4-H enrollment happening now

Enrollment for the 23-24 year of 4-H began September 1st. 4-H is for grades K-12. This year there will continue to be a 4-H club in every school, along with an at-large 4-H club for home school students. Students and adult volunteers have to re-enroll every year.

Students may enroll online or using the paper enrollment form sent home from school. If they didn’t receive one, they should ask their teacher, the school office, or contact the 4-H office. The 4-H office is located behind the courthouse on the second floor above the health unit and is open Monday through Friday from 8:00-4:30. Contact the 4-H office with any questions at 932-4342. This year dues may be paid online, when enrolling. Dues are $8 for grades 4-12 and $3 for grades 1-3. There will be an online store to order 4-H t-shirts.

In addition to school clubs, Red River Parish 4-H will offer several project clubs meeting at various times/places each month. Students can join these clubs by choosing them during online enrollment or check them on the enrollment form.

Junior Leaders (Grades 7-12): JR. Leaders help out in the community and assisting with 4-H events. This club participates in numerous activities where members meet other teenagers throughout the state. Meetings: 2nd Thurs. of each month at 6:00.

Livestock Club (Grades K-12): Learn all about livestock animals and taking care of your show animal. Meetings: 2nd Wed. of each month at 4:00

4-H Explorer’s Fishing Club (Grades (1-6): 4-H members can explore the MANY things that 4-H has to offer all in one club! Meetings: 2nd Mon. of each month at 4:45 PM

4-H Chefs Food & Fitness Club (Grades 1-8): Coushatta Walking Track; Learn more about healthy dishes and ways to keep fit. Meetings: 4th Mon. of each month at 5:30 PM

Shooting Sports (Grades 4-12): October 1: 2PM Sheriff’s Dept Shooting Range We offer Rifle, Shotgun, Archery, and Pistol. Our goals are to teach safe & responsible use of firearms & archery equipment, promote the highest standards of safety, sportsmanship, and ethical behavior, encourage participation in natural resources & related natural science programs, strengthen families through participation, and complement & enhance the impact of existing safety in shooting. Meetings: once a month until January and then every Sunday afternoon.

NEW THIS YEAR: 4-H Robotics Club (Grades 6-12): First Meeting to be announced. Learn all about the LEGO Spike Prime Robots and get competition ready!

Jacque Fontenot
Assistant Extension 4-H Agent
Red River Parish