Cameron 4-H Focus Newsletter December 2022

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Club Meeting Schedule 2022-2023 School Year

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


Upcoming Events


4- Shooting Sports Practice- 1:30 PM
5- South Cameron Meeting
6- Johnson Bayou and Hackberry Meetings
7- Grand Lake Senior and Junior Meetings
8- Grand Lake Elementary Meeting
10- Cameron 4-H Cookery Contest
12- Junior Leader Meeting 6PM
14- Ag Career Awareness Day- Rice Research Station
16-18 Shooting Sports Camp- CGW
18- Shooting Sports Practice- 1:30 PM


8- Shooting Sports Practice- 1:30 PM
9- South Cameron Meeting
10- Johnson Bayou and Hackberry Meetings
11- Grand Lake Senior and Junior Meetings
12- Grand Lake Elementary Meeting
14- Fur Festival
15-16- Parish Livestock Show
29- Shooting Sports Practice- 1:30 PM

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4-H Club Meeting Lesson:

Public Speaking and Demonstration

Not a fan of public speaking, no matter the audience? Chances are you have already faced a public speaking situation – a speech at school, a 4-H club demonstration, a job or project interview, or even just sharing your opinion in front of a group of your friends. Did the experience send you running scared, or did you face the experience head-on? The truth is you will continue experiencing public speaking situations throughout your life. Therefore, it is important to remember these things:

  • Communication is an essential skill for success in any field;
  • Communication includes speaking and listening;
  • Practice makes perfect!
  • Members will get a “toolbox list” at club meetings that will help them become more comfortable when speaking in a group. They will also get to practice their speaking skills in small groups.

    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

    Junior Leaders will have their next meeting on Sunday December 11 at 2 PM at Grand Lake Community Church- 954 Highway 384 in Grand Lake.

    Bring a wrapped gift worth $25 to play white elephant. A meal will be served, and we will play Christmas themed games!

    Junior Leaders will receive boxes of World's Finest Chocolate Candy to sell for their next fundraiser. Junior Leaders who did not meet minimum selling requirements for Charleston Wrap fundraiser will get an opportunity to sell extra boxes and remain eligible to attend year end trip to Branson.

    Fur Festival Fundraiser will also be discussed. Parents are asked to work at least one one-hour shift at the gate between 9 AM and 2 PM.

    Cameron 4-H Shooting Sports

    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

    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

    Please sign up for REMIND by texting @hg9a8 to the number 81010 to get updates!

    Livestock Reminders

    The Cameron Parish Livestock Show will be held January 16 at West Cal Arena in Sulphur. See the schedule below!

    • All exhibitors must have their YQCA Certification completed and have that certification number entered before your entries can be submitted. These will be checked against records from the website to ensure accuracy. Visit YQCA Program and have a parent/guardian register an account then add a child or multiple children in one family. Only one account needed per family. They will be presented information and quizzed based on their current age in three areas: Food Safety, Animal Well-Being, and Character Development. Quizzes must be passed with a minimum of 80% before a certificate will be issued. You will have to enter that certification number when you go to enter for each show, so keep it handy!
    • Parish Show Entry Link
    • Entry link closes on December 7
    • District Show Entry Link
    • Entry link closes on December 16 for all species except rabbits. Rabbits must be entered by January 10
    • District entry fees can be paid with a credit card or with a check, by printing the invoice and mailing the check to the address provided.
    • Information for entering the State Livestock Show for your qualifying animals will be sent out as soon as possible. Make sure you are checking the email associated with your 4-H Online account. Also, make sure to keep track of your password for your account as you will need this to enter.
    • If you are unsure what you still need to do or what you have already submitted, please give us a call at 905-1318 or stop by during our office hours. We are doing our best to contact everyone and encourage them to get these things done before these deadlines approach.
    • As always, follow our Facebook Page “Cameron Parish 4-H” or visit our website for the latest information. We look forward to this livestock show season as we navigate these changes!

    2023 Cameron Parish Livestock Show Schedule 2023


    Location: West Cal Arena, Sulphur

    Sunday, January 15

    4:00 p.m.– 7:00 p.m. Animals May Arrive

    Monday, January 16

    8:00 a.m. Dairy Showmanship followed by Dairy Show

    Beef Showmanship followed by Beef Show

    Market Steers
    Commercial Heifers
    Miniature Hereford
    Miniature Zebu
    Santa Gertrudis
    AOB Non-Brahman Influence
    AOB Brahman Influence
    Braford Base
    Gray Brahman
    Red Brahman

    9:00 a.m. Rabbit and Chicken Show Check In

    10:00 a.m. Rabbit Showmanship followed by Rabbit Show

    Broilers first followed by Breeding Chickens

    10:00 a.m. Lamb/Goat/Swine Check In

    10:00 -11:00 a.m. Weigh Lambs/Goats/Swine

    1:00 p.m. Or 30 Minutes after conclusion Beef Show

    Goat Showmanship followed by Dairy Breeding

    Swine Showmanship followed by Breeding, Commercial, and Market

    Cameron 4-H Cooks Up A Storm

    (click the link for rules packet and recipe forms)

    December 10, 2022 @ Cameron 4-H Office

    Registration/ Drop Off- 1:00-1:50 PM

    Judging of Dishes- 2:00 PM

    ***Cookery will be a “drop off and go” judging event.

    Placings will be announced with January newsletter and awards will be given at January club meetings***

    *Overall Category Winners will qualify for Area Cookery Contest on March 7, 2023.*


    • Elementary: 3rd-6th grade
    • Junior: 7th-8th grade
    • Senior: 9th-12th grade



    • Baked
    • Non-Baked


    • Oyster
    • Crab
    • Crawfish
    • Shrimp
    • Fish or Other Seafood


    • Low-Calorie Main Dish
    • Quick and Easy Main Dish
    • One Dish Meal


    • Main Dish
    • Side Dish
    • Rice Dessert

    Bento Box

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