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How to Have a Hard Conversation

Conflict isn’t fun. Hard conversations can feel like a gut-punch, so most of us do everything we can to avoid them. But in the end, avoidance isn’t good for us, or our relationships. The good news? There are healthy ways… Read More >

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How We Talk About Failure & Success with Our Kids

Current research shows that our intelligence isn’t fixed – it can actually change! How? One of the keys to success in both school and life is adopting a growth mindset. Camp Fire believes it is important to help the kids… Read More >

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Living Life with Forward Momentum: One College Senior’s Key to Success

When a book on growth mindset becomes a young man’s go-to college companion — one he shared with his roommate who was struggling with challenging life decisions — it’s clear that tenacity and courage (the cornerstones of a growth mindset)… Read More >

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Imaginative Marketing and Distinguished Branding Drive Council Success

Though “amazing” is a fairly high-octane word, when Pat Madison, District Director, Camp Fire Gulf Wind, uses the word to describe some of the wins her council has celebrated over the past year, amazing isn’t quite up to the job.… Read More >

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Thrive{ology} at Work

Camp Fire doesn’t have to look very far to realize our movement is full of thriving youth. They’re all around us—in camps, in afterschool programs, and accepting awards. Youth who thrive achieve their full potential. We’re proud of our youth.… Read More >

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Camp Fire Long Beach Area Teens in Action

By Georgia Stewart, Associate Executive Director, Camp Fire Long Beach Area Camp Fire Long Beach Area Teens in Action participant, Alex Gomez, as part of her Wohelo project, ran a two-day camp at Carmelitos Housing Project in North Long Beach,… 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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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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