Big Read with Fresno Library

Over 100 Girl Scouts participated in the Big Read with the Fresno Library. The Big Read with the Fresno

Library was a Patch program.

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Requirements:

Complete the first four activities plus:

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Brownies: complete any two additional activities

Juniors/Cadettes: complete any three additional activities

Seniors/Ambassadors: complete any four additional activities.

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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.

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2. Get Out- Attend one The Call of the Wild program at the Fresno County Public Library.

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3. Create Your Own Tale- Write/Draw an original story from the perspective of an animal. Share your story with your troop.

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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?

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5. Get Involved- Volunteer to read to a younger Girl Scout or Senior Citizen for one hour

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6. Get Involved- Volunteer at your local library for one hour

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7. Map Buck’s Journey- Create a map of the journey, and the major locations of the Klondike Gold Rush. Answer the following: How was the Klondike Gold Rush different from the California Gold Rush?

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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?

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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?

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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?

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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.

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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.

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*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?

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Girl Scout destinations

Destination Ideas for the Summer!

Here’s an awesome destination for girls who want to write, direct, produce, edit and screen their very own Hollywood film!

July 22-28, 2012

$1,850

Must be 15-18 years old at the time of the event.

More details here!

 

Become a Camp Counselor at Juliette Low Camp in Kansas City, Missouri

July 5-31, 2012

$500

Click here for information!

 

Wildlife Adventure Photography, Sacramento, California

July 8-14, 2012

$1,650

Camping gear is provided. Bring your own camera or rent one for $350.

Click here for information!

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See ALL destinations here Contact Shannon Smith for details at 800-490-8653 ext 119, ssmith@girlscoutsccs.org. For all destinations, girls will need to arrange for their own round-trip transportation, and bring their own spending money. If you are eligible, financial assistance is available from GSCCS through the GSUSA D-Pass grant, and also directly from www.atsdestinations.com. HURRY! Deadline for financial assistance – 45 days before the event!

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Plan ahead for another travel adventure in 2013:

International Scout Camp – Holland

July 30-August 9, 2013

Click here for information!

Adventure Camp at Camp El-O-Win

Calling all Brownie & Junior Girl Scouts!

Are you ready for a fun filled summer at camp? Join us at Camp El-O-Win located merely 15 miles from Shaver Lake in the Sierra Nevada Mountains.

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Girls will have fun:

      Discovering life along the river’s edge

      Hiking

      Exploring energy sources

      Star gazing

      Plus more

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Friday – Sunday, July 20 – 22, 2012

Registration deadline Monday, June 25, 2012

Girls $200.00 and *Chaperones $130.00

Campers residing outside of GSCCS Council bounders pay an additional $50.00 camper fee.

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*PAYING FOR THE CAMP DOES NOT FULLY REGISTER YOU* PLEASE FILL OUT THIS REGISTRATION FORM TOO! Email registration form to Shannon Smith: ssmith@girlscoutsccs.org 

Click here for form.

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Girls $200.00

Secure Merchant Account Credit Card Processing.Merchant Account
Chaperones $130.00

Secure Merchant Account Credit Card Processing.Merchant Account

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Program fee includes:

      Program supplies

      Meals

      Snacks

      Lodging

      Transportation

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Chaperones are needed to meet the required ratios in Safety Activity Checkpoints. Adult participation will be limited to the required number of chaperones needed to meet the required ratios.

Chaperones must be currently registered, preferably first aid trained and physically able to participate in camp activities. Outdoor training is a plus. Chaperones will be selected by a lottery system.

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Transportation information:

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[cell_text]Bakersfield Council Office at 7:00am

Visalia at the Holiday Inn at 8:30am

Fresno Council Office at 9:30am

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[cell_title ]Bus drop off Sunday, July 22: [/cell_title]

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[cell_text]Fresno Council Office at 12:30 pm

Visalia at the Holiday Inn at 2:00pm

Bakersfield Council Office at 3:30pm

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Contact Shannon Smith for more information at (800) 490-8653 ext. 119

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Click here for event flyer.

Click here to register.

Click here if you are interested in being a chaperone.

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Camp El-O-Win Pictures:

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