Thank you to the 2017 Ritual Staff for your leadership!
Chief Trail Guide: Christopher Curtiss
ACTG of Program: Corbin Long
ACTG of Program: Trent Rice
ACTG of Operations: Evan Rudicle
Service Coordinator: Travis Kenzig
Service Coordinator: Alex Spanenburg
Hill Coordinator: Dalton Boyles
Quartermaster: Matthew Pruitt
Logistics: James Colter
Physical Arrangements: Kevin Knight
Physical Arrangements: Jona Mathioudakis
Ritual Advisor - Ryan Dillon
Adult CTG: Jim Hester, Joe Fennimore
Adult Participant Guide: Lauren Brady
Adult Activities: John Rombach, Clay Worley, Jeff Parker
What is the Ritual?
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.