I made this indoor campfire set for our guide-level Enrollment, which was on a campfire theme.
But we ended up using it a second time this year when we had planned an outdoor winter campfire and had to cancel the “outdoor” part due to freezing rain. We turned down the lights in our meeting space and built up the indoor campfire instead. Luckily we have a kitchen in our meeting space so we could still make oven s’mores!
This kit includes:
- a bag of river rock, used to create the “ring” around the campfire
- some decorative pinecones, used as “fire starters”
- a bag of thicker sticks from the woods, cut into reasonable shapes and lengths, rough ends removed
- a variety of electric candles, some with red, orange, and yellow tissue paper to make “fire”
If you’d like to use this as part of an enrollment ceremony, here is the script we used (Guide level):
All of us here play a part in welcoming our new Guides to our unit. We will be building a campfire to represent our Girl Guide program and all the people that work to keep our unit flame glowing.
Our Guiders provide a safe base for us to build our unit around. They are the rocks that encircle our campfire.
(Guiders to take rocks and make a circle)
Our first year girls bring a spark of new life to the unit and lots of fun new ideas. They are the tinder for our campfire.
(First year girls to place pinecones as fire starters)
Our second year girls help keep the fire going with experience and confidence. They are the logs for our fire.
(Second years to place logs or larger sticks on the fire)
Our third year girls are the spirit of our unit with their leadership and knowledge. They are the flame that fills our unit with warmth and light.
(Third years to turn on tea lights and place them in the fire, then take their seat in the circle)
Now that our campfire is ready, it’s time for some campfire songs!