ET Seton Institute

Ernest Thompson Seton – A Scout Appeals for Peace

In communicating with members of the Woodcraft League of the Czech Republic, we have exchanged documents of ET Seton’s work.  I sent them a transcript of “The Hunting Wolves” from a recording published by Ron Edmonds and in return, I received a Radio Praha article, recorded in 2015 that offers sections of a talk that ET Seton gave there in 1936 with commentary by David Vaughan and Anglo-American University student Michaela Koštálová.

https://www.radio.cz/en/section/books/ernest-thompson-seton-a-scout-appeals-for-peace

Blue Sky,

–Julie

The Woodcraft Principles live in the US through the Woodcraft Rangers

The Woodcraft Rangers was officially established in 1922 in Los Angeles.  It has served the youth of Los Angeles through after-school programs and summer camps ever since.  A recent visit to their headquarters revealed that they value ETS’s principles and many of the staff have been with the organization for four to fifteen years.

The ETSI is planning to pursue a strong and supportive relationship with Woodcraft Rangers, starting with our Oral History Project.  More on that later.  Meanwhile, take a look at the Woodcraft Rangers website:  www.woodcraftrangers.org/

Blue sky!

 

Master Woodsman

I have just gotten off the phone with Christian Noble, the webmaster/blogger for Master Woodsman.com. He and a small group of “bushcrafters” are planning a Global Bushcraft Symposium for June 2019.  Chris is heavily influenced by ETS’s book Woodcraft and Indian Lore.  More information is at http://masterwoodsman.com/

2018 BSA Report to Congress

Exhibit Team

BSA Delegates to Congress2018

A well attended event with Scouts who serve in the Federal Government: Event Sponsors: Rep Pete Sessions (R-Tx); Rep. Chris Collins (R-NY), Sen Mike Enzi (R-Wy); Secretary of the Interior, Ryan Zinke.
BSA attendees included Mike Surbaugh, Chief Scout Executive; Les Baron, National Capital Area Council CSE; Frank Tsiru, President NESA; Dustin Farris, Director, Scouting Alumni and Friends; P-B, NCAC Scout Historian; and Julie Seton, ET Seton granddaughter and Scout volunteer.

 

photos by Craig Harmon

Seton Scout Naturalist Program is in the final planning stages

Marty Brazeau is establishing the Seton Scout Naturalist Program to be launched from the BSA Baltimore Council.

The one-week program plans to:

A.  Instill Environmental Awareness

B.  Develop Environmental Leadership

C. Promote Outdoor Ethics

D. Increase Hornaday Conservation Award Participation

E. Improve Summer Camp Ecology Conservation Programming

F. Enhance Weekend Programming Selected Scout Camp

For more information go to http://tropicbirder56.wixsite.com/environmentalvideos  – visit often as the program details are still in development.

“Savage Jaguars, King Cats, and Ghostly Tigres: Affective Logics and Predatory Natures in Twentieth-Century American Nature Writing.”

Recently published in Fall issue of The Professional Geographer, author Shari Wilcox analyzes the language used by three well-known conservationist authors to describe jaguars.  A must read article for anyone interested in environmental rhetoric, big cats, Theodore Roosevelt, Aldo Leopold, and Ernest Thompson Seton.

ETSI, Inc. Board of Directors and Officers Announced

On 22 September, 2017,  the Ernest Thompson Seton Institute, Inc. Directors held their first board meeting.  The primary goal was to identify officers and plan a way forward.

A Board page will be set up soon.  For now welcome our Officers and Board: Members:

Ms. Katherine M. Ham, President

Mr. Joseph W. Trindal, Vice President

Mr. David C. Scott, Treasurer

Dr. Julie A. Seton, Acting Secretary

Mr. Ronald L. Edmonds, Board Member

Ms. Kellye French, Board Member

Boy Scout Jamboree talks by Julie Seton

The National Eagle Scout Association (NESA) is sponsoring several talks at the BSA National Jamboree. Dr. Seton will give two talks. The first, to be given on Thursday 20 July at 12:30, will talk about the founding of the BSA and ET Seton’s influential. The second, to be given on Friday 21 July at 3:00, will talk about Seton’s wolf hunt, an event that changed his life.