LaSalle Clover News-March 2020

Dates to Remember


Strawberry Sales
3-8 Regional Shoot
7 State Rabbit Show
9 Jr. Leader Meeting, 6:30 p.m.
13-15 Jr. Leader Conference
16 Beef & Dairy Posters
19 Strawberry Orders due
20 Marsh Maneuvers reg due
24 Strawberry Orders pickup 3-6
26-28 Co-op Camp


2 Camp deposits due
6 Records due 4-H Office
13 Jr. Leader Meeting, 6:30 p.m.
14-19 State Shooting Sports Match
28 Awards Banquet (tentative)


4 4-H Camp packets due in 4-H Office
11 Jr Leader Meeting, 6:30 p.m.
14 4-H Activities Day
25-29 4-H Camp
27 4-H Day at Capitol


1 LOST Camp deposits due
23-26 4-H University

4-H Louisiana Strawberry Fundraiser $25 flat

Everybody loves delicious sweet strawberries!

LaSalle 4-H members have the opportunity to sell strawberry flats.

A portion of the proceeds each member sells will be applied towards 4-H’ers attending summer camp, LOST camp, or 4-H University.

4-H Members are responsible for collecting money at the time of sale, picking up, and delivering any strawberries sold. Buyers may also pickup berries they purchased through the 4-H member.

Orders and payment will be due directly to the 4-H Office by March 19 so we can place a parish order with the grower. Delivery will be March 24. Pick up between 3:30 and 6:00 pm.

4-H Activities Day

If you have participated in a 4-H activity throughout the year, you will have the opportunity to attend a fun day on May 14 at the Jena Town Park.
4-H Members will enjoy educational activities while interacting with other 4-Hers in the parish. Be sure you have a spot by participating in 4-H! Your 4-H Leader will have a list of those
eligible to attend.
Various awards will be given, including high point club awards. After the awards program, lunch will be served before students return to school.

4-H Day at the Capitol

The Annual 4-H Day at the Capitol will be held Wednesday, May 27. The assembly will begin at 10:00 a.m. on the steps of the Capitol Building. The 4-H Office will not be providing
transportation to the capitol this since 4-H Camp is the same week.

Interested club members need to return Capitol Trip Flyer registration to the 4-H office by April 23. Those who apply by May 5 will still be eligible to attend but will not have a
T-shirt that is provided. Shirts may only be ordered for youth that are attending. Contact the 4-H office to register!

4-H Senior Marsh Maneuvers Camp

Marsh Maneuvers Camp 2020 registration is now open for applicants until March 20, 2020. Don’t miss the greatest 4-H camping experience ever! Camp includes taking a tour of the marsh in an airboat, restoring wetlands by planting marsh grass, crabbing, trolling, fishing, marsh volleyball, great food and touring the Tabasco Factory and Jungle Gardens at Avery Island, and much more! Open to 4-H’ers who have completed the ninth grade. Camp flyers available at club meetings.

4-H Summer Camp 2020 - “Get Hooked on 4-H Camp”

Parents: We Must have 3 deep leadership (Adult Volunteer Chaperones) in each cabin. In 2020, that number of adult chaperones per cabin increase to 3 Adult Volunteer Chaperones per cabin! If we do not reach our Adult Chaperone numbers LaSalle campers will be split across other parish’s cabins with other adults, 4-H’ers, and Counselors they do not know. Not Fun.
(This has happened in the past.)

Overnight Chaperone training takes about an hour online, requires a background check, and is good for five (5) years. Adult volunteers assist camp staff and agents with educational tracks, participate in
recreation activities, supervise night activities, have fun, eat 6 times a day, access to hot showers and cold cabins, and spend time with amazing campers. Also, we no longer clean the bathhouse or mop the cabin on Friday morning!

4-H Camp - May 25 - 29, 2020

4-H Camp is for youth in grades 4th – 6th this school year. Camp will cost $185 for 5 fun filled days.
4-H members will get to choose from 8 Educational Tracks: Food & Fitness— Science, Engineering & Technology—Outdoor Adventures—Hunter Safety Certification—Wetlands, Wildlife & You—The Artist Within—Renewable Energy—Water Safety
Camp deposit of $75 is due by April 2nd. Four-H’ers in need of financial assistance will need to contact the 4-H office to provide necessary paperwork. Scholarships only provide the first sixty dollars ($60) of camp registration; this does not include the deposit. Registration forms are available at club meetings and in the 4-H Office.

LOST Camp - Louisiana Outdoor Science and Technology Camp –July 26-29

“4-H is Your Ticket to Fun” is the theme for this year’s camp. Louisiana 4-H Outdoor Science and Technology Camp is available to 4-H
members in 7th - 8th grades (this school year). This camp is packed with exciting and hands-on activities to ramp up your learning experiences!

Campers will choose (2) tracks to participate in at LOST Camp. Tracks for this year include videography, wetlands, outdoor adventures, SET, and more! Campers will also have free time for recreation activities, such as volleyball, archery, arts and crafts, swimming, canoeing/kayaking, and dances.

