Although Mrs. Mary Trindal’s pitch to Congress for making the wolf our country’s National Mammal was unsuccessful, her passionate plea to save the dwindling population is still important. See page 6 of the Animal Health Foundation‘s magazine for the details. The image is Seton’s “Sleeping Wolf” which hangs at the Seton Gallery on the Academy for the Love of Learning’s campus in Santa Fe, NM.
On 31 March at the NER JCOS annual meeting, Julie Seton gave the keynote address about ET Seton’s influence on the BSA.
A meeting report was published in the Smithtown Matters online news at: http://www.smithtownmatters.com/community-matters/2019/5/1/ne-region-jewish-committee-on-scouting-training-day.html.
Thanks to Phyllis Stein “The Camera Lady” for keeping track of the presentations.
Dr. Clyde Fisher and ET Seton were close friends. They traveled together in 1927 to tribal lands across the U.S. Dr. Fisher recorded some of the tribal dances. The film is held by the American Museum of Natural History and is digitized for broader access. Link is posted with permission from AMNH.
We are delighted to have permission to offer an article by Jim Adams originally published in the Camp Fire Club of America’s publication “The Backlog” on ETS’s influence on nature preservation and his impact on the CFCA.
Click on the title to read the article! History_of_Conservation_CFCA-Adams
Dr. Julie Seton was interviewed on the WWI Centennial Commemorative News podcast series. Her topic was WWI and the Boy Scouts of America. The podcasts can be heard on a number of platforms, but you can find them on You Tube. Search for WWI Centennial.
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.
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/
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.