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Camp Fire Girls Sacramento-Yolo Council records
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The Camp Fire records document the activities of the now defunct groups in the Sacramento region. Now known simply as Camp Fire, Camp Fire Girls was established in Sacramento in the 1920s, and was a popular and inclusive organization for more than seventy-five years until it dissolved in 2009. Native American culture was a prominent influence on the group's values, attire, names, and ranks. The numerous books, scrapbooks, photographs, and artifacts make the bulk of the collection and provide the framework and foundation for each series.
Camp Fire Girls was established by Dr. Luther Gulick and Charlotte Gulick in 1910 as a non-profit youth agency. It was incorporated in Washington D.C. as a national agency on March 17, 1912. Since its founding, Camp Fire has upheld and promoted WoHeLo, which stands for the core values of Work, Health, and Love. These values have been central to the group, as is the Camp Fire law, which is to Worship God, Seek Beauty, Give Service, Pursue Knowledge, Be Trustworthy, Hold onto Health, Glorify Work, and Be Happy.
17.6 linear feet (16 boxes + 65 artifacts)
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