The St. Landry 4-H Junior Leader Chatter is an informational newsletter issued to current St. Landry Parish 4-H Junior Leader members who are in grades 7-12. It includes a "Dates to Remember" section along with information about the various contests and activities that will be held during that month and the next month. Newsletters are mailed to Junior Leaders on record.
St. Landry Parish 4-H Junior Leaders are an active group that focuses on community service projects. They've been involved in projects that included recycling of cans, paper, cardboard, plastic, household hazardous waste as well as wetlands conservation and adopting local nursing homes.
Becoming a member of the St. Landry Parish 4-H Junior Leader Club enables 4-H'ers to develop communication and leadership skills. The Junior Leaders are the "4-H Helpers" of the St. Landry Parish 4-H Youth Development Program. They provide assistance for parishwide 4-H contests and events. Junior Leaders help the judges record entries, check test papers, provide refreshments, guide 4-H'ers and parents to the correct areas, serve as hosts and hostesses during banquets and sell fundraising items.
Several Junior Leaders have participated as camp counselors and have been elected to serve on various state 4-H boards. In June, they are encouraged to participate in 4-H University at LSU-Baton Rouge. Top 4-H University winners have won out-of-state trips.
The group likes to attend the annual Christmas Lights Festival in Natchitoches, La. At the end of the year, a trip is planned for Junior Leaders who have participated in enough activities to earn a set amount of points. Junior Leaders that have previously qualified for trips have enjoyed white water rafting adventures, camping/cookout retreats and tours of historic national sites...to name a few.
Membership and participation in activities and events are open to all citizens without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, veteran status or disability. If you have a disability that requires special accommodation for your participation in an activity, please contact us at 337-948-0561.