Healthy Lifestyles Project
Introduction to the SC 4-H Healthy Lifestyles Program
The South Carolina 4-H Healthy Lifestyles Program is one of the six main project areas in South Carolina 4-H. Each of the six programs has its projects and events for youth to participate in. We offer a wide variety of experiences and opportunities to get involved with 4-H.
The Healthy Lifestyles Project runs from January 1 to November 30. Your completed Healthy Lifestyles Project Record Book is due to your local extension office by December 1.
Link to the PDF of the HLS Project Record Book.
Link to the PDF of the HLS Handbook
Frequently Asked Questions
- What is a project record book?
A project record book is a tool to help you learn about your Healthy Lifestyles Project, as well as other valuable skills such as setting goals, collecting information, evaluating information, tracking costs and expenses, organization, and reflecting on your experiences.
- Who needs to complete a record book?
Everyone participating in the South Carolina 4-H Healthy Lifestyles Program should finish a record book. Completion of a record book is required to receive year-end awards at the South Carolina 4-H Awards Luncheon.
- Why should I complete a record book?
A record book is not meant to be a chore. Instead, it is designed to be a tool to help you learn valuable life skills, such as record keeping, staying organized, and effective communication. Your record book can also show how hard you have worked, how much you have learned, and what you have done throughout the project. Also, keep in mind, your record book score is included in the calculation of overall end-of-project awards and scholarships.
- When do I complete my record book?
The South Carolina 4-H Healthy Lifestyles Project Record Book runs from January 1 through November 30 with project record books due December 1, following the project’s conclusion.
- Where do I turn in my record book?
You should submit your completed and signed record book by specified dates and locations provided by your 4-H project coordinator. For State 4-H Healthy Lifestyles Project work and Record Book competitions, submit before December 1 to the Clemson University Cooperative Extension County Office (4-H office) in your county or the county where you participate in 4-H.
- Will I receive feedback about my record book?
After you submit your record book, it will be scored based on the criteria listed on the last page of this book. All record books will be returned to you at the annual South Carolina 4-H Project Awards Luncheon, with comments and feedback about your record book, activities, and overall project.