Camp Fire Boys and Girls

Camp Fire Boys and Girls,

American organization for boys and girls from birth to age 21, originally the Camp Fire Girls, for girls 6 to 18 years old. It was founded (1910) by Luther Halsey GulickGulick, Luther Halsey
, 1865–1918, American pioneer in physical education, b. Honolulu, of American missionary parents. He studied at Oberlin College, Sargent School of Physical Training (now part of Boston Univ.), and the New York Univ. medical college (M.D., 1889).
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 (1865–1918) and other educators "to perpetuate the spiritual ideals of the home" and "to stimulate and aid in the formation of habits making for health and character." Boys were invited to join in 1975, and the organization was renamed; boys now comprise 45% of the membership of 667,000 (1999). Camp Fire runs resident camping, child-care, and self-reliance programs, as well as coeducational clubs led by adult volunteers.
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Although the organization started out as Camp Fire Girls, it opened its programs to boys in 1975 and became Camp Fire Boys and Girls.
The following year we switched to Camp Fire Boys and Girls with an all-girl troop.
CAMP FIRE BOYS AND GIRLS "We are inclusive, welcoming children, youth, and adults regardless of race, religion, socioeconomic status, disability, sexual orientation, or other aspects of diversity.
The Camp Fire Boys and Girls organization is asking all adults to celebrate its fourth annual ``Absolutely Incredible Kid Day'' on Thursday by writing a letter to those special children in their lives.
The Camp Fire Boys and Girls group has also had a book published called ``Letters From the Heart.
Mary Helen Franko is senior field manager for the Camp Fire Boys and Girls national office.
Besides being honored for being in Camp Fire Boys and Girls for 10 years, she was also Miss Lake Los Angeles 1997.
Camp Fire Boys and Girls in Des Moines, Iowa, undertook the following steps to develop a method to measure these outcomes.
Dewey and other former campers hope to rekindle the memories during a reunion from Friday to Sunday at Camp Wasewagan, a getaway in the San Bernardino Mountains for Camp Fire boys and girls.
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