Meechgalanne "Sparrow Hawk" Campfire Ring

Camp Wilderness: Historic Trails

Meechgalanne "Sparrow Hawk" Campfire Ring

Park Rapids, Minnesota 56470, United States

Created By: North Dakota State University


The first campfire at the Sparrow Hawk Campfire Ring was lit on June 25th, 2010. This campfire area replaced Old Main, the old campfire area couldn't hold the whole camp all together anymore so change was needed. The money to build the ring was donated anonymously, the donor selected the name Meechgalanne.

Meechgalanne was selected because it means Sparrow Hawk in the Lenni Lenape Delaware language. It was a language being symbolically used by the Order of the Arrow (Scouting's National Honor Society) at that time. The stonework on the stage is marked by three 'W's (WWW). These stand for Wimachtendienk, Wingolauchsik, Witahemui, the original name of the Order selected in 1915 in Philadelphia. The words mean brotherhood, cheerfulness, and service.

Meechgalanne is used much like Old Main was. For opening and closing campfires at the beginning and end of the week during summer camp season.

This point of interest is part of the tour: Camp Wilderness: Historic Trails


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