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THE CAMP FIRE GIRLS
By Lorraine Peter
The organization called the ('amp Kin Girl wm started in 1911. Several persons who were interested in girls saw the need of nn organisation thut did for girls whnt the Boy Scout wan doing for boy . Them people pcnt many hour formulating the principles and philosophy of Camp Fire. The organization consists of groups of girls over eleven years of age, and aims to provide a programme of activities that keeps beauty, romance and adventure in every day life. It emphasizes the home, health and real citizenship for girls. F.ach group must have a leader, or guardian, a woman at least eighteen years of age. Each girl pays annual dues of one dollar. Application blanks are sent upon request to the National Headquarters in New York. As soon as the blank, properly filled out. together with the dues of each member is received at Camp Fire Headquarters in New York, the guardian receives her certificate and the group a charter.
The first thing a Camp Fire (Jirl does after her group is registered at National Headquarters is to begin working for honors, for the honors are the framework or skeleton of all the Camp Fire program.
“Honors’ are things to he done sometimes little things and sometimes big things. They have been grouped under seven headings called ‘'Crafts,” and each cruft has a symbolic color. When an honor has been won, that is. when the requirements for the winning of that honor have been fulfilled. as recognition of the winning of that honor, or the doing of the stint it represents, the girl receives n wooden bend, the color of the craft to which the honor belongs. Thus, these honor beads are records of attainment, and are used as decorations on the ceremonial gown.
There are three ranks that a ('amp Fire Girl may attain. They are Wood Gatherer, Fire Maker and Torch Bearer. The first rank is that of Wood Gatherer,. It mark a stage in a member's progress; it proves that she is sincere In her ideal and is trying lo Hv up to the Camp Fire Law. Some of the requirements of a Wood Gatherer are: the must have been a member of the Camp Fire for at least four months nnd not
more than a year; must be able to repent the Wood Gatherer’s Desire alone; hove earned four hundred fifty points of the Health Chart in one month. The second rank is thnt of Fire Maker. Thr Fire Maker has had a longer experience In Camp Fire than a Wood Gatherer mid must accomplish harder requirements. She must hove been a Wood Gatherer for at least • ne year; must own a ceremonial gown; must help prepare and serve at least two meals; tie n square knot five times in succession correctly nnd without hesitation; keep the Health Chart for two months. To he a Torch Bearer, the girl must hove proved her capacity for leadership and shown herself to be a responsible member of society and must have won at least one Big Honor in Nature Lore and in five other crofts.
Koch rank has a "desire.” There ore no pledges for n ('amp Fire Girl. The girl only expresses her desire to follow the organization’s law which is to seek beauty; give service; pursue knowledge; be trustworthy; hold on to health; glorify work nnd be happy. The slogan is: “Give Service;” and the watch-word is “Wohalo,” made of the first two letters of the words work, health and love. These and the de-sires form the ideals of the organization.
The Camp Fire Girls are always busy. They help their mothers at home, and by doing so earn Home ('raft honors. They take hikes in all sorts of weather and cook their dinners out of doors. They give plays, bazaars and in many other ways earn the money to go camping or to buy their supplies.
These are some of the things done by the Camp Fire Girls. Beside all the fun and service, they have the beauty of their ceremonial meeting . their ceremonial gow n and their Camp Fire symbolism.
In communities where there is no large camp, groups go off camping by themselves. Sometimes they comp in a cottage; sometimes they pitch a tent on the shore of a lake. Their guardian or some older person goes with them. They try to keep up the Camp Fire standard .
The first thing a Camp Fire girl does is to choose her name. This she does not do in a hurry, but carefully, for she wants her name to
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By Marvin Rood
Friend one and all:
The difficult tank of bidding farewell for thix graduating class ha fallen to my lot. It seem an arduous thing to do because, though we re-Joicr at the thought thut our high school course hn» been completed, we ure reluctant to leave you with whom wc have been so closely associated during our stay here.
The beauty and splendor of Nature’s marvelous works that we sec on every hand at this glorious May time are evidences that all vegetation has a very good start, ho we are looking forward to abundant fruitage in the future.
Likewise we, the class of nineteen thirty, cuuflidcr thut the Wisconsin School for the Deaf hn provided us with un adequate start or foundation, us it were, so it has the right to expect of each and every one of us fruitage, results. May it not be disappointed.
Whatever good fortune or success we may achieve, we shall owe a great debt of gratitude to our Alma Mater. The moral und intellectual training, we have received here, will prove a foundation that will, we are confident, withstand many a storm and battle.
Our motto, "Ever Onward,” we Intend to keep within our range of vision to guide und beckon us forward Hnd to give uh couruge to continue in the work wc set out to do.
