Its official founders were Charlotte Vetter Gulick and Luther Halsey Gulick, MD.
Through KE Scouts, "kids participate in activities, trips, and awareness/learning sessions that foster earth-friendly ways to leading a sustainable life." Planet Earth Scouts—This is an "all age global network guided by values/principles systems/structures geared towards our transition to a healthy sustainable future!" They state that: "Earning badges is the number one fun activity for Planet Earth Scouts.Today, there are perhaps 5000 Wandervogel members in many unrelated associations around Germany.It's interesting that in the US, those organizations that compete with the Girl Scouts of the USA typically feel that GSUSA is too liberal, and tend to be conservative and often Christian only, while those organizations that compete with the Boy Scouts of America typically feel that BSA is too conservative, and tend to be liberal and to stress their inclusivity. Camp Fire—Camp Fire is a non-denominational, inclusive, US-only program started almost immediately after the Boy Scouts in 1910 (17 March).Youth membership is open to anyone from age 6 weeks to 21, with emphasis on kids aged 5-16.
Today, 42% of Camp Fire's youth membership is male, though male participation drops off significantly in the older age range (for example, only 10% of 2012 recipients of the Wohelo Award were male).
Planet Earth Scouts is about learning 'sustainable stewardship' and the 4 Pillars of the Earth Charter provide a framework to develop learning activities that will enable children and adults to learn about values and principles of sustainability. Democracy & Peace Frontier Girls—Started in California in 2007, "Frontier Girls is a scout like curriculum for girls offered as an alternative to Girl Scouts for groups to use as part of their youth programming." Girls can work on many hundreds of badges and other awards as they progress through five youth age levels: Penguin (preschool, ages 3-5), Otter (grades K-2, ages 5-8), Dolphin (grades 3-5, ages 8-11), Butterfly (grades 6-8, ages 11-14), and Eagle (grades 9-12, ages 14-18).
But sustainable living is also about various technologies and practices that are specifically related to food, water, shelter, and energy." "The Planet Earth Scouts family is a community of Earth Stewards who are connected through a common desire to co-create a sustainable and healthy world for future generations. Adults can also earn badges, and can belong to three more levels: Owl (adult participant, age 18 ; "level for girls 18 and adults who wish to earn badges and awards at the adult level"), Goose (leaders, age 18 ), and Starfish (troop helpers, age 18 ). Troops typically include all age levels, with some activities for all the girls, and others set up for the separate age levels.
Here are some guidelines that I use to help determine if an organization is "Scout-like" (and please email me if you can improve on these guidelines, or if you can offer additional information about any of the organizations listed below): Many of these organizations are US-based, although some have branches around the world.
Many are also church-centered Christian evangelizing groups, some belonging to specific denominations, and others available to any "bible-believing, evangelical Christian" church that wants to use the program.
On 22 March 1911, Dr Gulick chaired a meeting "to consider ways and means of doing for the girls [nationally] what the Boy Scout movement is designed to do for boys." This meeting also selected the name Camp Fire Girls for the organization.