Friends of Camp Fire to hold dinner fundraiser

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Museum to feature program’s long Madera history

The Friends of Camp Fire fundraising committee is searching for people who have gained from or have memories to share from Camp Fire, a longtime summer camp program in Madera.

A Friends of Camp Fire dinner will be held at the Madera Historical Society’s museum Friday to start a two-week long exhibit highlighting the history of Camp Fire in Madera.

The “logo” may have changed through the years, but the meaning of Camp Fire is the same.

Camp Fire, a national youth program created in Maine in 1910, started in Madera in 1918 but was put on hold until World War I ended. In 1922, A.L. Scott organized the first Camp Fire board and became Madera’s “Dad of Camp Fire.” ...

 

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