February 2020 Clover Chatter

February 2020 Edition

Attention 4-H’ERS!

Record Book Deadlines

  • Your Record Book must be turned in to your local club leader prior to February 27th deadline in order to be judged for an Award at Achievement Day.
  • The deadline for your leader turn in your 4-H Record Book to our Office is February 27, 2020 by 4:00 p.m. All record books will need to be signed and turned into our office. In order for the Record Book to be judged for an Achievement Day Award, the Record Book must be brought in by this time. Any book brought in after the February 27th deadline will not be judged for any Achievement Day Award.
  • The final day to turn in your Record Book to qualify to attend Achievement Day is March 5th. Any Record book turned in after March 5th will not be accepted and the 4-H’er will not be able to attend Achievement Day.
  • Any information or help you may need on your Record Book or Club Scrapbook, please contact your 4-H Leader. You may contact the 4-H office. (A possible demonstration may be given in late February at our office for completion of your Record. Please inquire ASAP). Completion materials will be distributed at February meetings.

Graduating Seniors

Don’t forget to submit your State 4-H Scholarship Applications. If you need assistance, be sure to contact the 4-H Office at 463-7006. Don’t wait until the last minute!! State applications are due to the Beauregard 4-H Office: February 27, 2020, by 4:00 p.m. Find the application form on this page.

Applications will be forwarded to Baton Rouge before March 6, 2020. I must have them in my office by February 27, 2020 for review. Applications need to be typed and submitted in a binder or submitted online. Follow the rules on the website. Beauregard Cattleman’s Scholarships should be available shortly and will be due in the Beauregard 4-H Office by 4:00 p.m. on Monday, March 2, 2020. Interviews will be announced.

4-H Shooting Sports

The State 4-H Shooting Sports contests is set for April 14-19, 2020. It will be held in West Baton Rouge and Gonzales. Each participant must have 10 hours of instruction and range time. For more information contact Mr. Mike at 463-7006. Those wishing to qualify for the State Contest must enter and compete in the Southern Regional contest to qualify. The Southern Regional contest is set for March 17-22, 2020 in Gonzales and West Baton Rouge. Those wishing to enter must complete entry forms, pay fees and submit to the 4-H Office by Monday, February 3, 2020. Shooting Fun Days are set for Saturday, February 8, 2020 at Rowdy’s Range 8:30 a.m. Regional practice is set for Saturday, February 29, 2020 at Rowdy’s Range 9:00 a.m.

2020 Achievement Day
March 25, 2020
Beauregard Parish Fair Grounds
The Theme: 4-H Roundup

Record Books are due in the 4-H Office no later than Thursday, February 27, 2020. Portfolio information and Outstanding forms will be distributed in February 2020. Achievement Day rules will be distributed in February as well. Achievement Day meals must be ordered through your club leader by March 6, 2020. Meals are $4.00 each which includes a large slice of Pizza and a drink.

Record Book Tips

Record Book Due, February 27, 2020

Don't let these books go unopened!

4-H projects and records are a very Big part of your 4-H Club work. The following tips should help you in your 4-H pro­ject work:

  • Keep 4-H materials in a special place: a box, drawer, etc.
  • Set aside sometime each month to work in your books and to make plans for the next month's activities.
  • Keep a notebook of all 4-H events you participate in. Write down anything you see/do that is related to 4-H.
  • Record all 4-H meetings you attend and programs you see, as well as other youth you have assisted.
  • Have someone take pictures of you when you do a 4-H activity. Keep the pictures with your project books.
  • Turn in your project books in the form of a record in March or when asked for by your leaders.

For Judging; Record Books, participation forms and Outstanding 4-H member applications will be due in the 4-H Office on February 27, 2020. The last date to qualify books or participation forms to attend Achievement Day is Friday, March 6, 2020. More specific detailed rules to be distributed in February 2020. Outstanding applications are due along with record books. Parish 4-H Scholarships and State Scholarship applications are due on February 27th as well.

2020 4-H University

June 23-26, 2020 LSU Campus: Participants will either compete or participate in one educational program Individually or as a team. We will provide participants with educational materials and training opportunities to compete for award placings and possibly trips. 4-H U is open to 4-H members in the 8th – 12th grades. Team judging contest will consist of 4 members. There are few other 4-H U changes. Talk to Mr. Mike if you are interested.

