Showing posts with label Campfire. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Campfire. Show all posts

Monday, June 18, 2012

Our Campfire Celebration

***The line up of candles. Campfire has a very long tradition of ceremonial candles that are individually lite and extinguished throughout the ceremony each representing a special meaning. A few being the candle of work, health and love.

Patiently waiting for the ceremony to begin. I was really in awe at how well all out kids did. They were very patient and respectful. (despite a few arguments and a little rock throwing) 

Walking around the fire (safely) for their ceremony of moving up.
All our kids were in Little Stars, ages preschool or 3-5. 
They graduated up to Starflight, Kindergarten-2nd grade, now they will get their traditional vest! Hooray! Great job kiddos!
 The "STAR" in Starflight has very special meaning:
"Service To Another Rewards"

 Bradley walking over the bridge, passing from one (Little Stars) to another (Starflight).
Great job sweetie!!!!

And here my phone ruined a BEAUTIFUL picture when you enlarge it and Jessi forgot her camera :(
Here is Evie with her mommy (Jessi) after she walked over the bridge and moved up to Starflight....proud mommy!
Jessi was also the host/speaker for the event, she did a wonderful job!

Jessi was given a few pins for special recognition for the service she puts in, volunteer hours, how long shes been a campfire member and all the great she does! She not only is the leader of our Little Starflight group but she also co-leads another group of older girls. Yaaa....she's pretty awesome!

 It was a wonderful ceremony filled with great company and recognizing our kids for doing a great job! I can speak for both Jessi and I when I say we can not wait to see what wonderful thinks we can do this coming year with our Starflight group!

If you would like to learn more about Campfire USA, Donate or join Campfire USA...its for girls AND boys, please follow this link to

Organizations are great for your kids~
Bree and J

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Thursday, May 10, 2012

Honor a Mom: Thursday

Honor A Mom: Thursday
Mary Olsen
I just wanted to share a special mom with you today.  My dear friend and mentor, Mary Olsen!  She has spent the last 25 years with Camp Fire and is retiring this June, *sob* but I know she'll continues to inspire me to be the best person I can be.  She has practically held my hand through all the events I've planned and volunteer for during the last 5 years that I've been involved with Camp Fire.  Her voice is in my head when I see good deeds that need doing!  She's the best at resolving issues and keeping with tradition all the while keeping everyone's feeling safe.  Her camp name is M.O.M., for Mother of Many and has been mine for the better part of my adult childhood.  There is always room in her heart, even though she is a mom herself and a very busy woman, she still has time to help less privilaged children enjoy Camp Fire, helping more than 100 people become involved where normally they could not afford to!  She shares the best stories and has the largest of hearts.  You'd think I would have pictures of her but of course like most mothers, she's behing the camera!  So instead I'll include pictures of Camp Sealth!
Color Guard retiring the flag.
From the beach looking south-ish.
From the beach looking north-ish.
Making S'mores!
Inside Rounds Hall
Close up look at the shields.
  For more information on our Council, Click Here!
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Thursday, May 3, 2012

Mother's Day Hand Print Planter

Our campfire group made these adorable Mother's Day planters yesterday...simple, cute, and easy for the kiddos to do. 
Hmmm...I wonder if I'll get the 2 planters my boys made for Mother's Day. ;)
What you'll need:
Ceramic Planter
Sample Size Paint
Coffee Filters (optional)

Place your coffee filter in the bottom of planter, this prevents any soil from spilling out of bottom during planting and watering.
Let child spoon in soil, squish outer plastic of planter to help remove flower, and place flower in pot. 
Spoon in more soil if needed.
Paint their hand and help them place hand on side of planter. Making sure fingers are spread and room for the the thumb to be placed. We also helped while removing the hand, removing hand seemed to be more difficult than placing. 
Repeat process other side of planter so there are 2 hand prints on planter.
Let paint dry and water your plant per instructions for beautiful, healthy flowers!

Happy Mommy's Day in 10 day~
Bree and J

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Wednesday, May 2, 2012

The Seattle Foundation "GiveBIG" for Campfire USA

Today is GiveBIG, and we are excited to help The Seattle Foundation promote their 2nd annual online charitable giving event! 

We hope you will consider participating in this community wide day of philanthropy by making a gift to Camp Fire USA Central Puget Sound Council.

Camp Fire provides need-based financial assistance to kids and families for all of our youth development programs.

Your support makes a difference! Here's how: 

$50   Helps a child participate in one year Camp Fire USA CPSC
of Group Program. A gift of $50 covers their
annual membership and the cost of their uniform.

$100   Allows a child and their guardian to
attend a weekend retreat at Camp Sealth, Camp Fire USA CPSC
like Starflight Weekend.

$170   Provides a child with a campership to attend a week of Day Camp.

$550   Sends a child to a five-day session 
of resident camp at Camp Sealth. 

Our kids are in Campfire and it's a wonderful organization where they meet new friends, do crafts and games, participate in fundraising events for our local community and strive to make our community, family and the world a better place! 

Campfire USA is co-ed and non-denominational. Age ranges from 3 years and up through high school!

To find/join a group near you or more information go to Campfire USA's website now!

Thank you!
Bree and Jessi
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