Fremont School, Hawthorn School District, Libertyville, Mundelein, Vernon Hills
Hawthorn Community Friendship Fair
Sunday, April 19, 2009 - 12:30 pm
Hawthorn Middle School North Cafeteria & Gym
The Hawthorn Neighborhood Girl Scouts proudly present
For hundreds of years, wildlife has been ignored and put at risk by humans worldwide. During the 20 century, the impact had become more dramatic with more species getting closer to extinction. Activist groups and governments finally began to work together late in the 20th century to protect these wonderful creatures that are so important to the continued health of our environment and natural systems. For more than 30 years, the U.S. Endangered Species Act has helped prevent the extinction of our nation’s wildlife treasures including the beloved symbols of
?????????The Endangered Species Act provides added benefits to people by maintaining healthy natural systems that provide us with clean air and water, food, medicines and other products that we all need to live healthy lives.
As members of the scouting community we commit our lives to the Girl Scout Promise and Law. This includes being responsible to all living creatures and the environment. We must be good stewards of the environment and leave behind a legacy of protecting endangered species and the special places they call home. To help our girls become more aware of our environment that we usually take for granted, we choose this important and fun topic for the girls to become more knowledgeable.
Date: Sunday, April 19th, Setup 12:30 – 1:00, Fair 1:00 – 3:00
- Feb 20th – Troop Registration and Topic Form and Money due
- March 18th – Troop Facility Requirements Form due
- April 7th – Question(s) & Activity for booklet due
Anything you want, as long as it has to do Endangered Animals - You might think Endangered Animals is a straightforward topic but it can be quite diverse. Troops can approach this year’s theme in a variety of ways depending upon their interests. Below are some different ideas:
1. Choose an animal on the endangered list - We ask that you pick an animal and not specie. That way it will free up a wider variety of animals for others to choose. With this topic, the troop can research the animal itself and what has happened in the environment that made it endangered. There are many websites with an extensive list or Vernon Township Library has a huge encyclopedia listing all endangered animals.
2. Choose a country or organization and research what they are doing to help endangered animals (laws, acts, or research). Conversely, you can choose an industry and research what they are doing or not doing to help preserve the future of our wildlife.
3. Choose a scientific technology that is being used to save a certain animal or specie
At the Fair, participating troops will set up a table to display what they have learned about their chosen topic.
Non-participating troops are welcome to attend and enjoy an afternoon of Awareness and Fun!
All girls present will receive an Endangered Animal Fun patch.
What Do You Need to Do?
Once you have picked your topic, then it is time to learn and create! Follow these easy steps:
· Research – Learn about your topic
· Booth Presentation- use display board or interactive activities to share what you have learned with your Hawthorn Neighborhood Girl Scout sisters.
· Swaps - don’t forget those swaps! You will need around 200. Swaps are small, inexpensive giveaways that represent your topic – it’s a way the girls get to take a piece of the experience home with them. Keep them cheap and simple!
· Activity – design a simple activity the scouts can complete while visiting the troop’s booth (puzzles, mazes, coloring/art craft, building something)
· Booklets - As in the past, we will hand out booklets to the girls as they enter the Fair. Each participating troop/table will have a page in the booklet with 1-3 questions. As the girls visit tables they should find the corresponding page in their booklet and fill it out
· Other Fun activities – Depending upon how many troops register, we might have extra funds to have endangered animal cookies made and the girls can decorate them or adopt an endangered animal from a reputable organizations. I will keep you informed as registrations come in.
· Troops are responsible for their own costs. Expenses are not reimbursable
Sign Up Process
1. Due by February 20?th – Troop Registration and Topic Form and Money. ** I want to avoid duplicates so please wait for confirmation before proceeding with your topic. . Ideas will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis and will be confirmed via e-mail.
2. Due by March 18th: Troops interested in participating with a table must submit the Facility Request Form by email Donna Callen
3. Due by April 7 – Questions & Activity for Booklet;
Questions? Contact -
REGISTRATION FORM (Due Feb 20th)
Leader(s) Name________________________ Phone _______________ e-mail address _____________
Friendship Fair Volunteer & phone number (optional): __________________________________
____ Yes, my troop will participate in the fair and will have a table.
____ Yes, my troop will attend the fair, but will not have a table. Don’t forget to order the patches below.
# of Patches ___________ x $1.00 each = $________
$12 Facility fee for participating troops is required $________
Total Amount enclosed $________
(Make checks payable to Hawthorn Neighborhood) Registration is not official until all $ is paid in full.
FACILITY REQUEST FORM (Due March 18th)
Troop #____________ Leader’s Name:__________________________
Tables: Number of tables needed ________ Extra Chairs (max of 2 per table) Yes No
Outlets: do you need an electrical outlet? Yes No
Wall space: Do you need to be located on a wall? Wall space is useful if you have posters to hang but wall space is limited and we will do our best to accommodate you.
Will you have food or liquid at your booth? (NO food is allowed on the gym floor, so all booths with food need to be in the cafeteria.)
Are there any other items that you will need?