Cameron 4-H Focus Newsletter October 2022

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Club Meeting Schedule 2022-2023 School Year

  • South Cameron: Mondays at 2:00-2:44 (All members) October 3, October 31, December 5, January 9, March 13, April 17
  • Johnson Bayou: Tuesdays at 10:00-11:00 (All members) October 4, November 1, December 6, January 10, March 14, April 18
  • Hackberry: Tuesdays at 2:00-3:00 (All members) October 4, November 1, December 6, January 10, March 14, April 18
  • Grand Lake (9th-12th): Wednesdays at 7:49-8:39 (1st hour) October 5, November 2, December 7, January 11, March 15, April 19
  • Grand Lake (7th-8th): Wednesdays at 1:16-2:06 (6th hour) October 5, November 2, December 7, January 11, March 15, April 19
  • Grand Lake (4th-6th): Thursdays at 1:15-2:00 October 6, November 3, December 8, January 12, March 16, April 20


Upcoming Events

2- Shooting Sports First Practice- 1:30 PM
3- South Cameron Meeting
3- Challenge Camp Registration Opens in 4-H Online
4- Johnson Bayou and Hackberry Meetings
5- Grand Lake Senior and Junior Meetings
6- Grand Lake Elementary Meeting

16- Shooting Sports Practice- 1:30 PM
17- Junior Leader Meeting 6 PM
26- Nov 6- State Fair of Louisiana Livestock Shows- Shreveport
31- Last Day to Register for Challenge Camp in 4-H Online
31- South Cameron Meeting

1- Johnson Bayou and Hackberry Meetings
2- Grand Lake Senior and Junior Meetings
3- Grand Lake Elementary Meeting
4- Last Day to Order Sweet Potatoes, Rice, Pecans from fundraiser
6- Shooting Sports Practice- 1:30 PM
7- Junior Leader Meeting 6 PM
9-14- NAILE Trip- Louisville, KY
15-16- Southwest Region Challenge Camp
18- Pickup for Sweet Potatoes, Rice, Pecans- 12PM-5PM
20- Shooting Sports Practice- 1:30 PM

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4-H Club Meeting Lesson:

Cooperative Communication

Communication is listed as one of the skills necessary for success in the 21st Century Workplace. Additionally, it is an important life skill that will benefit children and teens as they grow into competent, caring adults.

Many people think of communication as just speaking; however it works best when it is a two-way street. Listening and asking questions are also important in the communication process.

At our club meetings this month, we will practice sending and receiving messages and learn the importance of cooperative communication.

4-H Online Enrollment

4-H enrollment has changed this year to 4-H Online. It’s easy to enroll online by creating your own family profile and adding family members as 4-Hers or volunteers. Click the button How to Enroll in 4-H Online for Cameron Parish for step-by-step instructions on how to enroll.

All 4-Hers belonging to their school club must pay their school $10 club dues to join.All of our camp and event registration will take place in this system. If you’re having trouble accessing the website or completing an enrollment, we have a desktop computer in our office available.

Junior Leader Club

We had a great time at the Junior Leader Mess Fest last month! Junior Leaders will have their first office meeting on October 17 at 6 PM at the 4-H Office. At this meeting, Junior Leaders will learn about leadership opportunities available as livestock, shooting sports, and wetlands ambassadors.

Dues are $20 and include a t-shirt. T-shirts will be ordered after all enrollment is collected. Please enroll and pay by the November meeting if interested in joining. Members must enroll in Junior Leaders each year, even if they joined last year.

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Cameron 4-H Shooting Sports

Cost to Join: $40- Includes t-shirt. Extra shirts can be ordered for $10 each.

Disciplines offered: Shotgun and Archery Safety:

Before every practice there will be a safety presentation that you have to attend to be able to shoot at practice. If you get to practice late and miss the presentation, you will not be allowed to shoot.

2022-2023 Remaining Schedule

October 16 Parish Property by office at 1:30 p.m.
^^^^^Must enroll by this practice^^^^^
November 6 Parish Property by office at 1:30 p.m.
November 20 Parish Property by office at 1:30 p.m.
December 4 Parish Property by office at 1:30 p.m.
December 18 Parish Property by office at 1:30 p.m.
January 8 Parish Property by office at 1:30 p.m.
January 29 Parish Property by office at 1:30 p.m.
February 19 Parish Property by office at 1:30 p.m.
March 5 Parish Property by office at 1:30 p.m.
March 11-19 Southern Region Shoot – West Baton Rouge/Ascension Parish (Tentative)
April TBD Parish Shoot – Parish Property – Practice at 2:00 p.m.
April 15-23 State Match – Desoto Parish/Caddo Parish

Southwest Region Challenge Camp (7th-8th Graders)

Challenge Camp Dates: November 15-16, 2022
Location: Acadiana Baptist Center, 1202 Academy Dr, Eunice, LA 70535
Eligible Campers: 7th and 8th graders. * Priority given to first time campers.
Quota is 13 campers and 3 counselors. Adult volunteers welcome!
Registration will be on 4-H Online
Registration Site Opens: October 3, 2022
Registration Site Closes: November 1, 2022
Fees:13 campers: $30 each made payable to Cameron 4-H

Cameron Parish 4-H Sweet Potato, Rice, and Pecan Sale

  • Deadline to place orders: November 4, 2022
    • Make checks payable to: Cameron Parish 4-H.
    • No payments or orders accepted after this date.
  • Pick Up Date: Friday November 18, 2022
    • You are responsible for picking up your order on Friday November 18.
  • Pick Up Time: Noon-5:00PM
    • Please come in the office to check in.
  • Pick Up Location: Cameron 4-H Office
    • 10098 Gulf Highway-Grand Lake (North of Head Start Building)
  • How to Order: Use paper order form (front for single order or back for multiple orders)
  • Also order and pay online at HERE

Sweet Potatoes

These #1 select sweet potatoes, grown in Iota, Louisiana, have been kiln-cured to meet the rigorous standards of today’s demanding agricultural market. All potatoes are packaged in a sack (with dirt on potatoes).

  • 25 lb. bag: $24
  • 40 lb. bag: $35


Creole Rose is a 100% natural aromatic long grain rice. Its physical and aromatic qualities are derived from an Indian Basmati rice crossed with an American extra-large long grain rice. A delicate popcorn like aroma combined with a pleasant nutty flavor makes it excitingly captivating.

  • 5 lb. bag: $10
  • 10 lb. bag: $19


Pecans are sold in a variety of flavors in 16 oz. bags from Pointe Coupee Pecan.

Praline crunch is a great topping for a sweet potato casserole!

  • Sugared Pecans: $12
  • Roasted Pecans: $12
  • Shelled Pecans: $12
  • Chocolate Pecans: $12
  • Praline Crunch: $9

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