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 Institute 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!

 

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.

Annual ETS Birthday Toast at ALL

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/

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.

Camp Fire Club of America & BSA Greenwich Council dedicate plaque to ETS

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.