4-H Legislative Day at the Capitol

Make your plans now to participate in the 4-H Legislative Day scheduled for May 27, 2020 to Baton Rouge. Meet your State Representatives and Senators at the State Capitol and participate in educational activities. Contact the 4-H Office and let us know if you are interested in participating in this activity By April 20th.

2020 4-H Camp Date: June 29 – July 3, 2020
Camp Grant Walker, Pollock LA
Summer Fun ……………… Theme: Get Hooked on 4-H Camp

For 4-6th graders. Make your plans now to attend for a great camping experience. We need 4-H Camp deposits by March 27, 2020. Camp activities include The Artist Within; Outdoor Adventures; Arts and crafts, sports, swimming, canoeing and kayaking, Archery, Hunters Education; Food and Fitness, Get Ready SET; Science, Engineering and Technology; Renewable Energy; and Wetlands, Wildlife and You. More Camp information will be mailed in Mid-May. Final camp payments and information will be due in early June.

4-H Camp Grant Walker Needs Your Ideas!


“Catch-phrase for Camp” Contest!

What’s a good theme for LOST Camp! Send us your most creative ideas for a slogan -- in 7 words or less. To enable the campers once again to have more choice in the design of their t-shirts, illustrations must accompany the phrase and will be part of the contest. The contest is open to all 7th and 8th grade 4-H Club members. The winning slogan will be one that is brief and “catchy”, capturing the spirit of 4-H Camp Grant Walker. The slogan will be used on all publicity for LOST Camp and on the LOST Camp T-shirt. The winner will receive a monetary award from Grant Walker 4-H Educational Center. Submissions must also include the following:

  • Full name and age of person submitting the slogan; Parish/4-H Club; Complete mailing address; Telephone number

Contest entries will be judged by the 4-H Camp Staff. After final selection, the winner will be notified and asked to sign a release for the slogan to be used in all publicity for the camp as well as on the T-shirt. Both the 4-H’er and parent/guardian must sign the release. Deadline for receipt of entries is Friday, March 27, 2020. Individuals may submit multiple entries which may be mailed together to the following address: LOST Camp is open to 7th-8th graders. We need deposits of $90.00 by May 1st for LOST Camp.

Grant Walker 4-H Educational Center, 3000 Highway 8, Pollock, LA 71467

Be Smart: Do Your Part

As we have navigated through our “Life Smarts” lessons. We have explored many topics including that “We are all Great at Something”; “Decision Making”; “Standing Up for Diversity”; Don’t be a Target “Stand up to Bullying”; “Conflict Resolution”; and now we are going to try to start tying these topics together. We all should be responsible for ourselves and our own actions. When we say be responsible, it is many times understood that “Grow Up” is understood. As we mature and “Grow Up” we should be able to comprehend and process our Life Smarts Topics and understand that how we conduct ourselves is crucial in our everyday lives. We develop “Ethics” which turns into “Work Ethic”. Work Ethics include characteristics that make you who you are. Part of having good work ethics, is being responsible, doing your part and maybe even doing a little more than is expected of you. All these traits tie into Learning work ethic at home as a child will help instill work ethics as an adult on the job. As we become adults, we will have more opportunities to be responsible and develop good work ethic. Work ethic is tied to what is important to a particular person, showing our parents friends and teachers that we are responsible and in our daily lives demonstrating our work ethic by doing what we say we will do, following through and becoming an integral part of our family and community.

Livestock Exhibitors

Reminder: Market Animal Exhibitors. If you have not written a thank you note, please do so immediately. The original Thank You Note needs to be mailed to the Your Buyer and a copy of the note mailed to Beauregard Livestock Assoc. The address is P.O. Box 1582, DeRidder LA. The Association will Not deliver pictures to the buyers. It is your responsibility to send your buyer a picture and a thank you note. Once Thank You Notes are received, the Expo Treasurer will send your payment check once your buyer has paid.

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Mail To: 4-H Agent, P.O. Box 609, DeRidder, La. 70634
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