Firecrafters - This program was created in the Central Indiana Council in
1920 by Francis O. Belzer, their council executive. It still exists in the Crossroads Of America Council. In the past it was located in Indianapolis, Indiana; Richmond, Indiana; Muncie, Indiana; Anderson, Indiana; Camp Pottatamie in the Potawatomie Council in Michigan City, Indiana; Camp Rotakiwan in the Fruitbelt Area Council in Kalamazoo, Michigan (1930's); Decatur, Illinois; Buffalo Trace Council and elsewhere. It existed in over 20 known camps in Indiana, Ohio, Illinois, Michigan, Texas and Kansas.
For a history of firecrafters, go here:
For a biography of Francis O. Belzer, visit:
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