Contributed by Mantor Library at UMF
In spring 1915, the first Camp Fire girls group (Soangetaha) at Farmington State Normal School organized with 20 members, under the guidance of faculty member Carolyn Stone.
According to "The Farmington Normal" of June 1915, the organization’s purpose was to train girls to "greater efficiency,...help them appreciate the beauty in nature, and…promote social life." Its watchword was Wohelo (Work, Health and Love).
Girls received symbolic beads that were worn with the ceremonial costume when they completed work. Ranks included Wood Gatherer, Fire Maker, and Torch Bearer.
The law of the Camp Fire was: Seek beauty, Give service, Pursue knowledge, Be trustworthy, Hold on to health, Glorify work and Be happy.
About This Item
- Title: Soangetaha Campfire Girls, Farmington State Normal School, 1915
- Creation Date: 1915
- Subject Date: 1915
- Town: Farmington
- County: Franklin
- State: ME
- Media: Photographic print
- Dimensions: 11.5 cm x 17 cm
- Collection: vf student organizations
- Object Type: Image
For more information about this item, contact:Mantor Library at UMF
University of Maine at Farmington, 116 South Street, Farmington, ME 04938
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LC Subject Headings
- Farmington State Normal School (Me.)
- University of Maine Farmington--History
- Farmington State Teachers College (Me.)
- Camp Fire Girls
- Girls--Societies and clubs
- Group portraits--Maine--Farmington
- Indians of North America
- Camp Fire
- Campfire Girls
- Carolyn Stone
- Farmington State Normal School
- Native Americans
- University of Maine at Farmington
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