The camp is slated for:Sunday, July 26 – Wednesday, July 29, 2020. Check you calendars and begin making plans to attend Louisiana 4-H’s premier science camp in Pollock, LA!

Cost is $150 (T-shirt and Photo included). Registration and deposit of $75 is due by June 1, 2020.

4-H University - Short Course Contest, Clover College, & State Boards - June 23-26, 2020

4-H University is fast approaching. All 4-H’ers, who are 13 years of age and older, are eligible to attend. This is your chance to compete statewide against other 4-H members for cash, educational trips and awards trips. 4-H University is also an opportunity for you to explore the LSU campus, experience dormitory life, eat like a college student, visit with college faculty members, and learn more about possible career choices. DEADLINE May 11, 2020

For those who wish to attend 4-H U and not compete, there is always Clover College. This is your chance to fit into a college student’s shoes. You will attend workshops and seminars throughout the campus. Then you will rejoin your parish for all the assemblies and other fun
activities. Deadline: May 11, 2020.

Deadline for Fees, Health Forms and Code of Conduct is May 27.
Those who wish to run for a State Office or apply for a State Board Position need to contact the 4-H office for registration before May 1, 2020. State Board positions include: Fashion Board, SET Board, Citizenship Board, Food & Fitness and the Executive Board.
Contact the 4-H office for an application or pick one up at your club meeting!

Camp Culinary 2020

Senior high 4-H’ers in the 9th - 12th grades are you interested to learn about Louisiana’s unique culinary heritage? Learn to create meals yourself including your very own sausage as well as many other traditional dishes. Other skills taught include knife handling, kitchen safety, food safety, and kitchen operations.

Camp Culinary is set for April 3 & 4, 2020 at Camp Grant Walker. Four-H’ers will arrive Friday afternoon and depart around 3:00 pm on Saturday. Camp registration is $125 and due by March 16, 2020.For application contact Adam O’Mallery, Grant Walker Educational Program Coordinator at 318-765-7209 and request registration info.

LaSalle 4-H members enjoyed an evening of fun in the Wildlife Workshop. Did you miss the 2020 wildlife workshop? Then you missed a lot! Members began the workshop examining animal pelts by differentiating between common misidentified mammals. Next 4-H’ers used their skills to explore the differences in an animal’s scat for identification

LaSalle Parish Jr. Leader members lead and assisted in the survival paracord bracelet build. Members discussed many uses where a paracord bracelet could be used in a survival situation. In addition to the bracelets, three homemade waterproof fire-starting aids were demonstrated to members that could be stored in one’s backpack for emergency situations.

The workshop concluded with the building wildlife feeders. Four-H Jr. Leader members assisted included Taylor V., Jacie W., Casen W.and Phaedra D.Each member constructed a flip up feeder with clear Plexiglas front to monitor feed consumption.

Participating in the wildlife workshop included Luke W., Neal R., Carter H., Camilyn W., Terry B., Colton P., Nathan H., Katelyn N., and Brody F.. Taylor V., Jacie W., Aiden B., Belia M., Kaylee H, Clint H., Simon C., William H., Bralyn C.Landon M., Casen W., and Phaedra D.

Horse Info...

Upcoming dates for the 4-H Horse Projects are as follows:

April 1, 2020 Horse Possession Date June 30 - 1 District Horse Show

April 1, 2020 Grade Horse Certificates Due July 7-10 State Horse Show

June 3, 2020 Horse Entries Due to 4-H office

State Fair of Louisiana Livestock Possession Dates - Owned and in Possession

Market Steers - May 10, 2020 Market Lambs & Commercial Ewes - July 10, 2020

Market & Commercial Heifers - July 10, 2020 Market Goat & Commercial Does - July 10, 2020

Market Swine and Comm. Gilts - August 10, 2019 Commercial Dairy—July 10, 2020

DNA Validation Orders - Market Steer, April 15 - May 10, 2020

Swine, July 15 - August 10, 2020

Everyone Else, June 15 - July 10, 2020

There is no limit to the number of animals an exhibitor may validate, however, an exhibitor may only exhibit a maximum of (3) Market Steers, (3) Market Heifers, (5) Market Lambs, (5) Market Goats, (5) Market Swine, or (3) Commercial Heifers. If you are planning on showing Market Steers contact the 4-H office ASAP! Registered Breeding Animals Possession Date: August 1.

Outdoor Skills - Shooting Sports Web Sources - Animated 3-D Shot Analysis

A responsible shooter should always be seeking to increase their knowledge about their surroundings, firearm and knowledge of safety. Looking to improve your shot? Then check out the videos from the National Shooting Sports Foundation. There website has several videos related to the sport and safety. Visit

Also check out the videos from the Optimum Shotgun Performance. There are several free video tips for all youth shooters regardless of experience. Visit and select the Knowledge Vault tab to see 3-D Animated Shot Analysis.

For more information about the LaSalle Parish 4-H Program, contact the 4-H Office at 318-992-2205.

It is the policy of the Louisiana Cooperative Extension Service that no person shall be subjected to discrimination on the grounds of race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, or disability. If you have a disability which requires special assistance for your participation in the meetings or activities, please call the LaSalle Parish 4-H Office at 318-992-2205.

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