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Founded in 1920, Firecrafter is a service organization that serves Scouting in the Crossroads of America Council. Designed to emphasize the ideals of friendship, leadership, and service, Firecrafter teaches youth how to become a better Scout. Firecrafter is completed through self- advancement during a long-term camping experience. Consisting of two Cub Scout ranks, three Boy Scout ranks, and one honor, the program encompasses all basic Scouting skills and some unique additions. Firecrafter ranks are aligned with Scouting ranks and help to re-enforce the Scout’s advancement trail.

Firecrafter in the Crossroads of America Council is divided up into three flames (East, Central, and West, one for each council section) and twelve embers (one for each district – similar in organization to Order of the Arrow Chapters).


Additional information and registration for these events can be found on

​July 7-9 @ Camp Red Wing.

​August 11-13 @ Camp Ransburg.

Candidate Registration is $45.00.

Once a candidate finishes his week long candidacy at summer camp for Firecrafter, he is charged to complete the 13th requirement, “the reviews, inspections, and Unknown Test of the Firecrafter Ritual.” There are two opportunities a candidate has to attend the ritual. One is in July and the other is in August. To become a Firecrafter, the Scout must complete one of these rituals. Throughout the Scout’s quest through Camper, Woodsman, and Firecrafter as well as his journey to 1st Class, he has learned many skills in all areas of Scouting including First Aid, Nature, Campcraft, Fire-building, and Swimming. He has learned the value of Service and importance of living to the Scout Oath and Law. During the ritual, the Scout reflects on his own skills and whether he is prepared to continue to serve Scouting in the future. The ritual concludes with the induction ceremony where the true meaning of the Fire is emphasized to the Scout.

Registration is $2.00, Patch is $3.00.

Food for the weekend is provided please bring $20 for food.


​September 22-24 @ Camp Belzer The Annual Firecrafter Fall Frenzy is right around the corner! This is an event where Firecrafters can come out and test their Firecrafter skills to earn such recognitions as Mastercrafter or Golden Tee Pee Winner. One skilled Firecrafter will be named Ultimate Mastercrafter! Non Firecrafters can also compete and enjoy the weekend chasing for the Silver Flame Award.

Registration is $2.00.
Food for the weekend is provided please bring $20 for food.

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