September 2017 4-H Clovertalk

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Backyard Buddies Club

Backyard BuddiespngThe EBRP Backyard Buddies Club will continue this year for those interested in a small-animal project. While it will focus primarily on the Cloverbud and elementary levels, all members are welcome. The first meeting will be Tuesday Sept. 19 at 6:30 p.m. at Central Library, 11260 Joor Rd., Baton Rouge. For more information, please contact Mrs. Andrea.

Challenge Camp

Open to All 7th- and 8th-grade 4-H members

When: November 1– 3, 2017

Where: Lion King Retreat Center

3060 Shiloh Baptist Church Rd, Amite, LA 70422

Cost: $50, Includes T-Shirt

Register Your 4-H Member with the EBRP 4-H Office

by Oct. 16 (225) 389-3055

What: 4-H Challenge Camp is one of the most valuable experiences a young person can have. It’s a learning experience that allows boys and girls to appreciate the outdoors, to live together as a group, to get along with others and to appreciate people with different interests and backgrounds. The activities at 4-H Challenge Camp encourage youth to create team spirit; build self-reliance skills; improve leadership, communication and problem-solving skills; and enhance their self-esteem while developing new friendships.

EBRP is Shooting for Excellence

The EBRP 4-H Shooting Sports Club is ready to get started and welcome new members! Interested in joining shooting sports and not quite sure what it is? 4-H Shooting Sports is an activity for everyone — girls, boys, young and old, urban and rural. Participation is not limited by skill or physical abilities. 4-H Shooting Sports is open to any 4-H youth between the ages of 9-19. The four shooting disciplines offered in East Baton Rouge Parish — archery, air pistol, air rifle and shotgun — are taught by a National or State Certified Instructor.

The Mandatory Training Day will take place Oct.7 from 9-11 a.m. at the 4-H property located at 8300 Comite Acres Drive in Baker. This training is MANDATORY for all new or previous members taking on a new discipline. First-year members may only take part in one discipline. Please contact Mrs. Andrea with any questions at (225) 389-3055.

Horse Club

The EBRP 4-H Horse Club is ready to gallop into a new year! We have an exciting year planned, full of workshops, trainings and plenty of hands-on activities for our very own horse enthusiasts. The first monthly meeting will be held on Oct. 3 at 6 p.m. at the Central Perk Coffee (6691 Sullivan Rd, Greenwell Springs). For more information, contact the EBRP 4-H agent at (225) 389-3055.Horsepng

Livestock Club News

The East Baton Rouge Parish Livestock Club meets the second Tuesday of every month at 6 p.m. at the Gas Utility in Zachary. This project club is for anyone who is interested in raising and showing livestock. Our next meetings will be Sept 12 and Oct 10. For more information, please contact Mrs. Andrea.

National 4-H Week

Help celebrate our 4-H Program during National 4-H Week, October 1-7, 2017! Show your 4-H pride by sponsoring school activities throughout the week and help get others share your enthusiasm! Some examples include sponsoring a free dress day to wear the color green, giving back to your teachers by providing them with something sweet to eat or cleaning the school grounds to make them more welcoming and inviting. Be creative, be innovative, and do what you can to make a positive difference in your school and community. I am excited to share this week with you and look forward to seeing what you come up with. Be sure to share your excitement with others! Post pictures and videos on social media and share your success with the world! Get involved and have fun! #4HGrowsHere.

Paper Clover Fundraiser

Paper Clover FundraiserpngTractor Supply Co. will once again host the Paper Clover Fundraiser at the Zachary location from Oct. 4-15. This fundraiser helps support local and statewide 4-H programs. Contributing is easy. Just pay $1 for your clover when checking out at your next Tractor Supply visit!

Super Fun Summer Camp 2017

Nothing beats a week as a camper at 4-H Camp Grant Walker — the nightly dances, fun trips to the pond, swimming in the pool, arts & crafts, and so much more! This year, 49 East Baton Rouge 4-H’ers were able to share in that experience, and all had a blast. These campers shared the experience with other 4-H members from across the state and participated in a multitude of different activities from Outdoor Skills to Standup Paddle Boarding and everything in between. The memories made this summer are sure to last a lifetime!

Interested in going to camp? We’ll keep you posted on details concerning registration later in the year.

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Tailgate with the Tigers

Join 4-H for a day of tailgating and football on Sept. 30 as the Fighting Tigers take on Troy in this super matchup! All 4-H members and their families are invited to a huge tailgate before the game in Parker Coliseum.


Go online to , You can purchase tickets for $15 and select a section. After you purchase tickets, you can forward a personalized link to friends and family. This way they can choose the same section and your tickets will be located next to each other. It’s that simple! Enjoy the game!

Upcoming Camps and More

Throughout the year, 4-H hosts numerous camps and events open to any member interested. These camps range from different focuses with different topics. Please see the list below of upcoming camps that may interest you. If interested, please contact the 4-H Office by the appropriate date to register.


Fashion Camp will be held at Camp Grant Walker in Pollock on January 19-21, 2018. This camp focuses on 10-13 year olds. Deadline to register December 9. This year’s theme will be “Aloha Fashion Paradise.”

*Register with the 4-H office by December 1. Cost to attend is $120 w/ t-shirt and meals included. SPACE IS EXTREMELY LIMITED, SO SIGN UP WITH THE 4-H OFFICE ASAP (225) 389-3055 or

Welcome Back

The East Baton Rouge Parish 4-H Program is super excited to start another awesome year! Whether you are a first-year member, in your final year,or somewhere in the middle of your 4-H experience, welcome! We’re happy you’ve become a part of the program and are confident you’ll find something that sparks your interests. The year ahead is PACKED full of different activities designed for you to use your Head, Heart, and Hands to improve your Health and your community.

Each month, you’ll receive The Clovertalk, our monthly newsletter designed to keep you informed and up to date on all things 4-H. Inside the pages you’ll see information about contests, camps, events, workshops, project club info and MORE! Be sure to take it home and share with your family so everyone can become more involved and engaged. We are all excited to embark on another year with our 4-H’ers and look forward to all of the memories we will make together.

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