In this article:
|Gain a Healthy Living Lifestyle with 4-H!|
|Stay Connected with 4-H|
|Live 4-H Update Podcast|
|Stay Updated with St. Charles Parish 4-H News|
|4-H Record Books due March 31, 2021|
|4-H Leadership Opportunities|
|4-H Citizenship/Community Service Projects|
|4-H Awards and Recognition|
|Getting to Know St. Charles Parish Field Study|
|How do I join the St. Charles Parish 4-H Program?|
|Join a 4-H Project Club!|
|4-H Photography Contest|
|4-H Beef Poster Contest|
|4-H Dairy Poster Contest|
|St. Charles Parish 4-H Color Me Healthy Week|
|4-H Color Me Healthy Week Forms|
|Trash Bash Tuesday|
|Table Treats Thursday – 4-H Culinary Arts Contest|
|Fun Run Friday|
|4-H Culinary Arts Contest Rules|
|Things to do for 4-H in February|
|Louisiana 4-H Foundation Scholarships: Scholarship Applications for graduating senior 4-H members|
|4-H Beekeeping Essay Competition – Essay contest for active 4-H members who have not won 1st place|
|St. Charles Parish 4-H Spotlight|
|MLK Geaux Green Service Project Highlight|
|Monthly Lesson: Home Alone Safety|
Health is one of the four H’s in 4-H. Take time this month to try something new to make a healthier you! Check out our upcoming healthy living activities. From participating in cookery contests to enjoying a stroll with your family and/or friends, there is something for everyone.
As we embrace the use of technology during this time, we are asking all 4-H members to stay connected with the St. Charles Parish 4-H Program by requesting access to our St. Charles Parish 4-H General Information Google Classroom and/or Microsoft Team by completing the St. Charles Parish 4-H General Information Virtual Access Form. Once members are granted access to these formats, they will be provided with additional 4-H updates, resources, and opportunities. (Click on the bolded links to access the form. If you have questions, contact the 4-H office at 985-785-4473 or the 4-H Agent at email@example.com.) For additional resources, check out our websites.
Visit us at: www.lsuagcenter.com/stcharles•www.facebook.com/scp4h•Instagram@scp4h
Due to an adjustment in the school early dismissal days, the Live 4-H Update Podcast will be changed to a recorded podcast that you can listen to at your own convenience! Each month, we want St. Charles Parish 4-H members to submit song requests, 4-H questions, and positive comments about your 4-H experiences to be featured in a monthly 4-H Update Podcast! To use your voice, complete the Live 4-H Update Podcast Request Form. We look forward to hearing from you soon!
As many 4-H opportunities have gone virtual, communication is key to keeping up-to-date. This year St. Charles Parish 4-H is providing several venues for 4-H members and families to stay updated with 4-H News. Click on the link for each to access our different methods of communication.
For 4-H updates information,
complete the form for access by
clicking the link above. We highly
recommend for all 4-H members to
complete this form to have access
to 4-H resources through one or
both of these formats.
St. Charles 4-H Facebook Page - Like or Follow this page for daily posts, updates, and resources
St. Charles Parish LSU AgCenter Website - Visit website for all LSU AgCenter Program Resources
St. Charles 4-H Instagram @scp4h - Follow us on Instagram for highlights and announcements
4-H Record Books (which is your 4-H Portfolio plus your 4-H project book) are due March 31, 2021 to your 4-H Club Leader. No late entries will be accepted. This year 4-H members will be awarded prizes based on completion of your 4-H Record Book. For every level that you complete, you will receive a 4-H prize for that level for the chance to achieve 5 prizes for completing Level 5. If you have questions, I recommend that you watch a recording of the “Rockin’ Your 4-H Records” Workshop, which is posted on our 4-H General Information Google Classroom Microsoft Teams, or contact your 4-H Leader or 4-H Agent.
