Moment #26: Camp Fire Girls help during World War I . . .

Posted: July 06, 2011

In 1917, Camp Fire Girls (now Camp Fire USA) "pledged to save on food consumption, eliminate waste, and become physically fit" in an effort to help during World War I. Camp Fire Girls even camped "by orchards where they could help harvest and can fruits that would otherwise go to waste."

Camp Fire Girls was the first national nonsectarian, interracial organization for girls in the United States.

Information from Eleanor Eells' History of Organized Camping: The First 100 Years, pp. 73–74.