11.12.2017
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Campfire Ashes

We carry friendships with us in these ashes from other campfires with other comrades in other lands. May the joining of the dead fires with the leaping flames symbolize once more the unbroken chain that binds Scouts and Guides around the world.

Ashes from a campfire are sprinkled into the flames of the next campfire. The next morning, when the ashes are cold, they are stirred and each Scout takes some along to mix with the next campfire. If more than one Scout shares ashes in the same campfire, the history lists are pooled and the names and dates of all campfires are recorded and passed on. It is traditional that only those present at the campfire ceremony carry away ashes from that campfire.

With greetings from Scouts everywhere, these ashes have been carried by American Scouts around the world and have come from campfires in:

Australia 1, England 12, Luxemburg 1, Sweden 1, Austria 1, France 1, Mexico 1, Switzerland 6, Belgium 8, Germany 73, Netherlands 1, Taiwan 2, Brazil 1, Japan 3, Norway 1, Thailand 1, Canada 3, Korea 3, Philippines 1, USA 147, Columbia 1, Liechtenstein 1, Scotland 1

These ashes have been a part of 14 Jamborees (11 National and 3 World) and a part of 45 Wood Badge courses.

  • 2009    USA    Troop 45, Sipsey Wilderness, Eye of Needle Campout, Alabama, Oct. 24, 2009
  • 2009    USA    Wood Badge SR-947, Camp Seminole, MS
  • 2006    USA    Wood Badge SR-739, Camp Seminole, MS
  • 2006    USA    Pushmataha Autumn Adventure, Philmont, NM
  • 2004    USA    Pushmataha Trek 716-K, Philmont, NM
  • 2003    USA    Wood Badge SR-516, Camp Seminole, MS
  • 2002    USA    Troop 14 Starkville, MS Sipsey River Hike, AL
  • 2002    USA    Wood Badge SR-437, Camp Armstrong, MS
  • 2002    USA    Wood Badge SR-437, Camp Yocona, MS
  • 2002    USA    OA Vigil Callout, Camp Seminole, MS
  • 2002    USA    Dan Wrather Vigil Fire, Camp Seminole, MS
  • 2002    USA    Dick Tipton MemorialService, CampTallaha, MS
  • 2002    USA    OA SR-1 Conclave, Camp Avondale, LA
  • 2001    USA    Troop 1 Campfire (Shiloh), Pickwick Lake, TN
  • 2000    USA    Wood Badge SR-337, Camp Seminole, MS
  • 2000    USA    Pack 11 WebelosCrossover, Camp Seminole, MS
  • 2000    USA    OA Call-out Ceremony, Camp Seminole, MS
  • 1998    USA    Mark Guyton Vigil Fire, Camp Seminole, MS
  • 1993    USA    Nolachuckey Dist Continous Campfire, TN
  • 1993    USA    Nat. Jamboree Training,Camp Davy Crocket, TN
  • 1993    USA    1991 World Jamboree Reunion, Ft AP Hill, VA
  • 1993    USA    National Jamboree, Fort A. P. Hill, VA
  • 1993    USA    Nolachuckey District Spring C-O-R, TN
  • 1993    USA    Wood Badge SR-43, Camp Davy Crockett, TN
  • 1992    USA    Wood Badge SE-581, Camp Davy Crockett, TN
  • 1992    USA    Warriors Path District Klondike Derby, TN
  • 1992    USA    WarriorsPath District ScoutShow, Kingsport, TN
  • 1992    USA    NolachuckeyDistrict Fall C-O-R, Greensville, TN
  • 1992    USA    Cedar Sprig from Green Bar Bills casket, NJ
  • 1991    USA    Memorial Day Camporal, VA Mount. Home, TN
  • 1991    USA    SM Fundamentals, Camp Davy Crocket, TN
  • 1991    USA    Warriors Path District Klondike Derby, TN
  • 1991    USA    Troop 51 Camp, Camp Davy Crockett, TN