*Quality 4-H Records will be considered for 4-H Achievement Day and State Contest Awards.
|Levels||Level 1||Level 2||Level 3||Level 4||Level 5|
|Sections and Pages||Section 1 (Personal Data and 4-H and You)||Level 1 and Section 6 (My 4-H Story)||Level 1-2 and at least 5 entries in any of Sections 2- 5 (List as much as you can in these sections.)||Level 1-3 and Section 7 (4-H Photos & Supporting Materials)||Level 1-4, Section 8 (4-H Project Focus), and your 4- H Project Book (or 4-H Project Record Sheet for 6th-12th graders) List your progress in Section 8, even if you didn’t complete your 4-H Portfolio|
|Prize Awarded for Level Completion||Level 1 Prize||Level 1-2 prizes||Levels 1-3 prizes||Levels 1-4 prizes||Level 1-5 prizes|
Throughout this year 4th – 12th grade 4-H members are encouraged to complete a 4-H Portfolio, which focuses on record-keeping skills and is helpful when completing award, scholarship, and future job applications. Prizes or opportunities will be awarded to top members who complete the 4-H Portfolio. Download a Digital Version of the 4-H Portfolio to begin working.
St. Charles Parish 4-H is offering the following leadership opportunities this month. List your participation in these activities in the 4-H Leadership (Section 2) of your 4-H Portfolio.
Use your hands to larger service by participating in 4-H Service Projects. List your participation in the 4-H Citizenship/Community Service (Section 3) of your 4-H Portfolio.
Read the newsletter for more details on each of these projects. If you need verification of service hours for another organization, contact the 4-H Agent.
There are several award opportunities this month for 4-H members. List your participation in the 4-H Awards and Recognition (Section 4) of your 4-H Portfolio.
The Getting to Know St. Charles Parish Field Study will include virtual tours of various aspects of St. Charles Parish, which will be posted on the St. Charles Parish General Information Google Classroom and Microsoft Teams. Take a quiz for each tour for a chance to win prizes.
All students K-12th grade have an opportunity to join a 4-H Club. You may join your school club and/or a community club. Yes, you can be a member of more than one 4-H club. These are a few tips on how to join a 4-H club.
Complete and submit a
4-H Enrollment Form
See 4-H Club Leader for Form.
Pay 4-H Club Dues
See 4-H Club Leader for club dues
amount and payment methods.
Submit Any Other Forms
See 4-H Club Leader for any
additional forms needed to join.
This section is dedicated to frequently asked questions. If you have any 4-H questions, please contact 4-H Agent Kali Zammit.
Because of COVID-19, are we still
able to do 4-H activities and
Yes! We have continued to offer
many of our traditional 4-H
programs and some new contests
and activities. Many of these are
offered virtually to keep our 4-H
youth and families safe. For more
information on 4-H events, read
our newsletters and sign up for our
4-H General Information Google
Classroom or Microsoft Team.
For more information or to join any of the project clubs listed below, please contact the St. Charles Parish LSU AgCenter (4-H) Office at 985-785-4473 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Many of our 4-H project clubs are being conducted virtually until further notice. To sign up for a project club or to gain access for more information, please click on the club name link to access the online form.
During the upcoming months, 4-H members are encouraged to explore the world of photography by participating in monthly 4-H Photography Contests. To participate in the photography contest, complete the form by clicking on the link that coordinates with the month and topic. All forms must be completed by the last day of the corresponding month. Photos may be submitted early. No late submissions will be accepted. Official rules are listed in the online form.
4-H Photography Contest Categories and Links to Submission Forms:
February – Still Life - Photo of inanimate object or group of objects
Complete rules for the 4-H Beef Poster Contest are listed in the January Edition of the St. Charles Parish 4-H Youth Development Newsletter. Entries are due to 4-H School Leader or 4-H Office by February 26, 2021. If submitting to the 4-H Office, call 985-785-4473 to schedule drop off. No late entries will be accepted.
Rules for the 4-H Dairy Poster Contest are as follows: (Entries are due to 4-H School Leader or 4-H Office by March 31, 2021. If submitting to 4-H Office, call 985-785-4473 to schedule drop off. No late entries will be accepted.)
