Archery involves a fascinating group of sports for members of all ages. The fundamentals are simple. The requirements are few. A new archer can be shooting fairly well within a short time, if he or she has the benefit of a planned approach to developing the basics of form.
Archery Leader Guide - The sections in this project cover the basics of archery. They present the beginning archer with a broad, sound foundation for learning the discipline, and enjoying archery for a lifetime. The sequence of the first four sections, however, was carefully and deliberately chosen to maximize learning and minimized the risk of developing form fault.
Note the value of repetition in several of the sections. Try to avoid rushing members through development of their basic skills. The repetition is helpful. *This resource is only available by ordering through the online Club Supply ordering system.
Archery Reference Manual and Activity Guide - consists of 8 sections and games about archery. *This resource is only available by ordering through the online Club Supply ordering system.
Archery Record Book
Archery - links for interest
Bicycling Activity Guide - provides information and activities for learning about maintenance, safety, riding, route-planning and organizing a group ride plus much, much more. *This resource is only available by ordering through the online Club Supply ordering system.
Bicycling Reference Book - provides information on a bicycle’s anatomy, the importance of proper equipment, riding tips and safety plus basic bicycle maintenance and repair. *This resource is only available by ordering through the online Club Supply ordering system.
Health & Fitness
The focus of this project and the 4-H project is threefold:
1. Healthy Eating
2. Fitness and Exercise
3. Self Image
The 4-H manual "To Your Good Health" has been written in a format of many different topics. The club and volunteers decide what topics, combination of topics or themes that the club meetings will follow.
To Your Good Health Project Guide
The excitement of riding the trails combined with the freedom of going long distances and seeing nature up close has made Mountain Biking a popular sport world-wide. It’s a recreational sport that all members of the family can enjoy as well as competitive racers. Having total confidence in your ability is a must for this sport. Learn how to ride safely, be prepared and most of all, have fun, as you explore the world of Mountain Biking!
Mountain Biking Reference Book - covers topics such as essential equipment, maintenance and repairs, nutrition as well as mountain biking safety information.
Mountain Biking Record Book - guides members through activities related to the mountain biking project.
The 4-H Outdoor Living Project consists of seven themes. Each theme is identified with a box in the top right corner at the beginning of each activity. Every activity is designed to stand alone. The activities do not need to be implemented in any specific order, but most of the activities complement one another.
Outdoor Living Leader Guide
Outdoor Living Project Guide
Outdoor Living Record Book
Shooting is the act or process of discharging projectiles from a ranged weapon such as guns, bows or crossbows and slingshots.
Shooting Sport Program Planner
Shooting Sports Record Book
Shooting Sports - links of interest
Snowmobiling is one of the most enjoyable family recreational winter activities.
It can provide you with many winters of fun and enjoyment on the trails with your family and friends. It’s a great way to get some high intensity adventure or to enjoy the scenery of a natural environment in a new location during the winter months. But, as with most recreational activities, the right way to enjoy the activity is to get trained first. Throughout this project you will explore everything about snowmobiles – history, maintenance and safe operation of snowmobiles.
Snowmobile Project Reference Manual
Snowmobile Project Record Book
Agriculture and Environment
Beef | Dairy | Field Crops | Horse | Pheasant
Beef Leader Guide - full resource
Section 1 - Choosing a Project
Section 2 - Selecting An Animal
3 - Animal Husbandry
Section 4 -
Section 5 - Production Management
Section 6 - Marketing and Economics
Livestock Slaughter and Processing in Alberta
Steer Carcass Competition
- apply on line - deadline Dec 15
Beef Record Books
Beef Breeding Record Book
Market Beef Record Book
Livestock Record Book
Member e-Learning Tool
Beef Weigh In Form (excel)
Beef - links of interest
Dairy Leader Guide
- Health and Nutrition
- Milk Production
- Taking Care of Business
Dairy Project Guide
Dairy Record Book
Dairy Member Registration Form
Weeds, Insects and Diseases Leaders' Guide
Weeds, Insects and Diseases Record Book
Horse Reference Manual - this resource will be of use throughout your 4-H horse project
Horsemandship Video - downloadable and on the 4-H Youtube channel - to guide you through the horse reference manual and assessement levels
Horse Record Book
Horse Leader Guide
Horsemanship Assessment Levels 1-3
Assessment Level 1
Assessment Level 2
Assessment Level 3
Horsemanship Assessment Levels 4-7
Assessment Level 4
Assessment Level 5
Assessment Level 6
Assessment Level 7
Flowchart - Mounted Assessments - Progression Across the Levels
Map on how to print out flowchart
4-H Equine Bit Poster
How to Choose a Helmet
Policy 6.08 and 6.09 4-H Alberta Equine Project Policy
Horse Winter Project
