Camp Fire Girls - Patch Identification

Camp Fire Girl patches symbolized achievements, membership, participation, etc.

At first the designs were stenciled on the ceremonial gown, later hand-stenciled onto leather swatches and sewn onto the ceremonial gown. When the designs were commercially embroidered, they evolved through a variety of backings. There have been some name  & design changes as well.

These Camp Fire Girl patches are found on leatherette, suede, black felt, navy blue felt and tan felt.

 

 

 

Gypsy Honors/Progression in Outdoor Action Honors:

Fagot Finder (now called Fire Tender)

 


Trail Maker

Gypsy

 

  Later, when the Gypsy Honors program was renamed Progression in Outdoor Action, High Adventure and Voyager were added, all 5 symbols continue with the Camp Fire USA program.

High Adventure

Voyager

 

 

Torch Bearer Craftsman Honors:

 17 Torch Bearer Craftsman Honors were introduced with the new 1936 edition of the Camp Fire Girls manual. This gave girls a variety of ways to earn the Torch Bearer Honor.

  • Once earned the honor was stenciled onto the ceremonial outfit. Embroidered patches came much later.
  • It was expected for a Camp Fire Girl to give service and show leadership in earning each Craftsman honor.
  • By 1962 there were 25 Torch Bearer ranks to earn.
  •  List is alphabetical by the first known name of the honor.
  • Colors noted in the descriptions don't always match the patch, Business is noted as being lemon yellow.

 





Art,
Hand Arts,
Creative Arts Appreciation

Aviation

 Aerospace

added 1946

Business

 Home Management

 

 

Business

Boating

 Small Craft

 Water Sports

added 1946

 

Camp Craft

 Outdoor Living, Camping

 

Citizenship

 Community Awareness

 

Community Government

 

dropped as a Torch Bearer Craftsman honor 1946, made in to a national project

 

 

Cooking

Creative Arts Career

 

 

Dancing, Performing Arts

 

 

Dramatics

 




 

Games and Sports

 Sports & Games

 

Gardening

 Environmental Issues



Healthy Living




Home Making, aka Homemaking

dropped by 1962

Horsemanship

introduced 1960





International Friendship

 

Interior Decoration

 Practical Living

 

Indian Lore, Community Understanding

dropped 1946

 

 

Music

 

 

Nature and Conservation



Nature Lore

 

Needlework

 

Photography,

  introduced 1962

Public Relations, Communications

Reading

Religious Growth

added 1946

 

Added 1946

 design changed by 1962

 

Science (in 1962), Computer Technology

 

 

Special Interests

Special Service

 

Travel

 

Water Activities, Aquatics, Swimming

       

 

 

 

 

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