Camp Fire Girls - Ranks

Ranks played an important part of the Camp Fire Girl program.

  • The original ranks were: Wood Gatherer, Fire Maker and Torch Bearer.

  • Trail Seeker's rank added in 1936

  • Emblems of rank came in a variety of materials, but the designs remained consistent, except for the Torch Bearer Rank.

 

Trail Seeker's Rank



1936




The wooden Trail Seeker's pin was introduced in 1937


1950's era

 

Trail Seeker Patch

Trail Seeker Charm

 

 

 

Wood Gatherer Rank

 



The Wood Gatherer emblem was available for purchase as early as the 1915 Camp Fire Girls catalog.

Embroidered on:

  •  blue galatea
  • white drill
  • khaki-colored galatea
  •  blue serge


25 cents

At first the ring was "free of charge", but that didn't last long.

 

Wood Gatherer's Ring

Early rings were "sized", later the ring was adjustable.

The 7 pieces of wood (5 upright, 2 across) represented the 7 points of the Camp Fire Girls' Law.

 

Wood Gatherer's Patch

Wood Gatherer's Charm

 

 

 

Fire Maker's Rank



Emblem was available for purchase as early as the 1915 Camp Fire Girls catalog.

Embroidered on:

  •  blue galatea
  • white drill
  • khaki-colored galatea
  •  blue serge


25 cents

 

 

Fire Maker's Bracelet

(spells WOHELO)

 






Fire Maker's patch

Fire Marker Charm

 

 

 

Torch Bearer Rank

 




Emblem was available for purchase as early as the 1915 Camp Fire Girls catalog.

Embroidered on:

  •  blue galatea
  • white drill
  • khaki-colored galatea
  •  blue serge

 

Torch Bearer's Pin

From at least 1915 until 1937

1937 Torch Bearer in Social Leadership pin

The path symbol again symbolizes continued progress, reaching the highest goal on the trail. The sun, the steadiest of all sources of light, symbolizes the unfailing torch.

1937 Torch Bearer - Craftsman Pin

The tendril represents growth in creative craftsmanship and the path and star symbols signify progress toward a goal on the Camp Fire trail.

 

When both pins were earned they were to be worn together.

 

1957 - Torch Bearer Craftsman

1962 - Group Torch Bearer (for Junior Hi Camp Fire Girls)

The tendril represents growth in creative craftsmanship and the path and star symbols signify progress toward a goal on the Camp Fire trail.

1957 - Torch Bearer in Social Leadership

1962 - Torch Bearer

The path symbol again symbolizes continued progress, reaching the highest goal on the trail. The sun, the steadiest of all sources of light, symbolizes the unfailing torch.

When  pin and charm were earned they were to be worn together, or the charm could be worn on a bracelet.

 

 


Torch Bearer Charm

Group Torch Bearer Pin

Torch Bearer Charm attached to a Group Torchbearer Pin




poor image - marking is purple on silver
   

 

 

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