Over 100 Girl Scouts participated in the Big Read with the Fresno Library. The Big Read with the Fresno Library was a Patch program.
Requirements: Complete the first four activities plus:
Brownies: complete any two additional activities
Juniors/Cadettes: complete any three additional activities
Seniors/Ambassadors: complete any four additional activities.
1. Get Reading!- Read The Call of the Wild by Jack London, or an approved alternative from the Fresno County Public Library’s list. Create and keep a reading journal. What were the major themes? Who were the important characters? What did you learn? Share what you’ve learned with your troop.
2. Get Out- Attend one The Call of the Wild program at the Fresno County Public Library.
3. Create Your Own Tale- Write/Draw an original story from the perspective of an animal. Share your story with your troop.
4. Bring the Yukon Home- Research the Yukon’s climate, geography, and people. Then create a 3D model. Answer the following: What is the average temperature? What is the landscape like? Who is native to this area?
5. Get Involved- Volunteer to read to a younger Girl Scout or Senior Citizen for one hour
6. Get Involved- Volunteer at your local library for one hour
8. Build Your Perfect Sled Team- Talk to someone who is knowledgeable about dogs and dog breeds (a Veterinarian, a representative from your local SPCA, etc) Get information on different breeds. Answer the following: What breeds would do well in the Arctic Circle? What characteristics do they share?
9. Gold Rush- Practice panning for gold. Find a location near you or pan for gold in your own backyard. Get a large flat container, sand, water, pie tins, and “gold”. Have fun learning this once profitable technique. Answer the following: What were the years of the Klondike Gold Rush? Who Participated?
10. Your Journey Starts with a Sled- Research types of dog sleds and make a small replica of your very own. Answer the following: Name two types of sleds. How do they differ from one another? Why did you choose your sled?
11. Cook like an Alaskan- Create a dish that you could eat on the trail, something inspired by the frosty state, or just something that has Alaska in its name. Be creative, and share your creation with your troop.
12. Create The Call of the Wild Trading Cards- Make a card for all of the dog characters. Include their stats: a picture, their name, characteristics, personality traits, etc.
*13. If you are feeling really adventurous make the journey to Jack London Historical State Park in Glen Ellen, CA. Answer the following: Name two stories, other then The Call of the Wild, that Jack London wrote. Locate Jack London’s home. When did he move here? How long did he live here?