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Campfire Ashes Program
One of several interesting traditions in scouting is that of the campfire and its ashes. After a major campfire, ashes may be collected and distributed to the participants. At future campfires, these ashes are added to the fire during a solemn ceremony to ensure continuity of the spirit of the campfire and of scouting. Troop 315 maintains a Campfire Ashes Program dating back to the early days of the Troop and of scouting. This sample of ashes has a proud heritage, starting in 1907 on Brownsea Island in England with Robert Baden-Powell.
Troop 315 scouts may obtain a campfire ashes bottle from Mr. Mike Schmitt. Scouts are reminded to bring their campfire ashes container to all campouts so they may participate in the program and then can get it refilled at a scout meeting thereafter.