Luther Halsey Gulick Jr.

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Luther Halsey Gulick Jr. was born in Honolulu, Hawaiian Islands back in 1865 to Luther Sr., and Louisa.  He studied at Oberlin Academy and at the Sargent Normal School for physical training.  He continued his education graduating from the medical school of New York University in 1889.  After graduation, he moved to Springfield, Massachusetts where he as the founding superintendent of the physical education of the International YMCA Training school.

He designed a triangle logo- Spirit, Mind & Body that represented the YMCA philosophy, which evolved into the block letter “Y” that is used today.  From 1900 to 1908 he was the principal of the Pratt Institute High School.  He died in 1918 in Casco, Maine, he was 53.

What you may not know about Luther is that he and his wife Charlotte founded the Camp Fire Girls, an international youth organization now known as Camp Fire.  It was the first nonsectarian, multicultural organization for girls in America.

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Barbara Todaro
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Good morning, James Dray 

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May 13, 2020 03:37 AM #1
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Michael Jacobs
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Hello James - Dr Gulick and his wife obviously had love and a mission for the betterment of children.  

May 13, 2020 04:43 AM #2
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Donald Urschalitz
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That sure brought some good life lessons to young girls.

May 13, 2020 04:44 AM #3
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Wayne Martin
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Good morning James. Luther definitely dedicated his life to children. Enjoy your day!

May 13, 2020 05:00 AM #4
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Nina Hollander
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Good morning again, James. I was a Girl Scout and never knew much about Campfire Girls... never saw any of that group in NYC when I was growing up. So I enjoyed learning more about their founding.

May 13, 2020 05:02 AM #5
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Raymond E. Camp
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Good morning James,

The "Y" part I have seen but did not know its origin.

Make yourself an astonishing day.

May 13, 2020 05:08 AM #6
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
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To bad the organization has morphed into what ever it is today. I think it's a shame that Boys and Girls can no longer have their own seperate clubs based on  gender James Dray 

May 13, 2020 05:38 AM #7
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
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I never knew who the founder was but anyone who grew up in the 50s and 60s are well aware of the organization. I think that was the organization was the most popular...

Happy Wednesday James Dray 

May 13, 2020 06:57 AM #8
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Good morning James Dray - I heard of them.  My mother was a campfire girl.

May 13, 2020 07:25 AM #9
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Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
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A man with a vision and talent for getting things done. Good seeing you on the zoom call yesterday

May 13, 2020 08:20 AM #10
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Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
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Hi James Dray - First of all, Luther and Charlotte did a great thing with Campfire Girls, ...but I agree with Bob "RealMan" Timm on this one.  

May 13, 2020 08:49 AM #11
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Roy Kelley
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Thank you very much, James, for sharing this interesting story.

Have an outstanding week.

May 13, 2020 09:56 AM #12
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Hi James:

I've certainly heard of the organization but knew nothing of the history - another interesting read!

Jeff

May 13, 2020 10:57 AM #13
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Hi James,  Thanks for sharing this story of Luther Gulick Jr.  He had great dreams for fulfilling lives of children - dreams he made come true.  It had already become Campfire Kids, when I was growing up.

May 13, 2020 05:20 PM #14
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Hi James- Glad you made it to the Zoom meetup yesterday. I know of the Camp Fire Girls and yes I have to agree with Bob "RealMan" Timm and Sheri Sperry - MCNE® 

May 13, 2020 07:17 PM #15
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Lise Howe
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I was a brownie but never knew anyone who was a Camp Fire girl - I wonder if it is more prevalent in certain parts of the country

May 14, 2020 03:58 AM #16
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Barbara Tattersall
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I knew about the Campfire Girls when I was a kid but the Girl Scouts were firmly entrenched in our area, so was not aware of a local chapter.  What struck me about the post was Mr. Gulick's early death. That was sad and surprising since he seemed to be involved in physical activity.

May 15, 2020 02:43 AM #17
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