Camp Fire Club Leader
Just a few hours of volunteer time each month can make a meaningful difference in the lives of young boys and girls. You can share your talents, explore special interests, learn new skills, gain business experience and develop leadership abilities.
Today's Camp Fire USA leaders are as varied as today's Kids
You can give service to others, get involved in your community, be recognized for your achievements and, last but not least, have some fun yourself.
Help us to accomplish our mission to build caring, confident youth and future leaders
Who can be a club leader?
You can! Club leaders are responsible and caring adults who are willing to plan, organize and conduct regularly scheduled meetings for youth members.
Why do kids need your help?
Young people need to know how to plan, make decisions, solve problems and take responsiblity. Camp Fire USA provides the opportuniy to learn these vital skills
Boys and girls need to have friends, learn new skills and recive recognition fo rtheir achievements. They need to hae fun, too. Camp Fire USA meets all those needs.
Community service and good citizenship are important traditions in our country. Camp Fire USA kids see these traditions in action and learn that their personal involvement can make a difference
More than ever, today’s youth need initiative and self-reliance to get along in the world. Camp Fire USA encourages these qualities in its members.
Kids need to know that adults are interested in them. For some kids, Camp Fire USA is the only place they can find adults who really care about them.
What will I get out of being a volunteer leader?
Spend time with your child
Get to know your child's friends
Help youth become responsible citizens
Gain experience working with children
Contribute to your community
Meet new friends and learn new skills
What kind of support is there for leaders?
For everyone who wants to be a leader the Council provides free training, a Leader’s manual, monthly newsletters and support meetings. Supplemental trainings and enrichment opportunities happen throughout the year. There are books available for purchase from the Camp Fire Store complete with ideas for what to do with your club and meeting outlines. There are always staff and volunteers available to help you.
How much time does it take?
About two hours per week, one hour for planning and one for the meeting. Leaders also receive training and have regular leader meetings
When and where do clubs meet?
Each club meets on a regular basis, arranged to fit the schedules of its members and leaders. Meetings may be at school, a leader's home, other community locations, or they can rotate locations.
How many youth are in clubs?
Clubs vary in size from 4, 8 or more youth. Camp Fire's goal is to encourage youth participation and foster the group experience. Your club may be asked to invite a youth in your area who is looking to join a club. Here are Camp fire's minimum adult:kid ratios - Little Stars 2:6, Starflight 2:12, Adventure 2:20
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