March 1-5, 2021
A Healthy Living 4-H Youth Development Program of the LSU AgCenter
In lieu of our annual parish 4-H Color Me Healthy Fair event, we are hosting a virtual 4-H Color Me Healthy Week this year. Read about each of the activities that will be held during the week of March 1-5, 2021.
This week we are encouraging all of our 4-H members to participate in at least 1 healthy living project. You may participate in as many of the projects that you would like. The purpose of this event is to encourage good health practices and to pledge our health to better living. Each activity has a form that you may complete for a chance to win a door prize. If you participate in at least 1 project and complete at least 1 form, you will be entered for a chance to win a door prize. The quick link forms are as follows:
If you have any questions, please contact the 4-H Agent, Kali Zammit, at email@example.com.
Monday, March 1, 2021
Help to kick off our 4-H Color Me Healthy Week with a little motivation. What motivates you to get moving on a Monday? Create a graphic (hard copy or digital image) that includes a positive motivational message that can help others get moving on a Monday! You can create a graphic image on a regular size sheet of paper and scan or take a picture of the image, or you can create a digital image in Word, PowerPoint, or Canva, etc. Complete the 4-H Color Me Healthy Week: Motivation Monday Form by Monday, March 1, 2021.
Tuesday, March 2, 2021
To help protect our environment and keep our community healthy and safe, we are hosting a 4-H Trash Bash during 4-H Color Me Healthy Week. Take time to clean up your environment by picking up trash. Take a picture of you picking up trash around your neighborhood and/or throughout your community and complete the 4-H Color Me Healthy Week: Trash Bash Tuesday Form by Tuesday, March 2, 2021 for a chance to win a door prize for participating.
Wednesday, March 3, 2021
Take some time to create your own unique Workout Wednesday routine and share it with us. Do you enjoy soccer drills, Jiu Jitsu, yoga poses, or traditional stretches? Maybe you enjoy cardio or even some fun teambuilding games that makes your heart race! Record a short video of you doing your Workout Wednesday routine, and complete the 4-H Color Me Healthy: Workout Wednesday Form by Wednesday, March 3, 2021 for a chance to win a door prize for participating.
Thursday, March 4, 2021
We will continue to host our 4-H Culinary Arts (cookery) contest. However, instead of bringing a dish for tasting this year, you will be sharing your process with us through photos and enjoying your dish at home. Please read the 4-H Culinary Arts Contest Rules in the newsletter for all rules and changes to the contest for this year. First place winners in each category will be invited to participate in the Regional 4-H Culinary Arts Contest. To participate in this contest, please complete the4-H Color Me Healthy: Table Treats Thursday Form by Thursday, March 4, 2021. All contest participants will be entered for a chance to win a door prize.
Friday, March 5, 2021
In lieu of our traditional color run, this year we are hosting a virtual Fun Run! We want for you to dress up in your most colorful workout outfit and walk or run with your family, friends, or even by yourself. You can participate in your driveway, in your safe neighborhood, along the levee, or even on your own treadmill. Do what works best and safest for you! Don’t forget to take pictures of your outfit, you walking or running, and track how far you walked or ran! Complete the 4-H Color Me Healthy Week: Fun Run Friday Form by Friday, March 5, 2021. All 4-H members who participate and complete the form will receive a 4-H medal for participating and a chance to win a door prize!
4-H Culinary Arts Contest will be held during the virtual 4-H Color Me Healthy Week this year, in which all entries must be submitted using the 4-H Color Me Healthy Week: Table Treats Thursday Form by Thursday, March 4, 2021.
General Contest Rules: (Applies to all contest categories)
Seafood Commodity Rules
Poultry Commodity Rules
• Dish contains a minimum of 2 pounds bone-in chicken or 1 pound deboned chicken meat. Contestants should purchase whole chicken or identifiable chicken parts, such as wings, thighs, legs, or breasts. (This dish should not include special processed chicken, such as marinated chicken strips, chicken nuggets, chicken franks, smoked chicken, canned chicken, etc.). Chicken includes any of the following: broiler, baking hen, capon, Cornish or Game Hen, fryer or roaster.
