The Clover Journal, September 2019

While You Were Away

4-H Outdoor Adventures Day Camp 2019 Large Group

4-H'ers had the opportunity to attend an Outdoor Adventures Day Camp at Lake Bruin State Park where they hiked, biked, kayaked, cooked outdoors and so much more.

4-H Outdoor Adventures Day Camp2 2019 Small Group

4-H'ers at the Outdoor Adventures Day Camp already looking forward to next year!

Summer Workshop 2019 Donna Lee

The East Carroll LSU AgCenter presented a fun Summer Workshop. Horticulture Specialist Donna Lee taught youth the proper way to plant seeds and even provided them with their own sunflower seeds to plant.

Summer Workshop 2019 Kids

The group at the Summer Workshop also had the opportunity to learn about the life cycle of a butterfly. Thank you Alisha Clark for inviting us to present an educational program at First Baptist Church!

4-H Camp 2019 Group Photo

4-H Summer Camp was held at Camp Grant Walker in Pollock, Louisiana. Special thanks to adult chaperone Ty'Jay'Juan Wilson for volunteering during his summer break.

4-H Camp Counselors 2019

4-H Camp Counselors - Thank you so much for volunteering at 4-H Camp! I appreciate your hard work and dedication to the campers and 4-H. You're the BEST!

4-H Day at Capitol 2019jpg

East Carroll 4-H'ers had the opportunity to travel to Baton Rouge to attend 4-H Day at the Capitol.

4-H U 2019jpg

Congratulations to 4-H University delegates: Terry Douglas, Domonique Swift, Cortney Smith, Omari Moore, Elisha McCrackin, Ti'Naujah Taylor, Tammyia Wilson, Johnny Jackson, Jr., Makensie Kelly and Kennedy Lucas.

4-H LOST Camp 2019 Group

LOST (Louisiana Outdoor Science & Technology) Camp - Tracks for this year included videography, wetlands, outdoor adventures, SET and more. Campers also had free time for volleyball, archery, arts and crafts, swimming, canoeing/kayaking and dances. Campers: Jay'Arianna Mills, Cadence Grey, Omari Moore, My'Liyah Powell, Terry Douglas and Kennedy Lucas

Service Learning Focus

Disability Awareness is our state and parish service learning focus for the 2019-2020 year. Opportunities will be offered for you to participate in our state wide focus. Let's get busy make a difference in our community and state.

Volunteer Leader Forum

If you know of an adult who would make a great 4-H volunteer, please ask him/her to contact Mrs. Powell at 559-1459.

The 2019 4-H Volunteer Leader Forum will be held Friday, September 13 from 8:45 a.m.—2 p.m. at Delta Community College in Winnsboro. Lunch will be provided. Register through Mrs. Powell or go to the Event Brite registration link. The deadline to register is September 6.

National 4-H Week

This year National 4-H Week is October 6-12, 2019.

Challenge Camp

7th & 8th Grade Northeast Regional Camp: The Great Outdoors

Camp Dates: September 26-28, 2019

Location: Honey Brake Lodge

Registration Deadline: September 9

Join us for three days of adventure at Honey Brake Lodge. Enjoy activities such as: shooting sports, fishing, kayaking and many more outdoor adventures! Camp fees include two nights at Honey Brake Lodge, all meals/snacks upon arrival, a souvenir T-shirt and transportation.

4-H Talent Contest

A 4-H Share-The-Fun Talent Contest will be held at the Louisiana State Fair Saturday, October 26 at 11 a.m. in the Livestock Sale Arena. Visit the State Fair of Louisiana 4-H Talent Contest website.

General Rules:

  • The contest is open to any 4-H member.
  • Pre-registration is required. To register, Mrs. Powell must send in the Class #, Contestant’s Name, Address, Phone # and Parish by October 8. NO entries will be accepted directly from 4-H members.
  • Entries are limited to 3 per parish per class.
  • Three microphones and a sound system with cassette and CD capabilities will be provided. Any other equipment must be provided by the contestant. A piano will not be provided.
  • Any act considered inappropriate by the judges will be disqualified.
  • Time limit per act is 6 minutes.
  • Maximum group size is 8. The accompanist is not considered part of the act. One ribbon or check will be awarded for the group.

Junior Division under 14 years of age as of Dec. 31 or current year: Class 1—Dance; Class 2—Vocal; Class 3—Instrumental; Class 4—Other

Senior Division 14 years of age and older as of Dec. 31 of current year: Class 5—Dance; Class 6—Vocal; Class 7—Instrumental; Class 8—Other

1st Place—$20; 2nd Place—$15; 3rd Place—$10

Rosettes will be awarded to the top three placing in each class. Ribbons will be awarded to all participants.

Pumpkin Decorating Contest

What to do:

1. Select the perfect pumpkin for your design.

2. Paint, carve or decorate the pumpkin at home.

3. Fill out the entry tag (get one from your leader), cut it out and attach it to your pumpkin with tape or string.

4. Bring your pumpkin to the 4-H Office by 1 p.m. on Tuesday, October 22. NONE will be accepted after 1:00.

All entries will receive achievement certificates and ribbons. First, Second and Third Place winners will receive cash awards.

4-H Camp Catch Phrase

What's a good theme for 4-H Summer Camp and LOST Camp?

Send us your most creative ideas for a slogan -- in seven words or less. Illustrations must accompany the phrase and will be part of the contest. The contest is open to all 4-H Club members. The winning slogan will be one that is brief and "catchy," capturing the spirit of 4-H Camp Grant Walker. The slogan will be on all publicity for camp and the camp T-shirt, and the winner will receive a monetary award.

Think fast - the deadline is Thursday, October 31, 2019!

Submissions must also include the following:

  • Full name and age of person submitting the slogan
  • Parish/4-H Club
  • Complete mailing address
  • Telephone number

Winners will be selected by a committee of Agents and Camp Staff. The winner will be notified after selection in order for an official artist release so the winning entry can be used on summer camp promotional materials and T-shirts.

Deadline for receipt of 4-H Summer Camp and LOST Camp entries is Thursday, October 31, 2019. Individuals may submit multiple entries and send together. Please make sure to indicate which entries are for 4-H Summer Camp and LOST Camp.

Mail entries to the following address: Grant Walker 4-H Educational Center, 3000 Hwy. 8, Pollock, LA 71467

4-H Ag Photography Contest

Grab your camera and get to shootin’! Deadline is November 8.

Rules and Regulations:

  • All pictures must relate to Agriculture.
  • Pictures must be taken by individual listed on entry label (get a label from your leader).
  • Entry label must include name, parish, grade and category.
  • Photograph entered must have been taken during 2019 and in Louisiana.
  • All entries must be 8”x10” (color or black and white), no other sizes will be accepted.
  • Each photograph must include a one-line title.
  • You are limited to enter only one picture in each of the categories listed.
  • Entries cannot be duplicated.
  • Ink jet prints acceptable.


  • Farm Animals
  • Horticulture (flowers & gardens), Plants or Crops
  • Any Other Agriculture (like farm machinery, barns, silos, hen house, etc.)

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