To the State Board of Control:
The members of this graduating class wish to extend to you their sincere gratitude for the splendid opportunities you have provided for the pupils of this school. Each of us realixes what a benefit an institution of this kind affords the deaf hoys and girls, enabling them to be of service in this busy world. Doubtless as yean go by, our appreciation of what you are doing will increase.
To you. our Superintendent:
Though we are graduating and must be up and away to join the vast company of builders of future America, the memory of your tireless and unceasing efforts to help us we shall not leuve behind. The willing, encouraging advice, which you have o often tendered and which we so greutly needed, will serve as a beacon light. |K»inting out the way. With hearts overflowing with grutitude. we wish you continued success and may you always show the joy and buoyancy in your work that you have manifested while we have been under your wing.
To our Teacher and Supervisor :
Each day as we have met with you, you have had much to do with this start or foundation, of which I have previously spoken. Our thunk.- to you we hope to express in deeds. Words seem inadequate. You have not been mere instructor bent on cramming our minds with unnecessary knowledge but friendly advisors, impressing try-on us the need of thinking before undertaking the tusks confronting us.
To you, whom we count as such true friend-, we find it hard to bid farewell. We wish you many more years of happy and successful work here.
Fellow Schoolmate :
Tonight, dear friends, wt meet with you f. i the lust time. When we leave here, we go iu Alumni weighted with the responsibility of making a living. You will remain, we hope, to complete your courses here. Let us all try to reulixe more fully that at W. S. D. we are given the opportunities to prepare ourselves to be loyal American citizens. It is our sincere hope thut ■ome day each one of you will sit on this platform. members of a graduating class, as we do today. We appreciate your friendship and ere loath to say good-bye.
To My Cla mata :
To you I owe my last words. True, Commencement means the beginning of life’s work; but I’m sure that we are agreed, that we haw here gained enough of an education and learned enough about a trade to be able to live happy, prosperous lives. Have we not already a beginning? Into our thought have been imbedded good morals. high ideals, and noble aims. A- we go forth our Alma Mater is going to keep track of uh—may she have no reason to be ashamed.
The memories of our school days here together will. I’m sure, ever be treasured by all of u .
Let us take with us as we go our various ways this quotation for inspiration and encouragement:
“Thank Cod each morning when you get up thot you have something to do which must be done, whether you like it or not. Being forced to do your work und forced to do your best will breed in you temperance, self-control, diligence, strength of will, content, and a hundred virtue which the idle will never know."
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represent mi ami an ideal. A. u rule, Indian word are used, A symbol i « the sign for an idea, (’amji Fire use Indian symbolism because by its uae thing cun be enriched with new meaning and beauty, and are very simple in form and idea. The ('amp Fire Girl have adopt-ed their symbolism to lit their own need and idea .
By thl» time you may be convinced of what fun it In to be n Cutup Fire Girl. The chief drawback i» that one enn only be n member in the place in which she lives,
Wouldn’t it be thrilling to step on n magic
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carpet and wish yourself into other place where girki ure working and pluying in the Camp Fire way? This is a possibility within your reach. 'Kvaryjrirl’s," the magazine of the organization. I- the magic carpet that will transport you to hundred of other Camp Fire Communities and make you feel acquainted with the girls in them.
The girl at W. S. D. urr carrying on their work us successfully as hearing members could. Every year we have our annual outing and all llie members look forward to that time with irroal enthusiasm.
Mow Harris: ''Gerald, are you the oldest child in the family?”
Gerald: "Yes, ma’am."
.Miss Harris, a little Jitter: "Gerald, ure you
the youngest child?"
Gerald: "Yea. mu’om."
John and Janies were having dinner in u fashionable cufe.
John said: "Say. James, did you get any
James answered rather nonchalantly, “Yes. I just found a piece under one of these peas."
Miss Harris: "Why Gerald, how can you be
both the oldest and the youngest?' Gerald: "I uni the only child."
Miss Matteson: "Marvin, is your hund up or not?"
Mis Matteson: "Then put it down."
Jimmie giggled when the teacher told the story of the man who swam the Tiber three times before breakfast.
“You do not doubt that a trained swimmer
could do that, do you?”
"No. but I wonder why he didn't swim it four times and get back to the side where hi clothes wore."
your standings lower in January than in December?”
John, "Ah—well—you see, everything is marked down after Christmas."
Every time I take my grandfather to u musical show he cracks his knuckles. He must think he’s giving a Joint recital.
Doll nation of the word automobile—From Knglish "aught to" and Latin "moves” to move. A vehicle which ought to move but frequently can’t.
Mr Lowe: "Now see here, John, why are
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