Presentation on theme: "Campfires. What is a Campfire? Campfire etiquette. What makes a great Campfire? Cheers, Yells and Applauds. Hints for success. Campfire Roles. Resources."— Presentation transcript:
What is a Campfire? Campfire etiquette. What makes a great Campfire? Cheers, Yells and Applauds. Hints for success. Campfire Roles. Resources. Mindari project.
What is a Campfire? Council fire for cooking and warmth. Program of songs, skits, stunts, prayers Like a fire builds slowly at lighting To a peak in the middle Subsides gradually to the closing as the fire dies to embers
Campfire Etiquette Before the campfire discuss etiquette. Circle is sacred and quiet before and after the fire. Prohibit flashlights. The ‘Keeper of the Flame’ shall make sure there is sufficient wood added to the fire for light. No talking rule. Applaud in the form of yells. No clapping. Keep to the proceedings tightly. Quietly leave the campfire at the end.
What makes a great Campfire? Planning Opening: parading to the formal circle. Introductions. Lighting the fire. Short upbeat verse or song to set the mood. Everyone participates singing songs and performing skits and yelling yells. As the dying embers are just a glow the campfire ends with a final prayer.
Cheers, Yells, Applauds Applauds: 1. You're the cats Meow: MeeeeOOOOW!. 2. Shake hands over the head and say: Yabba-dabba-doo. 3. Every one stomps around as if stomping grapes, then reach down with one hand dipping with a glass and drinking it, saying: AAAAAhhhhh. Boos! 1. Chinese Bow: Stand, fold your arms, bow from the waist and say: Ah Phooey 2. Foil Dinner: RAW, RAW, RAW! Encores 1. Fireman Yell: Water, Water, Water! More, More, More! 2. Trumpet: da-da-da-da-dada-da-da-CHARGE!
Hints for Success Choose a memorable site Add some ash from the last Campfire to this new one. Keep the program short. Choose song you and the youth members enjoy. Avoid song sheets. This eliminates the need for torches. Set a brisk pace with minimal breaks. Have a stunt or yell ready in case the next act isn’t ready. Plan for program for about 30 mins.
Campfire Roles Master of Ceremonies Song Leader Cheermaster Area Setup Campfire Builder Fire put out by Cleanup
Resources MacScouter Internet Margaret Day
Mindari Project Plan and create a Campfire program to run for 30 minutes. Plan: Opening Fire Lighting Skits Stunts Songs Practice your ‘cheers’ and ‘boos’ Closing