Tack Guidelines for 4-H Equine Projects
Tack Guidelines Long
Tack Guidelines Short
Stake Race Alternate 2
Stake Race Alternate 3
Stake Race Assessment
English Options Levels 4-7
Dressage Project Guide
Jumping Project Guide
Western Options Levels 4-7
Cattle Events (Cutting, Working Cow Horse and Team Penning) Project Guide
Packing Project Guide
Ranch Horse Project Guide
Reining Project Guide
Rodeo Project Guide
.Steer Daubing Assessments
Other Project Options
(project guides may not be available)
Young Horse Project Guide
Horse Judging Project Guide
Polocrosse Project Description
Polocrosse Project Skill Assessement
Horse - links of interest
Gardening Leader Guide
Gardening Record Book
Horticulture - Compost Leader Guide
Horticulture - Perennials Leader Guide
Horticulture - Soils Leader Guide
Horticulture - Vegetable Gardening Leader's Guide
Judging Record Book
Nestboxes for Prairie Birds Record Book
Pheasant Project Guide
Pheasant Record Book
Pheasant - Request and Release Tally Form
Pheasant - Project Agreement Form
Pheasant - Informational Emails
Pheasant - Links of Interest
Alberta Lamb Producers USB Content Outline
Ewe Breeding Record Book
Fitting and Showing Your Sheep
Market Lamb Record Book
Pen of Three Record Book Insert
Sheep Project Guide Level 1
Sheep Project Guide Level 2
Sheep Weigh In Form (excel)
ShAC Newsletter Mar 2019
Sheep Resources - links of interest
Let's Go Green Activity Guide - this covers topics such as energy conservation, waste management, air quality, water and food production as well as how to make green choices in one's community. Activities and space for reflection are included. *This resource is only available by ordering through the online Club Supply ordering system.
Let's Go Green Reference Guide - this covers topics such energy conservation, waste management, air quality, water and food production as well as how to make green choices in one’s community. *This resource is only available by ordering through the online Club Supply ordering system.
Swine Project Guide
Swine Record Book
Swine Handling and Transportation
Agriculture and Environment - links of interest
Take the Lead
Becoming an Entrepreneur
Venture Out web site
Limited only by one's imagination (and a willing leader, of course!) the Creative Options project has taken on a number of different looks - geo-caching, snowboarding, paintballing, creative writing - in the past. There are two ways to partake in a Creative Option Project:
Group Option - is for members of all ages who tackle their created project through regular group project meetings, activities and workshops.
Individual Option - is designed for members who are 12 years and older who have been in 4-H for at least two years. This is aself-directed and self-designed project that is determined by the member; however, a project proposal must be presented to the club leaders and member ship for approval.
Creative Options Project Guide - Members will learn CreativeOption project criteria, how to plan and get approval for a Creative Option project, steps to a successful year and why record keeping is an important component to the Creative Option project (one per member and project leader).
Creative Options Record Book - To be used as a means of charting member’s yearly progress in an effort to increase members’ awareness of their yearly performance and areas for improvement for the next year.
Unique 4-H Projects
Members wishing to learn more about all of the possible projects in 4-H will want to work through this project.
Exploring 4-H Leader's Guide - A guide for leaders as they instruct and mentor members through their year of “Exploring 4-H”!
Exploring 4-H Modules - There are over 50 possible modules to choose from and most clubs will be able to complete 6-10 modules per club year. Modules are available in the following areas: Alternative Livestock, Environment, Technology and Trade, Leadership, Life Skills, Livestock and Small Animal projects.
Technology and Trade
Exploring 4-H Record Book - To be used as a means of charting members’ yearly progress in an effort to increase their awareness of their yearly performance, and to highlight challenges, difficulties and ideally, identify a project that members will want to pursue in the following club year!
Looking to take your planning, communication and leadership skills to the next level? Look no further than the Leadership project! For members who are 12 years and older, the Leadership project presents an opportunity to work with your club as part of the leadership team. Various planning tools, leadership strategies and great ideas to help jazz up your 4-H club are included. An example of what this project could look like would be for a member, with the support to the club's leadership team, to take on the role of "Club Communication Trainer" and in that role, work other with 4-H members as they hone their communication skills.
Leadership Project Guide - Various planning tools, leadership strategies and great ideas to jazz up your 4-H club are included in this resource. Objectives: To encourage members to take on part of the responsibility of leadership in a 4-H club by taking ownership of pre-determined 4-H program elements and to assist the leadership team in building awareness of 4-H goals and adding value to their community's 4-H program. To successfully challenge senior members to assist other 4-H members to learn a skill or concept using effective leadership and teaching tools and theory.
