In this article:
|March to your own beat with 4-H!|
|Stay Connected with 4-H|
|Sign up for 4-H Camp or 4-H University!|
|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 People’s Choice Photo Contest|
|4-H Dairy Poster Contest|
|Live 4-H Update Podcast|
|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 March|
|4-H Beekeeping Essay Competition – Essay contest for active 4-H members who have not won 1st place|
|4-H Camp – Day camp adventure for current 4th-6th grade 4-H members - Fees to be determined|
|4-H University – Hybrid adventure for current 8th-12th grade 4-H members - Fees to be determined|
|St. Charles Parish 4-H Foundation Scholarship – Scholarship Application for graduating senior 4-H members|
|St. Charles Parish 4-H Scott Foundation Scholarship – Scholarship Application for graduating senior 4-H members|
|St. Charles Parish 4-H Spotlight|
|Monthly Lesson: Bicycle Safety|
One of the great things about 4-H is that you get the chance to try new things and learn more about you! That’s right! Take time to try something new and challenge yourself to become the best version of yourself by marching to your own beat along with your 4-H family. Talk to your friends and consider hanging out with us at 4-H Camp or 4-H University this summer! Join us for our 4-H Color Me Healthy Week by participating in one of the many activities throughout the week. The opportunities in 4-H are endless. All you have to do is take that first step toward the march to making your best better!
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. For additional resources, check out our websites. Visit us at: www.lsuagcenter.com/stcharles•www.facebook.com/scp4h•Instagram @scp4h
Planning for 4-H Camp and 4-H University is well on its way! There will be a few changes this year. As you may have heard, the 4-H Camp facility has suffered major damage due to hurricanes this past fall. So, this year 4-H Camp is coming to a town near you! 4-H Camp will feature day camp(s) with neighboring parishes. 4-H University will possibly consist of a hybrid schedule (some in-person, some virtual programs). If you are interested in possibly participating in one of these activities, contact the 4-H Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 985-785-4473 and provide your name, grade, school, e-mail address, and phone number by March 26, 2021.
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.
Like or Follow this page for daily
posts, updates, and resources
Visit website for all LSU AgCenter
St. Charles 4-H Instagram
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 and 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.
4-H members are encouraged to check out the St. Charles Parish General Information Google Classroom and Microsoft Teams for the “Getting to Know St. Charles Parish 4-H Field Study” video. This year we are featuring the United Way of St. Charles in our 4-H Field Study. Watch the video and take the quiz by March 31, 2021 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 EnrollmentForm
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.
Are we having 4-H Camp this summer?
Yes! Since 4-H Camp has suffered
major damage due to hurricanes
this past fall, 4-H Camp is coming
to a town near you! It will be a day
camp with neighboring parishes in
our region. Current 4th-6th grade
members interested in attending
should contact the 4-H Office at
985-785-4473 to provide your
name, grade, school, e-mail
address, and phone number.
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 email@example.com. 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.
Congratulations to all 4-H’ers who participated in the 4-H Photography Contest. Take time to vote for your favorites on our St. Charles Parish 4-H Facebook page. Voting will take place March 22, 2021 through 12:00 noon on March 26, 2021. Good luck!
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.)
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 theLive 4-H Update Podcast Request Form. We look forward to hearing from you soon!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 the4-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.
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
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.
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.
Due to severe hurricane damage to the 4-H Camp facility, 4-H Camp is coming to a town near you! We will partner with neighboring parishes to offer a day camp (1-3 days) with 4-H Camp activities. Transportation to and from camp will be the responsibility of the camper. If you are interested in attending 4-H Camp, contact the 4-H Office at email@example.com or 985-785-4473 and provide your name, grade, school, e-mail address, and phone number by March 26, 2021.
4-H University features state-wide contests and more for 8th-12th grade 4-H members. 4-H University may have a hybrid schedule (some face-to-face and some virtual contests). If interested in participating, contact the 4-H Office at 985-785-4473 or firstname.lastname@example.org to provide your name, grade, school, e-mail address, and phone number by March 26, 2021.
Graduating senior 4-H members may apply for the St. Charles Parish 4-H Foundation scholarship for continuing education. Those members who applied for the Louisiana 4-H Foundation Scholarships will already be entered for this scholarship. Contact 4-H Agent for application. Application deadline: April 1, 2021
Graduating St. Charles Parish senior 4-H members may apply for the Scott Foundation Scholarship for continuing education. This application is different from the Louisiana 4-H Foundation scholarship application. Please contact the 4-H Agent for application. Application deadline: April 1, 2021
Parish 4-H Awards
1st MacKenzie Bellanger (LWE)
2nd Claire Green (JBM)
3rd Jordyn Lewis (RKS)
Ethan Bellanger (JBM)
Andrew Hof (LES)
This month we will focus on bicycle safety. Either at your club meeting or at home, try the activity below to learn more.
Reflect on Bicycle Safety
Rules of the Road