Firecrafter is a service organization within the Boy Scouts of America. Formed in 1920, the Firecrafter Organization operates within the Crossroads of America Council, Indiana, but is known to exist in Illinois and Texas.
There are three camp ranks earned when Scouts met the standards of each rank. These are: Camper, Woodsman, and Firecrafter. Webelos Scouts earn the awards of Webelos Camper and Firelight.
Youth Firecrafters that distinguish themselves with excellent service become candidates for the honor of Minisino.
A patch and wallet-size membership card are issued to the holders of teach rank. The Firecrafter and Minisino wear their Firecrafter or Minisino shirts as the official uniform at Firecrafter events.
The basic emblem is a three inch blue disc. A red “C” with the Webelos emblem is the Webelos Camper, a red “C” surrounding an Arrow of Light is the Webelos Firelight, a red “C” is the Camper, a yellow teepee added is the Woodsman, a red fire added is the Firecrafter, and a green “M” added is the Minisino rank.
The honorary rank of the Firecrafter is the Minisino. Derived from a Miami Indian word meaning “Tried and Proven”.
The Firecrafter signature is followed by three capital X letters. Minisinos preceded by an underlined M. Therefore, these signatures are used only on documents relating to Firecrafter and Scouting.
Special nameplates recognize Firecrafter officers and advisers.