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Camp Fire History Archive

#EmblemDrop2022: One Week Out!

7 Days #eblemdrop2022

Count ’em: There are seven days left until we reveal Camp Fire’s first full emblem redesign in 100 years. Emblems have been an important part of Camp Fire’s history; they are a tangible, displayable record of how Camp Fire members… Read More >

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SAVE THE DATE: A Redesign 100 Years in the Making

  Mark your calendars: November 1 is bringing big, bright changes to the way Camp Fire recognizes young people’s growth and achievements. For the first time in 100 years, we’ve totally reimagined our emblems for rewards and recognition. Spurred on… Read More >

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Camp Fire alumni keep camp history alive

Sign showing "Ojiketa Regional Park"

The Ojiketa Preservation Society continues Camp Fire’s impact in the Twin Cities region long after the camp it is named after closed.  In 1926, the St. Paul Council of Camp Fire Girls opened Camp Ojiketa in Chisago City, Minnesota, on… Read More >

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Camp Fire’s Boundary Breaking-History

  Written by: Ben Matthews, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Access Specialist     In 1909, Charlotte Gulick held a small summer camp for her daughters, three of their close friends, and a young woman with disabilities. There was no way… Read More >

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Camp Fire’s Delicious History

August 10th is National S’mores Day, so get out your skewers, stoke those coals and settle in for a little Camp Fire history. (A disputed history, but history nonetheless.) Camp Fire has long claimed bragging rights for the creation of… Read More >

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