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/
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
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.
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.
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
Here’s a link to an excellent article on the history of summer camps from New Hampshire Public Radio:
Direct from David Witt, curator at the Seton Gallery….
This year the Academy for the Love of Learning is holding its annual ETS birthday celebration on Sunday August 13. You are invited! For more information please go to http://setonlegacyproject.blogspot.com/
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.
Now we have a YouTube channel all our own. Check it out and see the video of the Pomerance Park plaque dedication ceremony from Friday, June 16, 2017.
On Friday, 19 June, 2017 a small group of people gathered at Pomerance Park in Cos Cob, CT to dedicate a plaque recognizing Seton’s contributions to youth and conservation. Mr. Jim Adams led the efforts to get the plaque approved and served as the Master of Ceremonies. The Honorable Peter Tesei, First Selectman for the Town of Greenwich, Mr. Hugh Riley, President of the Camp Fire Club of America, and Dr. Julie Seton, granddaughter of Ernest Thompson Seton were the distinguished speakers.
A recording of the ceremony will be available soon.