• Dish contains a minimum of 12 ounces of processed (value-added) poultry, precuts, or any type of turkey. Value-added poultry products are poultry meats which have undergone special processing. Marinated, breaded, seasoned, and reformed products are examples of special processing techniques. Some product examples are as follows: canned chicken, chicken franks, chicken nuggets, chicken strips, ground chicken, smoked chicken, ground turkey, smoked turkey, turkey bacon, turkey ham, turkey rolls, and turkey sausage. Note: All dishes containing any turkey item should be entered in the Processed Poultry category.
• Dish contains a minimum of 2 pounds bone-in or 1 pound deboned meat from a bird other than chickens or turkeys. You may choose poultry meat from any of the following: dove, duck, emu, goose, grouse, guinea, ostrich, pheasant, pigeon, and quail.
Egg Commodity Rules
Beef Commodity Rules
• Dish provides less than 300 calories per serving. Calculation of calories must be stated on recipe next to each ingredient. A total of calories must also be stated on the recipe divided by the number of servings to formulate the total number of calories per serving.
• Dish must be ready to serve in less than one (1) hour. The time for each step and for cooking or baking must be stated on the recipe. The time for each step must be added and a total amount of time to prepare and cook the meal must be stated on the recipe.
• Dish provides foods from at least three (3) of the main food groups. Food groups must be listed next to each ingredient in the recipe. Use MyPlate (www.myplate.gov) for a listing of food groups.
Sugar Commodity Rules
“Bento” Cookery Contest Rules
*Note: If you have any questions regarding rules of the event, please contact the 4-H Office at 985-785-4473 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Each month 4-H’ers will be provided with a list of upcoming opportunities on a parish, regional, state, and/or national level. Contact the 4-H Agent or visit the St. Charles Parish LSU AgCenter Website under “4-H Youth Development” for all rules, applications, and more information.
Graduating senior members may apply for scholarships through the Louisiana 4-H Foundation toward continuing education. Contact the 4-H Agent at email@example.com for an application. Application deadline: February 19, 2021.
Active 4-H members may participate in an essay contest for the chance to be a national essay winner. This year’s 2021 National 4-H Beekeeping Essay Competition theme is: Threats to Bee Colonies and Methods to Defend Against the Threats. For more information on this contest, contact the 4-H Agent. Contest deadline: March 8, 2021.
Parish 4-H Awards
Animals: K-3rd grade:
1st – Rhyan Rodriguez (ESE)
1st MacKenzie Bellanger (LWE)
2nd Raven Hermann (LWE)
3rd Ethan Bellanger (JBM)
Blue Ribbon: Allison Neighbors (ESE)
Melia Clement (RJV)
Pet Show Contest:
1st Rhyan Rodriguez (ESE)
2nd Alexander Fonseca (LWE)
3rd MacKenzie Bellanger (LWE)
Door Prize Winners:
MLK Geaux Green Service Project:
Ethan Bellanger (JBM)
MacKenzie Bellanger (LWE)
Jordyn Lewis (RKS)
Ryli Mato (HHS)
Rhyan Rodriguez (ESE)
4-H Rockin’ Your 4-H Records Workshop:
Kayla Dupre (JBM)
Ryder St. Amant (LWE)
We would like to congratulate all 4-H’ers who participated in the St. Charles Parish 4-H MLK (Martin Luther King, Jr.) Geaux Green Service Project. Thank you for helping your community become a better place by reusing, reducing, and recycling! Enjoy learning more about some of our 4-H’ers and what they did to Geaux Green during this National Week of Service!
This month we will focus on home alone safety. Either at your club meeting or at home, try the activity below to learn more.
Reflect on Home Alone Safety
Emergency vs. No Emergency