4-H Portfolios

A 4-H portfolio is an organized summary of a member's complete experience in the 4-H program.  It includes records on each project, activities, leadership, and community service.  The portfolio includes a story and photo section that helps showcase these experiences. 

A portfolio is a very important part of 4-H involvement.  Not only is it submitted annually and evaluated for county awards, but it is also a major tool utilized for 4-H scholarships and to select delegates for national trips. 

DUE DATE:  Portfolios for all project areas are due for county competition by October 1 each year. 
  • Youth in 9th-12th grades will turn in their "up to date" portfolio by February 1 for state competition.
  1. Members must use standardized portfolio forms; no other items should be included.  A portfolio is not a scrapbook. 
  2. Documents should be placed in a 1" clear view, white, 3-ringed binder.
  3. Each section should be divided with a Kelly green 4-H divider sheet.  Members may print their own or purchase pre-printed divider pages from the 4-H office.  One set is $2.

STANDARDIZED FORMS:  Members can download the standardized forms below. 

 Portfolio Dividers:
Portfolio Forms Templates for Section 1 Project Reports  Microsoft Word Version
In Section 1, members may create the table of their choice that best summarizes the size and scope of their 4-H project.  Or, 4-H members are able to view templates for various projects on the State 4-H website.