The Camp Fire Girls books is a series of fiction novels written for children by various authors from 1912 into the 1930s. Jane Stewart created the first set of Campfire Girls, which began with A Campfire Girl's First Council Fire. The Girls were best friends Bessie and Zara, and they belonged to the campfire girls (a version of the Girl Scouts). Among their adventures were interacting with the Romany, foiling kidnapers, beating the boys at sports, showing up snooty city girls, and saving Zara's father from a counterfeiting charge.
This book begins: Oh, what a glorious day! cried Bessie King, the first of the members of the Manasquan Camp Fire Girls of America to emerge from the sleeping house of Camp Sunset, on Lake Dean, and to see the sun sparkling on the water of the lake. She was not long along in her enjoyment of the scene, however.