The Spark

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A purpose in life, less depression and anxiety, better social skills, higher school attendance…all of these benefits (and more!) when kids/teens have opportunity to nurture their Spark with adult support! See all the awesome benefits when you share your email! Enjoy:

Thrive: What Is It and Why Is It Important?

For over 100 years, Camp Fire has encouraged youth to discover and explore their fullest potential. From our earliest days, we have valued exploring one’s interests, choice, challenge through progression, and pursuit of meaningful endeavors. Current research in youth development… Read More >

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Congrats to Camp Fire Snohomish County!

The great work being done by Camp Fire Snohomish County was recently recognized in a big way—the Seattle Seahawks and Boeing honored 25 of the council’s youth in the Seahawks’ and Boeing’s Legion of Youth! The Legion of Youth program… Read More >

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Camp Fire and Fundraising

Let’s talk about fundraising. Better yet, let’s talk about the role Camp Fire National Headquarters must play to ensure three things for our donors, funders, fee-paying parents, and other key stakeholders:(1) effective programming, consistently delivered; (2) a consistent, rigorous approach… Read More >

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Onward & Upward!

Like many of you, I think about leadership a lot. Both my own and what I observe in others—what I can learn from (or avoid!). So, while preparing for the CEO Summit that took place Oct. 9-10 this year, I… Read More >

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Steps to Take if Your Child is Being Bullied at School

October is National Bullying Prevention Month, and as it draws to a close, we’re honored to have PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center provide a guest post on this critical topic. It is important that parents approach this situation in a… Read More >

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Camp Fire – Encouraging kids to connect with nature for more than 100 years!

Since 1910, when Dr. Luther and Charlotte Gulick founded Camp Fire Girls (see video below), Camp Fire has focused on helping youth appreciate and experience the outdoors. In fact, Dr. Gulick was so convinced that outdoor skills were integral to… Read More >

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Wear Orange for Unity Day!

This Wednesday, Oct. 22, is Unity Day, a day to wear orange to express solidarity with everyone who’s working to reduce bullying. Our friends at PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center are behind this endeavor, and we couldn’t agree more. Stop… Read More >

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The Power of Camp

We’ve been talking about bullying this month, because October is National Bullying Prevention Month. One aspect of bullying prevention is giving kids and teens the self-confidence to stand up for themselves (and for others). Camp Fire works to do that… Read More >

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Stand Up. Stand Out

I start this blog post as a testament to all the young people who see no good way out of the pain endured from repetitive bullying or feeling marginalized for things completely outside their control. Suicide rates among youth are… Read More >

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