to reflect on your experiences and set goals for the upcoming year. In order to be considered for recognition at the Waldo County 4-H Recognition Night, 4-H members need to complete a project record form.
Please note, you do not need to be finished with your project to complete a project record. We understand that many 4-H projects are ongoing and do not end at the same time as the 4-H year. If you are filing a project record for an ongoing or unfinished project, simply enter the information for your project up to the current date.
Project records are due at the Waldo County Extension office by the end of the day Friday, October 15th. Before turning in your project records to the county office, be sure to have your 4-H club leader or enrolled volunteer score them.
The project record forms, as well as the evaluation forms and instructions, can be found at extension.umaine.edu/4h/volunteers/project-records/. If you need hard copies of the project records printed for you, please contact the Waldo County Extension office.
Project Records are divided into the four levels listed below. If you are unsure of what level of project record to complete, please call the Waldo County Extension office.
Cloverbud: This record is appropriate to use with 4-H members who are between the ages of 5 and 8 years old. This record is meant as an entry into project records; this is a good introduction to the process without being overwhelming.
Beginner: This record is appropriate to use with 4-H members who have not previously completed a project record and are at least 9 years old. This record is meant as an entry into project records regardless of age; this is a good introduction to the process and encompasses beginning reflection tools.
Intermediate: This record is appropriate to use with 4-H members who have previously completed the beginner record for at least one year, and are at least 9 years old. This record should be used prior to the advanced record, regardless of age or level in project. A member should use the beginner record sheet until they are proficient or distinguished in most categories of the beginner record. We want 4-H members to be successful and build their skills, then move on to the next level.
Advanced: This record is appropriate to use with 4-H members who have previously completed the intermediate record for at least one year, have demonstrated themselves to be proficient or distinguished in most of the intermediate record level, and are at least 12 years old. The hope is that by completing the intermediate record, the 4-H member has built those skills and has become confident to challenge themselves with the advanced record.