Camp Fire celebrates 100 years in DFW with exhibit, museum day April 5

03/13/2014 1:15 PM

03/13/2014 1:16 PM

Camp Fire’s roots run deep in North Texas, deep enough to notch the century mark this year with celebrations for Camp Fire USA’s First Texas Council.

Back in 1914, Fort Worth groups of Camp Fire Girls were already meeting, only four years after the national organization was founded in Vermont. The organization became coed in 1975 and now serves about 22,000 youths, adults and child-care providers annually in Tarrant, Parker, Wise, Hood, Johnson and Denton counties.

“A Century of Sparking Discovery,” a historic collection of Camp Fire First Texas artifacts and memorabilia dating to 1914, opened to the public this month at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History.

Spanning 10 decades of Camp Fire First Texas’ partnership with North Texas families, the exhibit offers visitors the opportunity to experience the history, milestones and future vision of Camp Fire, as well as those of the local council.

The centennial exhibit is scheduled for display through Oct. 12.

A Camp Fire Day at the Museum on April 5 will permit museum visitors to enjoy the exhibit while also participating in hands-on learning activities with Camp Fire staff in the museum’s Innovation Studios.

Activities will include a daffodil-creation project, a fossil match, sorting games, a “Spark Wall” and kinetic games.

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