  • 1990    USA    Wood Badge SE-530, Camp Davy Crockett, TN
  • 1990    USA    Wood Badge SE-536, Camp Tallaha, MS
  • 1990    USA    WarriorsPath Dis KlondikeDerby, Kingsport, TN
  • 1989    USA    National Jamboree, Fort A. P. Hill, VA
  • 1989    USA    Webelos Campout, WarriorsPath, Kingsport, TN
  • 1988    USA    Pack 293 Family Campout, OKHC, KY
  • 1988    USA    Wood Badge SE-CE-15, Camp Calvin, GA
  • 1988    USA    Watauga/D. Boone Klondyke, Elizabethton, TN
  • 1988    USA    Wood Badge SE-475, Camp Davy Crockett, TN
  • 1988    USA    Crew 726 A2, Philmont, NM
  • 1988    USA    Conservation Camporee, Douthat State Park, VA
  • 1988    USA    Webelos Campout, WarriorsPath, Kingsport, TN
  • 1988    USA    Conservation C-O-R, Bays Mountain, TN
  • 1988    USA    Watagua Dis. Show/Spring C-O-R, TN
  • 1987    Korea    Spring Camporee
  • 1987    Korea    Fall Camporee, Yangii, New BSA Camp
  • 1987    Korea    Showando/Pow-wow, Camp Humphreys
  • 1987    USA    Conservation Camporee, Cherokee Nat Forest
  • 1987    USA    Wood Badge SE-448, Camp Seminole, MS
  • 1987    USA    Troop 28 Hike/Camp, Roan Mountain, TN
  • 1986    USA    Wood Badge SE-411, Spanish Trails Camp
  • 1986    USA    Troop 23, Camp Alaflo, AL
  • 1986    USA    Basic Leader Training, Camp Alaflo, AL
  • 1986    USA    Troop 147 Outing, Bob’s Bald, Nantahala, NC
  • 1986    USA    Troop 147 Outing, Camp Buck Toms, TN
  • 1986    USA    Toqua District Spring COR, Blount County, TN
  • 1986    USA    Nolachuckey District Fall COR, Hot Springs, NC
  • 1985    USA    Fall Camporee, Bronson Field, FL
  • 1985    USA    Basic Scout Leader Training, Bronson Field, FL
  • 1985    USA    Wood Badge SE-388, Camp Buck Toms, TN
  • 1985    USA    Troop 147 Leadership Outing, Buck Toms, TN
  • 1985    USA    National Jamboree, Fort A. P. Hill, VA
  • 1985    USA    Nat Jambo, Ft AP Hill, VA (2 council campfire)
  • 1985    USA    Troop 147 Tubing Outing, Wesley Woods, TN
  • 1985    USA    Troop 147, Chickamauga Nat. Military Park, GA
  • 1984    USA    Basic Scout Leader Training, Bronson Field, FL
  • 1984    USA    Diamond Jubilee Encampment, Tyndall AFB
  • 1984    USA    Wood Badge SE-381, Camp Seminole, MS
  • 1983    USA    TLD, Camp Davy Crocket, TN
  • 1983    Philippines    Camporee, Subic Bay
  • 1983    Australia    Fall Camporee, Perth
  • 1982    USA    OA Conclave, USS Vinson (CVN-70)
  • 1982    USA    Wood Badge SE-320, Camp Davy Crocket, TN
  • 1982    USA    Wood Badge SE-328, Camp Tallaha, MS
  • 1981    USA    Wood Badge WE-609, Omache Training Center
  • 1981    USA    Capitol District JLT, Davidsonville, MD
  • 1981    USA    Wood Badge Course SE-294, Scher, MD
  • 1981    USA    Wood Badge SE-296, Broad Creek, MD
  • 1981    USA    National Scout Jamboree, Fort A. P. Hill, VA
  • 1980    Canada    Wood Badge Reunion, Blue Springs Camp
  • 1980    Germany    Eurocamp ‘80, Bad Toele
  • 1980    USA    Mount St. Helens Volcano, WA
  • 1980    Germany    Wood Badge Course NE-III-65, Camp Freedom
  • 1980    USA    Wood Badge SE-269, Broad Creek, MD
  • 1980    Belgium    Patrol and Troop Leadership Course, Dekluis
  • 1979    Germany    Intermeet ‘79, Berlin
  • 1979    Germany    Intermeet ‘79, Frankfurt
  • 1979    Germany    Wood Badge Course NE-III-55, Camp Freedom
