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Instructional Campfire. Opening. Flag Ceremony - “I am Old Glory” Opening Song – God Bless America Fire Lighting Ceremony. Why Have A Campfire?. And they’ve always had them because they can contribute so much to an outdoor experience. “Because Scouts have always had them.”.

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Opening
Opening

  • Flag Ceremony - “I am Old Glory”

  • Opening Song – God Bless America

  • Fire Lighting Ceremony


Why have a campfire

Why Have A Campfire?

And they’ve always had them because they can contribute so much to an outdoor experience.

“Because Scouts have always had them.”


What does a campfire accomplish
What Does A Campfire Accomplish?

  • It Can offer:

  • Entertainment

  • Fellowship

    • Ideal Time to Offer a Message of Inspiration

  • Education

    • Practice Leadership Skills


Four s s
Four S’s

  • Showmanship

  • Songs

  • Stunts / Skits

  • Stories

  • Planning



What have we learned

What Have We Learned?

A good rule for planning campfire programs is to follow the fire.


Showmanship
Showmanship

  • Showmanship is the art of attractive presentation.

  • Puts sparkle and life into the gathering.

  • Without it the program can fall flat.

  • JUST BE YOURSELF!!!


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Showmanship

  • Campfire Location

  • It can be conducted in any group setting.

  • Large enough to hold everyone in comfort.

  • Doesn’t have to be a wood fire.

  • A lantern or a candle work just as well.

  • Dress up the area

  • Create atmosphere


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Showmanship

  • Opening Ceremony

  • Often includes a dramatic way of lighting the fire.

  • Get underway with plenty of pep.

  • Use lively Songs and Cheers.

  • Sets the tone for the whole program.

  • Must arrest and hold audiences attention.


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Showmanship

  • Closing Ceremony

  • Quiet and Inspirational.

  • Message comes as fire embers die down.


Songs
Songs

  • Samples of Different Kinds of Campfire Songs

  • Scout Songs “On My Honor” Peppy Songs “Miss O’Leary “John Jacob Jingleheimer Schmidt” Action Songs “Head and Shoulders, Knees and Toes” “One Finger, One Thumb” Special Occasion Songs “Happy Birthday” Novelty Songs “Hey Ho;’ “Little Rabbit;’ “Da Da Da” Quiet Songs “Scout Vesper” Inspirational Songs “Trail the Eagle;’ “Hail Scouting Spirit”


Stunts skits
Stunts / Skits

  • One Purpose – FUN

  • Can train and inspire

  • Sources

  • Scouting Magazine

  • Boys Life

  • Books of Campfire Skits

  • Imagination of the Scouts

  • Must be rehearsed

  • And be approved by a Scout Leader


Appropriateness

Appropriateness

A good test is to hold them up against the Scout Law’s friendly, courteous, and kind.


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Appropriateness

  • Gray Areas to Avoid:

  • Underwear

  • Toilet Paper

  • Water

  • Inside Jokes

  • Use of Alcohol, Drugs, or Tobacco

  • Cross-gender impersonation


Campfire discipline
Campfire Discipline

  • Set the standard from the start

  • Flashlights

  • Booing

  • Razing

  • Disruptions

  • Throwing objects


Stories
Stories

  • Storytelling is an art

  • Anyone can acquire with practice

  • Need good imagination

  • Appreciation of good stories

  • A knack for showmanship


Types of stories
Types of Stories

  • Ghost

  • Humorous

  • Adventure

  • Hero (inspirational)

  • Miscellaneous (general interest)



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