The Clover Journal, October 2021

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Think 4-H Might be for You?

Here's how to Join the Club:

  • Attend the 4-H Club meeting in your school.
  • Review the 4-H materials given to you.
  • Return the enrollment card to your club leader.
  • Select a 4-H project book.
  • Pay your $5 dues at your school.

While You Were Away This Summer

Congratulations to 4-H University delegates: My'Liyah Kelly and Charlidra Porter.

2021 Camp Counselors4-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. Charlidra Porter, Cadence Grey, Ray'Miyah Martin, and Simiya Whitty, YOU'RE THE BEST!

Summer School

Summer School Enrichment - East Carroll 4-H had the pleasure of presenting to 75 students at Southside Elementary. The 3rd-5th grade students learned about the life cycle of a plant and planted a sunflower with items donated from Nutrien Seed Survivor. This was a great day of learning and fun.

2021 Challenge Camp

Northeast Region Challenge Camp -- the Northeast Region Challenge Camp was held Friday, June 4 at Lake Bruin State Park in Tensas Parish. Youth competed in team challenges and overcame obstacles by using teamwork, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills. The day ended with outdoor adventures and FUN on Lake Bruin.

National 4-H Week

C Porter J Gates Nat 4-H Week 2021

General Trass Senior High School celebrated National 4-H Week. Junior Leaders Charlidra Porter and Jhaniyah Gates distributed tokens of appreciation to all 4-H leaders at GTSH. The 4-H banner was also displayed promoting 4-H.

4-H Leathercraft Club

GTHS Student Leathercraft 2021

GTSH students are learning how to create leather projects in a series of lessons. Students will have the opportunity to choose designs, learn basic tools, cut leather, and finish leather projects.

2nd Place State Group Service-learning Award Winner

2021 Homeschool SL Clean-up

The East Carroll Parish 4-H Homeschool Club assessed the community and developed clean up strategies for local public spaces to beautify the community. The chosen areas were Providence Park, East Carroll Parish Boat Landing Dock, Louisiana Purchase Memorial Flag Plaza, Highway 65, and the East Carroll Parish Walking Trail. The youth picked up several bags of garbage during each monthly clean up. Congratulations on a job well done!

Service-learning Focus

Food InsecurityFood Insecurity is our state and parish service-learning focus for the 2021-2022 year. Opportunities will be offered for you to participate in our statewide focus. Let's get busy making a difference in our community and state. Louisiana/Feeding America

Upcoming Events

  • Pumpkin Decorating Contest - October 26
  • State Fair of Louisiana - October 28-November 14
  • Camp Grant Walker 100 Years Theme Contest - October 29
  • 4-H Membership Drive - Ends October 31
  • 4-H Cookery Contest - November 8
  • Ag Photography Contest - November 10
  • Outdoor Olympics Overnight Camp - November 12-13
  • Shooting Sports Camp - December 10-12
  • State 4-H Fashion Camp - January 21-23

Pumpkin Decorating Contest

What to do:

  • Select the perfect pumpkin for your design.
  • Paint, carve, or decorate the pumpkin at home.
  • Fill out the entry tag (get one from your leader), cut it out, and attach it to your pumpkin with tape or string.
  • Bring your pumpkin to the 4-H Office by 4 p.m. on Tuesday, October 26.

All entries will receive achievement certificates and ribbons. First, second, and third place winners will receive cash awards.

State Fair of Louisiana

The State Fair of Louisiana will be held October 28-November 14. Good luck to all exhibitors!

100 Years of Camp Grant Walker

Help Louisiana 4-H celebrate 100 years of camping at Camp Grant Walker. Send us your most creative idea for a theme in five words or less. Illustrations of your theme must accompany the phrase and will be part of the contest. Contest is open to all Louisiana 4-H youth. The winning theme will be selected based on its ability to be "catchy" and captures the spirit of camping at Camp Grant Walker for 100 years. The theme will be used on all publicity for camp, including the 2022 camp T-shirt. The winner will be awarded a monetary award.