  • 1979    Germany    Troop 457 Campout, Camp Freedom
  • 1979    Holland    Fall Camporee, Afcent
  • 1979    Belgium    Troop 457 Campout, De La Frasnaye
  • 1979    Japan    Wood Badge Course 6+3-10-314
  • 1979    Austria    Join In Jamboree, Zellnof
  • 1979    Germany    Intercamp, Braxbatal
  • 1979    Switzerland    OA Ordeal, Kandersteg
  • 1979    USA    Wood Badge SE-236, Broad Creek, MD
  • 1979    USA    19th Mulligan Stew, Oasis State Park, NM
  • 1979    Sweden    World Jamboree, Dahlajam
  • 1979    Canada    Wood Badge Reunion, Blue Springs Camp
  • 1979    USA    Baltimore Area Council Camporall, MD
  • 1979    USA    Old Timers Weekend, Broad Creek, MD
  • 1978    Germany    3 Rivers District Klondyke Derby, Camp Dahn
  • 1978    Germany    3RiversDistrictSpringCamporee,Kaiserslautern
  • 1978    England    Wood Badge Course NE-III-44, Gilwell Park
  • 1978    Germany    Wood Badge Course NE-III-48, Camp Freedom
  • 1978    Germany    Camp Sun Up, Berlin
  • 1978    Germany    Troop 436 Campout, Berlin
  • 1978    Germany    Winter Camp Gatow, Berlin
  • 1978    USA    Wood Badge SC-127. Camp Dale Ressler, NM
  • 1978    USA    Brownsea 22, Camp Rand, Chimayo, NM
  • 1978    Germany    OA Conference, Camp Dahn
  • 1978    USA    Wood Badge SC-130, Zastro, Philmont, NM
  • 1978    USA    Fall Camporee, Ft. Sumner, NM
  • 1978    USA    Wood Badge SE-203, Broad Creek, MD
  • 1978    Germany    OA Tap Out and Ordeal, Berlin
  • 1977    Germany    Three Rivers District Klondyke Derby
  • 1977    Germany    Baumholder Cub Day Camp, Baumholder
  • 1977    USA    Wood Badge Course SC-105, Zastro, NM
  • 1977    USA    Brownsea 22, Camp Rand, Chimayo, NM
  • 1977    Germany    Three Rivers District Camporee, Kaiserslautern
  • 1977    England    OA Conference, Chalfont Heights Scout Camp
  • 1977    Belgium    Charlemange Dist. Spring Camporee, De Kluis
  • 1977    Belgium    Charlemange Dist. Historical Campore, Waterloo
  • 1977    Germany    Wood Badge Course NE-III-42, Camp Freedom
  • 1977    USA    Wood Badge Course SC-113, Chimayo, NM
  • 1977    USA    National Jamboree, Moraine State Park, PA
  • 1977    Germany    OA Conference, Camp Dahn
  • 1977    England    Troop Leader Development Course, Gilwell Park
  • 1977    England    Jamescamp 8, Chalfont Heights
  • 1977    USA    NE Reg Experimental Cub Wood Badge, Schiff
  • 1977    Germany    3 Rivers District Pioneeroree, Mannheim
  • 1976    Germany    Camp Lillienwald, Karben
  • 1976    Germany    Camp Sun Up, Berlin
  • 1976    Germany    Wood Badge Course NE-III-32, Camp Freedom
  • 1976    Germany    Wood Badge Course NE-III-33, Camp Freedom
  • 1976    England    Bicentennial Camp, Chalfont Heights ScoutCamp
  • 1976    Germany    OA Conference, Camp Freedom
  • 1976    USA    Wood Badge Course SC-81, Camp Asaayi, NM
  • 1976    Germany    Three Rivers District Fall Camporee
  • 1976    England    Wood Badge 55th Reunion, Gilwell Park
  • 1976    England    Wood Badge Course NE-III-34, Gilwell Park
  • 1976    USA    Wood Badge SC-79, Camp Dale Ressler, NM
  • 1975    England    UK Conference, Baden Powell House, London
  • 1975    Germany    Camp Sun Up, Berlin
  • 1975    Germany    Hostel Bash, Manderscheed
  • 1975    Germany    Leader Campout, Schwetzingen Forest
