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Guide to the Moscow District Camp Fire Girls Records 1946-1984

Sponsor: Funding for encoding this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Title: Records
Creator: Moscow District Camp Fire Girls
Dates: 1946-1984
Quantity: 1 cubic foot
Abstract:Financial statements, annual reports, committee reports, articles of incorporation, by-laws, correspondence, summer and day camp materials, newsclippings, and candy sale reports.
Identification: MG064
Language: English
Repository: University of Idaho Library Special Collections and Archives
Moscow, ID 83844-2351


The records were received in two installments between 1971 and 1982. Where original folder headings existed, the titles were retained. The three series, Administration, Camps, and Candy Sales, were established to reflect a reasonable means of organization.

Scope and Content

The records of the Moscow District Camp Fire Girls span the years 1946 to 1984, with the bulk of the material covering the years 1951 to 1976. Included in the records are board of directors minutes, financial statements, annual reports, committee reports, articles of incorporation, by-laws, correspondence, camp information, and candy sales reports.

Biographical/Administrative History

The national organization of Camp Fire Girls originally began as a summer camp at Lake Sebago, Maine. In 1910, Luther and and Charlotte Gulick established a foundation for both the recreation and education of girls. The group was officially incorporated on March 15, 1912. Many of the original founders of the Boy Scouts in the U.S. were instrumental in shaping a program specifically designed for girls.

The actual date for the establishment of a local Camp Fire Girls group in Moscow is vague. According to information gleaned from the records, a Camp Fire Girls group may have been in existence as early as 1912, shortly after it was incorporated nationally. Brochures within the collection include some interesting bits and pieces of information from newsclippings and local lore. Two area women from both Moscow and Lewiston had participated in Camp Fire activities at Lake Sebago and personally knew the founders. They started small, informal clubs in their perspective towns.

It wasn't until 1951 that Camp Fire was officially incorporated in the state of Idaho as the Sacajawea Council. The national framework of the organization dictated that a regional office be established first followed by an area Council and then individual town "districts." The Sacajawea Council was located in Lewiston and Moscow became the district. One of Moscow Camp Fire Girls earliest and most stalwart sponsors was the Moscow Historical Club.

Club activities occurred year-round, but summer camp and day camp were especially popular. Day camp was at Camp Kenjockety on Moscow Mountain while the summer camp sessions were held at Camp Neewahlu on Lake Coeur d' Alene. Information concerning the Sacajawea Council can be found in History Highlights, 1910-1986: Tah-ol La Kah District, Sacajawea Council, Camp Fire, Inc. published in Moscow, ID in 1987.


This collection is indexed under the following headings in the online catalog. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons, or places should search the catalog using these headings.

Moscow District Camp Fire Girls

Camp Fire Girls-Idaho-History-Sources


Administrative Information

TThe records of the Moscow District Camp Fire Girls were donated to the University of Idaho Library by Richard Beck in 1971 and 1982 with additional materials subsequently donated in 1984.

Detailed Description of the Collection

I. Administration
11Camp Fire Girls, Inc. National Policies and Conference Material 1949, 1971 5
12Articles of Incorporation, Certificate of Incorporation 1946, 1951 3
13Camp Fire Girls, Inc. Revised By-laws 1971 1
14Sacajawea Council By-laws 1961-1975 5
15Sacajawea Council Personnel Policies and Correspondence 1959-1974 3
16Sacajawea Council Board of Directors 1959-1975 3
17Sacajawea Council Long Range Plan 1974 1
18Sacajawea Council Budget Reports, Statements 1954-1976 39
19Moscow District Camp Fire Financial Statements and Reports 1957-1973 16
110Sacajawea Council Audits 1955-1966 7
111Sacajawea Council Annual Meetings, Reports, Programs 1958-1984 7
112Sacajawea Sponsor Booklet n.d. 1
113Sacajawea Council Board of Directors Minutes 1954-1960 38
114Sacajawea Council Board of Directors Minutes 1971-1974 44
115Moscow District Camp Fire Committee Minutes 1964-1969 53
116Moscow District Camp Fire Minutes 1970-1974 46
117Sacajawea Council and Moscow District Annual Reports 1957-1976 16
118Moscow District Adult Membership Committee 1952-1960 22
119Moscow District Camp Committee 1956-1963 7
120Moscow District Committee Lists and Correspondence 1958-1974 17
121Moscow District Finance Committee Budgets, Correspondence, Reports, Newsclippings 1952-1963 73
122Moscow District Group Organization Committee Charts, Brochures, Booklets, and Guidelines 1956-1957 10
123Moscow District Public Relations Committee 1956-1963 17
124Moscow District Training Committee Guidelines, Duties, and Policies n.d. 5
125Sacajawea Council and Moscow District Newsletters 1957-1974 9
126Moscow Camp Fire Yearbooks 1958-1969 10
127Moscow Camp Fire Yearbooks 1969-1974 5
II. Camps
128Sacajawea Council Summer Camp Materials 1954-1962 30
129Moscow Day Camp Director and Leader Materials and Announcements 1959 4
130Moscow Day Camp Health Certificate, and Schedules 1960 1
131Moscow Day Camp Insurance Policies and Schedules 1961 6
132Moscow Day Camp Insurance Claims, Newsclippings, Program 1962 3
133Moscow Day Camp Financial Records, Insurance, Correspondence and Newsclippings 1963 21
134Moscow Day Camp Insurance, Activities and Newsclippings 1964 25
135Moscow Day Camp Newsclippings, Activity Booklet, Reports 1965 11
III. Candy Sales
136Correspondence, Agreements, Minutes, Brochures, Announcements 949-1956 25

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Creation: Encoded by Special Collections: ta2004
Language: Finding aid is in English

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