How do you keep a campfire burning for 100 hours? Lots of fuel & wishes! (And yes that is over 4 days of keeping a campfire going!) The Girl Scouts of Eastern Oklahoma accomplished this feat during their 100th Birthday Celebration. Here is the link that explains what they did and a contact for more information.
I really like the idea of the 100 hour campfire. One hour of fire for each year and representing all those that camped before us!
They also added another twist to it: troops could create “Wish” bundles. The wish bundles contained a stick for every member of the troop (girl & adult) tied with a ribbon or yarn. The troop came up with a wish and wrote it on a tag that was attached to the bundle. Below are some of the wishes from the GSEOK:
- “I want every Girl Scout to have a sash filled with badges.”
- “We wish to stay together through Ambassador and earn our Gold Award.”
Awesome wishes! If any service unit/neighborhood or group is looking for another idea for a 100th Anniversary event, I think this is a great one!
Here is a video from their closing ceremony of the 100 Hour Fire. It’s long (25 minutes!) but it’s a great memory for all!
Do you have any ideas how to continue celebrating 100 Years of Girl Scouting? Please share in the comments below!
Yours in Scouting,