The deadline is Friday, October 29. Submissions must also include the following: Full name and Age of person submitting the slogan; Parish and 4-H club; Complete mailing address; and Telephone number. Individuals may submit multiple entries and send together.

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

4-H Membership Drive

4-H is a positive youth development organization delivered through the LSU AgCenter. In 4-H, members complete hands-on projects in areas like health, science, agriculture, and citizenship in a positive environment where they receive guidance from adult mentors and are encouraged to take on proactive leadership roles. Join 4-H today! The club with the highest percentage of enrollment will win an ice cream or cupcake party. Deadline to register is October 31.

2021 Outdoor Olympics Overnight Camp

This overnight camp will be held November 12-13. The program will focus on topics including healthy living, fitness, youth mental health, and nutrition. Participating youth will form teams and compete in an Olympic-themed assortment of fun and active lessons and recreational activities.

Registration/eligibility: this program will be open state-wide to all current 7th-8th grade 4-H members. The fee will be $60 to attend and will be capped at 30 participants.

Registration will open October 1 and will close November 1. Please note that all Health Forms and Program Fees are due on November 1. Please allow ample mailing time.

4-H Comfort Closet

Comfort Closet

The goal of the General Trass Senior High 4-H Club Comfort Closet Toiletry Drive is to offer hygiene products to students in need and to promote a culture of giving in our community and among students. Donated items may be given to Mrs. Biaster George at GTSH or dropped off at the 4-H Office. Items needed: deodorant, toothbrush, toothpaste, soap, mouthwash, body wash, feminine hygiene products, lotion, flushable wipes, shampoo. Let's make a difference!

4-H Cookery Contest

The East Carroll Parish Cookery Contest will be held Monday, November 8 with registration from 8 a.m. - 9 a.m. and judging at 9:30 a.m. All 4-H members may enter any or all categories. Only one dish per category, please. Only one serving per contest entry is required. All entries must arrive on ice in a hard insulated ice chest-type carrier. Entries must be dropped off at the 4-H Office between 8 and 9 a.m. Winners will be announced by the end of the school day. First place winners will compete in the Regional Cookery in Winnsboro, Louisiana. See your 4-H leader or Mrs. Powell for complete details.

Ag Photography Contest

Grab your camera and get to shootin'!

Deadline is November 10.

Rules and regulations:

  • All photos must relate to agriculture.
  • Photos must be taken by individual listed on entry label (get a label from your leader).
  • Entry label must include name, parish, grade, and category.
  • Photos entered must have been taken during 2021 and in Louisiana.
  • All entries must be 8"x10" (color or black and white), no other sizes will be accepted.
  • Each photo must include a one-line title.
  • You are limited to enter only one photo in each of the categories listed.
  • Entries cannot be duplicated.
  • Ink jet prints acceptable.


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

Shooting Sports Camp

The Shooting Sports Camp will be held December 10-12 in Pollock at Grant Walker Educational Facility. The camp is open to 4-H youth ages 9-13 years old. Participants will choose one of the following: Archery, Shotgun, .22 Rifle, or Air Rifle/Air Pistol/BB (Combined). Parents and coaches are welcome to attend but it is not mandatory. The cost will be $100 per youth/per parent/per coach which will cover registration, lodging, meals, and T-shirt. All youth will be required to bring their own bow/firearm and arrows/ammo. Registration deadline is Thursday, November 11.

2022 State 4-H Fashion Camp

January 21-23, 2022

Fashion Camp Theme: "4-H Lights, Camera, Fashion"

The Fashion Board chose this theme to reflect their personal excitement about fashion and the attitude that the campers will adopt as they travel through the experiences at camp. In addition to basic sewing fundamentals, a few of the educational activities for campers include: a sewing caddy, tote bag, a reading pillow, a community service project plus more. You will return home with completed projects and ideas to host your own fashion workshop.

Deadline for registration is Wednesday, December 1 by 4:30 p.m.


  • Arriving Friday night - $80 (includes Friday lodging & breakfast)
  • Arriving Saturday morning - $65
  • Volunteer Leaders - $80 (leaders attending with parish campers)

Please contact 4-H Office for scholarship opportunities.

10/27/2021 8:40:31 PM
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