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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:

Relentless Optimism for our Promise to youth

I am an optimist. I’m also relentless. I was in Silicon Valley recently as part of a Kansas City, Missouri, Chamber of Commerce visit. During our visit to Google’s headquarters, I discovered there’s actually a term that “Googlers” (yes, that’s… Read More >

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Thankful, with More Hope for the Future

This is the time of year when many of us reflect on all that we’re thankful for. In keeping with that, I’m devoting my December blog to what we’re thankful for at Camp Fire. As Camp Fire professionals, parents, alums,… Read More >

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Thrive: What Are Sparks, and Why Are They Important?

What are sparks? Sparks are the passions, skills, and strengths that are discoverable in all of us. They become passions for us, and when allowed and encouraged to explore those passions, we thrive. They’re a source of motivation, and they’re… Read More >

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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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