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Keeper of the Flame

Keeper of the flame is the highest progression at Falling Creek Camp.

The highest rank attainable at Falling Creek is Keeper of the Flame. A camper achieving Warrior in three activities and consistently demonstrating the FCC Code, becomes a candidate to earn Keeper Of The Flame. At that point, he becomes a Journeyman and must successfully complete his Journey to earn the rank of Keeper of the Flame.

When a camper is designated as a Journeyman, he is assigned a staff member as his mentor to help him prepare.

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The Journey consists of building and tending a campfire; venturing out on an overnight solo experience; composing an essay about his time at Falling Creek and how he can share his light with others; cutting and splitting wood to be used at future Sunday night campfires; and completing an orienteering challenge.

When the Journeyman successfully completes the journey, he earns the rank of Keeper of the Flame! If he is unable to fully complete the requirements, he remains a Journeyman and is eligible to try again in a future summer.