Bullitt County History

Smokey the Bear Fire Danger Sign

In the Spring of 1971, Boy Scout Troop 5, which met at the Davidson Memorial Methodist Church in Shepherdsville, chose fire safety as their theme for Scout-O-Rama. Besides promoting the topic at the event, the boys painted a special sign to announce the current level of forest fire danger that featured an image of Smokey the Bear.

The sign was later erected at Camp Covered Bridge in front of the Camp Administration Building, as shown here. We are uncertain what became of the sign after the camp closed in 1986, and was replaced by Camp Crooked Creek here in Bullitt County.

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The Bullitt County History Museum, a service of the Bullitt County Genealogical Society, is located in the county courthouse at 300 South Buckman Street (Highway 61) in Shepherdsville, Kentucky. The museum, along with its research room, is open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday; and from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Thursday. Admission is free. The museum, as part of the Bullitt County Genealogical Society, is a 501(c)3 tax exempt organization and is classified as a 509(a)2 public charity. Contributions and bequests are deductible under section 2055, 2106, or 2522 of the Internal Revenue Code. Page last modified: 09 Aug 2019 . Page URL: bullittcountyhistory.org/bchistory/fire-danger-sign.html