  • 1975    Germany    Heidelberg Day Camp, Schwetzingen Forest
  • 1975    Germany    All Junior Campout, Schwetzingen Forest
  • 1975    Germany    Intercamp 75 (6 Nations)
  • 1975    Germany    Wood Badge Course NE-III-23,Camp Freedom
  • 1975    Germany    Klondyke Derby, Heidelberg
  • 1975    Norway    14th World Jamboree, Lillehammer
  • 1975    Germany    6th Grade Junior Campout, Schwetzingen Forest
  • 1975    Germany    Leadership Development, Schwetzingen Forest
  • 1975    Germany    District Spring Camporee, Lampertheim Woods
  • 1974    Germany    Camp Sun Up, Berlin
  • 1974    Germany    Trainer’s Conference, Heidelberg
  • 1974    USA    Pennsylvania
  • 1974    Thailand    Inter Cub Scout WoodBadge Course #236, Ubon
  • 1974    USA    Wood Badge Course SC-26 Zastro Philmont NM
  • 1974    Switzerland    Our Chalet, Adelboden
  • 1974    Germany    Camp Lelback, Senior Capping Ceremony
  • 1974    France    French-German-American Campout, Vogesen
  • 1974    Germany    District Hilltop Day Camp, Stuttgart
  • 1974    Germany    Cadette Encampment, Stuttgart
  • 1974    Switzerland    Camp Training, Our Chalet, Adelboden
  • 1974    Germany    Munich Campout
  • 1974    Germany    Camp Dahn
  • 1974    England    Keys to Partnership Conference, Oxford
  • 1974    Germany    Outdoor Training Camp, Camp Dahn
  • 1974    Germany    District Conference, Camp Taho, Kaiserslautern
  • 1974    Germany    Training Conference, Zwingenberg Youth Hostel
  • 1974    England    Our Ark, London
  • 1974    Columbia    3rd Pan American Jamboree, Bogota
  • 1974    Germany    WoodBadge Course NE-III-9, Camp Freedom
  • 1974    Luxemburg    Camp Training, Vianden
  • 1973    Mexico    Our Cabana, Cuerravera
  • 1973    USA    Arizona All State Project
  • 1973    Germany    Training Camp, Friendship Acres
  • 1973    Belgium    Training Camp, Abbaye De Maredsous
  • 1973    Germany    Training Camp, IdenHeim
  • 1973    Germany    Camp Zorus
  • 1973    Germany    Camp Lachenwald
  • 1973    Belgium    Guide Camp, La Fresnaye
  • 1973    Germany    Resident Training Camp, Idenheim
  • 1973    Germany    Siakein
  • 1973    Germany    Leadership Training, Seeshaupt
  • 1973    Liechenstein    Guides and Scouts Camp
  • 1973    Germany    Heidelberg Day Camp, Schwetzingen Forest
  • 1973    Germany    French-English-Amer Cadette Campout Berlin
  • 1973    Germany    Seeshaupt
  • 1973    USA    Wood Badge Course, Reg 4, Buckskin Res, WV
  • 1973    USA    Camp Rough River, Old Kentucky Home, KY
  • 1973    USA    Philmont Training Center, NM
  • 1973    USA    National Jamboree West, Farragut Nat Park, ID
  • 1972    Germany    Camp Julliete Lowe, Rhein Main
  • 1972    Germany    Junior Campout
  • 1972    Germany    Latchenwald
  • 1972    Belgium    Training Camp, Chievres
  • 1972    Germany    Munich Area Campout
  • 1972    Germany    Siegenberg Campout
  • 1972    Germany    Garmisch Conference
  • 1972    Germany    Camp Zorus
  • 1972    USA    Little Round-Up, Peoria, IL
  • 1972    USA    Camp Covered Bridge, Louisville, KY
  • 1971    Germany    Garmisch Conference
  • 1971    Belgium    Training Camp, Fresnaye
  • 1971    Holland    Whitsun Camp, Dwingelo
  • 1971    USA    Camp Covered Bridge, Louisville, KY
