On August 6, 2020 the Great American Outdoors Act was signed by President Trump. Imagine ETS celebrating this historic event on his birthday –coming up on August 14th. Here is the Dept. of Interior video link: https://www.doi.gov/video/great-american-outdoors-act-signed
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 … Read more
By Mark Beese To celebrate the 100th anniversary of Wood Badge at Gilwell, about 80 Scouts and Scouters met with the granddaughters of founder Robert Baden-Powell and BSA founder Ernest Thompson Seton. Gill Clay told stories of BP, the early days of Scouting and demonstrated how Scouting’s left-hand shake originated. Julie Seton talked about her … Read more
Granddaughters of Scouting founders Lord Robert Baden-Powell and Ernest Thompson Seton met for the first time in Denver to talk about their grandfathers. Gillian Clay and Julie Seton met at the BSA Denver Council offices on Friday, 18 October and told stories about their grandfathers’ lives and how they became interested in youth education. … Read more
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 … Read more
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.
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 … Read more
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 … Read more