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Greenwood County

2020 Pin Exceptions

About Record Keeping

 The purpose of 4-H record keeping is to teach how to keep records, which is an important life skill. Record keeping is an ongoing process that does not end when the 4-H year ends. Youth are encouraged to select from a variety of alternatives to meet their individual record keeping needs and learning styles.


  1. To learn how to set goals, how to make plans for action, and how to decide how well you did (evaluation).
  2. To learn the skills of record keeping and organization to use now and in the future.
  3. To learn to communicate and summarize.
  4. To learn responsibility by completing a task.
  5. To evaluate information that will market personal skills through future resumes and application forms.

Order of Submission

Each year we have numerous questions on how the Kansas Award Portfolio (KAP) should be put together at the COUNTY level, this is just a friendly reminder on how the KAP’s should be put together. 

  1. Pin Application- please paperclip on the inside cover of your KAP (see below)
  2. Personal Page (1 page)
  3. 4-H Story (Maximum of 6 double-spaced pages)  It does not need to be signed.
  4. Kansas 4-H Award Portfolio (KAP Documents), which includes the pages of photographs. (13 pages). The KAP is not required to be placed in a folder or binder but it helps to preserve the documents. Each project is a separate folder or file.  Do not include: dividers, or plastic cover sheets.  
  5. Optional:  Permanent Recordif required by club leader, may be strongly encouraged. For county, area, state contests the permanent record is not to be attached for submission. 

Achievement Plan Applications

Achievement Plan 1- 4-H Membership Pin

Achievement Plan 2 - Bronze Pin

Achievement Plan 3 - Clover Pin

Achievement Plan 4 - Emerald Pin

Achievement Plan 5 -  Silver Pin

Achievement Plan 6 - Silver Guard Pin

Achievement Plan 7 - Leadership Pin

Achievement Plan 8 - Gold Pin

Achievement Plan 9- Gold Guard Pin

Key Award