  • 1970    Germany    Training Camp, Schwetzingen Forest
  • 1970    Japan    National Camping School Camp Tama, Tokyo
  • 1970    Germany    German Guide Camp, Petershof, Odenwald
  • 1970    England    National Jubilee Camp, Lancashire
  • 1970    USA    Camp Covered Bridge, Louisville, KY
  • 1969    USA    Sid Richardson Scout Ranch, TX
  • 1969    USA    Camp Chimney Park, Longs Peak Council WY
  • 1968    Taiwan    Jungle Survival Campout
  • 1968    Taiwan    Camp McCauley
  • 1968    Japan    Camp Tama Summer Camp, Tokyo
  • 1968    USA    Camp San Isabel, Pueblo, CO
  • 1967    Brazil    2nd Pan American Jamboree, Rio de Janeiro
  • 1967    Canada    With Lady Baden Powell
  • 1966    USA    Cadette Campout
  • 1965    USA    OA Area Conclave, Pampa, TX
  • 1965    USA    Arizona Senior Girl Scout Campout
  • 1965    USA    Shadow Ridge Campout
  • 1965    USA    Cadette Campout
  • 1965    USA    All State Junior Campout
  • 1965    USA    All State Arizona Project
  • 1965    USA    Camp Mary White
  • 1964    USA    OA Area Conclave, Glorietta, NM
  • 1964    USA    National Jamboree, Valley Forge, PA
  • 1963    USA    OA Area Conclave, White Sands, NM
  • 1963    USA    All State Junior Campout
  • 1963    USA    All State Arizona Project
  • 1962    USA    National Junior Round-Up
  • 1962    Switzerland    Our Chalet, Adelboden
  • 1962    USA    OA Area Conclave, Wehinahpay, NM
  • 1961    USA    OA Area Conclave, Buffalo Trail
  • 1961    USA    National Junior Round-Up
  • 1960    USA    National Jamboree, Colorado Springs, CO
  • 1960    USA    OA Area Conclave, Philmont, NM
  • 1959    Germany    OA Council Fire, Camp Freedom
  • 1959    USA    National Junior Round-Up
  • 1959    USA    Wood Badge Course, Camp Dale Ressler, NM
  • 1958    USA    OA Conclave, Yucca Council
  • 1958    Switzerland    International Scout Chalet, Adelboden
  • 1958    Switzerland    International Scout Chalet, Kandersteg
  • 1958    Germany    OA Council Fire, Camp Freedom
  • 1957    Germany    OA Council Fire, Camp Freedom
  • 1957    England    World Jamboree, Sutton-Colfield
  • 1957    USA    National Jamboree, Valley Forge, PA
  • 1957    USA    Camp Dale Ressler, NM
  • 1956    USA    Camp Hrna, Demina, NM
  • 1956    Germany    OA Council Fire, Camp Freedom
  • 1956    Scotland    International Jamboree
  • 1955    USA    Camp Baldy, Philmont, NM
  • 1954    USA    Rocky Mountain Scout Camp, Philmont, NM
  • 1953    USA    National Jamboree, Irvine Ranch, CA
  • 1952    USA    Rocky Mountain Scout Camp, Philmont, NM
  • 1951    USA    Iowa River Valley, Iowa City, IA
  • 1950    USA    National Jamboree, Valley Forge, PA
  • 1950    USA    Iowa River Valley, Iowa City, IA
  • 1949    USA    Wakonde, Glenwood, IA
  • 1948    USA    Waubeck, Cedar Rapids, IA
  • 1947    USA    Mitigwa, Boone, IA
  • 1946    USA    Mitigwa, Boone, IA
  • 1934    USA    Wildcat Canyon, El Dora, IA
  • 1933    USA    Wildcat Canyon, El Dora, IA
  • 1933    USA    Majawa, Knoxville, IA

The ashes came into Troop 45 when they were shared at the SR-947 Wood Badge campfire. Scoutmaster Allen McBroom received these ashes as part of his partipation i the staff of SR947.  These ashes, and their history, were brought to the SR-947campfire by Council VP Mark Guyton.