Footage of Indigenous North American Tribal Dances

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.

History of the Camp Fire Club of America

Members of the Camp Fire Club of America with Julie Seton at Medicine Rock

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

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.

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.

Julie Seton to Speak in Greenwich

weight-loss tips that take 5 minutes or less

Weight loss can seem overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to be! Whether you’re looking to lose five or 50 pounds, making some easy changes that only take a few minutes every day can help you lose weight.

Use these seven tips to form healthier habits that will have you reaching your goal weight in no time:

1. Plan your breakfast at bedtime.

Make your mornings easier by making your breakfast before you go to bed. Chia seed pudding is a fast breakfast you can whip up at night, chill and look forward to eating in the morning. For two servings, whisk together one cup of unsweetened almond milk, four tablespoons of chia seeds and one tablespoon of agave nectar in a medium-sized bowl. Cover and chill overnight. For more information about healthy supplements visit austinchronicle.

Overnight Vanilla-Almond Chia Seed Pudding

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In the morning scoop out half into your bowl and top with unsweetened shredded coconut, a handful of your favorite nuts (for added protein) and a handful of berries. Research has found that starting your day with breakfast jump starts your metabolism, which leads to weight loss.

2. Brighten up your feed.

Take five minutes today and go through your Instagram or Facebook feed and follow or “like” at least 10 health, fitness or motivational accounts. The more you flood your mind (and social media feeds) with positive thoughts and motivation, the easier it will be to make healthy choices and feel surrounded by others with like-minded goals.

3. Clear your mind.

Sit in a comfortable spot in your home or office, and close your eyes. Bring your shoulders back, up and down to relax them and sit tall. Breathe in through the nose, then out through the nose. Focus on inhaling confidence and exhaling negativity. Do this for five minutes. Learn more about gluco shield pro.

Though it might seem awkward at first, this practice can be beneficial to your weight loss. A review of several studies found participants who practiced mindfulness experienced significant weight loss. Practicing breathing exercises and tuning into your thoughts connects you to how you are feeling both mentally and physically.

4. Practice cardio bursts.

When you’re strength training, add in five bursts of 60-second, high-intensity cardio moves like running in place, high knees or butt kicks. Studies have found that these high-energy exercises will improve your cardiovascular fitness and help you lose body fat.

In fact, new research shows that just just a few minutes of exercise changes 9,800 molecules in your blood — including those that play a role in fat burning and regulating hunger. This is how biofit works.

If you’re bored of the standard moves, pretend you’re a different athlete. Do the NFL shuffle: Stand with feet wider than your hips, bend the knees and shuffle in place. Baseball sprint: Run as fast as you can, like you’re about to reach home plate. Basketball shot: Pretend you’re catching a ball and then reach your hands up and jump as if you’re shooting the ball.

5. Order a water with your coffee.

Order a cup of water with your morning latte, and while you wait for your java fix, drink the water. Studies show that drinking water helps reduce calorie intake, and can aid in weight loss and body fat reduction and reduce hunger.

The Storyteller: My Years with Ernest Thompson Seton

Storyteller ImageThe Storyteller, My Years with Ernest Thompson Seton, by Leila Moss Knox with Linda L. Knox,, is a delightful, engaging book that documents the  three year period that the author, Leila Moss Knox lived with her aunt Julia Moss Seton and her husband Ernest Thompson Seton, who she called “Granddaddy”.  It is a remarkable story of their adventures intertwined with photos and excerpts of Seton’s writings.  While it is packaged as a children’s book, it is equally appropriate for adults as well. As an added treat, it contains an introduction by Pete Seeger, who died before the book was published.  Seeger often told stories of reading Seton books as a child.

When I started reading The Storyteller, I couldn’t put it down.  There have been several very good biographies of Seton, but none have captured the unique character of the man any better.  When you add the reminiscences of the sites and sounds of 1930s New Mexico, the result is a fascinating story – vivid and easy to read.  I highly recommend this book to anyone – young or old -who is interested in experiencing a previously uncaptured side of Ernest Thompson Seton.

 

Highly recommended.  Click here to order it from Amazon.