Leadership Record Book - A record used to track a member’s year in the leadership project, touching on goals for the year, project budget, mind mapping, session planning and project management. Begin by talking over with your leader/advisor what you hope to accomplish in this project. You should get these ideas down on paper. Using the application forms at the beginning of this book to present your plan to your Club, and your Project and General Leader. This will include comments and suggests from your leader/advisor.
Travel and Exchange
Have you been struck by the travel bug? Then you might want to take a look at the Exchange project! Members must be 12 years or older to participate inthree to four week exchanges that usually take place during July or August. In taking the three units, the member advances from hosting in the first year to travelling in the second and reporting in the third year. This project could take three or more years to complete.
Exchange Project Outline - This project could take three or more years to complete. Members must be 12 years or older to participate in three to four week exchanges that usually take place during July or August. Three units - Unit 1: Hosting - the member hosts a visitor from another province, state or country; Unit 2 Traveling - the member goes on an exchange; Unit 3: Reporting Back - the member prepares presentations and displays on the exchange.
Exchange - links of interest
Canine Handling and Show Guidelines
Canine Leader's Guide
Canine Project Guide
Canine Project Guide - Agility
Canine Record Book
Canine - links of interest
Pet Leader Guide
Pet Member Guide
Pet Record Book
Rabbit Leader Guide
Rabbit Member Guide
Rabbit Breeding Stock Record Book
Rabbit Market Record Book
In and Around the Home
Crafts Leader Guide
Crafts Record Book
Entertaining in the Home
Be My Guest Reference and Activity Guide
Exploring International Cuisine Activity Guide - is the recipe book and guide that accompanies the Exploring International Cuisine Reference Book. *This resource is only available by ordering through the online Club Supply ordering system.
Exploring International Cuisine Reference Book - will allow members to have a better understanding of international cuisine. Ingredients, techniques, unique dishes, traditions and cultural influences. Through this resource members will gain an understanding of how religion, climate and history play a role in shaping a region's cuisine. A really FUN spin on a 4-H Foods project. *This resource is only available by ordering through the online Club Supply ordering system.
Foods Leader Guide
Foods Project Guide
Foods Project Recipe Book
Foods Record Book
Fun with Foods Activity Guide - to be used alongside the Fun With Foods Resource Book. Includes activities and recipes.*This resource is only available by ordering through the online Club Supply ordering system.
Fun with Foods Resource Book - is designed to help members learn abut safety while cooking, ingredients, the science behind food, combining cooking methods and food security. *This resource is only available by ordering through the online Club Supply ordering system.
My Space Project Guide
Rag Time Patchwork Quilt Leader's Guide
Rag Time Patwork Quilt Project Guide
Scrapbooking Reference and Activity Book - helps member to learn the ins and outs of creating and displaying their scrapbooks. *This resource is only available by ordering through the online Club Supply ordering system.
Discovering Tops & Bottoms Leader Guide
Discovering Tops & Bottoms Project Guide
Exploring Fibres and Fabrics Leader Guide
Exploring Fibres and Fabrics Project Guide
Sewing Green Leader Guide
Sewing Green Project Guide
Sewing Leader Guide
Sewing Project Guide, Level 1
Sewing Project Guide, Level 2
Sewing Project Guide, Level 3
Sewing Record Book
In and Around the Home - links of interest
Science, Technology and Trade
Engineering Record Book
Engineering Buildihng Blocks Addendum
Engineering Reference Manual
Entomology Activity Guide - provides members with information and activities to help them learn about safely indentifying insects and their anatomy, setting and observing insect traps, insect habitats and capturing the insect life form on paper. *This resource is only available by ordering through the online Club Supply ordering system.
Entomology Reference Book - provides members with information to help them learn about insects, insect identification, habitat, as well as their impact on agriculture, the environment and our lives. *This resource is only available by ordering through the online Club Supply ordering system.
Rebuilding Small Engines Project Guide
Small Engines Leader Guide
Small Engines Project Guide
Small Engines Record Book
Member Project Guide
Member Project Guide - Level 1
Member Project Guide - Level 2
Member Project Guide - Level 3
Woodworking Record Book
For the Arts
Performing Arts Leader Guide
Performing Arts Project Guide, Level 1
Performing Arts Project Guide, Level 2
Performing Arts Project Guide, Level 3
Digital Photo Editing Reference/Activity Guide - helps member and guides leaders through the digital photo editing process. *This resource is only available by ordering through the online Club Supply ordering system.
Photography Leader Guide
Photography Project Guide
Photography Record Book
Write Here Write Now Activity Guide - contains activities for learning about all of the different outlets for your writing. *This resource is only available by ordering through the online Club Supply ordering system.
Write Here Write Now Reference Guide - will provide members with a basic understanding of writing for various outlets (including blogs, newspapers, etc.), the principles of copy-write along with activities for honing their writing skills. *This resource is only available by ordering through the online Club Supply ordering system.
4-H Record Books