Julie Seton gave a presentation on Ernest Thompson Seton’s activities in Canada at the Global Bushcraft Symposium. The presentation included stories about the weather, land, animals, and people in Manitoba as well as the development of his Woodcraft program. His first major publication, “Saffron Walden”, is a story published in the Essex Gazette appealing to Englishmen interested in emigrating to Manitoba, Canada. Watch it on YouTube.
We are seeking funds to support our Oral History Project and for building the base for our proposed scholarship program.
Over the past year, we have accomplished the following:
1. Received the IRS 501c3 designation, retroactive to July 2017.
2. Collected two new oral histories from two people influenced by Seton’s work. These histories need to be transcribed. Your donation will help!
3. Institute information disseminated internationally in Canada, Czech Republic, and Poland.
4. Collaboration with the Woodcraft Rangers, an offshoot of Seton’s original Woodcraft that will celebrate its 100th anniversary in 2022.
5. Collaboration with the Boy Scouts of America’s National Scouting Museum that houses the Seton Collection of books, art, and artifacts.
We are currently working on these tasks:
5. Upgrading the etsetoninstitute.org website.
6. Seeking to expand our board of directors. (If interested, please contact us at [email protected])
7. Brainstorming ideas for fundraising and increasing the Institute’s visibility across the US.
Julie Seton just returned from a lecture tour to Poland and the Czech Republic.
Here is a link to an interview she completed in the Czech Republic. Be sure to use Google Translate to read this information. The interview is in Czech, but Julie’s part is in English. They used a translator
Here is a link to the TV article about the Czech Republic Woodcraft League and Julie Seton’s visit.
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
Here’s a link to an excellent article on the history of summer camps from New Hampshire Public Radio:
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.